Well, hello-there! I’m Big Jake and I take care of you on 94.1FM from 10am-2pm as we get through that mid day hump every week day together. I also report you the news all day long on both AM/FM…I’m sorry.
My family moved from Illinois to Indiana and then back to Illinois in the first 5 years of my life. We lived in Salem for a year and then moved into the house I called “Home” for the next 16 years. I started 2nd grade at South Central Schools, where I would stay through high school. GO COUGARS!
I worked, some in radio, some in a few other places during my time at Kaskaskia College to get my Associate of Arts degree while I decided what in THE HECK I wanted to do with my life.
I always had a passion for Sports Broadcasting and was a talk radio weirdo even as a kid, so after KC I made the decision to go to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. The Dirty Dale treated me pretty well and I left there with great radio experience between some campus programs and part-time radio gigs in 2016.
I started at WMIX in October of 2017 and love being close to home again. I look forward to helping WMIX and the listening area grow in any way I can while I get the opportunity to be employed here.
Radio people tend to be long-winded so I’ll shut up for now and we can get back to partying during the middle of your workday where I’ll try to keep it as fun as possible.
- I was born in Ketchikan, Alaska….not even kidding, you can ask my Mom.
- I’m engaged and getting married this year. My Fiancé is the bomb-dot-com by the way. And no, she didn’t tell me to write that, but she’d agree.