Jim has been involved in all aspects of media for more than 40 years. He appeared on almost 30 television programs as a host, co-host, presenter or in various character roles both on television and stage productions. He hosted or guest hosted on numerous radio networks including the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Corus Entertainment (CJOB). He wrote, produced and/or appeared in or on more than 2800 radio and television commercials broadcast throughout North America. Jim wrote 80 shows as one of the senior writers on the internationally acclaimed children’s television series Fred Penner’s Place.
During his career, he conducted more than 3000 interviews with national and provincial public figures, musicians such as Buddy Rich and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Jim also had the opportunity to interview numerous authors including Malcolm Gladwell, Ian Rankin, Jo Nesbo and Robert B. Parker. He continues to write for various publications including Lifestyles 55.
Additionally, Jim wrote, presented and/or produced successful award-winning corporate marketing campaigns and training video productions for clients such as Canadian National Railway, DU Canada, University of Manitoba and the Federal Department of Industry Trade and Tourism to name a few.
While involved in the entertainment business, he booked acts from across Canada and the United States. During this time, he initiated the British Invasion Series bringing in popular acts from the United Kingdom.
For the past 35 years, Jim has served on committees, councils and boards for charitable organizations, foundations and cultural and community groups. He continues to do so.
Jim was a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal for his contributions to community and country.