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For other people of the same name, see James Quinn.
Jim Quinn
Jim Quinn MC'ing at a Pittsburgh Tax Day Tea Party
Born (1943-02-26) February 26, 1943 (age 71)
New Jersey
Show The War Room with Quinn and Rose
Station(s) WPGB
Time slot Weekdays, 6am to 9am EST
Country USA
Website www.Warroom.com

Jim Quinn (born February 26, 1943) is an American radio talk show host based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His program, The War Room with Quinn and Rose, is aired on 12 stations across the U.S. and is also heard on XM Satellite Radio Channel 244 from 6–9 a.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

Disc jockey and novelty host[edit]

Before beginning his political morning show, Quinn spent a number of years doing voice over work for WPGH-TV 53 and as a disc jockey at KQV in the 1960s and 1970s, where he would befriend his eventual political mentor Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh worked at KQV and WIXZ/McKeesport, PA as a disc jockey under the name Jeff Christie.

Quinn is best remembered in the Pittsburgh area as the vociferous nighttime host on KQV radio in the 1960s, during the station's peak as a Top 40 power. Quinn was hired from WING/Dayton in 1967 and had an immediate impact on the market. In 1968, he jumped at an opportunity to take a job in Philadelphia, but was back at KQV in less than a year. He stayed until 1972, then spent time in New York City at WPIX-FM.[1]

He then moved to Buffalo, New York where in the late 1970s he became known to listeners throughout the northeast on WWKB (WKBW at the time), a 50,000 watt station that took requests from as far away as Norway.[2] Quinn's final hour included a trivia game called "Stump The Audience," where the answers had been kept "in a sealed envelope on Funk and Wagnalls' doorstep since noon today." In an emotional farewell as he returned to Pittsburgh, Quinn said, "May I get lockjaw if I ever forget how much I appreciate the people who listen."

A Pittsburgh station, 13Q or WKTQ, lured him back in 1977 to capture the adults who had grown up listening to him on KQV. During his tenure at 13Q, Quinn issued a parody 45-record of the then Top 40 hit "Undercover Angel" entitled "Undercover Pothole"; the parody lamented the atrocious condition of Pittsburgh roads during that period of time. Quinn later moved to the midday slot at WTAE radio, an adult contemporary station in Pittsburgh, under the aegis of General Manager, Ted Atkins ("Captain Showbiz"). In 1983, he became half of "The Quinn and Banana Show" on B-94 FM, which ran in Pittsburgh, PA, until 1993. Their format was bathroom humor. After a course of conduct, wherein they implied that News Director Liz Randolph was promiscuous, she sued the station and Quinn and Banana for defamation and sexual harassment. On Valentine's Day, 1990, Ms. Randolph won on all counts, and a jury awarded her $694,000. Three years later, his FM morning show was canceled. Quinn largely credits this lawsuit with "opening his eyes" and inducing his conversion to political conservatism.

Talk show host[edit]

After Quinn's program was canceled on B-94, he adopted his current political talk format, a conservative talk radio program. The program was moved to WPGB radio in 2004 when that station adopted an all talk format. By 2008, Quinn's extreme language had earned him notoriety; for example, the Bill Moyers Journal on PBS noted he regularly refers to the National Organization for Women as the "National Organization for Whores."[3] The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that as of Monday, 11/18/13 Quinn has been dumped from the WPGB lineup.

Quinn is a proponent of a constitutional government that adheres to the guiding principles of the nation's founders. He champions a smaller federal government and free markets. He regularly equates modern Left Liberalism (not classical liberalism) with Marxism. He commonly refers to "Quinn's Laws," a collection of statements that sum up his world view, such as "Liberalism always generates the exact opposite of its stated intent" (i.e., the War on Poverty has led to even greater poverty)." [4] He also has many personal views he is fond of voicing, such as "liberty is the solution to the human condition".

The show, broadcast with co-host Rose Somma Tennent (aka "Radio Rose"), is live weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. EST on certain affiliates and on XM Satellite Radio Channel 244; others replay the first hour after 9. It can be heard worldwide on the Internet via [5] Quinn's radio show abruptly ended in a contract dispute with Clear Channel radio in November 2013. At age 70, his plans are unclear, although Tennant has done some work filling in for Sean Hannity on his syndicated show in 2013. [6]

Quinn authored a so-called "liberal version" of The Ant and the Grasshopper in 1994.[7]


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The Missoulian
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:43:10 -0700

Dear Jim Quinn: I read your (Oct. 10) guest column with interest, as I too am a resident of the Swan Valley. You cite the need for better zoning regulations to protect the environment and the wildlife. The increasing building is affecting the wildlife ...
The Star-Ledger
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:09:34 -0700

Once the recession hit in 2008, according to Deputy Mayor Jim Quinn, there wasn't as much commercial activity as officials in the city were hoping for and the RAD no longer became feasible. "The intentions were good but as the economy change and the ...

Vineland Daily Journal

Vineland Daily Journal
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:56:15 -0700

Sooy and Commissioner Lynne Porreca Compari voted against it, while Commissioner David Ennis voted in approval and Vice Mayor Jim Quinn abstained. Mayor Mike Santiago wasn't in attendance. City officials didn't specify what those funds were for, other ...
The Star-Ledger
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:19:17 -0700

During the July 15 meeting, the commission voted 3-2 — with Sooy and Porreca Compari voting against — on a resolution that transferred parts of Sooy's responsibilities in the Department of Parks and Public Property. Specifically, Deputy Mayor Jim ...


Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:54:28 -0700

In 2009, Parker received the Jim Quinn Award from the NBBA, given annually to recognize a person for his or her service and dedication to the sport of beep baseball. On Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium, Parker was honored again. "I'm so proud to be ...
Roxby Downs Sun
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:00:00 -0700

MURRAYLANDS: Coorong District Council director community and corporate Nat Traeger, manager development and environmental services Jim Quinn, property officer Michael Collins, director infrastructure and assets David Mosel and chief executive ...
The Star-Ledger
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:07:30 -0700

"I talked with my partner-in-crime, Jim Quinn, about it on his current TV show. "It airs from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening on Cable Channel 22 in the Vineland-Millville area. "An audio version will stream online at the same time at snjtoday.com.


Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:49:18 -0700

In a statement signed by chair Jim Quinn and executive director Lynda Lukasik, the organization said McHattie is “a leader who understands why protecting our environment for all residents must always be a priority, both in terms of public education ...

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