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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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Marshall News Messenger

Marshall News Messenger
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 02:00:00 -0700

Lion Jim Quinn was the winning bidder. President Holloway spoke about the Board Meeting this morning and told Lions about upcoming projects. The Club will sponsor a magic show at the Convention Center on Nov. 23. He said this was one that had been ...

ReadMedia (press release)

ReadMedia (press release)
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:00:00 -0700

... Irving Pudetti, Kelly Craig-Recktenwald, Mike Reilly, Jim Quinn, Mary Quinn, Cathleen Ryan, Kelsey Schmid, Kevin Sharpe, Diane Smith Sheckells, Greg Smith, Adele Tierney, Carol Townsend, Peter Veitch, Rose Welch, Jillian Wheaton, and Joyce Wynes.
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:18:45 -0700

Glenn Imboden of Harley & Associates Commercial Real Estate Inc. represented the seller and Jim Quinn of Creative Commercial Properites represented the buyer in the transaction. Griffin said Thursday that Unit C, leased to Plan A Advertising, will ...
La Crosse Tribune
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:09:28 -0700

Fire district board President Reuben Oldenburg recently checked in with nearby business owners – Darrel Talcott of Talcott Law Office and Jim Quinn of American Family Insurance – to see if they'd be interested in selling their properties to the ...
Tampa Bay Newspapers
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:07:30 -0700

As a new resident of this community's Seminole Gardens retirement complex, I was asked to support Jim Quinn when he began organizing the “owners association” within the complex in 2005. Having no background in issues prompting the need, I joined the ...


Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:52:30 -0700

... of marine transportation in the Bay of Fundy by creating standardized, all hazard management methodology to ensure effective co-ordination of response efforts to all maritime incidents,” Port Saint John president and CEO Jim Quinn said in a statement.
Buffalo News
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:30:00 -0700

... Marge Andis, Noel Becker, Roy Becker, Dorothy Berger, Kathy Lounsbury, Ryan Hooley, Bailey Hartwig, Britney Hartwig, J. R. Hamsik, Mary Harkin, Edward Leszkowicz, Colin Danahy, Janet Keller, Kay Nicholas, Jim Quinn, Cheryl Raditic, Pamela Zaffran, ...
Marshall News Messenger
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 02:22:30 -0700

The Pledges of Allegiance to the US and Texas flags were lead by Lion Jim Quinn. The songs selected by song leader Lion Patrick Owens were “Home on the Range” and “God Bless America” accompanied by pianist Arnola Zabokrtsky. Acting Lion Tamer ...

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