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For other people of the same name, see James Quinn.
Jim Quinn
JimQuinnAtTeaParty.png
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]

References[edit]


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New Zealand Herald
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:04:21 -0700

Departing KiwiRail chief executive Jim Quinn received an $80,000 pay bump during a year his company lost almost a quarter of a billion dollars. KiwiRail's annual report shows the struggling state-owned rail company's chief executive received between ...
 
NJ.com
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:22:30 -0800

Jim Quinn. Pastor Steve Harris. Jenn Henderson. Jonathan Cummings. Melissa Helmbrecht. Joyce Vanaman. Pat Witt. Donald Fauerbach. Anna Lucia Bruno. Rev. Ellen Rutherford. Pastor Russell Alston. Michael Williams Jr. Terry Gould. Jerry Young.

WPTZ The Champlain Valley

wivb.com
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 20:54:44 -0800

Homeowners in Lexington Green are very familiar with flooding. Last winter the neighborhood experienced a flood which damaged a number of houses. Jim Quinn said he's monitoring the sump pump in his home every 30 minutes to avoid revisiting the past.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:01:31 -0700

Conservative radio hosts Jim Quinn and Rose Tennent, formerly of WPGB 104.7 FM, have said they turned down an offer to be hosts on the newly reconfigured WJAS-AM (1320), but the station's ownership would not confirm their statement. “Note: we have ...
 
NJ.com
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:07:34 -0800

"It was no longer efficient," said Deputy Mayor Jim Quinn. "It didn't work the way we wanted it to work." Now, in order to avoid a tax-rate increase for its residents, the Millville City Commission officially voted to dissolve the RAD during its Monday ...

Vineland Daily Journal

Vineland Daily Journal
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:28:38 -0800

"It's devastating," said Vice Mayor Jim Quinn. "To have 100 jobs walk away is so sad. This is why I'm upset with the DEP (NJ Department of Environmental Protection). We could've had 350 jobs in town with Railing Dynamics that's now gone because of them ...
 
Vineland Daily Journal
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 15:15:00 -0800

Shannon said he discussed the Balcony Bunch with Van Embden and Vice Mayor Jim Quinn for about a month before presenting it to the theater's board of directors. "I've been buying tickets to shows, and I thought I could do a little bit more," Shannon said.

Vineland Daily Journal

Vineland Daily Journal
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:18:45 -0700

Vice Mayor Jim Quinn, who approved the RAD eight years ago, also believes the system had run its course. “This was something that happened while I was actually the mayor,” Quinn said. “At the time, the economy was still pretty good. ... The intentions ...
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