As most of you know, Jim Brewster, Program & News Director and the voice of KNSJ, was diagnosed with ALS last year. We are sad to announce that Jim died on Earth Day 2020. Jim joined KNSJ virtually when we began. Retired and eager to get back into radio, Jim brought his professional broadcast background to us and was instrumental in shaping the station, its format and its growth. Generous with sharing his expertise, Jim helped to guide programming, implement procedures and was always ready to offer personal assistance to our producers. Among his many talents, Jim wrote all of the clever donations’ request you hear on KNSJ as well as the one-minute San Diego history segments. Because Jim was modest about his professional accomplishments, many did not know that he and his news
department were the first on the scene at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant and the first to broadcast news of that accident on the ABC Radio Network and the Mutual Broadcasting System.
Jim was also co-producer of Talk of the Town, one of the first shows on KNSJ which was originated and produced by Bill Driscoll. Jim and Bill, were close associates of Douglas Holbrook.
Tomorrow, Saturday 4/25, Talk of the Town hosted by Mike
Aguirre from 11-Noon (PT) will be a tribute to Jim. Please plan on
calling in during the hour with your stories about him. Even if
you did not know or work with Jim, we would love to have you
Join Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82021621758
Meeting ID: 820 2162 1758
Dial by your location: 1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Most recently, Jim and partner Chef JJ opened the very successful Hot or Not Thai Restaurant in Pacific Beach.
A good friend, Jim’s smile, expertise, altruism, good nature and willingness to help at the drop of a hat will be missed by everyone. Please join us in offering condolences to his family.
Written by Marie Ida Johnson