Monday, June 14, 2010

Jim Bell signs off 88.7 KUHF NPR Houston

Anyone who has listened to Houston NPR station 88.7 KUHF in the last decades is probably familiar with longtime news anchor Jim Bell. You would know him as the Houston host of NPR's Morning Edition since 1997.

Well after 17 years at KUHF and 45 years in the radio business (including a stint at NBC Radio News in New York), Bell is retiring. Congratulations to him. We wish him well.

According to his online bio, Jim got his start in radio back in 1965 as a DJ on an easy listening FM station in the Clear Lake area. The station was owned by Col. John "Shorty" Powers, the former voice of Mercury Control in the earliest days of the space program.

Most recently, Bell has been serving as the KUHF local host on 88.7 HD-2 and KUHF News online.


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