Andy & Mike,
Earle and I are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad.
Earle & Jim worked together for many years at WKAR and recorded epic memories together. Earle has always spoken well of Jim and expressed the positive impact that Jim made upon his life and career.
As for myself, on any given day or at any given time, as I drove through MSU campus, I would often see Jim walking down Grand River Ave., or crossing a campus intersection, wearing his faithful green & white, carrying a sports magazine of sorts, cupped ever so gently in his hands... His stature, his stride, his poise and his humility, will forever be crafted in my thoughts. Jim was a walking textbook with a vat of information. He was always respectful, funny and very independent. May peace be with you & your families during this difficult time.