Jimmy Howes was born in New York City and spent his early childhood in Brooklyn. His family moved to Bergen County, New Jersey and he grew up in Maywood.
Howes has performed as an On-Air Radio Host under dozens of different pseudonyms in New York City. He was a morning host on Jukebox Radio, mid-day host at WVNJ, and was nominated for a Marconi Award when he was the program director at WGHT Radio. Jimmy was the WGHT morning show co-host for the past 11 years.
Jimmy started his radio career working for Cousin Bruce Morrow in the early 1980’s. He has also voice hundreds of national radio commercials.
During his long radio career, Jimmy has worked at WYNY, WVNJ, WTSX, WDLC, WGN
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Jimmy is also a stand-up comedian and musician. He was one of the first mobile-DJs and disco club mix-masters of the late 1970s. He also is a regular on-stage host for the Richard Nader Doo-Wop Reunion Show. His YouTube page includes dozens of award-winning celebrity live on-air interviews.
Jimmy Howes has been awarded a Gold Record from the RIAA for his work as an On-Air Radio Personality, Programmer and Morning Show Host. He was recognized as America’s Morning Show Host of the Year. As a member of the WGHT on-air staff, WGHT has received Marconi Award honors. Jimmy’s morning show on WGHT has won awards from the Garden State Journalist Association, for Talk Radio and News, in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Jimmy’s news department, at WGHT Radio, has received New York Air Award Honors and AP News Broadcast Awards and dozens of Garden State Journalist Awards during Jimmy’s time as WGHT’s Program Director. WGHT has also been nominated for 13 Crystal Radio Awards from the NAB during his tenure at WGHT. Jimmy has also received personal awards from the Garden State Journalist Association for his excellence in On-Air Interviews with famous recording artists and also for his morning show listener “call in contests.”
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