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The Jim Rome Show is a sports radio talk show where host Jim Rome takes calls and emails from listeners and interviews some of the most notable people from the world of sports.
Perhaps the most respected voice in the world of sports broadcasting, Jim Rome is the leading opinion-maker of his generation. As host of the nation’s premier sports radio talk show, Rome is known for his aggressive, informed, and rapid-fire dialogue. He has established himself as the top choice of athletes and fans when it is time to know what is going on beyond the scoreboard.
Rome has appeared in several films, including cameo appearances alongside Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey in Two For The Money, with Adam Sandler in The Longest Yard and opposite Michael Jordan in Space Jam. He also appeared in Blink 182’s music video; appeared on HBO’s “Arli$$;” and released a CD, Welcome to the Jungle, which featured memorable soundbites from frequent callers and the hip music regularly used on the radio show.
Rome previously served as host for five years of the popular program The Last Word with Jim Rome, broadcast nightly on Fox Sports Net. Prior to The Last Word with Jim Rome, he spent a two-year stint hosting ESPN2’s Talk2, a nightly one-hour interview show.
Rome began his radio career at KTMS, Santa Barbara as the “$5 dollar-an-hour” traffic reporter and covered UC Santa Barbara sports. He left KTMS for San Diego’s all-sports station, XTRA Sports 690. It was during a temporary stint on a late-night show for that station that Rome debuted his “smack” (Jungle Glossary term meaning sports talk in a gloating, uninhibited or unbridled manner). The style yielded high ratings, and, by acclamation of his listeners, The Jungle was born. In 1996, to further keep up with demand, Premiere Radio Networks acquired exclusive syndication rights and the program continues to pick-up affiliates throughout the country.
Rome graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1987, with a degree in Communications. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Janet and their two children.