Former Congressman Jim Traficant Dies; Hosted At WTAM, WKBN
September 29, 2014 at 4:56 AM (PT)
Former Congressman JIM TRAFICANT (D-OH), who hosted a weekend show at iHEARTMEDIA News-Talk WTAM-A/CLEVELAND in 2010 and also filled in at sister WKBN-A/YOUNGSTOWN, died SATURDAY (9/27) of injuries sustained in a tractor accident at his barn near YOUNGSTOWN. He was 73.
TRAFICANT, who served 17 years in Congress representing the YOUNGSTOWN area and was expelled from the House in 2002 after his conviction for taking bribes (for which he served seven years in prison), hosted a SATURDAY 1-4p (ET) show at WTAM in early 2010 before filing paperwork to run for his old Congressional seat as an independent.