Jim West Passes
March 27, 2009 at 3:46 PM (PT)
Jingle maestro and DALLAS radio icon JIM WEST has passed away at the age of 84. In a note to friends, daughter CLAIRE PARR and SON STEVE WEST wrote that JIM "had Parkinson’s and other physical ailments, but ... the last several years of his life were spent remembering his incredible journeys -- his family, his music, his career in music and radio."
WEST started in the business at PAMS in DALLAS; eventually he would assume control "Music of Your Life." He is also known as the originator the "KVIL Christmas Album" and was co-owner in FAIRWEST with FAIRBANKS BROADCASTING and KERSHAW-WEST. Funeral arrangements are pending.