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Jim Colony is an American radio sportscaster who currently works at the Pittsburgh station KDKA-FM, a.k.a. 93.7 The Fan, serving as co-host on The Fan Morning Show with Colin Dunlap and Josh Miller. Colony also provides sports updates three times an hour from 6 a.m. to noon, reports on the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates and Pitt football and basketball, and appears hourly on the Y108 Morning Show and twice an hour on the KDKA-AM Morning News.
Over the previous 9-and-a-half years, Colony worked at now-defunct ESPN Radio 1250 in Pittsburgh as a drive-time sports anchor. Colony also worked at 1250 from 1991-97 when it was WTAE, flagship for the Steelers and Pitt football and basketball and before that, at KISS 108 in Boston, WORD in Spartanburg, South Carolina, WKBR in Manchester, New Hampshire, and WCFR in Springfield, Vermont. Jim has a wife (Linda) and two sons (Chris and Pat) and currently resides in Richland, a suburb of Pittsburgh.
He was hired by WTAE-AM Pittsburgh in 1991. He co-hosts Pittsburgh Game Night with a variety of Pittsburgh sports media personalities weeknights from 7-9 PM. He also appears on Steel City Game Day on Sundays during the Pittsburgh Steelers season. He frequently drew the ire of 1250 talk show host Mark Madden. He was born in Boston, raised in Keene, New Hampshire, and graduated from the University of New Hampshire. He was the focus of a "benchmark segment" which aired around 5:40pm Monday through Friday on the Mark Madden show, entitled "Mr. Colony, Super Jackass," a take off of the original segment "Mr. Madden, Super Genius." For several months at a time this segment took on the form of the game show "Who Wants to Win 15 Bucks" where callers have to answer 3 questions from a variety of categories in order to win the money. During this game show phase, in which he was referred to as "Colonelberg", "Wink" and most recently "Dutch", Colony was responsible for coming up with the majority (read all) of the categories and questions for each show. The segment currently features Madden and Colony discussing sports and entertainment related topics, with Colony acting curt, a departure from his normal demeanor. "Who Wants to Win 15 Bucks" is now on hiatus. Mark Madden enjoys referring to Colony's wife, Linda, as Lorraine and his kids as Petey and Jim Jr.