Jimmy Fink

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Jimmy Fink
Born Eastchester, New York
Residence Scarsdale, New York [1]
Nationality USA
Alma mater American University (B.A.. Communications, 1971)
Occupation radio personality, writer, producer
Known for New York rock radio
Spouse(s) Debbie Fink [1][2]
Children 3
Website www.jimmyfink.com

Jimmy Fink is a New York metropolitan area radio personality, producer, and writer.

Early life and education[edit]

Fink was born and raised in Eastchester, New York. He is also part of the Fink family which owned the Fink Bakery, a New York City fixture from 1888 to 2000 and located in Manhattan and Long Island City. [3]

Jimmy Fink studied drama at the University of Arizona from 1967 to 1969 and has a BA in Speech Arts/Communications from The American University in Washington DC in 1971. While at American University he was essential to the early development of the college radio station, WAMU-FM and also worked at rock station WHFS in Bethesda Maryland. From 1971 to 1972 as a graduate student in Music, he studied electronic music at The New School for Social Research in New York City.


Fink began his professional radio career in the fledgling days of New York FM radio at WABC-FM, which later became WPLJ. From 1970 to 1983 he worked for WPLJ as an on-air personality and is one of the better known on-air personalities in New York FM radio. In 1985, he was one of the first New York air personalities to join the new K-Rock, WXRK in New York City.

Fink has also done voice-over work for HBO, Cinemax and various commercial clients. He was the long time producer for various nationally syndicated shows on the ABC Rock Radio Network, including Rock & Roll Legends a daily calendar of rock events and New Waves, an interview program distributed by NPR, focusing on rock star's youth and upbringing. Rolling Stone Magazine's Continuous History of Rock & Roll, which was written & produced by Jimmy Fink, was heard worldwide on 140 radio stations. His interviews with rock stars have been featured in hundreds of radio programs. He was the host of Rock Watch, a nationally syndicated show for the United Stations Radio Network. Currently he is writing and producing the10@10, a daily program on 107.1 The Peak featuring "ten great songs from one great year," the events of that year and the back stories behind the songs.

In 2004, he became the afternoon drive time host on 107.1 The Peak, WXPK-FM a suburban New York radio station owned by Pamal Broadcasting.[4]

Honors and awards[edit]

In July 2008, and again in 2010, Jimmy Fink was named "Best Radio Personality" by the readers of Westchester Magazine in their annual "Best of Westchester" issue.


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