Jimmy Howes Award Winning radio disc jockey personality, Talk Show Host, Chief Engineer, Operations Manager currently at WGHT Radio, he is also a Musician and Stand-Up Comedian.
Howes has performed as a New York City On-Air Radio Host under dozens of different pseudonyms. He was a morning host on Jukebox Radio in New York City, mid-day host at WVNJ, and now serves as program director and morning show host with WGHT Radio. WGHT is one of the last radio stations in the country that is 100% live and local.
As one of the first radio DJs to air live listener calls, he created the "Call-in Rock & Roll Radio Show" format with his close, long-time radio friend Bud Williamson. Their format has been copied by hundreds of radio stations across the United States and is now the normal programming format for most morning show formats in dozens of Major Markets. Bud and Jimmy both credit Dr. John "Al Sniffen" as their inspiration to explore taking live listener calls, on the air during a music based format show. Howes has also voiced hundreds of national commercials.
Howes has also worked at radio stations WYNY, WVNJ, WTSX, WDLC, WGNY, WJUX, WSPK, WPAT, WBNR, WALL, WKGL-FM, WKOJ, WTOC (then WNNJ), WSUS, WRRV, WTBQ, WVIP, WZAD, WSUL, WHTZ, WGHT, WBPM and Dance Party USA, a 1980s' syndicated TV show.
He is also a stand-up comedian and musician. He was one of the first mobile-DJs and disco club mixmasters of the late 1970s. Howes is currently the owner of Jimmy Howes Entertainment. He is the Program Director and the Co-Host of the WGHT morning show with Greta Latona. He also is a regular on-stage host for the Richard Nader Doo-Wop Reunion Show. His YouTube page includes dozens of award-winning celebrity live on-air interviews.
Awards and honors
Jimmy Howes was awarded a Gold Record from the RIAA for his work as an On-Air Radio Personality, Programmer and Morning Show Host. He was recognized as America's Morning Show Host of the Year. As a member of the WGHT on-air staff, WGHT has received Marconi Award honors. Jimmy's morning show with Greta Latona on WGHT has won awards from the Garden State Journalist Association, for Talk Radio and News, in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The WGHT Radio News Department has received New York Air Award Honors and AP News Broadcast Awards and dozens of Garden State Journalist Awards during Jimmy's time as WGHT's Program Director. WGHT has also been nominated for 13 Crystal Radio Awards from the NAB during his tenure at WGHT. Jimmy has also received personal awards from the Garden State Journalist Association for his excellence in On-Air Interviews with famous recording artists and also for his morning show listener "call in contests" along with his morning show Co-Host Greta Latona.
- New Jersey Radio History Bio Page
- Jimmy Howes article, New York Daily News by David Hinchkley
- Bergen Record, Raymond A. Edel "Radio Waves"
- N.A.B. Bio Page
- Garden State Journalists Award Web-Page