Jim Leach is a lifelong Springfield resident whose first radio gig was at News/Talk 970 WMAY — back in 1983. After a stint as a reporter at WICS-Channel 20, he rejoined the station part-time in 1990, and began working there full-time in 1995. A year later, he began hosting his daily talk show.
These days, Jim serves as News Director of News/Talk 970 WMAY & entertains listeners on the drive home with his unique blend of fiery conversation, news-making interviews, hard-hitting facts and unbridled opinion.
Jim is a multiple winner of the Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Award and the Illinois Times Readers’ Choice Award.
Jim Leach Show Podcasts
Jim Leach talks to Anthony Rubano of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency on the life & legacy of Springfield architect & preservationist Wally Henderson.
Jim Leach talks with Alex McCray, a transgender teenager from Williamsville.