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 with Springfield Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe – who is also the Director of the Illinois Office of Tourism about the growth in tourism in Illinois, diversity of opportunities & the economic impact tourism
Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association joins Jim Leach for their weekly look into the inner workings of government accountability.
The 68th annual Plae Dae Picnic is this Friday and GSCC President and CEO Chris Hembrough joins the Jim Leach Show to talk about the event.
Former Governor Rod Blagojevich won a few rounds in court this week. What does it mean? Should he get out of jail any sooner?
Springfield aldermen voted this week to end the practice of “pension spiking” by city employees. Jim Leach talks about the short term effect of the decision.