Jim Taylor has served as News and Sports Director at WRMJ since September of 1990.
is the voice of "Western Illinois Today News" at 7 am and Noon.
also hosts "The WRMJ Sportsline" every Saturday morning at 9:05 during the school year.
The show includes interviews with local coaches and special feature interviews pertaining to High School Athletics.
In addition, Jim
is the primary voice of basketball, baseball, and softball broadcasts at WRMJ
was inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association's
Hall of Fame in the Media Category in April of 2007 and received the 2008 Friends of Athletics state award from the Illinois Athletic Directors Association
is one of just a few broadcasters that has received the Illinois Broadcaster Association's
prestigious Silver Dome Award for both news and sports coverage.
won the state's highest broadcasting honor for his
play-by-play work in both 2002 and 2007 and for anchoring and producing "Western Illinois Today News
" in 2004, 2006 and again in 2009.
also presented Jim
with a Silver Dome Award in 2008 and 2005 for "Sportsline," and the "High School Sports Spotlight," a program that features interviews with local student athletes.
He also won the IBA's "Best Sportscaster Award" in 2009, 2010, and again in 2011.
In addition in 2010, he claimed another IBA award for the state's "Best News Reporter" and in 2011 he won an IBA "Community Service Award" for his work with the Brandon Ballard Foundation.
work with Mercer County Crime
Stoppers also resulted in WRMJ
receiving the Illinois Crime Stoppers Media Organization of the Year Award
has also won honors from the Illinois Department of Public Health
and Illinois Mother's Against Drunk Driving, receiving the Illinois Friend of MADD Award in 2000 for his
wife while broadcasting a high school basketball game.
The couple resides in Mercer County
with their four children-Ty, Tess, Tatum, and Teagan.
Jim is also a contributing writer for the Quad City Times.
He has also been hired by the IHSA Internet Network, where he has called the state football, volleyball, softball and basketball championships and the state track finals.
In addition, Jim works for the Illinois Farm Bureau Radio Network and is also a regular contributor for the Illinois Radio Network.