One of America’s most respected and authoritative sports personalities, Jim Rome has returned to Los Angeles and can now be heard on The Beast 980 each weekday from 9am-12pm.
Rome is one of the leading opinion-makers of his generation. Best known for his aggressive, informed, rapid-fire dialogue, Rome has established himself as the top choice of athletes and fans when it’s time to know what is going on beyond the scoreboard.
For more than 15 years, Rome has hosted his nationally syndicated radio program, The Jim Rome Show, a.k.a. The Jungle, reaching millions of listeners nationwide.
Rome’s previous shows include Rome Is Burning on ESPN; The Last Word with Jim Rome on Fox Sports Net; and Talk2 on ESPN2. Rome began his radio career in Santa Barbara as the “5 dollar-an-hour” traffic reporter and he covered UC Santa Barbara’s sports. He moved to San Diego where he created The Jim Rome Show, which was first syndicated in 1996.
In addition to his extensive sports broadcasting career, Rome has made cameo appearances alongside Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey in Two For The Money, with Adam Sandler in The Longest Yard and opposite Michael Jordan in Space Jam; appeared in blink-182’s music video; appeared on HBO’s “Arliss;” and released a CD, Welcome to the Jungle, which features memorable sound bites from frequent callers and the hip music regularly used on his radio show.