ABOUT THE HOST
Jim Watkins grew up listening to radio in Southern California during the AM/FM years when personality radio dominated the airwaves.
At 19 Jim graduated from Columbia School of Broadcasting in Hollywood, California and never looked back, honing his skills at every level for the past several decades. Jim is now a national media consultant and has worked for some of the top national broadcast groups for more than thirty years.
Jim ultimately partnered with Las Vegas Hall of Famer Keith Austin to form a production and syndication company in Santa Barbara, debuting The Rock Files in 1984, and later, honed his syndication skills helping to launch the syndication careers of Barry Farber, Laura Ingraham, Alan Colmes, Michael Savage, and still later, Charlie Kirk, Larry Elder and Dr. Sebastian Gorka, all the while keeping his voice as afternoon host on WINK Ft. Myers/Naples, and later, mornings on 50,000-watt flame-thrower WWBA-AM in Tampa. Florida.
“I got into this business because I love radio more than anything else. Can you tell?”
“Our show is focused on holding people in power accountable for their actions by shedding light where there is deception in media, politics, and culture. We push back against misinformation and so-called progressive ideas that ultimately take away the freedoms guaranteed by our constitution. I do this because we live in the best country in the world and in history. and I would like it to keep it that way for those who follow us.”
Speaking Out America is an extension of Jim’s desire to keep listeners informed on the important issues of the day.