Jamestown radio legend Jim Roselle passes away

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) — A local AM Radio legend has passed away after more than 60 years on the air.

Many people grew up listening to Jim Roselle, a Jamestown radio personality who sources say died at the age of 89.

Since 1953, Roselle was the host or co-host of many programs on WJTN over the years, including “The Jim Roselle Show” and “The Times of Your Life.” For 41 summers, Roselle broadcasted from Chautauqua Institution on a daily basis.

“Our entire staff is saddened by the loss of Jim,” says Rick Brodowski, Media One Group’s Station Manager. “No words can express how we are all feeling. We are truly mourning the loss of not just one of the best radio broadcasters the business has ever known, but one of the best citizens the Jamestown area has had the honor to call one of their own. Jim has touched not only the lives of our listeners over his sixty-one year career with WJTN, but has also touched the hearts of anyone he has ever worked with in our hallways.  He was a gentleman that always made people feel involved in conversation; whether it is one of his scheduled guests or someone he just met for the first time at a broadcast.”

WJTN plans to highlight Roselle’s career with radio specials in the coming months. THey have asked listeners to send their condolences here:

Media One Group

2 Orchard Road

Jamestown, New York


Those interested can also send condolences to Roselle@RadioJamestown.com.

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