RIP Jim Beeler
missjulie about 4 months ago
Longtime WMNF programmer Jim Beeler passed away Monday night, 8/27/12, in Tampa. He was with WMNF in the 80s until the late 90s. We thought some of you who have been around for awhile would want to know.
Here are some memories from Mike Bagley:
"I remember formally meeting Jim Beeler around 1987 when he was doing the Saturday new wave show “Culture Shock” although I think Jim used to sub for Vinnie Blessi on his Sunday underground show and that’s where I first saw him at the old station on Nebraska. He was a huge fan of the B52s, Devo and The Dead Kennedys (although Jim and lead singer Jello Biafra’s politics were miles apart..). Like a lot of us here in the bay area in 1986, he grabbed hold of this newer form of underground music called “Industrial” (now EMB) that was introduced to us by Mike World and he never looked back. We had our differences, socially and politically, but Jim always knew how to break up even the most tense situations with humor… It was always interesting around marathon time to see who could “out-shout” the other for pledges…Jim or George Marco (haaa!!!)"
WMNF sends our deepest condolences to Jim's family and friends.