It’s a homecoming for Jim Douglas. The former Fresh 102.7 morning man is returning to the air and CBS Radio on Hudson Street. This time the veteran air personality is the Saturday night fill-in for Joe Causi starting tonight at WCBS-FM.
Douglas left Fresh in October, leaving his legions of fans to wonder what’s next.
His work down the hall from the Fresh studios is a full-circle experience for Douglas.
“I was an intern there when I was 18 and now I get to sit in the ‘air chair,'” Douglas tells Tuned In.
It was a five-year stint at Fresh for Douglas, who also talked up songs on WKJY (KJOY) 98.3 on Long Island and the defunct “Mix 105” in New York.
But for Douglas, the future is now at the classic hits station.
“I can’t begin to say how excited I am.”
Veteran morning personality Jim Douglas is on the radio sidelines after his exit from WWFS/Fresh 102.7 this week. Douglas had been teamed with Kim Berk for nearly 20 years, including the last five at the CBS-owned FM.
“I wish my partner, Kim, well,” Douglas tells Tuned In. “She’s an amazing talent so whomever they put in that chair, she’ll make them better than they thought they could be.”
But for now, sources indicate Berk will fly solo on the morning show.
Douglas and Berk, a.k.a. “Jim and Kim” started waking up Long Island listeners in the mid-1990s at KJOY/WKJY (now branded K 98.3). The native New Yorker was born in Bellerose, Queens, and grew up on Long Island.
WWFS is housed on Hudson Street with the entire stable of CBS New York radio stations.
“I got to know lots of the people at WINS AND WCBS AM. I’ll miss watching the amazing work they do,” Douglas adds.
No word on Douglas’ next venture, but “I[‘ve] got lots of golfing to get in!”