​First radio gig, Rapid City, S.D. 1973​ 

In the 80's the KNIX, Phoenix  BASKETBALL team traveled the state of Arizona playing in various charity games mainly at small town high schools

With superstar Keith Urban backstage at the Grizzly Rose club in Denver, Colorado 2001

On the air at Oldies KOOL-FM, Phoenix 2011

​1993 at KMLE Country 108, Phoenix with a color radar screen above the clock to tell if bad weather is coming in a city that gets 7 inches of RAIN A YEAR on average. But we had fun with it. 

Back in the days of turntables and 45 records in about 1977 at KCUB, Tucson 

On the radio at KUAM on the island of Guam 1975

Backstage at a huge country music stadium ​concert in Washington D.C. with headliner George Strait 1999 

​​Hanging with actor Dennis Hopper at WFMS, Indianapolis, 1987 at the premiere of the basketball movie HOOSIERS that he starred in.

Hot Country night at Handle Bar J club Scottsdale, Arizona with Jessi Colter on keyboards, Ray Herndon on guitar and Hans Olson on harmonica 2012

TV Sports anchor on the set of KUAM channel 8, Agana, Guam 1974-75. Pictured far left with the news anchors. 

Garth Brooks performs at a rainy night concert at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque with KAT COUNTRY 103 radio.1997   (Above & Below)

Standing in the back to the right of Garth Brooks while serving with others on the Academy Of Country Music Board of Directors. Garth was receiving an award from the ACM that day in Nashville. 1993

With Buck Owens at a KNIX, Phoenix station event at Mr.Lucky's nightclub 1981 

Recording acts would regularly stop by the radio station to visit with hopes that the station would "ADD" their latest record.  No exception here,  L to R:  L.J. Waggoner, Program Director Larry Daniels, EPIC records rep Joe, singer RICKY SKAGGS and myself, 1980  


Backstage with singer Crystal Gayle sometime in the 90's​

Jim West: ​​Memorie's of a 40 year career in Country & Oldies Radio 

Waylon Jennings and KNIX radio threw Willie Nelson a birthday party on his 50th birthday at a 1983 Phoenix concert. Everyone got birthday cake. ​I'm standing to the right of Willie with dark cowboy hat. We all sang "Happy Birthday"and Willie chastised me for "singing off key"!!!


First Radio job in Rapid City, S.D. 1973 ​