Jim Sharon

Jim Sharon came to San Antonio in 1978 after 16 years in radio in other markets to do afternoon drive and production at WOAI-FM. Shortly thereafter, he moved to KQXT-FM where he would remain until his retirement in 1999.

Jim had been doing the morning show at KQXT for three years when Westinghouse Broadcasting bought the station and Jim became Program Director. Over the next 7 years, Jim worked a 6 to 10 a.m. air shift, attended seminars around the country, and was MC for arts and benefit events at the Majestic Theatre.

In 1987, Westinghouse initiated an annual award for excellence in programming and promotion among its radio affiliates called The Winners Circle. Jim’s Programming Department won the first one in 1988.

Jim and his partner on the KQXT Morning Show, Rosenda Burns, were chosen as the only radio team from San Antonio to broadcast "live" from the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, for the Diet Coke Radio Network.

During his 21 years in S.A. radio, Jim supported many local charities taking part or hosting events for the Girl Scouts, Project Any Baby Can, MDA, and Easter Seals. He received the Goodwill Industries Good Samaritan Award and the Oak Hills Rotary Club Vocational Service Award.

After working with the San Antonio USO for several years, Jim was asked to serve as President of the South Texas and Greater San Antonio USO Council, a two-year experience of which he is most proud.