James “Jim” Roselle was born on April 15, 1926, and died on March 23, 2016.
He was an American radio personality.
He worked at WJTN in Jamestown, New York from 1953 until his death in 2016.
Jim started his radio career at a station in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1951, but returned to his hometown of Jamestown two years later.
Since 1974, Roselle did live broadcasts each summer from Chautauqua Institution.
Jim Roselle was honored with a commemorative plaque at the Institution in 2015 for his 40-plus years of broadcasts.
All his work at Chautauqua Institution, he interviewed many important figures including Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Jane Goodall, Lucille Ball, Tim Russert, Richard Simmons, Rocky Marciano, David McCullough, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Robert Pinsky, Eliot Spitzer, Phil Donahue, Joyce Carol Oates, Amy Tan, Roger Rosenblatt and many more.
In 2010, Jim was inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame .
Jim Roselle remained an active member of the Jamestown media community till death.
He published his memoirs, entitled The Best Times of My Life in 2014.
Jim Roselle passed away at 89 yrs old.