Listen to the Jimmy Carter Morning show on 99.1 FM WDEN.
You can listen live every morning at 8:20am on Best Country WDEN 99.1 in
Macon Ga. Jimmy covers everything going on at Jeff Smith Automotive,
bringing you the latest news and specials.
About Jimmy Carter:
Some make their name in front of the mike or camera . . . others do it
as a producer, writer or technician. Jimmy Carter has done them all!
Jimmy's life can best be described as someone who's been sitting on the
front row. From covering Presidents to Hollywood stars and lots of
things in between.
Since 1968, at age 15, when he started his on-the-job training at his
favorite rock radio station, Carter has taken in firsthand knowledge of
what it takes to make a successful radio and television show, from his
first radio documentary on the Beatles in '68 to his Emmy award-winning
work as Executive Producer of one of the nation's most honored
television stations, WSMV-TV Nashville. Carter has worked as a street
reporter covering civil rights, hurricanes and controversial politics in
his home state of Alabama; as a UPI award-winning television news
producer at NBC's Birmingham station; and as producer of "The Scene at
Six" on WSM-TV, a winner of virtually every award given to a TV news
department (including the coveted Dupont Columbia and Edward R. Murrow).
As Executive Producer at CBS's Houston station, his work included
coverage of everything from NASA to major airline crashes, to exciting
Jimmy Carter's Nashville credits include an Emmy for his public service
TV work and multiple Emmy nominations for his news, children's, sports
and public affairs specials. He was the recipient of an IRIS award for
his special on the celebrated Iroquois Steeplechase. His affiliation
with Barbara Mandrell productions as a writer/producer brought about two
of the highest rated specials in The Nashville Networks history.
While maintaining his producing and writing, his work covering Hollywood
for the Crook and Chase/Weekend and Weekday shows has taken him all
over the world, from James Bond premieres in London to the Academy
Awards in Hollywood. Jimmy has interviewed every major film star of the
last 20 years . . . Eastwood, Connery, Lemmon, Redford, Costner,
Stallone and hundreds of others! His association with all of the country
stars of the last 20 years gives him firsthand, in-person knowledge of
what the stars are doing. Carter is with them, watching them, covering
them on a daily basis.
Jimmy Carter has been recognized by Who's Who in America and Who's Who
in Entertainment and, if all this isn't enough, was most recently
honored by Who's Who among America's Teachers, an honor only given to
the top 5% of all teachers. Somehow, he finds time to teach two very
well respected classes in the Mike Curb School of Music Business at
Nashville's Belmont University. The top music executives, publishers,
managers and performers all speak in Carter's classes and seminars.
There is no substitute for experience! Jimmy Carter loves Nashville,
Hollywood and New York. You'll get the scoop from someone who really
knows. Great broadcast names like WSM, NBC, ABC, CBS, TNN and the
BBC/Scotland all appear on his resume.
Jimmy was born at St Margaret's Hospital in Montgomery Alabama, October
15,1952. His dad was a successful lawyer and judge in Montgomery. His
mom says he was a handful." Jimmy go outside and pull a switch " If you
never heard that from your mom you don't know what you missed! Two
brothers who were a good bit older, Harold & David and five years
later a little sister, Kathy. Lots of Aunts and Uncles. Jimmy lived in
Montgomery until college but vacationed around the United States with
his parents getting to see the East and west coast and points in between
in what people did in the late 50's and early 60's car trips like in
the movie Vacation. Florida was on those trips too.
The exposure to the rest of the US made the tall skinny Montgomery boy
want to keep visiting the sites and he has never stopped. His best pals
then are still his best pals. Steve Van Gilder from his 11th grade rock
band.. Ben Glass from kindergarten. After high school where he got
Wittiest in his Senior Class, Jimmy choose Auburn University because
they were developing a campus radio station. From day one he was there
physically naming and helping to build what was to become WEGL-FM. From
there on the primetime early evening shift it was on to other radio jobs
and a lucky gig with ABC TV Sports. Working as a runner then graphics
artist and general assistant ,The Wide World of Sports ruined Jimmy
forever. Once you go there you never want anything else but a life in
broadcasting. Even got to work in the booth with Howard Cosell.
Reporting on TV or radio or both, Jimmy has never stopped talking.
Meeting the stars has been part of the job all the way from his first
star interview with Bob Hope to singing on stage with Peter Noone's
Herman Hermits to meeting Elvis twice and eventually getting to take a
bath in Graceland. These stories will have to be put together in a book.
So stay tuned for that. The Title? See what you think of this: I got
Naked in Graceland and other True Show Biz stories by Jimmy Carter.
Well? Does that make you want to read it?