Today, we celebrate Jim Denny’s 20th year on the air at WFMS.

Jim is my co-host on the show. I’ve worked with him for many years. He’s a staple of the broadcasting industry in Indiana, and has a voice that distinguishes him from all the others.

Be sure to tune in and hear some special friends honor Jim for his longevity in a not-so-stable business. Friends like Kellie Pickler, Toby Keith, Sara Evans, and Montgomery Gentry will join us to celebrate.

Other special guests?

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels will be in studio, along with longtime friend Tom Zupancic, of the Indianapolis Colts. Chuck Lofton, Julia Moffett, and Bruce Kopp of WTHR Channel 13 will also be a part of our tribute.

And it’s no party without Hazel! She joins us with a special message as well.

In honor of Jim, here is my favorite inspirational poem that I have featured as an American Spirit on the show. I am lucky to work with friends, and Jim has always been a positive influence who comes to work with a smile on his face EVERY day.

Congrats, Jimmy.

TO A KEEPER

Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away…never to return before we can say good-bye. So…while we have it…it’s best we love it…..and care for it …..and fix it when it’s broken…. and heal it when it’s sick.

This is true…..for marriage…..and friends…and old cars…..and children with bad report cards…..and dogs with bad hips and aging parents…..and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it. Some things we keep. Like a best friend that moved away or a classmate we grew up with.

There are just some things that make life important, so we keep them close.

Some things we keep.

You’re a keeper, Jim.

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