Jim Polito has been a dominant figure in Massachusetts media since 2000. He offers unique, provocative and sometimes irreverent perspectives on the day’s news and life in general. The Jim Polito Show can be heard weekday mornings in central Mass on WTAG and in western Mass on WHYN. Jim says the purpose of his show is to inform, engage and entertain listeners.
Jim was an anchor and chief investigative reporter at abc40 in western Massachusetts from 2000 thru 2007. He was the first journalist from the region to report live from lower Manhattan on 9/11/01. His firsthand accounts of the attack’s aftermath were recognized with a 2002 Associated Press award. Jim’s reporting on the abduction of Molly Bish was recognized with two Associated Press awards. In 2007, the Associated Press again honored him for uncovering corruption in Chicopee city hall and the subsequent arrest of the city’s mayor. Jim was the most fearless and successful journalist to report on organized crime in the Springfield area. He went undercover to expose mob owned slot machines in local bars. He broke major stories that proved a connection between local mobsters and the Genovese crime family in New York City.
In 2008, Jim returned to his native Worcester to host morning drive on NewsRadio WTAG. He was voted “Best Radio Personality” in Worcester Magazine’s readers’ poll in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016. Jim recently spent two years as a political analyst and commentator at FOX25 in Boston.
Tune in to The Jim Polito Show weekday mornings on NewsRadio 580 and 94.9FM WTAG Worcester from five to nine and NewsRadio 560 WHYN from six to nine or listen with the iHeartRadio app.