I handle the weekday morning and midday news on 1150 WIMA.
I also take care of our news content on the web, Facebook, etc.
During the high school football season, I'm busy back at the station updating our text score updates, gathering final scores, and getting them on during Touchdown Ticker every Friday night from 10p-11p.
I also enjoy being the host of the weekly Buckeye Tailgate Parties during the football season.
Todd also throws me a bone once in a while as well, getting to do play-by-play for area games on our broadcast schedule.
Name: Jason D. Aldrich
Original Hometown: Gibsonburg, OH (Google It!)
College: University of Toledo, Communications, 1996
Previous Work Experiences: Program Director in Tiffin, OH
News and Sports Director in Findlay, OH
On-Air Personality in Findlay and Tiffin, OH
University of Findlay Play-by-Play 1997-2004
BGSU Football Sideline Reporter 2004-2008
News and Sports at WIMA Lima, OH 2008-Present
Favorite Sports Teams: Ohio State Buckeyes, Toledo Rockets,
Cincinnati Reds, Bengals, Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins, Columbus Blue Jackets
Favorite Music: Mostly Classic Rock; Genesis, Rush, Foreigner, Steely Dan
Favorite Foods: Pizza, Fried Chicken, Burgers (I'm pretty easy)
at the 2013 Fulton County Fair, Sept 1, 2013, Wauseon, OH
It was a warm holiday weekend night at the old Fairgrounds near Wauseon, and the seating aggangements in the grandstands were rather cramped.
And, if I would have known that the founder of Foreigner, Mick Jones, was going to take the night off, I probably would have passed on this one.
Jones is the main force keeping the classic Foreigner sound alive. He and original singer Lou Gramm were, rightfully, entered into the Songwriters Hall of Fame earlier this year. Both Jones and Gramm have had major health scares over the past few years, with Jones undergoing open heart surgery about a year-and-a-half ago.
So, this show was basically seeing a cover band do the Foreigner hits, with NO original members up on the stage.
Kelly Hansen does the lead vocals, and does a solid job, plus he's been in the mix for about 10 years now. Tom Gimbel is a great all-purpose musician, and has been in Foreigner now for 20 years.
The music is timeless, with hits like "Cold as Ice", "Urgent", "Double Vision", and "Long Long Way From Home". They even included about 20 members of the Fulton County Youth Choir up on stage for "I Want to Know What Love Is".
However, it just didn't seem the same without Mick being there.
And, did I mention it was hot and cramped, making me hot and bothered?