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)
(photo courtesy of Keith Hodkinson/WTSC)
Frank Barber was truly one of a kind.
I had the pleasure of knowing Frank, and working closely with him, when I was with Clear Channel Radio in Findlay and in Tiffin over the years.
Frank also had some time on the airwaves of WIMA a few years ago.
His constant pursuit of the plain facts and the truth in his news writing and reporting earned him the title of the "Most Trusted Man (or voice) in Seneca County".
I can remember him laughing that off whenever we refered to him as that on the air, but it really was true.
He loved calling games for Tiffin University and Heidelberg.
He was a family man, and could be counted on whenever you needed something.
Even though I am a Bengals fan, and he rooted for the Browns, we never really clashed. Frank wasn't that way; he always had respect, even in times of silly sports conversations.
This past Sunday, after learning of the news of Frank's passing, I could only smile when I saw that the underdog Browns had won over Minnesota.
I pass along condolences to his wife Elaine, their children, and grandchildren.
Frank touched so many lives with just his voice alone, and if you got to interact with him in person, it was icing on the cake.
Rest in peace, Frank, and save us a spot, too.