Jim O’Brien – WCSX/Detroit

August 6, 2012

Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scout Movement, famously said, “A Scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances.”   That is also true of WCSX morning show producer, co-host and station webmaster Jim O’Brien.

This October will mark Jim’s 10th year with Greater Media Detroit and over that time his creativity and hard work have helped keep WCSX momentum moving in an upward direction.

Originally from Southern California, Jim and his family have really taken to living in Michigan.  Jim shares that the family, wife of 19 years Kathi and sons Ryan (14) and Adam (8), love that fact that Michigan really delivers all four seasons.  “We really like to camp and no matter where you are in Michigan, within 2 hours you can be in the middle of the most amazing nature.”

Service runs deep in Jim.  He began his career serving our country as a member of the Navy as a part of the submarine service.  For the past three years he has served as the Cub master for Pack 105 in Waterford.  At WCSX, Jim has served as originator and project coordinator for the Stone Soup Project.

The Stone Soup Project is truly a labor of love for Jim and the Detroit automotive community.  Hundreds of volunteers and suppliers work together to restore a classic automobile that is then raffled off to benefit local charity.  Jim recalled when they first launched the concept, “Once we started talking about the idea on air, it snowballed.  Business, auto enthusiast and Detroiters from every jumped in to help.”  This year the 7th Stone Soup Project car will be created and bring the total money raised for local charities to well over $1,000,000.

So how does someone who gets up at 2:45am each day get it all done with a smile on his face?  According to Jim, “It’s all attitude!  Each morning you get up and choose to be in a good mood.”

A Greater Media Detroit, we’re proud to say the Jim O’Brien is one of the people making Greater Media great.