Craig began his radio career as a rock jock in 1973, playing everything from Elton John and Roxy Music to Genesis and Mother Trucker. A few years later, it was Merle Haggard, Alabama and Dottie West. Craig got on the news track for good in 1982 and has been there ever since. He has won numerous awards from the Ohio Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists and the Cleveland Press Club. Currently, he is also working to have chocolate declared a major food group.
Jim has been sharing stories of Lorain County sports since 1970. Jim has been enshrined in several Halls of Fame, including Lorain Sports, Lorain County Football Coaches Association, and Lorain Youth Baseball. His most treasured “awards”, however, are those from athletes giving WEOL listeners the first word on their college decisions and in some cases their selection by professional sports teams! Hear Jim Allen’s Hometown Sports Report every Monday through Friday at 7:12 AM and 5:30 PM and on Saturdays at 7:30 AM. Check out the complete archive of Jim Allen’s Lorain County Sports Reports.