Jim Polito has been a dominant media 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 in Worcester 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 5-9am and NewsRadio 560 WHYN from 6-9am or listen with the iHeartRadio app.
About Jim Polito
Jim Polito returned to WTAG as the host of the Jim Polito Show in September 2014. He previously worked as a commentator on Fox 25 News in Boston. His two year stint in Boston was preceded by another five years at WTAG beginning in 2008. Jim was a celebrated investigative reporter and anchor for a decade before making the transition to talk radio. His work was recognized with several Associated Press awards for excellence. His tenacity, vast knowledge, fast quips and love for his hometown of Worcester, make him the most feared interviewer when politicians make the rounds. His morning show moves at lightening speed with news, weather, traffic, sports and the most entertaining talk. It dominates in the ratings and is attracting more listeners everyday. The Jim Polito Show is now simulcast live on Springfield, MA sister station WHYN-AM.
Jim Polito has one of the most loyal and responsive audiences in radio. They tune in regularly to hear his opinions and analysis. This same strong listener connection extends to the companies and organizations he endorses during his show. Jim's endorsements are like the personal referrals a person would receive from a friend and are just as effective.