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Jim Lighthall


Jim Lighthall is a co-host on 98.7 The Fan’s Fan Interference Show along with Justin Pawlowski.

He graduated from the University of South Florida in 1990 and began working in the Tampa Bay radio market in 1987.

Jim has worked on Tampa Bay Lightning Radio Network and covered the NFL for ESPN Radio. His radio career has led him to work on the USF Football Radio Network since it’s inception in 1997. He has also, worked the last 17 years on the USF Basketball Radio Network, including the past 7 seasons doing play-by-play.

On his time off the radio waves you can find Jim playing golf, basketball and even alpine mountain climbing. His down time is spend with his wife, Susan and his two children, Emily and Jake.

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Here Comes Autonomy

Hawaii has been playing football since 1909. But thanks to the arms race that has become college athletics, the Rainbow Warriors days might be numbered. Athletic Director Ben Jay told his board of regents on [...]

98.7 The Fan–08/20/2014

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Blackouts Are A Thing of the Past

You’re starting to buy in Bucs fans. Literally. With Monday’s news that all of the Buccaneers home games will be broadcast locally, it shows that, for the first time in years, the community believes this [...]

98.7 The Fan–08/12/2014

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USF Bulls Have A Chip On Their Shoulder

Austin Reiter said it on Sunday. Thor Jozwiak said it on Monday. And Willie Taggart plans on holding them to it. The USF Bulls have a chip on their shoulder. USF went through their first [...]

98.7 The Fan–08/05/2014

DENVER, CO - MAY 4:  David Price #14 of the Tampa Bay Rays shows his disappointment as he wipes away his sweat in the dugout after being relieved in the seventh inning of a game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 4, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

(AUDIO) Rays Will Struggle Moving Forward This Year From This Price Trade

Todd Kalas from Sun Sports joined Fan Interference to give us the latest on the Rays trade of David Price. Price during the day was very relaxed when Todd saw him, and will remember him [...]

98.7 The Fan–07/31/2014

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Please Chris Archer, Just Stop

Let me be completely transparent … I don’t like David Oritz. I’ve said it in print and I’ve said on our show “Fan Interference.” I think he dodged the long arm of the PED law [...]

98.7 The Fan–07/28/2014

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(AUDIO) SEC Will Still Be King, Even Without Star Power

College football is in full swing with the start of SEC media days from Hoover, Alabama and our good friend Mike Nabors joined us from Hoover to let us know what has been the buzz [...]

98.7 The Fan–07/16/2014

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LeBron James: The Businessman

Sometimes I don’t think we give athletes enough credit. So often we hear about the one’s that blow through millions of dollars and struggle financially for the rest of their lives. Nothing pains me more [...]

98.7 The Fan–07/14/2014

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(AUDIO) Mike In Largo Made Our Life Better Today

There are days where we at Fan Interference have a very good idea of where we are going to take things during our show. Whether it is a specific topic, or a kind of show we want to have for that day, generally we know going in what we are going to try and do for 3 hours. Than there are days like today where we are hit with a pleasant surprise that none of us saw coming.

98.7 The Fan–07/11/2014

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(AUDIO) Jim Lighthall Rediscovers An Old Love

Jim Lighthall is a simple man who enjoys simple pleasures. He loves golf, his family, USF athletics, soda, and pool. Not necessarily in that order. One of the things that Jim also loves is the hot mustard sauce from McDonalds. Earlier this year, the sauce was taken away from the condiment selection to make way for new sauces to spice things up. Unfortunately, hot mustard was sacrificed, breaking Jim’s heart.

98.7 The Fan–07/11/2014

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(POLL) The Greatest Draft Of All Time Drafts GOAT’s

In sports radio, we love to place labels on athletes, coaches, and teams. One of the labels we love to place in sports is the word “great”. Anytime a player remotely excels in his or [...]

98.7 The Fan–07/08/2014



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