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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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(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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Here We Go Again

LeBron James had nearly another full week to mull over his future with the Miami Heat. Instead, he decided today to opt out of his current contract, leaving nearly $43-million on the table, and become [...]

98.7 The Fan–06/24/2014

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Grant Balfour’s Demotion Had To Be Done

In a season where everything has seemingly gone wrong, the Tampa Bay Rays got it right on Monday. Skipper Joe Maddon held a closed-door meeting with Grant Balfour yesterday and informed him that he is [...]

98.7 The Fan–06/10/2014

Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox

Shut Your Mouth David Ortiz

We all know the story by now. Last Friday night at Fenway Park, Rays lefty David Price put a 94-mph fastball right into the back of Red Sox DH David Ortiz. Ortiz wasn’t happy about [...]

98.7 The Fan–06/04/2014

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Lighthall: How Long Do the Rays Wait?

The Rays are currently only 5-games back of the New York Yankees in the American League East race. By no means is it time to panic. With no clear-cut favorite in the division, the Rays [...]

98.7 The Fan–05/19/2014

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(POLL) Who Does The Rays Problem Rest On Most

As it stands right now, the Tampa Bay Rays are 19-26 and show no signs of coming out of their funk. The strengths of this team in the past, starting pitching, timely hitting, and free [...]

98.7 The Fan–05/19/2014