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.

Bucs SS Mark Barron was traded on Tuesday - Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

(AUDIO) How Do The Bucs Look After The Deadline

From the Pewter Report, Scott Reynolds joined Fan Interference to recap the Bucs and where they stand after yesterday’s trade deadline. One of the guys who were traded away was Mark Barron and Scott says [...]

98.7 The Fan–10/29/2014

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Trade Deadline Closing In On Buccaneers

With the NFL’s trading deadline fast approaching, the Buccaneers have reportedly been fielding phone calls about the possibility of unloading some of their talent. At 1-5, it’s not surprising that teams are poking around the [...]

98.7 The Fan–10/24/2014

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Bucs Are In a Must Win Situation Tonight

If you would have told me three weeks ago that I would be writing this, I would have laughed straight in your face. There was no way I would have thought the Tampa Bay Buccaneers [...]

98.7 The Fan–09/18/2014

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Return of the Mack

And a little child shall lead them. Just when you thought the 2014 USF football team was going to be just like the 2013 edition, true freshman running back Marlon Mack emerged. In his first [...]

98.7 The Fan–09/02/2014

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Bucs Put Their Guard Up With Mankins

This team thinks it can win right now. With Tuesday’s announcement that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had traded away tight end Tim Wright and a fourth-round draft pick to the New England Patriots for offensive [...]

98.7 The Fan–08/27/2014

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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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