Jim Wilson began his career in 1949 as part of the broadcasting staff of WBAA at Purdue University. In 1954, after his military service, he joined WSBT Radio and TV in South Bend as staff announcer. He began to host daily sports programs and became sports director in 1960. In 1964 he moved to WISH-TV, Indianapolis, as sports director. He was a pit reporter for nationwide Indy Car racing for ABC-TV, CBS-TV, and TVS, and for Theater TV of the Indianapolis 500. Wilson was named Sportscaster of the Year in Indiana five times, and served as president of the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association and the Indianapolis 500 Old-timers. Wilson left WISH-TV in the early 70’s to start his own video production company. He died June 2, 2012, at age 83.