Growing up locally in New York, Jimmy has been surrounded by great radio his entire life! Listening to “Mike and Kacey in the Morning” on 100.7 WHUD and sister station K104.7, he knew from an early age that both music and radio would be a passion. Born in Westchester County right near the WHUD tower in Peekskill and raised in Dutchess County in Fishkill, Jimmy Lyles was sure to make his radio home in the Hudson Valley.
During his senior year at John Jay High School in 2009, Jimmy coordinated and ran a cancer benefit called “Concert for Cancer.” To promote his fundraiser, he was interviewed by Bruce Owens of Hudson Valley Talk Radio, sparking his interest in the radio world. After continuing his education at Dutchess Community College, he returned to Hudson Valley Talk Radio in 2010 as a guest on Radio Rotary. This is when he began to peruse his radio dream!
Shortly after his Radio Rotary experience, Jimmy accepted an internship from Hudson Valley Talk Radio, which houses three AM stations; WBNR, WGHQ, and WLNA (sister stations of 100.7 WHUD). While interning with HVTR, he also got marketing experience in Pamal Broadcasting’s Marketing Department for stations K104.7 (WSPK), 100.7 (WHUD), 92.9 (WBPM), AM920 (WGHQ), AM1260 (WBNR), and AM1420 (WLNA). Graduating in May 2011 with an Associates Degree in Communications focused in TV, Radio, and Film, Jimmy went on to further his learning at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
At Marist College, Jimmy had his own radio show on WMAR, Marist Red Fox Radio, which won the highest possible award at the school, Best Music Radio Show. Shortly after winning this award, he was welcomed as a part-time board-op on Westchester and the Hudson Valley’s Music Station, 100.7 WHUD! After learning the ropes, he quickly began to build his on-air persona and filled in for his first over-night music shift in September of 2012.
Just one year later, Jimmy Lyles is very happy to take over the Overnight/Saturday Early Morning shift from Midnight to 6:00AM “Playing One Great Song After Another” on Westchester and the Hudson Valley’s Music Station, 100.7 WHUD! You can also hear him Sunday Mornings with Mike Geary’s Mahopac National Bank “What to Wear” Weather during “Kacey on the Radio,” “Pop Rewind with Ed Baer” and “Magic of the 80s with Tom Furci.” Besides being on 100.7 WHUD, he also enjoys being a board-op for Hudson Valley Talk Radio during the summer months for Rockland Boulders Baseball.
Jimmy owns a #1 Rated Entertainment Company under the name DJ J SIZZLE in the Hudson Valley, where he gets to continue his love for music of all kinds; DJing events of 50 to 5000, from Weddings to Sweet Sixteens and Proms to Charity Events! He is also honored to be the sound technician at VP Dance Academy in Fishkill and for Illusionist Ryan Dutcher, allowing him to host and perform annually at the United Nations in NYC.
For more information or to contact Jimmy Lyles, please visit him online at www.JimmyLyles.com and start a conversation today! Jimmy is thrilled to call 100.7 WHUD his home for radio and thanks all who have supported him and given him these opportunities thus far!