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Jan 14 2016

In Memory: Jim Horne

Jim Horne in the days when he was on KDKA Radio.

Jim Horne in the days when he was on KDKA Radio.

PBRTV has learned that former KDKA-AM (1020) afternoon drive personality Jim Horne has died following complications from surgery last week. Horne was on the air at KD from 1967-72.  He later moved to New York to follow an acting career where he went by the name J.R. Horne. He had roles in the 2000 hit O Brother, Where Art Thou and 1995’s Die Hard: With A Vengeance among others. Horne just celebrated his birthday last week.

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  1. Jack Bogut

    I just heard about Jim’s passing from another KDKA alumn, Ed Salamon.

    “The Little Round Devil” was on KDKA when I got here in 1968, and was one of the funniest humans on the planet, both verbally and visually. He was just fun to be around and a free spirit if ever there was one.

    Jim was also one of the nicest guys you could ever meet.

    He will be missed for a long time.

    Jack Bogut

  2. jack wheeler

    THE LITTLE ROUND MAN WAS THE MOST TALENTED PERSON AT KDKA, HE WAS FUNNY,BRIGHT
    HIS SHOW WAS GREAT,AND ON TOP OF THAT, JIM WAS GOOD GUY. I WILL MISS HIM.

    JACK WHEELER

  3. Rich Mates

    Jim was fearless. He made fun of Duquesne Beer, a big sponsor. And he used a circus music bed faded up and down as a SFX bed for having the Flying Nun fly around his studio.

    Rich Mates

  4. Joe Taylor

    After a few years of emailing Jimmy, I had the pleasure of meeting up with him in New York last spring for lunch, prior to attending one of Lettermen’s last shows, for which Jim often did comedic voice overs and occasional walk ons. I’m happy to report, after several quirky character roles in Coen Brothers movies and both off and on Broadway appearances, he was still the same old “little round devil”, wickedly funny, intelligent, and just a great lovable guy. What a talent!

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