Jim Rome got his first professional radio gig as Santa Barbara's traffic and sports reporter on KTMS radio station.
Jim maintains his own website and MySpace page to stay in touch with his fans.
Jim refers to his radio show callers as "clones" because they often agree with what he says.
Jim was in the music video What's My Age Again? with music group blink-182.
The character Jack Rose in the film Any Given Sunday was based on Jim.
Rome got into an on-air fight with NFL QB Jim Everett in 1994 for repeatedly calling him Chris referring to tennis player Chris Evert.
Jim often makes fun of the sport of soccer and the WNBA on his radio program.
Jim made an album in 1998 with music and sound bites from his radio show called Welcome to the Jungle.
Jim got married to long-time girlfriend Janet got married on July 19, 1997. They had their first son Jake in 2001 and their second son Logan in 2005.
Jim opens his radio show every day with the song "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N' Roses.
Jim's first radio job was at his college station KCSB at UC Santa Barbara.
Jim graduated from Calabasas High School, located in Calabasas, California in 1982.
Jim was the host of the memorial service for former NFL star Pat Tillman who was killed while serving the United States in Afghanistan.
Jim is a member of the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
Jim Rome was himself in the remake of the movie The Longest Yard, with Adam Sandler.
Jim is the host of Jim Rome is Burning.
Nicknames: "Pimp in the Box", "Van Smack" and "Working Men's Hero."
Hosts a nationally syndicated radio program called The Jim Rome Show. It airs weekdays, 9AM-12PM Pacific Time.
Rome: You can go market to market, show to show and hear the shows and they all sound pretty similar. I figured if I was going to have any chance at all, the show had to be different. So I don't think I revolutionized anything, but I think I can sit here confidently and say it's a different show and I'm a different host.
Rome: The term 'clone' (Rome fan) is both slightly derisive, but at the same time it's a term of affection. They're my people. These are my people. I would not have a show, nor a career, nor a Tour Stop without my listeners. I'm nothing without these people, but at the same time, if I don't keep them in check, who will?
Rome: My old man used to tell me 'why don't you go outside and do something? Play ball, tennis.' And I'd be like, but, Dad, there's six football games on TV today.
Rome: If you do what I do, ESPN is obviously the place you want to be. I was pumped when Mark Shapiro brought me back to the network and am even more fired up now to be doing it on a daily basis.
Rome: If Tim thinks the dress code is retarded... what do you think he thinks about getting tossed from the bench for laughing? (On Tim Duncan being thrown out of a game on April 15, 2007)