Remembering Jim Braun
We are saddened by the sudden loss of long-time friend and volunteer Jim Braun, 79, who passed away August 24, after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage from a bad fall.
Jim was a native of Portland and was dedicated to community radio. He was not on the air very often but you would recognize his rich, deep voice on early morning classical shows in the 1990’s, a monthly Brazilian show, and occasional jazz substitutions.
Jim did a huge amount of behind-the-scenes production and news work. He recorded literally thousands of hours of public affairs programming off the satellite system, engineered morning Radiozines, and was co-producer of the monthly Indian show, “Mandala,” for over ten years.
Like many music junkies, Jim had one of the largest and most eclectic record collections on Earth. He constantly dazzled KBOO programmers with historic vinyl rarities that he had acquired. We have learned that Jim has donated his body for medical research. A memorial service was held on September 6th. More thoughts on Jim can be found in Barbara LaMorticella's blog