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Jim has been in broadcast media since he was 16 years old. Raised in Northern Arizona, he began doing radio at the local station in Page, Arizona while still in high school. Soon thereafter, Jim's radio career took off - landing him morning show host jobs in Dallas, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Phoenix. During this time, Jim worked for major media companies such as Viacom, Westinghouse's Group W and Clear Channel.
Jim currently hosts Sharpe in the Morning from 5-7am weekdays on Newstalk 550 KFYI. Previously, he hosted Arizona's Morning News on KTAR for several years - when the show was rated #1.
Jim also logged time as a journalist and received the coveted "Reporter of the Year" award from the Arizona Associated Press Broadcasters Association.
Between radio stints, Jim joined Rose and Allyn, the renowned public relations and political consulting firm in Scottsdale. As Communications Director at Rose and Allyn, he helped oversee accounts ranging from Barrett Jackson Collector Car Auctions to Nestle and Meridian Bank. Jim also worked on several political campaigns including campaigns for the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.
James has spent the last 25 years working in the media. 20 years of that time was spent in TV news as a videographer, producer and editor. He has logged time in markets as small as Flagstaff, Arizona and as large as Boston, Massachusetts.
James has worked directly for - or worked for the affiliates of - all of the major Television networks including Channel 10 (CBS, later a FOX owned and operated station) and Channel 12 (NBC) in Phoenix.
He rounded out his news career at the Arizona Republic where he was a still photographer and multimedia producer.
James has a Rocky Mountain Emmy Award for Spot News and worked on the Rocky Mountain Emmy Award winning Friday Night Fever on Channel 12. He's also a multiple "Best of the West" and Associated Press award winner.
Born and raised in Arizona, James graduated from the University with a B.A. in Radio/Television Communications and was associated with the Media Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology through the LFM program while in Boston.
Melanie Wilke is a web professional with a decade of experience in design and development. An Arizona native, Melanie was building websites in the earliest days of the World Wide Web, and created e-mail campaigns before that form of marketing even had a name.
Melanie had worked in all kinds of media – from designing a book covers and matching websites for Donald Trump and Robert Kiyoaski, to creating atmospheric, magical marketing vehicles for educational Harry Potter-themed conventions, to building easy-to-use fundraising websites and e-mails for the Arizona State University Foundation.
While website design is her first love, Melanie specializes in e-mail marketing and is skilled in print design and direct-mail campaigns.
Recently, Melanie won Mailchimp.com's Apie Award for "Awesome Performance in E-mail." In addition to the title, she also won a fifteen-pound wrestling belt that she refuses to take off, even for bed.
thinkSHARPERmedia is a full-service media company. We assist our clients in reaching their goals in both the paid and earned media worlds through:
Social media networks
Direct mail campaigns
Search engine strategy
TV and radio ads
With more than 50 years of combined experience in Television, Radio and Public Relations, thinkSHARPERmedia is incredibly well-positioned to help you accomplish your goal of getting
Greater Phoenix Economic Council
JD Hayworth for U.S. Senate
The Rich Dad Company
Vernon Parker for U.S. Congress
Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions
Paul Gosar for U.S. Congress
Alliance for School Choice
Cardon Children's Medical Center
Matt Leinart Foundation
Central Arizona College
Chef Eddie Matney
City of Prescott
Andrew Thomas for County Attorney
Andrew Thomas for Attorney General
Hurricane Bay Nightclub
Silver State Bank
Scottsdale Jean Company
Red Feather Properties - Grand Canyon
Patrick McGroder, Esq.
Pamela Donison, Esq. – President of the Arizona Women Lawyer's Association
Oregano's Pizza Bistro
Mitt Romney for President
Michael A. Pollack Real Estate Investments
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