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Jim Dunbar (born 1929 in Dearborn, Michiganmarker) is an American radio program director, talk show host and news anchor who helped boost the ratings of KGO marker into to the top five with its unique news/talk format. KGO has consistently scored in the top five since 1963 and has been #1 since 1978.

In addition to his radio work, he also hosted the popular A.M. San Francisco program on KGO-TVmarker (Channel 7) for many years, beginning in 1965. Dunbar is portrayed in the 2007 film Zodiac in a scene where the Zodiac killer calls in to Dunbar's broadcast (with Dunbar hosting guest Melvin Belli) in 1969.

Dunbar was a graduate of the Fordson High Schoolmarker class of 1947 in Dearborn, Michiganmarker, and later worked as a rock DJ at WXYZmarker Detroitmarker, Michiganmarker, WDSUmarker New Orleansmarker, Louisianamarker and WLS marker Chicagomarker before coming west to KGO in 1963. He was elected to the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1999, and to the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame in 2006 as a member of the first class to be inducted.


  1. Jim Dunbar in the Radio Hall of Fame

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