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    Wiith Jim Solomon and his fiance Patti Anne. Jim also has a blog and website going - you can visit it here. Their radio show airs Sunday mornings from 7-9 AM on 1060AM.

    Some more on them:

    Jim Solomon (your guide to the outdoors) moved to Phoenix in 1958. Spending all of his free time in the outdoors as a kid, exploring the deserts and irrigation ditches, He learned to respect nature.
    After graduating from Maryvale High School in 1971. he moved to Montana and attended the University of Montana in Missoula. His first year he was hired by the Montana Co-operative Wildlife Research Unit where he met and later was invited to work with Dr. John J. Craighead on a grizzly bear habitat study in the Bob Marshall Wilderness of Montana for National Geographic. This was a six-week, 270 mile backpacking, habitat typing trek, (obtaining the ground truth data in accordance with the satellite imagery maps) as well as numerous other wildlife research studies he worked on for different state agencies.
    Jim’s love of the outdoors and the sports of hunting and fishing not only involved him in many classes that he taught for the Montana Dept. of Fish Wildlife and Parks as a Bow hunter Ed. Instructor, but also classes for continuing education for teacher up grades.

    He is currently on the board and the executive committee of the Arizona Wildlife Federation, and the Vice President of the Arizona Wildlife Foundation, the educational branch of the federation. He teaches beginning and advanced outdoor classes for the “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” program in Arizona.
    July of 2006 will see the first of many “ Becoming an Outdoors Family” programs, designed to introduce the novice family to the outdoors.

    In 2005 he began what was the first Outdoor Education Day for the homeless children in the Thomas J. Pappas School in downtown Phoenix, (200-300 kids). Another first came in 2006 with Jim taking the homeless children of the Tempe Pappas School (85kids) on their very first fishing field trip to Tempe Town Lake. Jim will be the first to admit that none of this would have been possible without the help and support of some of the wildlife organizations, his close personal friends and family, and the state, federal and local parks and agencies.

    His number one passion, besides his fiancé’ and co-host, Patti Anne, his kids, and grand kids is bow hunting, and if he has the time during the season that is where he will be. Because of his vast knowledge of the outdoor sports Jim became an outdoor radio broadcaster seven years ago. Where he again began broadcasting live, the first ever, poaching report, titled “The Poacher Chronicles”,(listing the guilty parties by name, their residence, violation and fines) as well as organizing an outreach with the Arizona Food banks across the state, where hunters can donate excess game meat to the soup kitchens and homeless shelters.
    Leading the way with HB 2129 a bill, which increases the fines and revocations for poaching the state of Arizona and was signed into law by coincidence May 2nd 2006, on his birthday.

    Setting the bar once again with the first ever satellite phone, live one hour, radio broadcast, thirty-eight miles out to sea off the coast of Puerto Vallarta, marlin fishing. He now hosts “Xplor The Outdoors with Jim and Patti” the outdoor radio show that will make a difference in your outdoor world, which can be heard every Sunday morning from 7-9 on the FAN AM 1060, LIVE, around the globe, on the internet to millions “LIVE”, on xplortheoutdoors.com. And past shows can be heard 24/7 on xplortheoutdoors.com and myoutdoortv.com.

    In March of 2007 Jim Solomon was nominated for the Legislative Advocacy Champion Award through the Arizona Wildlife Federation. Jim was instrumental in pushing his Anti-Poaching bill through the legislature of Arizona making the fines and revocations much stiffer. As a coincidence, the Governor signed the bill into law, on his birthday May 2nd of 2006.
    March 4th, 2007 the President of the NRA, Sandra froman, flew in to co-host “Xplor the Outdoors radio show with Jim at the new Cabela’s store in Glendale Arizona.

    March 2007 Jim was voted back in as the Vice President of the Arizona Wildlife Foundation, the educational branch of the Arizona Wildlife Federation. May 2007 Jim will once again take up to 135 homeless children from the Thomas J. Pappas School on a fishing field trip. These kids, some of them that live in cars, age from 5 to 12 years. Many of who have never fished before.
    On June 17th of 2007, because of the positive, multi state response, Jim will extend “The Poacher Chronicles” to one hour, the third Sunday of each month. Each hour will include three different state wildlife law enforcement agencies, with each talking about the laws and the wildlife violators in their state. There are 26 states involved in the “Wildlife Violator Compact” of which Arizona is a member. If you break a wildlife law in one of these states and your license is revoked, you will not be allowed to hunt, fish or trap any of the member states. These are the states that Jim will be interviewing.

    Patti also graduated from Maryvale High School in Phoenix. That’s where Jim fell in love with her. After their high school prom, Jim graduated and later moved to Montana. Patti, to Canada and then on to California where she now resides. They got back together in October after 36 years of being apart and now they work together to get others involved in the outdoors, Especially Kids. Patti has the innate ability to reach out effectively into the community to garner help for a variety of projects. Every project that she takes on is taken on with passion and endless drive. As executive producer of SLEEPING WITH THE LION, Patti will be taking the same can do approach as with all projects she has graced. Patti will assist the producers of Prodigy Entertainment in creating, and the implementation of a strategy that will be geared toward the community for the purpose of acquiring investment and talent partners for SLEEPING WITH THE LION. Philosophy, “Finance it here, Shoot it here, and equates to jobs in the city of San Francisco. As Entertainment Arts Liaison for San Francisco Mayor, Gavin Newsom, Patti connects entertainers with the city of San Francisco for benefits and many other worthy causes. She has been instrumental in producing a number of beneficial projects for the city of San Francisco. Patti is a resident of San Francisco: has a background in San Francisco/San Mateo County Real Estate, Commercial Loan agent for residential and commercial properties, marketing, administrative and consulting. She has been a leader on projects ranging from Art @ Mons(Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services), Music @ Mons, Homeless Outreach and Golden Gloves benefit for after school sports programs, Reel Kids Film and Theatre projects with children to explore their hidden talents. Patti has a passion for kids, wildlife and the environment. She understands full well the importance that hunting and fishing play in the all over conservation management plan. Patti loves fishing, cross-country skiing, camping and horseback riding.

    Patti has already shown her professionalism in the broadcast industry by co-hosting with Jim on several shows.
    She was instrumental in setting up a LIVE broadcast at Lake Merced in San Francisco for the debut of the “Fishing in the City” Program September 2nd, and the LIVE broadcast at the Houlihan Ranch in Sheridan Wyoming, with famed Horse Whisperer, Buck Brannaman.

    Jim and Patti together are a dynamic team. Though Patti is new to many aspects of the outdoor industry. Her willingness to learn encourages her to ask the questions that many listeners want to ask themselves. And she is an inspiration to all women out there that want to learn about the outdoors. She proves that you can be beautiful and gracious and still not be afraid to get her hands dirty.

    We’re Jim and Patti and we’re “Making a Difference in Your Outdoor World”, every Sunday morning from 7-9 Arizona time locally in Phoenix “LIVE” on The Fan AM 1060 and around the globe by logging on to xplortheoutdoors.com. Archived shows can be heard 24/7 on xplortheoutdoors.com and myoutdoortv.com.

    For more information you can call;
    Jim Solomon (623)533-6820 or
    email at jim@xplortheoutdoors.com.

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