With twenty two years of on-air experience and counting, national and regional acclaim, and continuous innovation with such shows as The Critic’s Choice Sunday morning program and the Trippin’ With The Critic radio travel series, Jim “The Critic” Voigt can readily lay claim to the title of Charleston’s most influential and decorated radio broadcaster.
However, the venerable host’s key to maintaining a constant level of high quality amidst the ever changing sea of technological advances, is quite conventional. “Keep it simple,” he says. And he does.
Favorite Concert Experience
“The Replacements (original lineup) at Heartbeat in Oyster Bay, NY”
Favorite Local Hangout
“The East Montague Avenue Strip in Park Circle, North Charleston”
First Record/Tape/CD You Owned
“The Beatles ‘Revolver'”
Music Guilty Pleasure
Song You Never Want to Hear Again
“‘Hey There Delilah’ by Plain White T’s”
Weekdays 10 AM to 3 PM
HOMETOWN: Dearborn, Michigan
HOBBIES/SPORTS: POKER! POKER! POKER! Vintage Collectible shopping from the 60’s. Going to concerts.
FAVORITE BANDS: Cheap Trick, Rolling Stones (I have a tattoo of them!) and The Pixies.
BANDS/ARTISTS I’VE MET: Living in LA, I was lucky to meet everybody – except the elusive Robert Plant.
FAVORITE FOODS: Beer Cheese!!!!!
COCKTAIL: Vodka Martini with NO OLIVES OR VERMOUTH!
VACATION SPOT: Las Vegas!
BOOKS: Biographies about just about anybody!
MOVIES: Stupid smart movies like Dewey Cox Walk Hard, Dodgeball, Hot Rod, Spinal Tap
TV: Family Guy, Documentaries about just about anything!
FAMILY: Single, no children (how sad-LOL! ). LOTS! Totally enamored with my great niece and nephew.
BRUSH WITH GREATNESS THAT DIDN’T GO WELL: Debbie Harry from Blondie. You know the term “say it don’t Spray it”? Well, I sprayed it.