GETTING TO KNOW JIM E. CHONGA
Hometown: Portland, Oregon! Graduated from Cleveland High School, attended Pacific University in Forest Grove and Portland State University
Family:Â Wife Tara; daughter Emily; son Aidan,
Hobbies: Golfing (itâ€™s not just a sportâ€¦itâ€™s a way of life!), playing pool, darts, singing in my church choir, reading, and playing the organ (my childhood dream was to play the one at the Organ Grinder on 82nd or the one atÂ Oaks Park Roller Rinkâ€¦never did)
Favorite Foods: Filet Mignon, Pizza, Hazelnut Crusted Halibut, and Turkey with all the trimmings, and ice creamÂ (maybe these explain my cholesterol issues)
Favorite Movies: Big fan of the Disney Pixar venturesâ€¦also the Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter franchises (not that my movie viewing is influenced by my children in any way!)
Favorite Sounds: My childrenâ€™s laughter, the ocean, train whistles, and popping wine corks
Favorite Vacation Spots: Hawaii, the Oregon Coast, Sun River,Â and the San Juan Islands.
Guilty Pleasures: Fine wineÂ and desserts!
Something I love that I lost: My dad, in 2005. He became a father at 57 and lived to 94. He swore heâ€™d be the only guy collecting social security with a kid in kindergarten.
Things people would be surprised to know about me: Iâ€™m scared to death of getting a speeding ticketâ€¦donâ€™t know why, just amâ€¦have never even had a parking ticket. Iâ€™m usually very quiet at home and at family gatherings. Also have a thing for numbersâ€¦I easily remember phone numbers, family and friends birthdays/anniversaries, and license plates of every car my parents or I have ever had.
Physical fitness routine: Who has time?Â Â I jump to conclusions and bend over backwards for people on a daily basis!
My Radio Career (all in Portland): KMJK Magic 107 1984-1987, Q-105 1987-1995, KUPL 1995-2008, and since 2009,Â Oldies 106.7!
One of the weirdest stories to come out in a long time is the story of football player Manti Te'o and his "girlfriend" who turned out to not exist...he got on national TV and said she had just died days after his grandmother...turns out he only knew Lennay Kekua online and she wasn't a real person...poor Manti...turns out there's now even something for guys like him on eHarmony. Check it out: