Community Foundation To Host Roselle Interview

After more than 60 years of living in local residents’ homes through radio waves, Jim Roselle will become a permanent part of homes across the country with the release of his memoir, “The Best Times of My Life.”

Written by Walt Pickut, “The Best Times of My Life” follows Roselle as he grows up on Franklin Street in Jamestown, attends St. Lawrence University, and returns to Jamestown to begin a prolific, 60-year career with WJTN 1240 AM.

Also highlighted in the book are some of Roselle’s most memorable interviews during his summers spent broadcasting live from Chautauqua Institution.

On Monday, Aug. 4, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation will host a meet and greet with Roselle and Pickut at the Robert H. Jackson Center. The evening will begin with a social hour filled with refreshments and an opportunity for Roselle to sign copies of the book. At 5:30 p.m., Greg Peterson will conduct his own interview with Roselle to learn more about the man behind the microphone.

Copies of the book will be available for $22, plus tax and will be sold by the Fenton History Center.

For more information on the book, visit For more information on the event, or to RSVP, contact the Community Foundation at 661-3390.