Radio reporter Jim Merlini dies

Radio reporter Jim Merlini dies

There are 5 comments on the Montgomery Advertiser story from Oct 17, 2007, titled Radio reporter Jim Merlini dies. In it, Montgomery Advertiser reports that:

“Jim Merlini was an excellent reporter and he had a great sense of humor. Like all reporters, he was competitive. He took pride in telling me and members of my staff when he was able to 'get the scoop”

Radio reporter Jim Merlini, who had covered Alabama politics since the early 1970s, has died. via Montgomery Advertiser

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Ashley Anderson

Owens Cross Roads, AL

#1 Oct 17, 2007
I worked in Montgomery for about 22 years. Jim Merlini was a consumate professional. I left TV twice for radio. Jim, the late Bud Smith and Clay Redden were the reasons I went into radio from TV on one occasion. They were with the Alabama Radio Network and started the all news, all talk format on WACV.

Jim was a good reporter, a proud Vietnam Vet and a good Christian man. He still mourned his recently deceased mother. He was a true friend and when you hurt, he hurt.

He has had quite a few struggles of late. I am so glad to know he was a Christian. I hope I am blessed enough to see him again.

Kriva Palanka, Macedonia

#2 Jun 28, 2008

Skopje, Macedonia

#3 Aug 18, 2008
fatjon alla

Bitola, Macedonia

#4 Apr 13, 2009
Jacquelyn Merlini Brown

Raleigh, NC

#5 Jan 15, 2012
I married Jim Merlini the first time on March 13, 1971. He and I married again on December 6, 1987. I have known Jim since the early 1960s. I was heartbroken to learn how he died, alone in his mother's house on Baldwin Brook Drve. I have wondered who scattered his ashes and where. If you have any information, will you please let me know.
Thank you
Jacquelyn Merlini Brown

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