On February 24, 1987 on a trip returning to Rhode Island, Jim Connors was involved in a fatal car crash on I-95 in
Greensville County, Virginia. At the time of his death JC was survived by four children.
WJET was Jim's first official radio job outside of duties performed in the U.S. Air Force. At WJET, he held
the title of Production Director for WJET Radio & WJET Television channel 24. Initially, he was the mid day host for WJET
and was rated #1 in this market ahead of the morning drive team, it wasn't long before JC was promoted to the AM drive.