Interview with W. James "Jim" Host, November 10, 2017

Project: W. James Host Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Jim Host is the founder of Host Communications, a pioneering collegiate sports marketing and production services company. In this interview, he discusses how he became involved in politics and specifically his involvement with Louie Nunn's campaign for governor in 1967. He describes Nunn's personality and discusses Nunn's many accomplishments during his term as governor, including raising the state sales tax in order to fund mental health services, funding Kentucky Educational Television (KET), and funding the Kentucky State Parks system, among others. Host talks about later being asked to be a Republican candidate for governor himself, and his reasons for ultimately rejecting the offer.

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2017oh724_wjh019

Interviewee Name

W. James "Jim" Host

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

2017-11-10

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Host, W. James Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 10 Nov. 2017. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Host, W.J. (2017, November 10). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. W. James Host Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Host, W. James, interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. November 10, 2017, W. James Host Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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