No, Jim Collins was a great jock in his own rite. Colmes was a talk host and had the first pm drive without music – in fact, someone once told me that when Alan Colmes was hired to replace Joey Reynolds, they wanted him to play music – even if it was only 2 or 3 records per hour, and he refused, except for in the beginning, out of the Top hour newscast.
By the time I started listening to Alan Colmes it was after Soupy had been let go and Ray Dariano was doing afternoons…At that time Alan was not playing any music at all….But I do remember a short stint that Jim Collins had done during the transition of Soupy’s show to Ray’s show….He sounded great as always….Jim Collins is missed by many !! Including me !!