James D. Long

James D. Long
Born December 1946
Occupation Magazine Editor


Born in December 1948 in Swinton, Missouri, James D. Long (also sometimes credited as Jim Long) began his broadcasting career as a disc jockey for his hometown radio station before graduating from High School. During the next 10 years, he worked as a journalist and program director in a number of cities including Houston and Dallas. In addition to being a favorite on-air personality, he is a creative writer-producer. Long earned a number of awards including three “Addys” from the world’s largest advertising competition (American Advertising Federation). He is also a filmmaker and, together with his wife, founded Lightcatcher, a publishing and film production company.

James Long was the editor of the Mech magazine produced by MechForce North America, and also penned two BattleTech novels about the Black Thorns mercenary unit.

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