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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jesse James

Maybe you listen to me on the radio, but do you really know me? Here are some little known facts about myself to help you get to know me.


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First Job



My first job was in a concession booth at the fairgrounds in Boise, Idaho. It may have been a glimpse into the future. I used to get on the P.A. system and tell people to come buy fresh baked brownies and hot dogs.


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Favorite Animal



My favorite animal is┬áthe Squirrel Monkey. I’ve always wanted to have one as a pet!


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I’m Left Handed



That’s right! I’m a lefty. At least I’m in my right mind. Did you know that Glen Campbell, Jimi Hendrix, and Paul McCartney are all left handed too?


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I Used to Be in a Band



I used to be in a band called No Regrets. We were pretty much a Blink-182 cover band.


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Before I Got Into Radio



Before I got into radio, I worked as a cashier at Albertson’s in Boise, Idaho. I was also a manager at one of their fuel centers.


American Idol Auditions In NYC
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I’m an American Idol Reject



I auditioned for American Idol twice and got denied both times. I auditioned in Seattle and San Diego. I did make it on TV though. I still play guitar and sing, but my American Idol dreams are over.


Photo Credit: Jesse James
Photo Credit: Jesse James


I Was a Backup Dancer



I was once a backup dancer for Maddie & Tae. I wore cutoff overalls and danced during “Girl in a Country Song.”


Photo Credit: Jesse James
Photo Credit: Jesse James


I’m the Youngest of Three Brothers



I have two older brothers, and we are all six years apart. One of them lives in Missouri, and the other in California.




James Isn’t My Real Last Name



My real last name is Ropelato. When I first got into radio, someone gave me the name Jesse James and it stuck. I’m very proud of my family name.


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I’m a Huge Boise State Broncos Fan



I grew up watching the Broncos, and will always bleed blue & orange. I also root for the Montana State Bobcats! Go Broncos and Cats!


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