Monumental Mysteries scours the country for America’s most extraordinary monuments and reveals the amazing mysteries hidden within. Just some of the tales include New York’s Ellis Island, which served as a beacon of hope for the world-famous Von Trapp family of singers; a huge clock on the island of Hawaii where the hands are forever frozen in time due to the Hilo Tsunami; the Falling Star Sculpture in Alabama that commemorates the only known American to be hit by a meteorite; and Arizona’s breathtaking Grand Canyon, where a newlywed couple inexplicably vanished. Hosted by Don Wildman, this series visits the statues, memorials, national parks, sculptures and gravestones that commemorate our nation’s most intriguing events, notorious crimes, scandals, disasters and triumphs.
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A LITTLE ABOUT JIM
Each morning from 5am-9am , Jim talks with them all, news correspondents from the White House to London to Baghdad; newsmakers from former Presidents to Playboy beauties; sports figures from Pete Rose to Marvin Lewis and actors, authors and activists. He's the voice of volunteerism, the emcee of choice for just about anything from Marty Brennaman night at the ballpark to a Bengals rally to a visit from the President. Jim is an avid golfer, marathon runner, the guy who will close your kids' school in the winter. And he does this all on 5 hours of sleep a day. Jim is the winner of the 2002 Marconi Award for Large Market Radio Personality of the Year. His show is produced by Greg Shurts.