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On-Air Schedule
Monday 06:00am - 10:00am Morning Show with Jack and Kim
Tuesday 06:00am - 10:00am Morning Show with Jack and Kim
Wednesday 06:00am - 10:00am Morning Show with Jack and Kim
Thursday 06:00am - 10:00am Morning Show with Jack and Kim
Friday 08:00am - 11:00am Morning Show with Jack and Kim

Jack Smith

Jack was born into radio in Miami Beach and it’s been the family business his entire life. His father started his career in radio right here in Key West back in 1954 at WKWF - which stands for Wonderful Key West Florida!

Jack has literally worked in radio all over the world with stops in Denver, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and even St Petersburg Russia where he owned and operated 107.9 Super Radio. Jack left traditional radio to work with SPIN Magazine in New York producing SPIN Radio which was broadcast on more than 700 College radio stations in North America.

With a big global idea Jack formed the company Bridge Media International and began to work with Unique Broadcasting in London in collaboration with MTV Europe where they produced MTV Radio programming broadcast to more than 17 countries in East Europe where millions of young adults discovered their MTV! Jack has interviewed lots of big name artists from Boy George, Paul Oakenfold, Peter Noone to most recently Jimmy Buffett right here in Key West!

Jack decided there was no better place on earth than Key West and The Florida Keys to call home. It was time to create something on radio that’s a true original. And it was on August 11, 2011 that Pirate Radio Key West was born! We hope you enjoy the station as much as we do bringing it to you everyday! Thanks for listening and we hope you’ll spread the word about Pirate Radio Key West!



Kim Works

Kim Works
A.K.A. (Janet Planet) sometimes!

Kim’s back in radio and couldn’t be more happy than to be on Pirate radio every weekday morning from 6 to 10.

Hailing from Kentucky, Kim worked in radio in both Lexington (WKQQ) and Louisville (WQMF and WHAS) before moving to Key West MANY years ago.

She’s been in all aspects of radio, TV and newspaper in the Keys as deejay, manager and account executive.

She lives in the Lower Keys with her pet basset hound Jill, her Terrier Jackson and can be seen in the backcountry on her boat most weekends!

Kim Works's Latest Blog Post: Kim's Blog



Jeff Parets

Jeff Parets host of The Acoustic Storm.

Jeff Parets grew up in the New York suburb of Tenafly, New Jersey. Naturally, the rich radio landscape of the Big Apple was a big influence. Jeff graduated from absorbing the Top 40 of WABC and Cousin Brucie to delving deeper into the progressive rock of WNEW-FM with Allyson Steele and Rosko.

Jeff’s college radio experience followed a similar path. At the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, he started out at the Top 40 WUVA-AM. As a sophomore, he got the opportunity to host a radio show on the University's free-form WTJU-FM, where he was able to play his own choice of album tracks. Jeff spent his junior year in France, studying at the Sorbonne in Paris, listening to Radio Luxembourg and hitch-hiking around Europe.

After graduating with honors and a B.A. from Virginia, Jeff made his way out to Phoenix and landed his first professional radio job with KTAR-AM as the overnight sports and weather guy. Soon after, he moved next door to KBBC-FM, and began a weekly new-album review hour, "LP Corner." In 1979, Jeff became Music Director of KIOG-FM/KQXE-AM (K-104, "The Alternative"). Just one year later, new owners changed the progressive format, and despite thousands of letters and petitions protesting the change, K-104 was no more.

In 1981, Jeff discovered the next home of progressive radio in Phoenix. At the time, KSTM was an obscure 3000 watt station licensed to Apache Junction, Arizona playing automated adult contemporary music. Jeff approached the station's owners about trying a weekend progressive rock program, to attract new listeners and sponsors. So at midnight on June 7, 1981 Phoenix-area listeners were able to hear the song "Wing and a Prayer" by the British group Camel and progressive radio was back in the Phoenix area.

On August 5, 1981 "The Storm at 107" was born. Jeff Parets was named Program Director/Music Director, and hosted evenings on KSTM, before eventually moving to mid-days. The station slowly built a following, and by 1985 The Storm had become the number one station in the Phoenix market for Men 25-34. Sadly, The Storm ended on June 14, 1987 when owners decided to change the station to a Hispanic format to combine with their existing Spanish AM.

That summer, Jeff joined KEYX-FM (100.3 FM) an alternative rock station licensed to Globe, Arizona. He hosted a free-form afternoon show until the rock format was replaced by new age and became KGRX-FM. Ever the adventurous sort, Jeff expanded his musical knowledge into that realm, and as Music Director he hosted the weekly new age show, "Atmospheres". But once again, the fickle world of commercial radio brought an end to the station's live new age programming, and Jeff Parets began looking for new horizons.

In 1989, Jeff was hired as Music Director at KDKB (93.3 FM) and host of the album alternative show "Sunday Night Spectrum." Two years later, he moved over to KJZZ (91.5 FM), to host a daily contemporary jazz show and the new age program "Night Moods."

When KJZZ shifted to a news-talk format in the mid-90’s, Jeff took on reporting duties and became the mid-day news anchor and Features Producer for the NPR affiliate. Jeff won eight broadcast journalism awards in just three years, including the only national first place award in the station's 50-year history for his radio feature on One Foot in the Grave, a senior citizen punk-rock group.

Jeff created the concept for The Acoustic Storm in the late 90's, using the original Storm as a blueprint: a radio program that plays the finest acoustic-rock. On October 25, 1998.


On-Air Schedule
Sunday 06:00am - 12:00pm Acoustic Storm

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