Coyle Became A Respected Farm Broadcaster Without Background In Agriculture

Jim Coyle became one of the most respected Farm Broadcasters in the industry despite not having any agriculture background. Coyle, who died Sunday morning at the age of 83, had a range of awards from the local, to the state, to the national level.

With a background in teaching and coaching, Coyle started his 27-year career at our radio stations as Sports Director. On a recent “Adams On Agriculture” interview, Coyle shared when Station Owner Jerrell Shepherd approached him about becoming Farm Director…..

Coyle retired in 2000 and said he most missed his Farmer Appreciation Days on-the-farm interviews…..

Jim Coyle is survived by his son, Jim, of Overland Park, Kansas, daughter, Michelle, of Mickleton, New Jersey, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Memorials are suggested to Coates Street Presbyterian Church in Moberly, or the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) to support the future of farm broadcasting. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Pathway Memorial Funeral Home, in Moberly.