Jim Freund has been involved in producing radio programs of and about literary sf/f since 1967 when he began working at New York City’s WBAI at age 13 as an intern for Baird Searles. His long-running live radio program, “Hour of the Wolf,” continues to be broadcast every Saturday morning from 5:00 to 7:00, and is streamed live on the web. Archives of past shows are available "'on-demand" for about 8 months after broadcast. (Check hourwolf.com for details.)

Over the years, he has produced myriad radio dramas, and long ago lost track of how many interviews and readings he has done or presented. His work has been twice nominated and once a winner of the Major Armstrong Award for Excellence in Radio Production. Jim has also dabbled (occasionally with great success) in producing for the New York stage.

Jim is currently Producer and Executive Curator of The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings, currently held at the South Street Seaport in New York. He has recorded those and the KGB Fantastic Fiction readings since their inception, and occasionally broadcasts the proceeds of both. Jim lives in Brooklyn with writer Barbara Krasnoff. Sadly, the couple have no penguins at this time.