A note from Tobias, to express the feelings of all of us at WPRB:
I owe my twelve-year career as a classical music announcer to Jim Diamond. For almost twenty years, I listened to WPRB and wondered if I could be an announcer. Then, in 2001, I heard a familiar voice on the air. Jim was announcing a classical music program. I asked him if I could watch him produce a show. He was very welcoming, and two weeks later, I started creating shows on my own.
Jim had a wonderful radio voice. You always felt that he could actually see his listeners, because he talked directly to them.
He was also Rabbi Jim Diamond, Hillel director of the Center for Jewish Life at Princeton, for nine years. In that role, he was a fine manager, teacher, and a voice of just morality.
He had a full life until this morning, when he was struck and killed in a senseless auto accident.
Rabbi Jim Diamond: you were only 74 years old. We mourn our loss.