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Jim Baum Memorial Highway Becomes Law

Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Austin, has signed into law a measure honoring beloved Texas broadcaster and former Colorado City Mayor James G. “Jim” Baum.

Baum, the longtime owner-operator of KVMC-AM and KAUM-FM, both in Colorado City, passed away Dec. 16, 2018, after a battle with leukemia.

SB 1124 by Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, renames a stretch of Business Interstate Highway 20-J in his honor.

Baum owned and operated KVMC-AM Colorado City (“the Voice of Mitchell County”) for nearly 40 years.
He signed KAUM-FM on the air later in the 1980’s.

Baum served as Colorado City mayor three times, holding the position for a total of more than 20 years.

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