Jim has served the tower market for almost three decades, first as the founder of Fryer’s Site Guide, the nation’s first directory of tower sites printed in hard copy format (remember that?) then transitioned it to the award-winning electronic version: Fryer’s TowerSource. He also published the Tower Owner Buyer’s Guide and the annual Tower Market Report which was often cited by the international press, the Wall Street Journal and Investor’s Business Daily. Time Magazine, in an article on stealth towers, once called Jim “the industry’s chief data tracker.” Fryer’s TowerSource won the Excellence in Business award two years in a row at the Tower Summit conferences. Jim has served on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Wireless Association serving as their PR & Marketing Chairman.
He is a former general manager of the Pittsburgh Business Journal and Associate Publisher with McGraw-Hill (Black’s Office Leasing Guide). A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, he lives in Philadelphia.