James Barker resides in Chapmanville, WV with his wife Keisha, and their soon to be two sons JJ and Reed. He is also a West Virginia History Teacher at Chapmanville Middle School and coaches football for Chapmanville Regional High School. James is a 2003 graduate of Logan High School and a graduate of Marshall University with a B.A. in History.
James started at WVOW when he was 18 years old when he was pulled out of the crowd at the Charleston Civic Center to help broadcast a Logan basketball game. Since then, James has been a part of WVOW Radio, broadcasting high school sports and Little League baseball for the past 13 years.