Following the closure, he applied to join the BBC in Glasgow.
From there he presented a number of different shows on BBC Radio Scotland as well as network programmes for Radio 1 (Radio 1 Club) and Radio 2 (Night Ride).
In 1970 BBC Radio Medway opened and Jimmy moved to Kent to join the launch team.
He died in his sleep just a couple of weeks later, on the 3rd July 2004, aged 70. (Jimmy was of enormous assistance to in the early days of this website and was the first DJ to allow us to include photographs dating from his offshore career. He left school at 15 and did a number of different jobs before settling on joining the fire brigade.
He could also sing and made appearances on BBC radio's Children's Hour as well as various television shows like The One O'Clock Gang and The White Heather Club.
In 1967 he also started presenting his own programme on Radio Scotland called Mallan's Medics.
Drinking more coffee a day is linked to a lower risk of liver damage caused by excessive alcohol consumption, experts have found.
Drinking two cups a day is linked to a 44 per cent lower risk of liver cirrhosis, while four cups is associated with a 65% lower risk of the potentially fatal condition And, while the studies accounted for alcohol consumption, not all them accounted for other cirrhosis risk factors like obesity and diabetes, the authors note in the journal Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
It's also important to note that coffee isn't powerful enough to counteract lifestyle choices that can severely damage the liver, said Samantha Heller, a senior clinical nutritionist at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York who wasn't involved in the study.'Unfortunately, although coffee contains compounds that have antioxidant effects and anti-inflammatory properties, drinking a few cups of coffee a day cannot undo the systematic damage that is the result of being overweight or obese, sedentary, excessive alcohol consumption or drastically mitigate an unhealthy diet,' Dr Heller told Reuters.
Experts said people should not use the findings as an excuse to drink more sugar-laden lattes to try and protect the liver from cirrhosis, pictured.
Jimmy had a job as an insurance rep when Radio Scotland launched but he also worked part-time as a volunteer on hospital radio in Edinburgh.
Fascinated by the new station, he did not waste any time. Managing Director Tommy Shields commissioned him to present The Hospital Half-Hour request show each week.