James Putbreseis a former radio broadcaster and was managing partner of 10 radio stations over a 48-year period. Upon retirement in 2004, Mr. Putbrese realized if he continued to hang around the house that 40 years of married bliss would come to a grinding halt. He decided to turn a love of all things Virginia into a second career with the publication of the magazine “The Shenandoah Valley Guide” and later the publication “Dine, Wine & Stein.” Realizing it was time to start spending time with his wife and three grandchildren a decision was made to sell the magazines. In 2016 the Shenandoah Valley Guide was sold, and in 2017 Dine, Wine & Stein was sold to BlueMont Media Group. Mr. Putbrese still enjoys involvement with the magazine and its owner Dave Renfro and continues to write stories for the publication.