Jim “Jimbo” Powers
Jim “Jimbo” Powers has been lending his voice to radio, production and audio engineering talents to numerous stations as well as to countless thousands of clients since the age of 14. Since this time he’s held many positions including morning and afternoon drive times in markets between New Mexico and Texas. Jimbo has also held many management positions Music and Program Director, as well as Operations Director chairs as well as the Creative Services Director position in 1993 at then LBJ Broadcasting which was owned by Lady Bird Johnson. You have heard Jimbo’s voice. Literally thousands of commercials can be heard in and around Austin, and Texas however what you might not have known, you’ve also heard him nationally on such iconic national brands like Netflix, Gold’s Gym, NBC, BMW, Sunny D, ESPN, Geraldo, Kreg Tool, Kroger, Dish Network and more. He is represented by agents in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Atlanta and Austin. You can even hear Jim narrating modern versions of Think and Grow Rich, Master Key System and Science of Getting Rich on Audible.com. When he is not in a studio at Emmis Austin Radio creating audio magic, he is in his own recording studio voicing for clients for over the world in the Texas Hill Country.
Jim is married to his high school sweetheart Peggy and both have rescued and successfully placed over 300 dogs over the years for various rescue groups around the area. He also volunteers as part of a Pet Therapy team with their 4 year old chocolate Lab named Otis, visiting nursing homes, the VA Home in Temple Texas and UMC Brackenridge Hospital in Austin. He is an avid DIY’er and when not working, is doing some sort of home improvement project around the house. He and Peggy also took on a huge project by designing and building a three story Tuscan farm house in the hill country, acting as the contractor/owners. After living in it 12 years, it sold in 4 days on the market.
Little known fun fact: Jimbo has worked on this exact 93.3FM Frequency in Central Texas since high school in the mid 80’s. Formats as AC/Rock, CHR, Country, and now Relaxing Favorites/AC.
“As soon as I heard of the format change, I immediately wanted onboard! The audience for this format is huge, and no station playing what they wanted to hear. It was a no brainer. Plus, life has just become so crazy hectic and immediate, I can’t wait to just sit back and drink a cup of coffee with my new and past listeners to ease them into another day, out the door and get them to the office on time and relaxed.” Says Jimbo.