It is difficult surviving local music radio in any city, but Houston in particular. Imagine doing that when you are basically the antithesis of the stereotype most assigned to your position. Think a punk rocker working at a country station. Jim Kovacik -- Jimbo or Jimbeazy as he is known to listeners -- has done it and lived to tell the tale.
Kovacik has worked as a producer and on-air personality at hip-hop station 97.9 the Box for over 20 years and, while that might seem like an interesting story, it gets even more interesting when you realize the wisecracking morning producer on Houston's largest urban radio station is white. He's clearly doing something right, and we asked him about it in our five questions.