I never had the pleasure of meeting Jim Cody, but I do know I would not be here without his 30 years of service on WACO 100 in Waco, Texas. The longtime radio personality in Central Texas is no longer with us after undergoing treatment and taking on a lifechanging cancer diagnosis.

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Cody's radio career was quickly approaching the 40 year mark as he began as an Ohio transplant in Paris, Texas that is, in 1986 with KOYN FM. In January at the beginning of this year, Cody celebrated his 30th year as one of the morning co-hosts on WACO 100 with Zack Owen.

What can the Central Texas community do to help the family of Jim Cody?

There is a planned benefit Sunday afternoon at K & W Bar & Grill from 2 PM until 6 PM in Woodway. The proceeds with go to Cody's wife and family which included 4 daughters and several grandchildren.

Is there any other way to help the family of Jim Cody?

There is also a GoFundMe page set up for donations, and tributes to be made in his honor. It is designed as a way to give back to someone who has given so much to his own community.

Again, even though I never had the privilege of meeting Jim Cody, his legacy as a radio brother literally puts food on the table for my family. We always stand on the shoulders of those who come before us, and Jim Cody had giant sized shoulders that he used to lift us all.

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