In the early seventies, Jim performed as a singer/songwriter in London, England, and in the Boston Mass, opening for Pink Floyd, Three Dog Night, Free, T Rex, Tina Turner, and Tom Rush, among others.




Jim Metzner has been producing sound-rich radio programs since 1977, beginning his career with a ground-breaking short format series – You’re Hearing Boston. His other award-winning series include You’re Hearing San Francisco, You’re Hearing America, The Sounds of Science, Voices of Innovation, and Pulse of the Planet, which has been on the air since 1988. Jim has produced audio and multi-media projects for National Geographic Online, Discovery, Thirteen/WNET, the American Museum of Natural History, the American Association of Engineering Societies, Marketplace, All Things Considered, and many other clients.

Jim has received major grants from the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His work has been featured in Wired Magazine, the New York Times, Audio Magazine, National Geographic magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the CBS Evening News and NBC’s The Today Show. His most recent project is an NSF funded nationwide competition for third to sixth graders, The Kids’ Science Challenge.

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