Jack Nixon is currently in his 37th year as the radio play-by-play voice for New Mexico State University athletics. Only 11 other college-radio announcers have a longer tenure at one school than Nixon has at NM State. The ‘Voice of the Aggies’ has broadcast more than 400 Aggie football games and more than 1,000 Aggie men’s basketball games. Aside from men’s basketball and football, Nixon also has covered women’s basketball, volleyball, and softball.
Nixon first came to Las Cruces in 1976 and began his career as the sports director for KOBE 1450 AM radio. For the past 22 years he also has been the news director for Radio of Las Cruces.
During his time as a radio broadcaster, Nixon has won numerous local, state and national awards. In 1977, the Associated Press recognized Nixon with the New Mexico Spot News Reporting Award. The AP also awarded Nixon the New Mexico News Director of the Year award in 1980. In 1979, the National Association of Sports Writers and Broadcasters honored Nixon as its Sportscaster of the Year, an award he would also win in 2012.
In recent years, the New Mexico Broadcasters Association has recognized Nixon on numerous occasions. In 2009, the NMBA recognized Nixon as its Sportscaster of the Year as well as its News Director of the Year. He would win both NMBA awards again in 2012. In 2012 and 2013, the NMBA honored Nixon with the award for best feature story and best in-depth news series for his work with NM State