Jim Byrne is an avid reader and enjoys a broad assortment of physical activities in his spare time. Having played soccer and baseball in his youth, today he prefers golf and softball. He is an active member of the Rancho Maria Men’s Golf Club, where he had served as president.
Besides being a weatherman, he has also appeared in many TV advertisements for Santa Maria Auto Mall.
In addition, he gives his time to charities and acts as the master of ceremonies in many of their events and fundraisers. Among these include cancer charity Cruzin’ For Life, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Santa Maria Valley YMCA, and the Santa Maria-Bonita School District’s “Shoes for Students” golf tournament and fundraiser.