Robson started his career at the age of 17 covering senior men's basketball for CJAV radio station in Port Alberni. In 1955, Robson started working for CHUB radio in Nanaimo, where he covered the Mann Cup lacrosse finals.

At Nanaimo Timbermen  reunion Jim Robson, NHL Hall of Fame Member (builder), and voice of the 1956 Mann Cup Champions Nanaimo Timbermen reminisces on his first job in sports radio including play by play lacrosse broadcasts (live and .... but that is the story!)