Every weekday morning Power 98’s Morning Madhouse with No Limit Larry, has more energy than the strongest Starbucks coffee to get listeners ready for the day ahead, and the star of the show is former Charlotte Housing Authority (now INLIVIAN) resident Larry Mims.
The Charlotte native attended Rama Road Elementary, McClintock Middle, East Mecklenburg High and grew up in Meadow Oaks. As a resident, Larry received a Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship that enabled him to attend Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) where he studied telecommunications and his radio career was born.
Larry started at Power 98 as an intern over 20 years ago when then-afternoon host and music director Nate Quick came to JCSU to talk about radio and asked if any of the students were interested. Larry and a couple of classmates said yes. “None of those other guys lasted, but I did,” says Larry.
Larry saw his mother work hard to provide and pursue an education, as well as, his siblings. He knew that education and opportunity was necessary for the life he wanted to live. Within the year, Larry had moved from intern to employed. Then in 2002, he took over as host of WPEG’s evening show; in 2004, he was tapped to lead the morning show and that’s when “No Limit Larry and the Morning Maddhouse” was born.
Today, Larry is committed to his community and those who grew up like him. He knows what it feels like to struggle and with opportunity he has found that there are no limits.