I was born and raised in East Texas and started working in radio when I was just 15 years old. I have spent the last 22 years on the air here in East Texas, but have also done work in Dallas, Waco, Lufkin, and Ft. Smith! I graduated from John Tyler High School in 1992 and attended TJC as part of their criminal justice program. I currently live in Lindale with my wife, four kids, and weenie dog “Snickers”. It’s kind of weird for me having a family that big since I grew up as an only child! What do you love the most about radio? I love the fact that now radio is more than just a tuner and a set of speakers. Radio can now be heard around the world through internet streaming and cell phone apps. I also enjoy the social-media aspect of radio where we can truly communicate with fans of the radio station on a personal level. I can look at their Facebook profile and really get to know them! A lot better than just talking to them on the request line! What is your favorite band/ artist/ album? I love all types of music, but mostly rock music. AC/DC, Van Halen, Led Zepplin, Nickelback, etc. My favorite album of all time is Back In Black by AC/DC! Biggest pet peeve? I have a bunch…most all of them have to do with driving. People who don’t use their blinkers, and people who think the center turn lane is an actual driving lane! I also get aggravated when people at the check-out line wait until the cashier is finished ringing up their merchandise until they start to fill out their checks! Besides, who uses checks any more anyway?!?! Hobbies? I love to ride motorcycles. I got my license a few years ago and enjoy going for long country rides around East Texas. It really helps to clear your mind and relax you. I don’t have a Harley yet…but will when I grow up!
Second East Texas School District to Allow School Employees to Carry Authorized Firearms
For the second time in less than a week, an East Texas school district has announced that they will allow "certain school employees and other persons" to carry authorized firearms on school campuses.
East Texas School District to Allow Staff, Teachers to Carry Concealed Weapons
The Union Grove ISD school board has passed a policy that would allow select teachers and school staff to carry concealed weapons as a line of defense on school campuses. The school board met Thursday (Jan. 17) and the measure was reportedly supported by parents.
ER Visits Up in Recent Years Due to Energy Drinks [POLL]
The number of people seeking emergency room treatments after consuming energy drinks has doubled in the last four years. NBC News has the story just released from a government survey.
Texas Rangers Caravan Coming to Tyler
Each Winter the Texas Rangers send players and coaches out to meet with fans and sign autographs during their 'Winter Caravan." Tomorrow (Jan. 16) the Winter Caravan makes a stop in Tyler!
More Wintry Weather Expected This Week Throughout East Texas
KLTV 7 Meteorologist Grant Dade says we have a good chance of seeing more of what we did this morning through a good part of the week. This morning (Jan. 14) a mixture of rain, sleet and snow was reported across most of East Texas as a disturbance moved into the area. It contained just enough moistu…
Tyler City Council Approves Convention Center Agreement
Finally! The City of Tyler is moving closer to getting a new arena/convention center. We've desperately needed this for many years and today (Jan. 9) the Tyler City Council voted to enter into a contract with Garfield Traub Development to get the ball rolling.
Heavy Rain, Flooding Possible in East Texas Tonight and Tomorrow
KLTV 7 Meteorologist Grant Dade is reporting on a chance for severe weather in East Texas tonight and tomorrow (Jan. 8-9). The threats include heavy rain, gusty winds and even the chance for an isolated tornado.
Superman Takes Flight Off California Coast [VIDEO]
Check out this video that CNN had this morning about a couple of guys who created a two-pound flying Superman! There's even a female version of the remote-controlled superhero.
Chance for Sleet and Snow in East Texas Tonight
KLTV 7 meteorologist Grant Dade is reporting an upper-air disturbance moving toward East Texas from the west. The system will cause sleet and snow in West Texas during the day today (Jan. 3) and will move closer to us by tonight.
Texas State Fair Looking for Help to Rebuild Big Tex
The State Fair of Texas is taking donations to help rebuild a Texas icon, Big Tex.
Tyler Police Searching For Vandals Who Targeted Crown Kia/Volkswagen in Tyler
Tyler Police are searching for the individuals responsible for shooting 13 vehicles overnight on the lot at Crown Kia/Volkswagen on Troup Highway in Tyler. The building itself also received damage from bullets.
Tyler Among East Texas Locations Set to Get Twin Peaks Restaurant Chain
Several media outlets are reporting Chala Peaks Restaurants, LLC, has officially signed agreements to develop Twin Peaks Restaurants in Tyler, Longview and Texarkana over the next few years.