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!
Beware of Tax Refund Scam Targeting East Texas
Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott is warning East Texans about a fraudulent tax return scheme that is targeting our area. The company responsible for this scam is identified as Syam Tax Services LLC.
This is What Christmas is All About: Boy Donates Birthday Presents to Needy Kids [VIDEO]
An 8-year-old boy from Oklahoma knows what the true meaning of Christmas is, and he showed it in a big way this weekend. Chase Branscum of Owasso, Okla., donated his presents to the local Toys for Tots chapter.
New York Post Publishes Picture of Man Just Before He is Hit by Subway [VIDEO, POLL]
The New York Post is being criticized by some people for publishing a photo of a man who was pushed into the path of an oncoming subway train. A freelance photographer, R. Umar Abbasi, who was working on an unrelated project, just happened to be standing on the subway platform when the whole ordeal …
Verizon Files Patent for DVR That Sees What You Are Doing + Targets Ads Toward Your ‘Activ…
We all know in today's times that advertisers are more interested than ever in our lifestyles. With today's hectic lifestyle and consumers getting blasted with hundreds, if not thousands, of advertising messages each day, it's harder for advertisers messages to 'stick out' above all the other things…
Arp Elementary School Up For Clorox ‘Power A Bright Future’ Contest
Clorox is currently holding a contest called "Power A Bright Future" and the top vote-getter wins up to $50,000! One of our very own schools from right here in East Texas, Arp Elementary School, is currently one of the contenders!
Colder Weather Moving Into East Texas By Next Week
If you're like many of us in East Texas, this past weekend had you wondering just what season we were in. My son had a baseball tournament this weekend and I wore shorts and a t-shirt to the games! Not normal for December! For those of you wondering when it will feel more like Christmas time, t…
Country Singer Trace Adkins in Hot Water After Wearing Confederate Flag Earpiece During Ro…
Country singer Trace Adkins is receiving some criticism after he wore a Confederate flag earpiece during his nationally televised performance on NBC Wednesday night (11/28) at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting.
Elmo Actor Resigns After Sex Allegation
The New York Times reports that Elmo puppeteer, Kevin Clash, has resigned from Sesame Street after allegations he had sex with an underage teenage boy.
East Texas Radio Community Mourns Loss of One of Our Own
The East Texas radio community is mourning the loss of one of our fellow broadcasting partners today. Longtime production director for Townsquare Media - Tyler/Longview, Chris Dyer, passed away yesterday (11/7) after a lengthy illness.
City of Longview to Offer First Ever Recycling Event this Saturday
In honor of "Texas Recycles Day" this Saturday, November 10th, the City of Longview Sanitation Department will offer it's first ever "Longview Recycles Day." The event will take place from 9am to 12noon in the west parking lot of the Longview Mall. In additio…
Murder Suspect Arrested, 4-Year-Old Lucas Calvert Found Safe
Four-year-old Lucas Calvert has been found safe, and his father, 41-year-old James Calvert has been arrested after a traffic stop in West Monroe, Louisiana. Authorities say the boy is fine and is in CPS custody. Calvert is being held on capital murder charges.
Amber Alert Issued for 4-Year-Old Lucas Calvert After Father Allegedly Shoots Mother, Take…
Police are searching for a man suspected of shooting and killing his ex-wife and then taking his 4-year-old son from his mother's house in Tyler. The shooting took place around 12:10pm today (10/31).