I grew up on the east coast, but have lived in Texas for over 20 years - two different times in Dallas-Fort Worth, a long stretch in Austin, & now here in Tyler-Longview. I married a U.T. Longhorn Nurse & we have 3 daughters who are on their own now but all still live & work in Texas. One followed her mother to the Texas School of Nursing, another’s a grad student in Accounting after going to Texas A&M, & the third went to Texas Tech & is now an Elementary School Teacher. The radio business is the only career I’ve ever had since college. It’s given me the chance to see the country & experience events that most can only imagine. For instance, I’ve had the opportunity to sit down for dinner with music industry stars from all genres: Don Henley, Little Steven Van Zandt, James Taylor, Diana Ross- even Britney Spears! When people ask about my job, I always say it sure beats workin’ for a living! Here are some of my personal “top 3s”: Musicians: The Beatles, Steely Dan, The Eagles Songs: Layla, Stairway To Heaven, What A Fool Believes Concerts: Paul McCartney, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John Movies: The Godfather (all 3), Star Wars (all 8), Dirty Harry (all 5) TV Shows: The Sopranos, 24, Hawaii 5-0 And just for laughs, here 3 things about my life that aren’t common knowledge: 1. We lived at the Jersey Shore during summers when I was a kid, so learning to surf was a must. I started when I was 10 & did it almost year round until I turned 20 & began my radio broadcasting career. 2. Thanks to a scholarship, I played small college football for DePauw University in Greencastle Indiana (offensive lineman & placekicker). John Mellencamp’s long-time guitarist Mike Wanchic was a defensive back on that Tigers team in my freshman year. 3. While working in Dallas radio from 1986-89, I also did television commentary & ring announcing for World Class Championship Wrestling. Kerry Von Erich & Freebird Michael Hayes knew me from doing promotions with 97.1 KEGL, & that Eagle connection opened the pro wrestling door for me.
Texas Tech Student Shoots & Kills Campus Cop Inside Police Station
Hollis Daniels, 19, a freshman from Seguin, was being questioned Monday evening about drugs found in his dorm room. He allegedly pulled a gun & shot the TTU officer in the head. A chase on foot ensued, triggering a campus lockdown until the suspect was apprehended.
Cowboys’ Star Jay Novacek’s Son Sues Fraternity Over Hazing Incident
Blake Novacek was an Oklahoma freshmen when he alleges a Beta Theta Pi pledge incident left him unconscious, & the injury led to permanent brain damage.
Football Weekends & Walk On’s Bistreaux & Bar – a Great New Tyler Team
East Texas football weekends & "Walk On's Bistreaux & Bar" on South Broadway- a great new team. Wall to wall tvs, an extensive selection of drinks, & a menu loaded with tasty twists direct from Louisiana.
Six Flags Makes Moves In Reaction To Controversial Confederate Symbols Issue
As of last Friday, the United States' Stars & Stripes will be the only flag flying above the theme park's main entrance. Even the original Republic Of Texas flag has been removed so American flags can be displayed atop all six poles.
National Study Ranks Select East Texas High Schools Among The Best
A recent study originally published by U.S. News & World Report cited Gilmer, Carlisle, White Oak, Union Grove, Union Hill, Mount Pleasant, Canton, & Jacksonville high schools as some of the best in Texas and the entire country.
USA Today Rates Texas’ Best Brisket Sandwiches – East Texas in the Mix
We love our brisket & are passionate that we know which bbq places do it right! Especially when East Texas joints get some recognition. .
Rusk County Officers Experience New Carjacking Method, Warns Residents
It's one of the most terrifying crimes being perpetrated today and the number of incidents reported in East Texas is on the rise. The Rusk County Sheriff's Office describes the crooks' latest plan and tells you how not to fall for it.
No Real Surprise: Jury Rules In Favor Of Taylor Swift Again In Groping Trial Finale
The singer's mother Andrea Swift & their promotion rep were both cleared of civil charges related to their involvement in the former Denver radio host's firing. The jury also supported Taylor's claim that she had been inappropriately groped during the 2013 backstage incident, awarding her the token $1 requested in her counter suit.
Denver Judge Tosses Out Former DJ’s Lawsuit Against Taylor Swift
As the trial wrapped up its first week, the judge cited the plaintiff's inability to provide direct evidence that Swift took personal steps to have him fired, & threw out the case against the music star. Her mother Andrea & Taylor's promotion rep weren't as fortunate, & the jury will get a chance to decide on the ex-radio host's allegations against them.
The KISS Demon Has A 4-Legged Doppelganger in Kerrville, TX
Today's doppelganger comparison is a little unusual: Genie The Calf versus Gene Simmons' KISS Demon!
For Those Who Prefer Their Sandwich Meatless!
Whether you're a full time vegetarian or just occasionally enjoy an all-veggie creation for lunch, treat yourself to Lola's latest sandwich special this week- the "Garden Grinder"!
Texas Toll Issues Cause Freeze on All Billing, Violations
Fixing computer glitch issues is proving more difficult than anticipated. Billing & related violations are being waived for now.