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.
Trace Adkins Tops Off Big Night At Tyler Cattle Barons’ Event
The 30th Anniversary Gala at Tyler Rose Horse Park & Brunson Equestrian Center drew a sold out crowd of 1500, & could end up raising $500,000 for the American Cancer Society.
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 Bad Boys Bull Tour Comes To Gladewater Next Saturday Night
Rodeo fans will converge on the Round-Up Arena August 19th to see the bad boys, the bucking bulls, & the barrel racing women. It's all part of the Bulls & Barrels rodeo event, starting at 8 pm.
Willie’s Not Dead – He’s Got 3 New Shows Near ETX
Take a look at the latest concert info for venues in & near East Texas. Some of the latest additions: Jon Pardi, Midland, Chris Young, Charlie Daniels, Old Dominion, & the very much alive Texas native, the icon, Willie Nelson.
Bad Boys & Bucking Bulls Will Take Over Gladewater’s Rodeo Ring
Rodeo fans will converge on the Round-Up Arena, Friday night August 19th, for the Bulls & Barrels event. Want free tickets to the show? Listen to KNUE while you're workin' between 9 & 5 all this week, then be ready to call-in & win!
More Tickets To See Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers- Win Your Fun Night Out Every Morni…
Go for "All The Gold In California", or take a trip to "Houston", by way of Choctaw Casino in Grant, Oklahoma. Big D & Bubba have more free seats to give away between 5 & 9am, so wake-up with KNUE for yours!
Head-On Crash Has Toll Road 49 Near I-20 Closed For Now
As of 1:30pm Saturday afternoon, the Texas Department Of Public Safety has shut down both lanes of the highway due to a serious accident just one mile south of I-20. If your travel plans included that portion of 49, take an alternate route.
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!
The Summer Fun Grab Bag- Reach Inside For A Refreshing Day In The Water On Us
The dog days of August are here, & what had been KNUE's extra larger stash of summer fun tickets is almost gone. The good news: you've still got the rest of this week to pick-up free admission to one of Texas' amazing attractions. Listen to win while you're workin'!
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.
New Reports Rank Texas’ Best and Worst
Two more studies out today either compare Lone Star State cities with those in other states, or measure differences within our own communities.
Win Another Fun Night Out At Choctaw Casino- With Free Tickets To See Larry Gatlin & The G…
Go for "All The Gold In California", or take a trip to "Houston", by way of Grant, Oklahoma. Wake up with Big D & Bubba to win on Monday & every morning this week.