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!
102-Year-Old Goes BASE Jumping for Her Birthday [VIDEO]
What else would a 102-year-old lady want to do for her birthday? Check out this video of Dorothy Custer, who took a tandem BASE jump off an Idaho bridge to celebrate her 102nd!
Boston Bombing Heroes Throw Out First Pitch at Red Sox Game [VIDEO]
Check out this touching video from last night's (May 28) Boston Red Sox game, where two heroes from the Boston Marathon Bombings on April 15th got to throw out the first pitch together.
Second Annual Aquafest Coming to Lake Palestine for Children With Disabilities
A really cool event is coming back to Lake Palestine for its second year. It’s called an “Adaptive Aquafest” and it gives children and adults with disabilities the chance to experience water skiing. If you are not the parent of, or personally know anyone with a disability, then you may have never thought about the fact that they can’t experience water sports like the rest of us.
Manhattan Mothers Hire Handicapped People to Help Their Family Cut in Lines at Disney World
A sickening story today from the New York Post about rich mothers from Manhattan who hired disabled people to pose as family members so that their family would be moved to the front of the line for rides and attractions at Disney World.
Brookshire’s to Send Veterans to See WWII Memorial in Washington, DC.
For the sixth time since 2010, Brookshire Grocery Company will send a group of World War II veterans to Washington, DC. to see the WWII memorial. The memorial was constructed in 2004 and may of the veterans are now in their 80's and 90's. Most of them would never have the opportunity to make the trip to see the memorial without the help of Brookshire's "Heroes Flights" program.
East Texas Food Bank Wins $45,000 Grant from Walmart
In April I posted the story about the East Texas Food Bank and their quest to win Walmart's "Fighting Hunger Together" campaign. Yesterday we received word from officials at the food bank that they were one of 100 organizations selected to receive part of $3 million in grants to fight hunger. The East Texas Food Bank's part of the grant totals $45,000!
Alabama Mobile Home Dealership Has Most Honest Television Commercial Ever [VIDEO]
I've got to give props to my friend Chaz from our sister station in Abilene for finding this first, but it's so funny I had to share it with you. It's a television commercial for Cullman Liquidation Center in Alabama. This guys is honest to say the least -- maybe too honest!
8-Year-Old Cancer Patient Noah Roberts Scores Touchdown for East Carolina [VIDEO]
A couple of weeks ago you may remember me posting a story about the Nebraska Cornhuskers allowing a 7-year-old cancer patient score on a 69-yard touchdown run. The East Carolina football team had a similar heart-warming moment during their spring game this weekend.
Deadly Explosion Rocks Town of West, Texas, Near Waco [UPDATED]
WEST, Texas (AP) -- Rescue workers searched the smoldering ruins of a fertilizer plant Thursday for survivors of a monstrous explosion that leveled homes and businesses in every direction across the Texas prairie. As many as 15 people were feared dead and more than 160 others injured.
Baggy Pants Now Illegal in One Louisiana Parish [POLL]
Soon it will be against the law to wear baggy pants in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. The Parish Council passed an ordinance Wednesday night (April 10) that makes it illegal to wear pants below the waist that expose underwear in public. In short, this whatever the police or the court determines to be too much exposed skin.
Hilarious New K-Mart Commercial Encourages You to ‘Ship Your Pants’ [VIDEO]
Check out this hilarious new commercial from K-Mart where they encourage you to 'ship' your pants!
Massive Recall on 3 Million Vehicles With Airbag Concerns
More than 3.4 million vehicles are being recalled worldwide for defective airbags. These include Honda, Toyota, Nissan, and Mazda models.