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Introducing the TRHOF Class of 2023
Voting has ended, the ballots have been tallied and twenty Texas broadcasters have been added to the Class of 2023! These twenty individuals will be honored on Saturday, November 4th at the Texas Radio Hall of Fame’s Annual Induction Ceremony at the Texas Museum of Broadcasting and Communications in Kilgore, TX. The annual TRHOF reunion and induction weekend is open to the public. Schedule, hotel, and ticket information will be posted on Thursday, August 3, 2023.
The inductees are (in alphabetical order):
- Dan Bell
- Manuel Davila
- Patti Diaz
- Dave Dillon
- George Dunham, Gordon Keith
& Craig Miller (The Musers)
- Kandi Eastman
- Rudy Fernandez
- Gerry Harmon
- Buddy Holliday
- Chris Huff
- Mark Landis
- Walt “Baby” Love
- Linda O’Brian
- Sean O'Neel
- David Rancken
- Smokey Rivers
- Claude “Rick” Roberts
- Chuck Schramek
- Bob Stroupe
- Chuck Tiller
Eight Texas Students Receive
Texas Radio Hall Of Fame Scholarships
The Texas Radio Hall of Fame (TRHOF) has awarded individual grants of $1,000 each to eight Texas students pursuing collegiate courses of study related to broadcasting. The honorees and underwriters of the THROF’s inaugural scholarship program were feted on May 19th in the Performance Centre of Houston’s Ensemble Theatre, during a luncheon sponsored by Amber Mostyn and Mostyn Law.
The scholarship recipients and their underwriters are:
The Audacy-Texas Scholarship
The KTSU 90.9 The Choice Scholarship
The Mike Edmonds Sports Journalism Scholarship
iHeartMedia’s The Beat/Black Information<br>Network Scholarship
Mostyn Law’s Power of Radio Scholarship
The Dan D. Acree Texas Radio Hall of Fame Scholarship
Harold Gunn Texas Radio Hall of Fame scholarship
The Cox Media Group Scholarship
Doug Harris Named Executive Director
In 2020, Doug Harris assumed duties as the TRHOF’s Executive Director. Named Billboard Magazine Promotion Director of the Year for his work at Houston’s legendary AOR KLOL-FM, Harris is the recipient of dozens of industry accolades. His service to Texas broadcasters includes stations in Austin, Beaumont, DFW, Midland-Odessa, San Antonio and Tyler and his movie reviews are currently heard on Made in Texas Radio.
Josh Holstead Accepts Position of Director Emeritus
Veteran Broadcaster Josh Holstead has accepted the position of Director Emeritus of the TRHOF. Known to radio listeners as Rowdy Yates, the award-winning country radio personality and former OM began his service to the TRHOF beginning in 2014 as the organization’s Executive Director. The youngest son of Joe Holstead, the “dean of Texas radio news”, Holstead hosts “The Original Country Gold with Rowdy Yates” which airs in syndication in over 120 US markets.
Congratulations to the TRHOF Class of 2021
Voting has ended and the ballots have been tallied. Twenty Texas broadcasters have been added to the Class of 2021 to be inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame at the Texas Museum of Broadcasting and Communications in Kilgore, Texas on November 6, 2021.
Saluting Pioneers of Texas Black Radio
In celebration of Black History Month and in continuing tribute to KTSU’s ‘Journey to 50’ celebration, 90.9 The Choice and the Texas Radio Hall of Fame are teaming up to create a series of audio vignettes spotlighting the people who first brought music, news, and commentary to Black audiences in Texas. The 60-second features will air on KTSU-FM beginning February 6, 2022, and will be voiced by The VIBE Houston content director The Madd Hatta, a 2013 Texas Radio Hall of Fame inductee.