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TRHOF 2022 Nominees

Debbie Alcocer

KBFM, KZZY, KISS, KKZN, KZPS, KOAI, ABC Radio Networks, KVIL

Perhaps best remembered as “The Electric Lady” at San Antonio’s legendary KISS-FM, Debbie Alcocer is a San Antonio native, a 1978 RTF graduate of San Antonio College, and a veteran rock radio personality currently working for iHeartMedia. Debbie can be heard mid-days on Lone Star 92.5/ Dallas/Ft. Worth. While voice-tracking for sister station 103.5 KRFX/Denver, she is also a Traffic Anchor for iHeartMedia’s Total Traffic Weather Network, working various markets in A.M. drive. During her days at 99.5 KISS Debbie hosted an award-winning local music show “Texxas Traxx” and “The Homegrown Hour” a music video show on cable. From 2005-2006, she served two seasons as P.A. announcer (Spanish) for FC DALLAS, MLS and from 2009-2012 she hosted “The Global Groove Boutique” Chill/Lounge/Multi-Cultural Grooves on Smooth Jazz 107.5. An accomplished musician (drums!) Debbie is also bilingual voice over talent.

Roger Allen (Schultz)

KONO, KAJA, KTSA, KLLS, KITY, KSMG, KTFM

Roger Allen fell in love with radio as a teenager and set out to learn all he could about it. He would spend weekends at radio stations answering phones and doing whatever he could to learn about broadcasting. The 15-year-old became known to broadcasters as the kid with a thousand questions. It soon seemed young Roger knew more about programming than most PD's! His first professional radio job came in 1981 working weekend overnights at KONO and also assisting in the station’s research department. In 1982, Roger moved to weekends at KJ97 and then on to the 10 PM to 2 PM air shift at KTSA. In 1984, he was doing the swing shift at KLLS-FM and a year later, returned to KONO to do PM drive on sister station KITY-FM before moving to nights and weekends at KSMG. Beginning in 1986, Roger spent two years with Waterman Broadcasting, first on-air nights at KTSA and then as Assistant Program Director at KTFM. It was during this time that he secured an associate degree from San Antonio College, with a BA from Texas State, and a Masters in Communication from University of the Incarnate Word. Subsequent career moves took Roger from San Antonio to Dallas, Austin and Salt Lake City before his stint as an ad agency Creative Director earned him a Summit Award for creativity. His return to San Antonio’s KONO came in 1998, this time as Program Director for both the AM and FM stations. In the 19 years that followed, Roger’s impressive ratings successes resulted in his recognition as PD of the Year by several industry publications, and, in 2015, the prestigious Marconi Award for excellence in radio. Roger Allan was Inducted into San Antonio Radio Hall of Fame 2017

Albert Calvo

Albert Calvo became interested in broadcasting and public speaking at the age of six when his mother took him to KENS-TV to see Captain Gus. Albert was fascinated by all the mikes, wires and equipment. As a teen, he was the DJ at school parties and M-C for school programs. And he listened to the Davila Brothers and Henry Peña on KUKA radio’s "Top Teen Tunes". They would be the magnet that drew Albert into radio. In 1977, after graduation and a short stint with the U.S. Army, Albert entered the RTF program at San Antonio College and began his legendary radio career. Known to his thousands of fans as Alberto Alegre, which means happy and cheerful, he would become a mainstay of Spanish-language radio for more than four decades. Albert worked at KVAR, the first Tejano FM station in San Antonio, and at KHFM. At one time, he and his sister Olga hosted a popular show called ‘Two Tons of Fun’. Albert also worked in radio in El Paso, Houston and Corpus Christi, returning to San Antonio in 2001 to join KSAH, Norteno 720 AM - 104.1 FM. Albert truly cared about his listeners, so when they told him what they needed most were jobs, Albert created two programs to air during his morning show: The On-Air Flea Market and the Job-Line Hour. His goal was to provide opportunities for people seeking work and workers for employers seeking help. He found jobs for thousands of unemployed listeners and workers for hundreds of employers. Albert won numerous awards in his lifetime for his innovations, accomplishments, professionalism and his popularity with la gente. He has the unique distinction of being the only Hispanic disc jockey in Texas to receive the prestigious Marconi Radio Award as "Spanish Format Personality of the Year". In 2009 In 2012 he created the Alegre Awards to honor worthy individuals he felt were not being recognized for their achievements. He said, "I feel blessed when I help others." Albert Calvo passed away in October 2018. He was inducted into San Antonio Radio Hall of Fame in 2019.

Roula Christie

KRBE-FM, KHMX-FM

As the long-time co-host of Roula and Ryan on Houston’s KRBE, Roula Christie has been honored with numerous awards including multiple Media Alliance Star Awards, and a Gracie Award. Following a stint at WIOQ-FM Philadelphia, was hired back to launch a new morning show with Ryan Berrigan on KHMX in 2003. She recently added a nationally-syndicated weekend show, "Weekends with Roula" which is distributed by Westwood One and heard on more than 50 stations across the country.

James “Moby” Carney

KLOL, KSRR, KEGL

Moby’s radio career began during his high school years in Crossville, TN at WCSV for $1.60 an hour. He worked there until graduaiton, then was off to Belmont College in Nashville intending to major in Music Education and become a high school band director. A year-and-a-half later, he decided he’d rather get back into radio. In 1973, Moby was in Nashville playing big band music at WAMB when a gig opened-up across town at WKDF with Alan Sneed. Five years later, he moved to another Nashville station, Rock 106 WKQB. Then, in 1981, he moved to Tampa Bay’s 98 Rock WQXM to do evenings. That same year, Alan Sneed hired Moby to do afternoons at Houston’s 97 Rock (KSRR) and after 9 months, he was moved to mornings, teamed with John Matthews and Hannah Storm. He knew he was making an impact when, as the emcee at The Who concert in the Astrodome, he introduced himself and the crowd went nuts. His catch phrase “Get your lazy asses out of bed” was a staple of his show. While in Houston, he supported many charities including the Leukemia Society, March of Dimes, Easter Seals, MADD and Muscular Dystrophy. He also loved to sing the national anthem for sporting events and he did so for the Texas Rangers, the Astros, Rockets and the Mavericks. Moby coined the names “Pasa-get-down-dena” and the “Nolan Ryan Expressway.” He even got to catch for Nolan Ryan at a team batting practice. In 1986 Moby moved to Dallas for KEGL where he gained a national spotlight while appearing on Oprah, and Nightline with Ted Koppel. When director Oliver Stone asked Moby to work on his film “Talk Radio”, he inquired about a credit. To which Oliver Stone replied, “Do you want one?” Dang right! Back to Houston in 1988 to 97 Rock’s old rival, KLOL, Moby was paired with Lanny Griffith for afternoon drive and settled in for incredible journey that included a “ride along” tour with the Rolling Stones and a live broadcast from Moscow. In 1991, he made the jump to Atlanta, GA with a switch to the country music format. At WKHX, his show became legendary. From 1993-1998, ABC syndicated his morning show in 38 markets. In 2002, he started his own successful syndication, which ran till 2015. He supported many charities in Atlanta including Special Olympics, Para Olympics, Make a Wish Foundation, Starlight Children’s Foundation, and he was recognized by Georgia Governor Zell Miller for his work against child abuse. Moby’s numerous awards include Billboard’s Major Market DJ of the Year (5 times), ACM Major Market DJ of the Year (1999). He was also twice nominated for CMA “Major Market Morning Show of the Year.” He was inducted in the Country Radio Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame in 2011.

Steve Coffman

KAFM, KZEP, KFAN, KENS

A true pioneer in Texas Radio, Steve Coffman never gave up up on his “Texas Mix” format, a mixture of blues, southern rock, classic rock, country, Texas country, a little zydeco with a touch of reggae. His passion for his unique and special blend of music fueled what is known currently as Texas Music and a catalyst for the success of many Texas artists in the format of today. Throughout his thirty-year career in radio, Steve had various stops in Texas. Beginning in Dallas Radio (KAFM) during the 70’s, spinning the original Outlaw Country - Waylon, Willie and the Boys, San Antonio Radio in the 80’s KZEP, KFAN then onto KRIO, KENS, a short stop at KISS then onto KGUL-FM, KYKM-FM, KHLT-AM /KTXM-FM, and KTXN. Steve Coffman spent his life sharing his deep love of music with friends and fans across Texas, and in doing so, he became to be a vital contributor to the state's rich musical history. Steve had a giant on-air personality and a radio delivery that was like listening to your best friend. Steve’s radio career was cut way too short by cancer in 2006. However, his legacy, voice and format continue today with an online internet radio station at: Steve Coffman’s Texas Radio Lives @ Tunein.com

Raoul Cortez

KCOR, The Sombrero Network

Raoul A. Cortez was born in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, in 1905. Cortez started out as a sales representative for Pearl Brewery and a reporter for La Prensa newspaper in San Antonio. In 1940 he began negotiating a time slot for Spanish programming on radio station KMAC. In 1944 Cortez applied for a license to open his own radio station. To get around wartime restrictions on foreign language media, he stated that part of the station’s purpose was to mobilize the Mexican-American community behind the war effort. He was granted the license and eventually opened KCOR-AM in San Antonio in 1946. His was the first Spanish-language station in the state and one of the first in the nation, as well as the first station owned and operated by a person of Hispanic heritage.

Manuel Gonzáles Davila, Sr. (aka Lito)

Founder of Tejano Radio KEDA, KBOP, KESS, KIWW, KEXX, KUKA, KCCT & KBSO

Spanish-language broadcasting began in the early days of commercial radio, but only as a part-time service not as full-time radio stations. Manuel Gonzales Dávila Sr. changed that notion forever and was one of the early pioneers of Spanish language radio, the Conjunto Tejano format and of DJ’s talking in Spanglish (Bi-Lingual) in the United States. Born in San Antonio in 1913, Dávila was encouraged by his older brother, José Luis Dávila to leave his job in a boxing gym and join him working in radio. This decision would start Manuel’s radio career and change his life for the better. In 1928 there were no Spanish language stations in San Antonio, so Manuel and his brother, José, began broadcasting in Spanish by buying one-hour slots on English-language stations. José put up the money at first to buy the time and engineered his brother’s broadcast. Manuel programmed Conjunto music during his shows because that’s the music he believed in. They quickly found bias against Mexican-American broadcasters not only from Anglos, but also from Hispanics who believed that one should be from Mexico in order to broadcast in Spanish. Soon, Dávila was doing live broadcasts from different locations and helping the local musicians by getting them to play the live show while demonstrating that radio was a powerful way to advertise your business. Around 1954 Manuel started working at KBOP in Pleasanton, Texas, KBOP. Manuel bought a couple of hours in the afternoon and was soon followed by Willie Nelson who did the evening shift. Manuel Dávila continued to work in San Antonio radio until 1966 at various radio stations KESS, KIWW, KEXX, KUKA. Along the way Manuel decided to apply for his own station and did so in 1961. Five years later, the application was granted and he began broadcasting Tex-Mex music on KEDA, nicknamed “La Tejañita”. It was the first Conjunto/Tejano music station in the country.The station's competitors called it the "cantina station" because of its accordion-driven South Texas music, although Dávila insisted that the station was "all about familia and respect and giving newcomers a break." The local nature of the radio station raised skepticism at first, but the major labels that originally bypassed it eventually started calling. In 1977 KEDA would become “Radio Jalapeño" with slogans “Con música caliente” and “The University of Jalapeño.” Manuel throughout his radio career alway played local regional artists. By word of mouth all the artists knew to get their music to Manuel and he would give them air play. About his career path Dávila said, "All I ever wanted to do was play local regional artist . I had to show everybody that a Mexican-American could run a station successfully playing Mexican-American music." Dávila created the "Jalapeño Network" by adding KCCT in Corpus Christi. The family, under patriarch Davila, helped make the careers of many of Texas and San Antonio’s successful musicians and supported the advancement of a variety of genres—from Conjunto, Tejano to the West Side Sound—significant to the Alamo City. After his death in 1997, Dávila’s widow continued to operate KEDA into 2011 when the station was sold to Jerry Benavides owner of Claro Communications. At that time, KEDA was the longest-running and last remaining, family-owned, independent radio station in San Antonio. After his death, Manuel G. Dávila began to receive recognition for his contributions to San Antonio radio and his role in starting Spanish-language Tejano radio. He was inducted into the Conjunto Music Hall of Fame in 1997, the Tejano R.O.O.T.S. Hall of Fame 2008, and the Texas Conjunto Hall of Fame in 2015. In 1998 he was honored with a Radio Pioneer Award from Pura Vida Music Awards and in 2017, he was inducted into SAN ANTONIO RADIO HALL OF FAME. Texas Monthly came out with a list of 12 Texas non-musicians who influenced and changed Texas Music forever. Two were from San Antonio, Texas: ‘Joe Anthony’ and Manuel Gonzales Dávila from KEDA

Dave Dillon

KODA

Dave came to Houston to craft the transition of KODA into Sunny 99.1. And what a transition. From a lesser listened to format (Beautiful Music/Soft AC) to what has become a heritage station in the market. Dave found the best of the best to accompany a format that would attract the lucrative 25-54 demo. Getting there was a home run. Keeping it there for more than three decades was a world series win. Both Dave and Sunny are Broadcast MVP's.

Dean and Rog (Dean Myers and Roger Beaty)

KKRW, KGLK

Houston had a void in the market when Dean and Rog came to town in the 90's to anchor morning drive on KKRW. These guys were pure cool, a believable, comedic, listenable approach to rock radio. So fast forward a couple of decades and they still have what it takes to capture the ratings. Now, their morning show is simulcast on two signals in the market, and they haven't missed a beat. I love these guys most for their edgy approach to making mornings a little better.

Kandi Eastman

KMJQ

An accomplished media personality, Kandi Eastman enjoyed success as a station manager and music director at 104.9 (WRBB-FM) after gracing the studios of Boston’s top-rated college stations maintaining on-air positions at Boston’s (WILD-FM), Raleigh, NC’s 97.5 (WQOK-FM) and Norfolk, VA's 102.9 (WOWI-FM). Kandi joined the Majic 102.1 (KMJQ-FM) family in 1994 and has been the queen of Houston airwaves for over 25 years. Kandi is a household name in Houston known as “The Sweet Talker” because of her friendly encounters and joyful spirit. To date, Kandi has received recognition and earned honors and awards for her contributions and longevity in the radio industry, and for her efforts to inspire and improve the Houston community. In 2021, she was honored with the proclamation of “Kandi Eastman Day” by the City of Houston’s Mayor Sylvester Turner. She received recognition from U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee and has also been featured in Essence and Today’s Black Woman Magazine. Kandi continues to create engaging interviews for audience’s entertainment with celebrities like Babyface, Da Brat, Mo’Nique and more. As Kandi Eastman celebrates 28 years in middays on KMJQ. she has reinvented herself on social media and has given her loyal listeners a deeper inside look at the "only Kandi your mama wants you to have". Between her fan-girl New Edition posts and travels to her love of line dancing, nail art, frugal shopping finds, community service, good food and great wine, Kandi's ability to connect with people of all ages is taking her ratings up to top 5 18-34, 18-49, 25-54, 35-64. A breast cancer survivor, a single mom, and a champion for women's health and issues facing women and families, Kandi practically raised her sons on the radio including an infamous broadcast from home while she was taking care of her son's with chickenpox. Her son Amir Diamond has now followed in her footsteps and is now the afternoon drive talent at the Vibe Houston.

Bob Ford

KZFX, KLOL, KSRR, KAUM, KXYZ, KILE

While the “third act” of Bob Ford’s career has focused on his exemplary service as the in-stadium announcer for the Houston Astros, Bob’s extraordinary “pipes” were first put to the test in Texas radio, beginning at Galveston’s KGBC at the age of 15 and later on the island at KILE. He then moved to KXYZ in 1975, where history suggests that—at that time--he was the youngest, full-time air personality in Houston. Next came KAUM, KSRR (97 Rock) and later mornings alongside TRHOF inductee Crash Collins at ground-breaking classic rocker KZFX (Z107).

JD "Bo Leo" Gonzalez

KBFM ~ Rio Grande Valley, KXTN ~ San Antonio

JD “Bo Leo” Gonzalez, a 40 year radio veteran, not has not only had an illustrious career as a radio executive for Univision Radio, CBS Radio and now ENTERCOM Communications, he has also been a Tejano radio air personality and program director for over 25 years. Bo Leo was known as the co-host of the nationally syndicated video program Tejano Country. He also hosted the TTMA National Radio show in the late 90s which aired on over 100 radio stations worldwide. After having co-hosted mornings in San Antonio with Jonny Ramirez, he and Jonny decided to do it again. This time the Bo and Jon Show can be heard at 107.5 HD2 (Dallas – Fort Worth) and around the world on Radio.com After having co-hosted mornings in San Antonio with Jonny Ramirez, he and Jonny decided to do it again. This time the Bo and Jon Show can be heard at 107.5 HD2 (Dallas – Fort Worth) and around the world on Radio.com weekdays from 6 AM to Noon.

Harmon & Evans

Arriving in Dallas from Charlotte, NC, Harmon and Evans teamed to fill the “very big boots” of Terry Dorsey. At the time, this was one of the most critical battles for Susquehanna. The duo were marketing leaders in DFW for the next 8 years., while racking up an impressive number of industry awards. Including their induction in the Country Music Hall of Fame, Harmon and Evans were also honored with the following recognition: Billboard Major Market Country Personalities of the Year ‘90,’91 and ‘92, CMA Large Market Country Personalities of the Year ‘90, AWRT Personalities of the Year, and the ACM Awards

Gladys Hill

KYOK, KCOH, KZEY

Her given name was Gladys Hill but she may be better known as KYOK's original Dizzy Lizzy or Gladys "Gee Gee" Hill After a stint as a singer in BB King’s band and a turn at Tyler’s KZEY, Gladys became the original Dizzy Lizzy on Houston’s KYOK. When she left that station for their rival KCOH, KYOK claimed her on air name, so Gladys became “Gee Gee” Hill. She finished her radio career as “Grandma Gee Gee”, and departed this world way too early in 1976. Gladys Hill is remembered as a remarkable talent and a generous mentor to young broadcasters

Stan Kelly

KTSA, KLLS, KSMG, KLUP, WOAI, KONO

Stan Kelly began his 48-year radio career as a paid intern at KTSA who, as a first-year student at SAC in 1969, was willing to do just about anything to get his foot in the door. His professional on-air career began with weekend news headlines but soon changed when PD Kahn Hamon put him on the air with a new name. Stan became DJ Charlie Brown playing hits on the weekends and doing whatever else he could around the station during the week. During his 13 years at KTSA, Stan hosted the highly successful weekday 6 to 10 pm slot and eventually become Music Director and then Program Director. As popular 70’s DJ Charlie Brown, he participated in numerous fund-raising campaigns for worthy causes around the Alamo City. In 1982, as Stan Kelly again, he became the Morning News Co-Anchor and eventually News Director at KLLS-FM. Stan moved on to work as News Director and Morning Drive Personality at KSMG Magic 105 and KLUP. During this time, he was invited to the White House with a group of San Antonio media and had the opportunity to interview then President Bill Clinton. From 1998 to 2010, Stan worked at WOAI Radio as co-anchor for San Antonio’s First News alongside veteran news anchor Bob Guthrie. And, while all this was going on, Stan’s lifelong love of sports led him to his other career … as a public address sports announcer. He is probably best known as announcer for the San Antonio Spurs for 18 seasons, but he has also announced for the San Antonio Missions, 26 years, U-T Men’s Basketball, 15 years, and the first six years of U-T-S-A Football. And, had the privilege of announcing NBA All-Star Weekend, the NCAA Men’s Regionals, and the Valero Alamo Bowl. Stan Kelly’s professional radio career came full circle when he returned to the airwaves once again as DJ Charlie Brown – having fun on the weekends and reminiscing on KONO. He was Inducted into San Antonio Radio Hall of Fame 2019

Lisle & Hahn (John Lisle and Steve Hahn)

KISS

John Lisle and Steve Hahn each spent years working in radio broadcasting before joining forces on the airwaves of San Antonio. Lisle and Hahn set the ratings afire for nearly two decades as hosts of the hugely popular morning show, The Rude Awakening, on KISS-FM. Their program, which mixed irreverent talk with contemporary and vintage rock music, consistently dominated the market. Steve Hahn had been in San Antonio radio since the 1970s and was doing news at KISS in 1983 when John Lisle was brought to the station to do the night shift. It was 1985 when the two teamed up to rock the radio world. In 1988, KISS changed format and call letters to Oldies KOOL Gold. Lisle left for Seattle but after a short stay there, he moved to Houston to host Outlaw Radio at KLOL. In 1992 KISS returned, and Lisle and Hahn were reunited. The dynamic duo dominated mornings in the Alamo City for the next 19 years until their departure from the heritage rocker. Both have since retired from radio.

"Uncle Funky” Larry Jones

Larry Jones is a 49 year radio veteran with 32 of those years serving the people of Houston, TX. Larry is currently the PM Drive host for KMJQ along with comedian Ali Siddiq. Larry is one of the top players in the market for 25-54, 35-64 AA adults. He is also committed to the Houston community partnering with many causes including men's health, prison ministry, family and children's issues as well as civil rights and social activism. Larry co-hosts our Public Affairs Podcast which airs on KMJQ, KBXX and KROI. As longtime host of LIve After 5, he's helped catapult Zydeco and Southern Soul music into the mainstream of Houston music culture. In addition to his time on KLMQ, Larry has done mornings on Power, as well as the now defunct Jazz station. Clients love him and he his endorsement list is long and distinguished because advertisers believe in Larry. He is a true market icon and richly deserves this recognition as a veteran talent who continues to reinvent himself to stay relevant. The voice of Funky Larry Jones has been associated with the Star of Hope, Lieutenant House, Houston Astros, City of Houston, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Sheriffs’ Association of Texas, Joe Myers Ford, Direct Energy, Xfinity Comcast, Specs, Honey Bake Hams, Boston Scientific, Community Of Faith and the Greater PureLight Church. Larry’s voice can also be heard nationally in Detroit, St. Louis, Raleigh Durham and Columbus, Ohio, plus the Oprah Winfrey Network, St. Jude Children Research Hospital and the American Kidney Fund. In 2021, he was awarded the Humanitarian Music Award for 2021 by Sugar Babee and was honored by SME as one of the Top 20 Influential Professionals & Entrepreneurs. He's also has received the Billboard Magazine Personality of the Year Award and is currently nominated for the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.

Pam Kelly

KLOL, KSBJ, KILT, KHPT, RFC Media

Before finding her current on air spot among the star-studded talent pool at Suite Radio, Pam Kelly enjoyed a long run on Houston’s airwaves as a full time host, co-host, and content contributor in a variety of formats on heritage music stations.

Laurie Kendrick

Laurie Kendrick graduated from SWTSU with a BA in Journalism and immediately started working in the Broadcast industry. Her first job was in TV, as an anchor and Executive Producer with KVTV in Laredo. From there she went to KTSA/KTFM where she was a nightly news anchor & reporter. Then Houston came calling, and she was recruited to work for KTRH-AM, where she rose to fame as a Features Reporter. While at KTRH, she won many local, state & national awards for her work, including a numerous AP wins, the prestigious Katy Award and the National Radio/TV News Directors award for Best Feature, Laurie also worked with the renown Stevens and Pruett Morning show on the venerable KLOL-FM. She did news and commentary and contributed daily to the show’s comedic antics. In afternoons, Laurie also appeared on KLOL's Outlaw Dave Show. Then it was time for a management role when Pat Fant named Laurie Kendrick Managing Editor of KFNC-FM, Houston where Laurie also co-hosted the high-personality afternoon news/talk program with Pruett & Shannon and radio news giant Jim Carola.

Mary Lanoue-Gers

KISS, KSMG, KCYY, KONO, KKYX

Mary Lanoue - San Antonio Radio Hall of Fame Inductee– Class of 2020. Mary's career in San Antonio, TX Radio Sales spanned 4 decades. Mary recently retired on December 31, 2020 after 28 years at CMG. At that the time, CMG SAN ANTONIOS' Director of Sales - Craig Johnson said: “The time has come to recognize the accomplishments of one of our most tenured and accomplished sales team members. This extraordinary person has become legendary in our market for setting the record for most overall advertising totals on 99.5 KISS-FM EVER! " Mary Lanoue, we at CMG San Antonio could not be more proud of you and your accomplishments!” Mary's energy and devotion to the San Antonio community found her at many fundraising, charitable events, as well as, every rock show that came to town . If it was happening in San Antonio-Mary was there and always giving back . Mary Lanoue - a radio and community legend in San Antonio.

Eddie Martiny

Region President for iHeartMedia Houston for the past 12 years, guiding its growth to market dominance. Landed in Texas over 20 years ago following radio and print sales in Louisiana for Guaranty Broadcast and LSU sports. Serves on the board of St. Jude Children's Research hospital facilitating events that has supported the cause with millions of dollars.

Mark Masepohl

KSMG, KDXX, KFZO, KFLC

President & General Manager, Univision Dallas, Member of Univision Radio Operating Committee among other titles during 20 years of service. - Three Times Radio Ink Top 50 Radio GMs - Quadrupled market revenue 1998-2007 DFW outperformed the market 2015-20181989-1999 AMFM - Chancellor Media, Evergreen Media, Rusk Broadcasting—Progressive management changes at KTRH am through multiple ownership changes - 1988 National-Regional Sales Manager KSMG - 1985-1988 Various National Radio Rep Positions - SVP Regional GM Univision Radio Sept 2002-Aug 2014 - GM Univision Radio Sept 1999-August 2002 - Board Memberships: TX Association of Broadcasters (elected Secretary on Executive Board), Nielson Audio Advisory Board, Ad Council, TX Protects, UTA Hispanic Advisory Board, Visit Dallas (termed out on Marketing and Diversity committees until reinstatement) Pinkston Collegiate Academy - 2016 Lone Star Emmy Award Overall Station Excellence - 2016 Univision Market of the Year - MBA Stephen F Austin State University - BBA Valparaiso University

Pam McKay

KASE, KMJQ

Pamela McKay has been married to the radio industry for 31 years, and has navigated her way through multiple ownership and company changes to work her way up the ladder. She started as an account executive at KPRC-AM in March of 1991. In 1993 KPRC was sold to Sunbelt Broadcasting and merged with rival talk station KSEV-AM owned by current Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. After working with both teams, she was promoted to LSM in 1994. In 1995 Sunbelt was sold to Clear Channel and McKay worked as part of the transition team to bring the two companies together. In 1992 she was promoted to NSM and then to GSM in 1999 for both KPRC and KSEV. When the Clear Channel/AMFM merger happened in 2000, Pam continued as GSM and took over Houston Hot AC KHMX. She worked on several advisory boards with the newly merged company, most notably was Tradewinds the company’s up and coming inventory system which later became RadioFusion. In June 2006 McKay was promoted to Market Manager for the company’s Austin cluster. This was the first time the company had promoted someone from GSM of a single station to Market Manager for an entire cluster. She worked with legendary country stations KASE and KVET-FM as well as legendary talent Bobby Bones. She helped spearhead the largely publicized switch of Bobby Bones from the CHR format on KHFI to doing mornings on Contemporary Country station KASE. When Clear Channel was sold to Bain Capital/T.H. Lee Partners Pam was part of the 33 member Executive Leadership Team that helped to identify the “best practices” that would be used across the company to help standardize business. Additionally from 2012-2014 she also served as the Market President for iHeartMedia’s seven station San Antonio cluster. In 2017 McKay joined Radio One as VP/General Manager of the powerhouse Houston cluster where she currently has the privilege of working with legendary stations Majic 102.1, 97.9 The Box and Praise 92.1 and becoming the first African American female to hold this position. McKay is an active board member for the Urban League, March of Dimes, and Chamber of Commerce, has received many accolades for her professional and community work including: AWRT - 25 Women Who Rule in Sales and Marketing 2008 • Clear Channel 2008 Performance Excellence • African American Chamber of Commerce - 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year • Alliance for Women in Media - 2011 Media Trailblazer Award • Country Radio Seminar – 2012 Country Aircheck Awards Manager of the Year (Large Market) • Country Radio Seminar – 2014 Country Aircheck Awards Manager of the Year (Large Market) • Radio Ink – 2014 50 Best Managers in Radio • Country Radio Seminar – 2016 Country Aircheck Awards Manager of the Year (Large Market) • Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation – 2017 Moguls in Media Award • Radio Ink - 2018 Future African American Leaders in Radio • National Diversity Council - 2020 Top 50 Leaders in Entertainment • Certificate of Congressional Recognition 18th Congressional District – February 22nd Pamela McKay Day

"The Musers”: George Dunham, Craig Miller, and Gordon Keith

KTCK

George Dunham, Craig Miller, and Gordon Keith have been entertaining listeners for more than 20 years in morning drive on the Ticket. “The Musers” are five-time finalists for the prestigious national Marconi Award for best radio program in a major market, and have been named Best DFW Radio Show by the Dallas Morning News, Dallas Observer, and the American Women in Radio/Television. They are the longest-running morning show (with the same crew) in Dallas-Ft Worth, and have been the top rated show in the market since 1995. Thanks to annual events like the Dunham & Miller Open golf tournament (benefiting Special Olympics), Craig Miller’s Swing for Hope golf tournament (benefiting Hope Supply Co.), George Dunham’s “Jub Jam” (benefiting the Senior Source), and Gordon Keith’s Clay Shoot (benefiting Big Brothers and Big Sisters of North Texas), the Musers have raised over $1 million dollars for charity. Whether it’s serious football talk with Troy Aikman, off-beat visits with Fake Jerry, or making fun of station gaffes during the Emergency Brake of the Week, Metroplex listeners start their weekday mornings with the Musers on The Ticket.

George Henry Nelson (Brother George Nelson Sr.)

KTRH, KYOK, KTSU

George Henry Nelson, Sr. was a gifted broadcaster, and a successful music producer and promoter. All-state in basketball at Phyllis Wheatley High School, Nelson’s deep voice was a natural fit for KTRH, but KYOK would be his home for twenty years. He played gospel music as Brother George Nelson and the R&B hits of the day as Groovy George. Highly respected in the gospel music world, Nelson’s record label featured many gospel quartets and singers. Before his passing in 2003, George Nelson spent his final years in radio as a gospel DJ at KTSU.

John "The Lama" Oakes

KWTX

In Waco Texas everyone knows The Lama. He did something that in radio is unheard of. He worked for the same radio station for 35 years. For 25 years he did afternoon drive. That just doesn't happen. he began there in November of 1980 and left in May of 2015. He hosted a hometown countdown show that would give Casey Kasem a run for his money. I had the privilege of working with him for a couple of years at KWTX. A perfectionist, that would make anything he was involved with come out perfect. A very generous man as well. Involved in a number of local charities including St Jude a many others. One of the most talented Air Personalities I ever worked with. His 25 year afternoon drive gig at the same station that had very high ratings during that time period warrant his consideration for induction to the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. Oakes started working at KWTX-FM in 1980 and became a Waco institution over the course of his 35 years there, the last 25 of which were in afternoon drive with double digit ratings. Oakes also served as APD and MD for most of his tenure.

Mona Parker

KKYX, KIUN, KCOR, KBOP

Mona Parker was a reserved and studious child, but her quiet exterior masked a personality adept at organizational skills and a mind attuned to math and engineering. During the 1930s, she and her family along with their friend, Ben Parker, moved to Pecos, Texas, where Mona began studying to obtain a First-Class Radiotelephone Operators License from the FCC. In 1937, Ben and Mona traveled to Dallas, where Mona passed the exam for her First-Class ticket on March 10th — the first woman in the United States to do so. The following day, she and Ben were married and returned to Pecos as the operations team for KIUN Radio—Ben the station manager, Mona the station’s chief engineer. In 1943, the couple moved to San Antonio where Mona took an engineering job at KABC Radio. The station was small, compared to its major competitors, but its owners had big ambitions…to make it as powerful as 50,000-watt WOAI. They purchased the 50,000-watt transmitter and towers of XENT Radio in Nuevo Laredo, disassembled the equipment, and shipped it to San Antonio. Mona Parker and other members of the station’s engineering team reassembled the transmitter and configured new signal patterns at the transmitter site 10½ miles northwest of San Antonio. The FCC approved the upgraded broadcasting plant in May 1946 and KABC signed on at 680 kHz with a daytime power of 50,000 watts and a nighttime power of 10,000 watts. The lower position on the AM dial, combined with the higher power, enabled KABC to cover 105 of Texas’ 254 counties during the day, giving it one of the largest daytime coverage areas in the U.S. Eventually the station would become KKYX, still using the transmitter that Mona helped to install. After the KABC project, Mona began helping with the engineering necessary to put a new station on the air—KCOR, which would become the nation’s first full-time Spanish-language radio station. In 1949, the Parkers began the process to open and operate legendary KBOP Radio in Pleasanton… where drawing from her experiences in the KABC upgrade and KCOR construction, Mona “single handedly” built the new station’s transmitter. Mona Parker passed away in 2005 and was posthumously inducted into the San Antonio Radio Hall of Fame 2019. In 2018, the city of Pleasanton, Texas dedicated a historical marker in her honor.

Dave "Stone" Pinkston

KSEL, KDAV, KPEP, KZIP

Dave Stone (born Dave Pinkston, November 11, 1919 Post, TX) established the nation's first fulltime Country music station.. Stone began in radio in 1946 at KSEL, Lubbock TX as a bookkeeper and traffic manager and became a Country D J a year later as host of the Western Roundup show. He put KDAV, Lubbock, TX on the air in September 1953 and programmed it with only Country music, a revolutionary idea in a time when most stations' programming were block programmed with various types of programming. He remained on the air until his retirement. KDAV gave Buddy Holly his first radio exposure on its "Sunday Party", a live local show, and Stone later introduced him to Bill Haley, who would help Holly get his first recording contract. Waylon Jennings and Roger Miller were both disc jockeys on KDAV. In 1955 he booked Elvis Presley and paid a reputed $75 for one of his first headlining appearances. Stone later established KPEP, San Angelo TX and KZIP, Amarillo, TX also full-time Country music stations. He retired in 1999. Pappy Dave Stone was inducted into the Country Music D J Hall of Fame in 1999. Stone died on February 18, 2004.

Joe Pogge

KHMX, KILT, KKBQ

Joe Pogge’s career as a broadcast marketing specialist has put him at the forefront of two market-dominant radio stations in Houston, connecting him to bigger than life personalities and the bigger than life promotions that fueled their success. His work at KKBQ with John Lander and the Q Morning Zoo led to years of market dominance through ratings and revenue success and his stunts earned headlines across the industry. His next effort in radio placed him on the launch team of KHMX/Mix 96.5 and allowed him to replicate the success of his prior work. As he transitioned to the agency world, his faith in the power of radio continued to connect his clients to the medium that gave him his start. Here's a timeline of his service to Texas radio. Clear Channel Communications (5/1/97-6/30/99) • Marketing Director for Mix 96.5 and 94.5 the Buzz • Houston Aeros Hockey Club, Marketing Director (1/1/94-4/30/97) • Nationwide Communications (1/1/9-12/31/93) • Marketing Director for Mix 96.5 • Gannett Broadcasting (1/1/82-12/31/89) • Marketing Director for 93Q and the Q Morning Zoo • Lone Star Brewing Company (5/15/79-12/31/81) • Youth Marketing Director State of Texas

Dave Ranken

KRLD, KLUV, KVIL, KODA, KILT, KSBJ, KLTR, Metro Traffic, Texas State Network

David started his career in Texas radio 35 years ago in Houston as the afternoon news man at K-Lite 93.7 FM. He spent 6 years at Houston’s Lite Rock station. After that, he started a 12 year stint overnights at Houston’s Sunny 99.1, where the station reached #1. David started out doing overnights, while working simultaneously at Houston’s All-News TV station, KNWS-TV. He moved to the morning show with Texas Radio Hall of Famer, Weaver Morrow and Dana Tyson for the next 8 years as producer, then news director at KODA. He also did fill-in work at Contemporary Christian station KSBJ. In 2005, the career path took David up I-45 to Dallas-Fort Worth as the news director for the Gene and Julie morning show at the legendary KVIL. CBS Radio also named David as an anchor in afternoon drive, then middays for the nationally recognized Edward R. Murrow winning station, the equally legendary, 1080 KRLD. At the same time, David provided news for Hudson & Harrigan, then Rowdy Yates at KILT FM. In May of 2013, CBS Radio moved David down to work with the Texas Radio Hall of Famer, Jody Dean at KLUV, while still doing middays at KRLD. Today, he’s the main afternoon anchor on 1080 KRLD. He and the KRLD team won the national Edward R. Murrow Award in 2021 for their coverage of the George Floyd riots in Dallas.

Kellie Raspberry

KHKS

Kellie Raspberry is the longtime co-host of the syndicated Kidd Kraddick Show from Dallas She started in radio in Florence, SC at the age of 19. In 1994, she responded to an ad in Radio & Records for a morning co-host in Dallas. Kidd Kraddick hired her saying she was “the single best woman I’ve ever heard on the radio.” Kraddick’s new show quickly went from worst to first in Dallas and in the early 2000s went into syndication, eventually landing affiliates in just about every market in the state, and beyond. It is likely that Raspberry is the most-listened to female radio personality in the state’s history. Following the untimely passing of Kraddick, she has continued to be the heart and soul of the show, and just celebrated her 27th anniversary as part of it. In 2019 she was honored with the Gracie Award for Co-Host of a National Radio Show, as well as the Airblazer Award presented by the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group.

Tom Richards

KRTS, KLEF

When charting the course of classical music radio in Houston, the name of Tom Richards inevitably comes to mind, although he has enjoyed success in a variety of formats. Tom Richards has been a member of the Houston media community since 1981, when he joined the KLEF-FM air staff. Since then, he has demonstrated his on-air versatility, working in a variety of formats: classical, adult contemporary, classic rock, jazz, and blues. In additional to his on-air work, Richards has served in a variety of management roles, including General Manager, Station Manager, Operations Manager, and Program Director. Currently, Richards is the Executive Director of Houston Media Source, which operates the city’s public access radio and television stations while providing media production training to members of the community. He maintains his on-air chops with shifts on KPFT-FM, guest hosting the Blues Brunch and Howlin’ the Blues. Career Highlights: Houston Media Source: Executive Director. Manage HMS-TV and HMS Net Radio, Houston’s public access television and radio stations. KRTS-FM Houston: General Manager 2001-2004. Station Manager 2000-2001. Vice President / Operations and Programming 1995-2000. Program Director 1988-1995, Created innovative classical radio format, packaging the music in a contemporary context. This pioneering approach received national coverage from Billboard, Newsweek, and the Associated Press, Launched award-winning “Bach Around the Clock” advertising campaign (television, billboards, direct mail, etc.), Introduced unique promotional events and contests, including Opera Karaoke and Air Conducting. Hosted the Casual Classics concert series with the Houston Symphony, interviewing musicians onstage between pieces in a modern setting, Morning Drive 1988-2004. Conducted regular long-form interviews with guests ranging from Tony Curtis to Secretary of State James Baker, Lady Bird Johnson, Eric Idle (Monty Python), Kinky Friedman, Lynn Redgrave, and Doc Severinsen. KLYT-FM Kansas City: Air personality 1986-1988, Hosted “Love Songs” request/dedication program. KLEF-FM Houston: Operations Manager 1983-1986, Air Personality 1981-1986.

Claude "Rick" Roberts

KYOK, KTSU

TSU graduate Claude “Rick” Roberts made his mark on Houston radio with a twenty-year term as program director for KYOK, followed by similar duties for KTSU. Fans of TSU sports will remember his years of service on play-by-play broadcasts…while his co-workers recall his programming skills, his selfless mentorship, and his outspoken advocacy for his community. But for many, it was his on air engagement with radiothons for charities like The Eliza Johnson Home For The Aged, The Christian Rescue Mission, and the Houston Black Arts Center…that make the legacy of Rick Roberts so worthy of note.

Rod Ryan

KTBZ

Fifteen-plus years hosting mornings on 945 The BUZZ; the Rod Ryan Show Cares initiative has raised millions for Houston Charities, MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Houston Food Bank and others.

Bill Schoening

WOAI, JLBJ, KVET, KSAM University of Texas Sports Play by Play

Bill Schoening is an American sportscaster who is currently the radio play-by-play voice of the San Antonio Spurs, a position he has held since the 2001-2002 season. Prior to his work with the Spurs, Schoening broadcast for the Texas Longhorns for 12 years, calling football, basketball, and baseball games and was on WOAI calling Spurs games for 21 years. Schoening is a four-time winner of the Associated Press "Top Texas Play-by-Play Award", and also won the 2014 Texas Sportscaster of the Year Award from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. In addition to his work with the Longhorns and Spurs, he has also broadcast National Football League, Major League Baseball, and arena football games. His Texas radio career began in LaMesa, before taking the Sports Directors job at KSAM in Huntsville-leading him to the play-by-play duties for Sam Houston State University.

Cindy Scull

KEGL

Cindy Scull’s radio career in her own words: I am a long time radio veteran in Dallas, though you may have heard me in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Oklahoma City, or Jacksonville. I love radio, especially rock radio and the thrill of being on air is the best high I can think of. In 1994, when Howard Stern was two years into building his empire in Texas, I arrived from KNAC in Los Angeles to take over afternoons and Music Director at KEGL. I will never forget when Jackie and Bababooey came to town and were guests on my show, I hired dancers to give them rub downs while we were interviewing. That went WELL… In 1996 Chaz Knight joined me in afternoons on Eagle, and in 2000 Robert Miguel took over the traffic/sidekick role. All this while handling the APD and MD duties. We had some great PD's at the Eagle including Duane Doherty who hired me, and Greg Stevens who took us to new heights after Duane went to Zeta in Miami. The day Duane left, he plopped the Selector computer on my desk and said "It’s your baby now, I'm gone!" .....and I was 5 weeks away from delivering my first baby. Stressful wasn't the word. More like insane. Then management kicked Howard off the air, all the salespeople quit and the record labels thought we were changing format. But even during that difficult interim period as PD, we still never dropped below a 3.2. I was the first PD to put Russ Martin on Mornings, then Greg Stevens came to town and taught him how to do mornings. It was magical. We skyrocketed to top 5,12+. I stayed until the station changed format in 2004, and about a year after, started Middays at KZPS. Great working with the legendary Bo and Jim show, Magoo and John Dillon. When KZPS changed format to Texas Country in 2007, I was off to do Mornings at KDBN, the Bone. But while under contract at the Bone, The Eagle flipped formats back to rock which felt like someone was having a party at my house and I wasn't invited. A year later I was back at the Eagle, not in my former capacity, but here anyway. That's the quick take on my 27 years in Dallas-Fort Worth loving radio, especially rock radio, and here's some more of my radio story. I have had tons of people ask..."are you the same Cindy that was on in ____ city?" So here's a quick bio and the stations I was on, for anyone who may be curious. I have been in radio my entire career. Although I earned a Degree in Business/Economics, I wound up on the air. College radio and a Dad in the Recording industry are probably the reasons. My first radio job only paid $8000 per year, my first rock station only paid $12,000 for Afternoon Drive. You can correctly assume that most people are not in radio for the money. Here's the roster of Rock radio stations in reverse order, from current on back: 97.1 KEGL/DALLAS, 97.1 THE EAGLE...Hard Rock, every shift APD/Music Director • 94.7 KBRU/OKC, 94.7 The Brew...Classic Rock, Afternoons • 93.3 KDBN/DALLAS, THE BONE..Classic rock, Mornings • 92.5 KZPS/DALLAS..Classic Rock, Middays • 97.1, The Eagle, KEGL/DALLAS.. Hard Rock, Afternoons • 105.5 KNAC/LOS ANGELES..Hard Rock, Music Director • 95.5 KLOS/LOS ANGELES..Mainstream Rock, Nights • 104.5 KFOG/SAN FRANCISCO..Classic Rock, Nights  • 100.5 KATT/Oklahoma City..Mainstream Rock, Afternoons, Music Director • 102.3 WBAB/L.I., NEW YORK..Classic Rock, Overnights • 105 WXQR/JACKSONVILLE.. Hard Rock, Afternoons. Awards: Radio & Records Best Major Market Music Director: 2004 • Radio & Records Best Major Market Music Director: 2000 • Radio & Records Best Major Market Music Director:1999 • Dallas Observer Best Radio Personality: 2002 • Dallas Observer Best Radio Personality: 2001 • Dallas Observer Best Radio Personality: 1997 • Star Telegram Best Tarrant County Female Radio Personality: 2000. As APD/MD at three stations, and Interim PD at KEGL, I handled music programming and research, contributions to marketing, brand identity, station imaging, promotions, playlist management, research, and tried to be a reasonable solutions provider. My favorite thing to do, mess with the audience. Promoted excellence in programming, airstaff, promotion and execution. Proficient in transitional management and crisis management. Strong in building cross-department collaborative efforts with Sales and Promotion, accompanying sales for many presentations to major local/national advertisers. Specializing in music scheduling systems, music automation systems and voicetracking programs. Arranged celebrity appearances, concieved and conducted aggressive, impactful, brief interviews w/high profile celebrities/sponsors. Negotiated and coordinated local publicity/social media for artist promotional appearances. Secured promotional cooperation with record labels, artist management and/or sales. Performed on air endorsements, great results, happy clients.
Web/Social Media savvy in practices including e-mail, Twitter, blogs, You Tube and FB. Designed and produced original web content delivered on multiple platforms, increasing station hits to second highest in Clear Channel nationwide through national sharing of interviews videotaped for Youtube, FB, and other digital media platforms.
(Cindy's final broadcast was November 30, 2021).

Clifton "King Bee" Smith

KNUZ, KCOH, KPRC

When KCOH radio became Houston’s first all-Black R&B/Gospel station, Clifton “King Bee” Smith was one of the first DJ's hired. It was a smart move. Because of his work at KNUZ, as one of the first African-Americans on the air there, and his subsequent ownership of King Bee Records on Dowling Street, the native Houstonian was well known in his hometown. His work as public relations director for Houston’s Colt 45’s caught the attention of Jack Harris VP/GM of KPRC TV/Radio who hired Smith as the station’s Community Service Director. He fremained there until his death in 1985. Smith as King Bee was portrayed by Kyle Scott Jackson in the Oscar-winning movie “Ray” starring Jamie Fox.

Ted Stecker

A native of Castroville, TX, Stecker was bitten by the radio bug while attending San Antonio College. He first made waves in radio programming when he took on KHYS in Beaumont. That led to programming country stations in Atlanta and Washington DC before he landed back in Texas in 1987 to program KSCS and WBAP. There he oversaw the acquisition of market leader Terry Dorsey and paired him with Hawkeye, both now members of the TRHOF. He led KSCS to an unprecedented 14 #1 books in a row, and saw the station score the highest ratings the market had seen since KLIF in the 1960s. Stecker went on to program in New Orleans and Chicago, as well as run his own consultancy, before returning to KSCS for a second stint before his untimely passing in 2004.

Gary B. Stone

KIKK-AM/FM, KMJQ, KIKN, WFAA, KESS, KXOL, KOKE, KVET, KAWA
KXOL/KIKK Spanish Broadcasting System Regional Manager

Gary B. Stone is a seasoned broadcaster with 50 plus years of broadcast experience beginning just a high schooler in Corpus Christi working part time on nights and weekends. Stone came to Houston from Corpus Christi and worked most of his career in Texas as a DJ or in sales and as a sales manager before becoming a corporate executive. Stone's talent and drive propelled him become President and Chief Operating Officer of Univision Radio. Although retired Stone is still in radio as he co-hosts a talk show Fridays on KCOH-AM in Houston. Named one of "The Most Powerful People in Radio" five years in a row Gary B. Stone is my nominee! Gary embodies all the characteristics of a successful and accomplished executive but what makes him different is how he cares deeply and genuinely for people. While at Univision, Gary was the key visionary in achieving ground breaking ratings and revenue for the Univision, while even regularly beating the non-Spanish stations in highly competitive major markets (such as LA, NY, Miami, and throughout TX. In addition, he's a published author and have been publicly recognized through numerous prestigious honors and awards. These accomplishments speaks volumes of Gary's competency and drive. Going back to what makes Gary different is his deep concern for people. While at Univision, he raised over $50 million for St Jude on top of his busy and demanding schedule. He also was a big proponent of supporting the Hispanic community. A clear example of that was his quick action to organize aid for the victims of a major earthquake in Mexico. Despite all of his success and accomplishments in the national arena, Gary always took great pride in his roots and gave credit to his humble beginnings in starting his radio career in the Great state of Texas.

H.F. Stone

KKDA-FM, KMJQ-FM, LOVE 94-FM, KRBE-FM, KLDE-FM, KMJQ-FM

H.F. Stone hit the midday airwaves on urban powerhouse KKDA-FM in Dallas in August of 1976. She was courted away by the masterminds behind the urban contemporary format at KMJQ-FM in September of '77 for the evening shift. The tumultuous MAJIC/HF Stone love/hate relationship ultimately resulted in four hirings and four firings. But some highlights were Stone phoning in audio postcards from Egypt and London for Christmas of '81, her orchestration of a Houston mayoral candidates' debate in 1997 and interviewing Black mayor's around the country to help elect Houston's first African- American mayor - Lee P. Brown .These days HF is Compliments paid to HF over the years include a BELO executive saying “I thought I had died and gone to heaven upon hearing her television booth announcing”. KMJQ consultant Jerry Clifton observed “You're the best at what you do right now/” Attorney and television news reporter Sharon Adams observed, “ If I had your voice I'd be living in New York and making millions!” Volunteering has always been important to HF starting with her Buffalo PBS station WNED, to auctions and pledge drives for KUHT PBS in Houston to Sight into Sound Radio (Taping for the Blind) to Escape Family Resource Center to food pantry helper to church involvement. HF became Houston's first regularly scheduled female television booth announcer in 1979. She has also delved into acting in movies The Lady From Yesterday, Nurse (Wayne Rodgers), and Rigged TV Reporter (George Kennedy). HF was hood-winked in 1989, the year her father passed away, by two media professionals who convinced her Glen Campbell had been killed in an auto accident. HFunwittingly announced it on the air. Upon finding out it was a hoax she sued them and won her case in court. HF was advised to use her initials early on in Buffalo by WYSL-FM/WPHD and fellow jock Walter Gajewski who said people will be surprised and pleased that it's a woman!

Hannah Storm

KSRR, C-101 Corpus)

After graduating from Notre Dame, Hannah started her career at a radio station in Corpus Christi. Hannah spent her first six months out of college working as a deejay at C-101, where they changed her on-air name from Hannah Storen to Hannah Storm; it has stuck ever since. She then moved to Houston's 97 Rock as a sports reporter and weekend disc jockey. Storm stayed in Houston for four years doing a variety of radio and television jobs, including hosting the Houston Rockets halftime and postgame shows and also hosted Houston Astros postgame shows on television. Her Texas radio work was the launching pad for her nationally award-winning career.Hannah Storm is an award-winning journalist, producer and director, a pioneer in the field of sports broadcasting for women, an advocate for children’s issues, and a published author. She joined ESPN in 2008 and now serves as an anchor for SportsCenter, the ESPYs and more. In addition to anchoring various editions of SportsCenter, Storm has co-hosted many of the network’s marquee events including: Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, the NBA Finals, the New York Marathon, Veteran’s Day, the Super Bowl, the NCAA College Football Playoff National Championship and the Rose Parade on ABC. Storm also has conducted sit-down interviews with many prominent figures in the sports world from the NBA, NFL, NASCAR, MLB, college football and many other sports both in prime-time specials and on SportsCenter. In 2012 Storm co-anchored daredevil Nik Wallenda’s unprecedented live Niagara Falls tightrope walk for ABC News. She has also served as a correspondent for ABC’s 20/20, where she’s done pieces with Shark Tank stars Robert Herjavec and Kevin O’Leary. Prior to ESPN, Storm handled premier events during her time at NBC Sports (2002-2007) and CNN (1989-1992), where she was the first female host of CNN Sports Tonight. At NBC Sports, in addition to hosting four Olympics and the “NBA on NBC,” Storm became the first woman in American television history to solo host a broadcast network’s sports series when she hosted NBC’s Major League Baseball coverage, including three World Series. Taking a break from sports broadcasting, Storm spent five years (2002-2007) at CBS News as host of “The Early Show,” covering numerous major news events ranging from the 2004 Presidential election to the Iraqi War and Hurricane Katrina. While at CBS News, Storm also hosted shows for the award-winning CBS newsmagazine, “48 Hours” and served as co-host for the network’s coverage of the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Following a passion to direct and produce films, in 2008 Storm created Brainstormin’ Productions. She has produced, executive produced and directed several projects for ESPN and espnW including: Unmatched, for ESPN’s Peabody Award-winning “30 for 30” film series; Shaq & Dale, for the SEC Network/ESPN/ABC; Love & Payne, the inaugural espnW “Nine for IX” series short film; Swoopes, for ESPN’s award-winning “Nine for IX” series; and Moving the Goal, for espnW’s “HERoics” series, part of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup coverage. Storm has also produced branded content for ESPN, espnW, and ESPN.com including: Journeys & Victories; Beyond Reason; Stories of Will; The Drive series; and The Journey series. For her work, Storm received the 2013 Gracie Award® for Outstanding Web Site – Information/Entertainment for the Payge McMahon story, and the 2012 Gracie Award® for Outstanding Individual Achievement – Producer–Entertainment for the video “Iraq Vet takes on Mount Kilimanjaro,” both part of Journeys & Victories. Storm also was the recipient the 2011 Gracie Award® for Outstanding Producer-News/Non-fiction for Unmatched. In addition to the Gracie Awards® Storm received for her work through Brainstormin’ Productions, she has been the recipient of two others: 2005 – Outstanding Anchor, News for her work on CBS News; and 2000 – Pioneering work as a female in the world of sports broadcasting for her work on NBC Sports. In 2017, The Marist College Center for Sports Communication presented Storm with its second Lifetime Excellence in Sports Communication Award. And in 2018, Storm received two gold awards from the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards for “Danica,” a documentary she produced on motorsports star Danica Patrick that aired on EPIX. Born with a port wine stain underneath her left eye, Storm has become an advocate for children and parents of children suffering from debilitating and disfiguring vascular birthmarks. In 2008 she founded the Hannah Storm Foundation to raise awareness, fund treatment and provide educational information for vascular malformations. To date, children from the United States, China, the Republic of Georgia and Slovenia have received surgery funding through her foundation. Storm has penned two books: “Notre Dame Inspirations,” and “Go Girl!: Raising Healthy, Confident and Successful Daughters through Sports.” For her work as an author, Literacy Advance of Houston honored her as a Champion of Literacy. She has also contributed to a variety of other books and written extensively for several magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Nick Jr., Family Circle, Child and Notre Dame Magazine. Storm is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the mother of three daughters with her husband, Dan Hicks of NBC Sports.

Bobby Swinson

KCLW

He stood barely 5 feet tall, but Bobby Swinson was the biggest man in Hamilton, Texas. KCLW radio began broadcasting in May of 1948. In September of the same year, while playing for a live broadcast as fiddle player and comedian for Murl Alexander's Original Texas Wranglers, he was offered a "temporary " job. 36 years later, Bobby retired from that temporary job. Throughout the years Bobby endeared himself to Hamilton and surrounding communities. At the time, KCLW was a "sun up to sun down" station, but many times he would ho back on the air during times of emergency, such as storms or fires. His pleasant voice and sense of humor helped to calm his listeners until the danger had passed. In the winter when roads were too icy to drive, he walked to work, which was quite a feat for a man with severe rheumatoid arthritis. His house was a mile away from the station. He crawled through a barbed wire fence and followed a cow trail to the back of the radio station property, then made his way across the frozen yard to begin his broadcast at 6 am. He knew listeners depended on him to let them know of school and business closings. He never let them down. Tuesdays found him doing a live report from the Hamilton Commission Company, keeping farmers and ranchers up to date on livestock prices. Friday nights he recorded local football games for Saturday rebroadcast. Sunday morning found him running church services and his beloved Old Time Hymn Time program. His one day off was Saturday, and he could be found with a fishing pole in hand at a favorite stock tank or lake. He was made an honorary member of the Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department and received the Hamilton Citizen of the Year award in 1980. Bobby met many celebrities during his career. He often told the story of having a hamburger with Elvis in a crowded diner one evening, when Presley was just gaining popularity. He enjoyed a friendship with fellow fiddler Johnny Gimble. Johnny would send his latest recordings to Bobby, with a personal note or letter attached. He mentored the Dublin Flash, Johnny Duncan who also worked for KCLW before moving to Nashville. Bobby retired in 1984. In 1988 for the 40th anniversary of KCLW he was honored by the station and Hamilton citizens with "Bobby Swinson Day." He received many calls, letters and visits from friends and listeners during a party held at the station. Bobby passed away July 4th, 1996 at the age of 76. He is still fondly remembered by former listeners in Hamilton and the surrounding area.

Bart Taylor

KXYZ, KRLY, KSRR, KLOL, WCKW, XM Satellite Radio

Clarence Bartlett Melton, known by his professional radio name, Bart Taylor, was born in Houston, Texas, on September 15, 1950, and died in Boerne, Texas, on June 29, 2021. He graduated from Bellaire High School in Houston and attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of the Theta Xi fraternity. He left school for a job as a mud engineer in the oil industry that sent him around the world. Then he found his real love: Radio. His first DJ job in Houston radio was in 1977 at the ABC-owned KXYZ-AM, experimenting with a new music formula – Disco! He went on to another DJ job in 1979 at KRLY-FM and In 1984 at KSRR-FM “97 Rock,” where he became part of the production team for the 1985 “Live Aid” concert. From 1985 to 1995, Bart was the production director at KLOL-FM. The “Runaway Radio” rock format was consistently in the top ten of Houston’s radio stations. Among his accomplishments was his work on the annual “Rock ‘n Roll Auction,” which benefitted numerous local charities. His talents in producing radio commercials earned him a first-place AIR Award from the Houston Association of Radio Broadcasters and a first-place award from the Houston Chapter of American Women in Radio & Television. Bart moved to New Orleans in 1996 to be the production director for WCKW-FM “Rock 92.3”. He produced radio commercials for clients throughout New Orleans and produced promotions for charity motorcycle races that raised thousands of dollars for the New Orleans Children’s Hospital. Bart took the most significant risk of his radio career when he moved to Washington DC in 2001 to help launch XM satellite radio which later became SiriusXM Satellite Radio. He worked in satellite radio production for 16 years before retiring in 2017. Notable projects included producing the XM broadcast of the “Live 8 worldwide concert” in 2005 and traveling with a team creating week-long events for the Children’s Miracle Network in 2008 and 2009. He also produced and broadcast events from the Storyteller’s Festival in Jonesboro, Tennessee; pre-grammy events in LA; and President George W. Bush’s second inauguration. Bart’s radio work attracted national attention. In 2003, he won the New York Festival’s World Medal for Best Music Special and, in 2009, the Gold Medal for producing a live broadcast from Uganda. In 2016 he won three national awards: a Silver Award for the New York Festivals’ Best Children’s programming, first place in the Network Radio Documentary category from the National Associaton of Black Journalists, and a Gracie Award for the Women in Media Foundation’s Portrait-Biography category. And that was just his day job. Bart had a home studio and co-produced, from 2007 to 2019, the “When Radio Was” syndicated radio show broadcast weekly on 200 radio stations nationwide. And beginning In 2013, Bart produced the“Radio Spirits” entertainment for week-long cruises, featuring Bart’s co-producer, “When Radio Was” host, Greg Bell. For the 4th of July, Bart produced music tracks to be played by local radio stations during fireworks shows beginning in 1986 for the KLOL Texas Sesquicentennial Fireworks show and continuing every 4th of July until 2019 at about two dozen locations from Houston to the hill country. And yet, he still had time for his other passion! Golf! The clubs were always in the trunk, and he could not pass a driving range without hitting a bucket of balls! Music was a vital part of his life, even before radio. Bart sang in many church and school choirs (including the UT Longhorn Singers). He was part of a barbershop quartet. And he once sang the National Anthem before a Houston Rockets basketball game! He also played the accordion. ‘Nuff said!

Terri Thomas

KBXX, KMJQ, KROI

Terri Thomas is an award-winning Operations Manager/Program Director for KBXX, KMJQ, and KROI (Radio One in Houston, Texas). In addition to her current management role, she is also the voice of Praise 92.1. She is an award-winning Operations Manager/Program Director for KBXX, KMJQ, KROI (Radio One in Houston, Texas) and recently celebrated 18 years serving the Houston community. Both 97.9 the Box and Majic 102.1 are market leaders in their target demos and have been consistently so under Terri's leadership over the past 18 years. She was also instrumental in bringing Praise 92.1 back to the market as inspirational/gospel. Besides ratings and revenue success, Terri is known for her keen eye for talent and has coached some of the best in the game like Madd Hatta, J Mac, Kandi Eastman, Larry Jones, Kiotti, Young Jas. she is one of the "go to" people in our industry when people are seeking talent or when talent is seeking advice to grow. Her creativity is as strong as her team building as Terri has built some legendary events in Houston such as Majic Under the Stars, 97.9 the Box Carshow, numerous community efforts whether registering people to vote, providing relief after natural disaster or championing education at one of our local schools. She has been nationally recognized by Radio & Records, Billboard Magazine, Rolling Stone, All Access, Radio Ink and Radio Facts. Terri is also the recipient of the prestigious Ronnie Johnson Industry Mentor of the Year Award and the Music Business Empowerment Conference Industry Trailblazer Award. She is known as a problem solver and has a proven track record of coaching and creating award winning teams evident by ratings and revenue success. Her creativity, passion and positive energy is infectious. She loves to help people achieve their dreams and spends time mentoring many up-and-coming media, music and entertainment professionals across the country. Terri is a published author of two children’s books “J Mac is the Freestyle King” and “The New Kid”. She has also worked with Artbridge as a volunteer teaching art to homeless children as vehicle to build their self-esteem. She currently works with St. Jude Children’s Hospital as an inaugural member of the St. Jude Radio Cares Advisory Council.

Maria Todd

KRBE, KHMX

Maria Todd, an award-winning morning personality and pop culture guru, has delivered the goods on stations including 104.1 KRBE Houston, Mix 96.5 KHMX Houston, KHKS Dallas, WKSE Buffalo and KMVQ-99.7 NOW San Francisco. She is currently the co-host of the syndicated Todd Newton Morning Show.

John Trapane

KILT, KIKK, KKBQ

John Trapane has worked 27 of his 34 years in the music business in Texas, enjoying a distinguished career of remarkable highlights which can be traced to his commitment to radio as an entertainment and communications medium. His first gig was interning at Z107, pulling carts and music for TRHOF inductee Donna McKenzie. He was also a club DJ at Club 6400, Avalon, The Rose on Richmond, Gerry’s in Texas City and a small stint at the Alvin Skating Rink! He had a weekly show at KACC (Alvin Community College) called the Post Modern Experience playing Depeche Mode, The Cure and New Order for all the outcasts in south Houston area. He secured an internship at KKBQ (93Q) and worked alongside John Lander, Chris Kelley, Ron Parker, Jammer, John Cook, Bill Richards, Mike Snow and Al Brady Law. He was at the Club MTV tour with Milli Vanilli at The Summit. After turning 19, he became Assistant Promotion Director under the legendary marketing wiz Jim Marchyshyn. Where he helped coordinate Spring Break with KISS at Galveston Beach for 10 songs. In 1991 he took off with Mark Landis to become APD/MD/Marketing Director at KIOC (Power Hits K-106) in Beaumont Texas (for the princely sum of $7 an hour.) They started the “Powerhouse” shows at the Longhorn Saloon. Helped put B-95 out of format in 9 months. Rescued by Dene Hallam from an unsatisfying PD role position in Shreveport, LA. Trapane became Morning Show Producer with Dave & Pam at KKBQ (93Q Country) in 1994. Shortly thereafter he was also made Music Director where he was nominated for Music Director of the year by Billboard Magazine, and helped win 1996 CMA Station Of The Year. He helped produce the “grand opening” of a segment of Beltway 8, which the station (with the help of the TXDOT), closed a section of the highway and built a full stage for Tim McGraw to perform to 50K listeners. As word of Trapane’s successes spread, the rising star was offered—and accepted—a position at Giant/Reprise records in Nashville (based in Dallas).He worked working such acts as Clay Walker, Michael Peterson, The Wilkinsons, Don Williams, Paul Brandt and Dwight Yoakam. David “Bubba” Berry got him this gig, just ask him! For a year, he worked alongside Kenny Rogers at Dreamcatcher records in the same position. In 2001, Darren Davis brought him back to radio installing Trapane as the APD/MD for KIKK and KILT in Houston. That move put him in the trenches of Houston’s country music battles, along with radio legends Hudson & Harrigan, Dan Gallo, RB McEntire, TJ Callahan, Tom Fontaine, and Rowdy Yates. There, working side by side with his colleagues Darren Davis and Pam Kehoe, The 10 Man Jam (now in its 21st year) was born. In 2003 Trapane left Texas for a 6-year engagement in Michigan, but returned to the Lone Star State in 2009 as SW Regional Manager for Capitol Records, bringing Keith Urban, Darius Rucker, Lady A, Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town and other A-list recording artists to stations all over Texas. In 2012 he moved to EMI Nashville where his work with Eric Church, Brothers Osborne, Eric Paslay, Jon Langston, Alan Jackson, Tyler Hubbard, Gary Allan, newcomer Kylie Morgan and many more continues to bring audiences, programmers, and artists closer together.

Dana Tyson

KODA

Dana Tyson has logged 30+ years hosting KODA-FM morning show. In addition to ratings and revenue successes, she served on various non-profit committees including Star of Hope, and the 100 Club. Dana came to KODA prior to the format change to Sunny 99.1 Her role initially was morning news anchor with Weaver Morrow. At the beginning of the new format, it was more about the music and less about the personalities. But as the morning show developed beyond branding liners, Dana shined as a warm and friendly co-host with Weaver. And the ratings just kept on growing. Today, 30 years later, Dana continues to dominate morning drive. Her strength is well beyond the broadcast as she has a strong connection with Houston. She has done what many only wish they could have done, to perpetuate her brand and remain relevant as a broadcaster. Not an easy task, but she does it, very well.

James White

KYOK, KPRC, KTRH, KMJQ

James White is a veteran journalist in Texas broadcasting. Looking over his extensive radio broadcast career is impressive in itself. By 1977, when KMJQ (Majic 102) debuted in Houston as the city’s first urban FM radio station, James was hired as news director, employing a staff of five fulltime journalists. During his tenure at KMJQ, James launched "Sunday Morning Live" which has been Houston's longest running public affairs show. In 2000 James entered full time ministry at Abiding Faith church in Baytown, the church he founded. He retired in 2016 as Pastor Emeritus. KZEY Radio-Tyler, 1969-1970-News Reporter • KYOK Radio-Houston, 1970-1973, News Reporter • KPRC Radio-Houston, 1973-1975, Outside Beat Reporter • KTRH Radio-Houston, 1976-1977, Reporter Federal Courthouse • KMJQ Radio-Houston, 1977-1980, News Director • City Of Houston, 1980-1985, Speech writer/Director City Council Agenda For Two Houston Mayors • KCOH Radio-Houston, 2013-2014, Morning Host

Joe "The Godfather" Anthony (Yanuzzi)

KMAC, KISS, KESI, KSAQ, Z-ROCK ABC Radio Networks

In 2000, Texas Monthly released a list of 12 Texas non-musicians who influenced and changed Texas Music forever and Joe Anthony was on that list. San Antonio, Texas played a unique role in the development and growth of the musical genres that became hard rock and heavy metal and that foundation was set with Joe Anthony and Lou Roney. Their success at 630 AM KMAC, and later at 99.5 FM KISS, was facilitated by a radio industry model that, while regulated, allowed for risk-taking and creative ingenuity. Those attributes became hallmarks of Joe Anthony’s approach to broadcasting and fueled his willingness to experiment with new sounds and genres. AT KMAC, Anthony played the longer album cuts of more established groups like CCR, while breaking through with bands like Bloodrock and Canned Heat. Over the course of the 1970s the ever-growing KMAC playlist evolved to include groups like Rush, Moxy, Judas Priest, Kiss, Scorpions, Thin Lizzy, Aerosmith, Montrose, ZZ Top, Nazareth, Blue Oster Cult, Budgie, Pat Travers, and Legs Diamond among many others. These unconventional playlists were peppered with selections that never received airplay on San Antonio’s other AM stations. It became general practice that any new song could not be played on any of the city’s Top 40 radio stations and the moment a competitor played it, the song was dropped. This approach favored playing the longer more artistic tracks, often with elaborate guitar solos, which Top 40 stations would never touch. To industry observers, the station skewed harder, with tougher sounding guitars and thickly distorted blues riffs. Texas Monthly columnist Joe Nick Patoski described the station’s unique sound as “anything that could be classified as too loud for the rest of radio” and composed of “suicidal guitar armies and tortured vocalists who sounded like a sneak preview of Armageddon.” While rock stations in other Texas markets had gradually watered down their playlists “into a sort of hip Top 40” more palatable to advertisers and ratings agencies, KMAC/KISS remained a “champion of hard-rock radio and the last vestige of true progressive rock programming in Texas.” Thanks in part to Joe Anthony, San Antonio became known as a “hard-rock town known for making and breaking new talent” throughout the region and beyond. Anthony’s later service to San Antonio’s KESI, allowed him to break new bands now associated with the British New Wave of Heavy Metal, including Saxon, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, and Motörhead. Anthony returned to 99.5 KISS in 1986 and later worked at Q96.1 KSAQ 96 Rock. Joe Anthony passed in 1992 and was posthumously inducted into the San Antonio Radio Hall of Fame 2010.

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Debbie Alcocer

KBFM, KZZY, KISS, KKZN, KZPS, KOAI, ABC Radio Networks, KVIL

Perhaps best remembered as “The Electric Lady” at San Antonio’s legendary KISS-FM, Debbie Alcocer is a San Antonio native, a 1978 RTF graduate of San Antonio College, and a veteran rock radio personality currently working for iHeartMedia. Debbie can be heard mid-days on Lone Star 92.5/ Dallas/Ft. Worth. While voice-tracking for sister station 103.5 KRFX/Denver, she is also a Traffic Anchor for iHeartMedia’s Total Traffic Weather Network, working various markets in A.M. drive. During her days at 99.5 KISS Debbie hosted an award-winning local music show “Texxas Traxx” and “The Homegrown Hour” a music video show on cable. From 2005-2006, she served two seasons as P.A. announcer (Spanish) for FC DALLAS, MLS and from 2009-2012 she hosted “The Global Groove Boutique” Chill/Lounge/Multi-Cultural Grooves on Smooth Jazz 107.5. An accomplished musician (drums!) Debbie is also bilingual voice over talent.

Roger Allen (Schultz)

KONO, KAJA, KTSA, KLLS, KITY, KSMG, KTFM

Roger Allen fell in love with radio as a teenager and set out to learn all he could about it. He would spend weekends at radio stations answering phones and doing whatever he could to learn about broadcasting. The 15-year-old became known to broadcasters as the kid with a thousand questions. It soon seemed young Roger knew more about programming than most PD's! His first professional radio job came in 1981 working weekend overnights at KONO and also assisting in the station’s research department. In 1982, Roger moved to weekends at KJ97 and then on to the 10 PM to 2 PM air shift at KTSA. In 1984, he was doing the swing shift at KLLS-FM and a year later, returned to KONO to do PM drive on sister station KITY-FM before moving to nights and weekends at KSMG. Beginning in 1986, Roger spent two years with Waterman Broadcasting, first on-air nights at KTSA and then as Assistant Program Director at KTFM. It was during this time that he secured an associate degree from San Antonio College, with a BA from Texas State, and a Masters in Communication from University of the Incarnate Word. Subsequent career moves took Roger from San Antonio to Dallas, Austin and Salt Lake City before his stint as an ad agency Creative Director earned him a Summit Award for creativity. His return to San Antonio’s KONO came in 1998, this time as Program Director for both the AM and FM stations. In the 19 years that followed, Roger’s impressive ratings successes resulted in his recognition as PD of the Year by several industry publications, and, in 2015, the prestigious Marconi Award for excellence in radio. Roger Allan was Inducted into San Antonio Radio Hall of Fame 2017

Albert Calvo

Albert Calvo became interested in broadcasting and public speaking at the age of six when his mother took him to KENS-TV to see Captain Gus. Albert was fascinated by all the mikes, wires and equipment. As a teen, he was the DJ at school parties and M-C for school programs. And he listened to the Davila Brothers and Henry Peña on KUKA radio’s "Top Teen Tunes". They would be the magnet that drew Albert into radio. In 1977, after graduation and a short stint with the U.S. Army, Albert entered the RTF program at San Antonio College and began his legendary radio career. Known to his thousands of fans as Alberto Alegre, which means happy and cheerful, he would become a mainstay of Spanish-language radio for more than four decades. Albert worked at KVAR, the first Tejano FM station in San Antonio, and at KHFM. At one time, he and his sister Olga hosted a popular show called ‘Two Tons of Fun’. Albert also worked in radio in El Paso, Houston and Corpus Christi, returning to San Antonio in 2001 to join KSAH, Norteno 720 AM - 104.1 FM. Albert truly cared about his listeners, so when they told him what they needed most were jobs, Albert created two programs to air during his morning show: The On-Air Flea Market and the Job-Line Hour. His goal was to provide opportunities for people seeking work and workers for employers seeking help. He found jobs for thousands of unemployed listeners and workers for hundreds of employers. Albert won numerous awards in his lifetime for his innovations, accomplishments, professionalism and his popularity with la gente. He has the unique distinction of being the only Hispanic disc jockey in Texas to receive the prestigious Marconi Radio Award as "Spanish Format Personality of the Year". In 2009 In 2012 he created the Alegre Awards to honor worthy individuals he felt were not being recognized for their achievements. He said, "I feel blessed when I help others." Albert Calvo passed away in October 2018. He was inducted into San Antonio Radio Hall of Fame in 2019.

Roula Christie

KRBE-FM, KHMX-FM

As the long-time co-host of Roula and Ryan on Houston’s KRBE, Roula Christie has been honored with numerous awards including multiple Media Alliance Star Awards, and a Gracie Award. Following a stint at WIOQ-FM Philadelphia, was hired back to launch a new morning show with Ryan Berrigan on KHMX in 2003. She recently added a nationally-syndicated weekend show, "Weekends with Roula" which is distributed by Westwood One and heard on more than 50 stations across the country.

James “Moby” Carney

KLOL, KSRR, KEGL

Moby’s radio career began during his high school years in Crossville, TN at WCSV for $1.60 an hour. He worked there until graduaiton, then was off to Belmont College in Nashville intending to major in Music Education and become a high school band director. A year-and-a-half later, he decided he’d rather get back into radio. In 1973, Moby was in Nashville playing big band music at WAMB when a gig opened-up across town at WKDF with Alan Sneed. Five years later, he moved to another Nashville station, Rock 106 WKQB. Then, in 1981, he moved to Tampa Bay’s 98 Rock WQXM to do evenings. That same year, Alan Sneed hired Moby to do afternoons at Houston’s 97 Rock (KSRR) and after 9 months, he was moved to mornings, teamed with John Matthews and Hannah Storm. He knew he was making an impact when, as the emcee at The Who concert in the Astrodome, he introduced himself and the crowd went nuts. His catch phrase “Get your lazy asses out of bed” was a staple of his show. While in Houston, he supported many charities including the Leukemia Society, March of Dimes, Easter Seals, MADD and Muscular Dystrophy. He also loved to sing the national anthem for sporting events and he did so for the Texas Rangers, the Astros, Rockets and the Mavericks. Moby coined the names “Pasa-get-down-dena” and the “Nolan Ryan Expressway.” He even got to catch for Nolan Ryan at a team batting practice. In 1986 Moby moved to Dallas for KEGL where he gained a national spotlight while appearing on Oprah, and Nightline with Ted Koppel. When director Oliver Stone asked Moby to work on his film “Talk Radio”, he inquired about a credit. To which Oliver Stone replied, “Do you want one?” Dang right! Back to Houston in 1988 to 97 Rock’s old rival, KLOL, Moby was paired with Lanny Griffith for afternoon drive and settled in for incredible journey that included a “ride along” tour with the Rolling Stones and a live broadcast from Moscow. In 1991, he made the jump to Atlanta, GA with a switch to the country music format. At WKHX, his show became legendary. From 1993-1998, ABC syndicated his morning show in 38 markets. In 2002, he started his own successful syndication, which ran till 2015. He supported many charities in Atlanta including Special Olympics, Para Olympics, Make a Wish Foundation, Starlight Children’s Foundation, and he was recognized by Georgia Governor Zell Miller for his work against child abuse. Moby’s numerous awards include Billboard’s Major Market DJ of the Year (5 times), ACM Major Market DJ of the Year (1999). He was also twice nominated for CMA “Major Market Morning Show of the Year.” He was inducted in the Country Radio Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame in 2011.

Steve Coffman

KAFM, KZEP, KFAN, KENS

A true pioneer in Texas Radio, Steve Coffman never gave up up on his “Texas Mix” format, a mixture of blues, southern rock, classic rock, country, Texas country, a little zydeco with a touch of reggae. His passion for his unique and special blend of music fueled what is known currently as Texas Music and a catalyst for the success of many Texas artists in the format of today. Throughout his thirty-year career in radio, Steve had various stops in Texas. Beginning in Dallas Radio (KAFM) during the 70’s, spinning the original Outlaw Country - Waylon, Willie and the Boys, San Antonio Radio in the 80’s KZEP, KFAN then onto KRIO, KENS, a short stop at KISS then onto KGUL-FM, KYKM-FM, KHLT-AM /KTXM-FM, and KTXN. Steve Coffman spent his life sharing his deep love of music with friends and fans across Texas, and in doing so, he became to be a vital contributor to the state's rich musical history. Steve had a giant on-air personality and a radio delivery that was like listening to your best friend. Steve’s radio career was cut way too short by cancer in 2006. However, his legacy, voice and format continue today with an online internet radio station at: Steve Coffman’s Texas Radio Lives @ Tunein.com

Raoul Cortez

KCOR, The Sombrero Network

Raoul A. Cortez was born in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, in 1905. Cortez started out as a sales representative for Pearl Brewery and a reporter for La Prensa newspaper in San Antonio. In 1940 he began negotiating a time slot for Spanish programming on radio station KMAC. In 1944 Cortez applied for a license to open his own radio station. To get around wartime restrictions on foreign language media, he stated that part of the station’s purpose was to mobilize the Mexican-American community behind the war effort. He was granted the license and eventually opened KCOR-AM in San Antonio in 1946. His was the first Spanish-language station in the state and one of the first in the nation, as well as the first station owned and operated by a person of Hispanic heritage.

Manuel Gonzáles Davila, Sr. (aka Lito)

Founder of Tejano Radio KEDA, KBOP, KESS, KIWW, KEXX, KUKA, KCCT & KBSO

Spanish-language broadcasting began in the early days of commercial radio, but only as a part-time service not as full-time radio stations. Manuel Gonzales Dávila Sr. changed that notion forever and was one of the early pioneers of Spanish language radio, the Conjunto Tejano format and of DJ’s talking in Spanglish (Bi-Lingual) in the United States. Born in San Antonio in 1913, Dávila was encouraged by his older brother, José Luis Dávila to leave his job in a boxing gym and join him working in radio. This decision would start Manuel’s radio career and change his life for the better. In 1928 there were no Spanish language stations in San Antonio, so Manuel and his brother, José, began broadcasting in Spanish by buying one-hour slots on English-language stations. José put up the money at first to buy the time and engineered his brother’s broadcast. Manuel programmed Conjunto music during his shows because that’s the music he believed in. They quickly found bias against Mexican-American broadcasters not only from Anglos, but also from Hispanics who believed that one should be from Mexico in order to broadcast in Spanish. Soon, Dávila was doing live broadcasts from different locations and helping the local musicians by getting them to play the live show while demonstrating that radio was a powerful way to advertise your business. Around 1954 Manuel started working at KBOP in Pleasanton, Texas, KBOP. Manuel bought a couple of hours in the afternoon and was soon followed by Willie Nelson who did the evening shift. Manuel Dávila continued to work in San Antonio radio until 1966 at various radio stations KESS, KIWW, KEXX, KUKA. Along the way Manuel decided to apply for his own station and did so in 1961. Five years later, the application was granted and he began broadcasting Tex-Mex music on KEDA, nicknamed “La Tejañita”. It was the first Conjunto/Tejano music station in the country.The station's competitors called it the "cantina station" because of its accordion-driven South Texas music, although Dávila insisted that the station was "all about familia and respect and giving newcomers a break." The local nature of the radio station raised skepticism at first, but the major labels that originally bypassed it eventually started calling. In 1977 KEDA would become “Radio Jalapeño" with slogans “Con música caliente” and “The University of Jalapeño.” Manuel throughout his radio career alway played local regional artists. By word of mouth all the artists knew to get their music to Manuel and he would give them air play. About his career path Dávila said, "All I ever wanted to do was play local regional artist . I had to show everybody that a Mexican-American could run a station successfully playing Mexican-American music." Dávila created the "Jalapeño Network" by adding KCCT in Corpus Christi. The family, under patriarch Davila, helped make the careers of many of Texas and San Antonio’s successful musicians and supported the advancement of a variety of genres—from Conjunto, Tejano to the West Side Sound—significant to the Alamo City. After his death in 1997, Dávila’s widow continued to operate KEDA into 2011 when the station was sold to Jerry Benavides owner of Claro Communications. At that time, KEDA was the longest-running and last remaining, family-owned, independent radio station in San Antonio. After his death, Manuel G. Dávila began to receive recognition for his contributions to San Antonio radio and his role in starting Spanish-language Tejano radio. He was inducted into the Conjunto Music Hall of Fame in 1997, the Tejano R.O.O.T.S. Hall of Fame 2008, and the Texas Conjunto Hall of Fame in 2015. In 1998 he was honored with a Radio Pioneer Award from Pura Vida Music Awards and in 2017, he was inducted into SAN ANTONIO RADIO HALL OF FAME. Texas Monthly came out with a list of 12 Texas non-musicians who influenced and changed Texas Music forever. Two were from San Antonio, Texas: ‘Joe Anthony’ and Manuel Gonzales Dávila from KEDA

Dave Dillon

KODA

Dave came to Houston to craft the transition of KODA into Sunny 99.1. And what a transition. From a lesser listened to format (Beautiful Music/Soft AC) to what has become a heritage station in the market. Dave found the best of the best to accompany a format that would attract the lucrative 25-54 demo. Getting there was a home run. Keeping it there for more than three decades was a world series win. Both Dave and Sunny are Broadcast MVP's.

Dean and Rog (Dean Myers and Roger Beaty)

KKRW, KGLK

Houston had a void in the market when Dean and Rog came to town in the 90's to anchor morning drive on KKRW. These guys were pure cool, a believable, comedic, listenable approach to rock radio. So fast forward a couple of decades and they still have what it takes to capture the ratings. Now, their morning show is simulcast on two signals in the market, and they haven't missed a beat. I love these guys most for their edgy approach to making mornings a little better.

Kandi Eastman

KMJQ

An accomplished media personality, Kandi Eastman enjoyed success as a station manager and music director at 104.9 (WRBB-FM) after gracing the studios of Boston’s top-rated college stations maintaining on-air positions at Boston’s (WILD-FM), Raleigh, NC’s 97.5 (WQOK-FM) and Norfolk, VA's 102.9 (WOWI-FM). Kandi joined the Majic 102.1 (KMJQ-FM) family in 1994 and has been the queen of Houston airwaves for over 25 years. Kandi is a household name in Houston known as “The Sweet Talker” because of her friendly encounters and joyful spirit. To date, Kandi has received recognition and earned honors and awards for her contributions and longevity in the radio industry, and for her efforts to inspire and improve the Houston community. In 2021, she was honored with the proclamation of “Kandi Eastman Day” by the City of Houston’s Mayor Sylvester Turner. She received recognition from U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee and has also been featured in Essence and Today’s Black Woman Magazine. Kandi continues to create engaging interviews for audience’s entertainment with celebrities like Babyface, Da Brat, Mo’Nique and more. As Kandi Eastman celebrates 28 years in middays on KMJQ. she has reinvented herself on social media and has given her loyal listeners a deeper inside look at the "only Kandi your mama wants you to have". Between her fan-girl New Edition posts and travels to her love of line dancing, nail art, frugal shopping finds, community service, good food and great wine, Kandi's ability to connect with people of all ages is taking her ratings up to top 5 18-34, 18-49, 25-54, 35-64. A breast cancer survivor, a single mom, and a champion for women's health and issues facing women and families, Kandi practically raised her sons on the radio including an infamous broadcast from home while she was taking care of her son's with chickenpox. Her son Amir Diamond has now followed in her footsteps and is now the afternoon drive talent at the Vibe Houston.

Bob Ford

KZFX, KLOL, KSRR, KAUM, KXYZ, KILE

While the “third act” of Bob Ford’s career has focused on his exemplary service as the in-stadium announcer for the Houston Astros, Bob’s extraordinary “pipes” were first put to the test in Texas radio, beginning at Galveston’s KGBC at the age of 15 and later on the island at KILE. He then moved to KXYZ in 1975, where history suggests that—at that time--he was the youngest, full-time air personality in Houston. Next came KAUM, KSRR (97 Rock) and later mornings alongside TRHOF inductee Crash Collins at ground-breaking classic rocker KZFX (Z107).

JD "Bo Leo" Gonzalez

KBFM ~ Rio Grande Valley, KXTN ~ San Antonio

JD “Bo Leo” Gonzalez, a 40 year radio veteran, not has not only had an illustrious career as a radio executive for Univision Radio, CBS Radio and now ENTERCOM Communications, he has also been a Tejano radio air personality and program director for over 25 years. Bo Leo was known as the co-host of the nationally syndicated video program Tejano Country. He also hosted the TTMA National Radio show in the late 90s which aired on over 100 radio stations worldwide. After having co-hosted mornings in San Antonio with Jonny Ramirez, he and Jonny decided to do it again. This time the Bo and Jon Show can be heard at 107.5 HD2 (Dallas – Fort Worth) and around the world on Radio.com After having co-hosted mornings in San Antonio with Jonny Ramirez, he and Jonny decided to do it again. This time the Bo and Jon Show can be heard at 107.5 HD2 (Dallas – Fort Worth) and around the world on Radio.com weekdays from 6 AM to Noon.

Harmon & Evans

Arriving in Dallas from Charlotte, NC, Harmon and Evans teamed to fill the “very big boots” of Terry Dorsey. At the time, this was one of the most critical battles for Susquehanna. The duo were marketing leaders in DFW for the next 8 years., while racking up an impressive number of industry awards. Including their induction in the Country Music Hall of Fame, Harmon and Evans were also honored with the following recognition: Billboard Major Market Country Personalities of the Year ‘90,’91 and ‘92, CMA Large Market Country Personalities of the Year ‘90, AWRT Personalities of the Year, and the ACM Awards

Gladys Hill

KYOK, KCOH, KZEY

Her given name was Gladys Hill but she may be better known as KYOK's original Dizzy Lizzy or Gladys "Gee Gee" Hill After a stint as a singer in BB King’s band and a turn at Tyler’s KZEY, Gladys became the original Dizzy Lizzy on Houston’s KYOK. When she left that station for their rival KCOH, KYOK claimed her on air name, so Gladys became “Gee Gee” Hill. She finished her radio career as “Grandma Gee Gee”, and departed this world way too early in 1976. Gladys Hill is remembered as a remarkable talent and a generous mentor to young broadcasters

Stan Kelly

KTSA, KLLS, KSMG, KLUP, WOAI, KONO

Stan Kelly began his 48-year radio career as a paid intern at KTSA who, as a first-year student at SAC in 1969, was willing to do just about anything to get his foot in the door. His professional on-air career began with weekend news headlines but soon changed when PD Kahn Hamon put him on the air with a new name. Stan became DJ Charlie Brown playing hits on the weekends and doing whatever else he could around the station during the week. During his 13 years at KTSA, Stan hosted the highly successful weekday 6 to 10 pm slot and eventually become Music Director and then Program Director. As popular 70’s DJ Charlie Brown, he participated in numerous fund-raising campaigns for worthy causes around the Alamo City. In 1982, as Stan Kelly again, he became the Morning News Co-Anchor and eventually News Director at KLLS-FM. Stan moved on to work as News Director and Morning Drive Personality at KSMG Magic 105 and KLUP. During this time, he was invited to the White House with a group of San Antonio media and had the opportunity to interview then President Bill Clinton. From 1998 to 2010, Stan worked at WOAI Radio as co-anchor for San Antonio’s First News alongside veteran news anchor Bob Guthrie. And, while all this was going on, Stan’s lifelong love of sports led him to his other career … as a public address sports announcer. He is probably best known as announcer for the San Antonio Spurs for 18 seasons, but he has also announced for the San Antonio Missions, 26 years, U-T Men’s Basketball, 15 years, and the first six years of U-T-S-A Football. And, had the privilege of announcing NBA All-Star Weekend, the NCAA Men’s Regionals, and the Valero Alamo Bowl. Stan Kelly’s professional radio career came full circle when he returned to the airwaves once again as DJ Charlie Brown – having fun on the weekends and reminiscing on KONO. He was Inducted into San Antonio Radio Hall of Fame 2019

Lisle & Hahn (John Lisle and Steve Hahn)

KISS

John Lisle and Steve Hahn each spent years working in radio broadcasting before joining forces on the airwaves of San Antonio. Lisle and Hahn set the ratings afire for nearly two decades as hosts of the hugely popular morning show, The Rude Awakening, on KISS-FM. Their program, which mixed irreverent talk with contemporary and vintage rock music, consistently dominated the market. Steve Hahn had been in San Antonio radio since the 1970s and was doing news at KISS in 1983 when John Lisle was brought to the station to do the night shift. It was 1985 when the two teamed up to rock the radio world. In 1988, KISS changed format and call letters to Oldies KOOL Gold. Lisle left for Seattle but after a short stay there, he moved to Houston to host Outlaw Radio at KLOL. In 1992 KISS returned, and Lisle and Hahn were reunited. The dynamic duo dominated mornings in the Alamo City for the next 19 years until their departure from the heritage rocker. Both have since retired from radio.

"Uncle Funky” Larry Jones

Larry Jones is a 49 year radio veteran with 32 of those years serving the people of Houston, TX. Larry is currently the PM Drive host for KMJQ along with comedian Ali Siddiq. Larry is one of the top players in the market for 25-54, 35-64 AA adults. He is also committed to the Houston community partnering with many causes including men's health, prison ministry, family and children's issues as well as civil rights and social activism. Larry co-hosts our Public Affairs Podcast which airs on KMJQ, KBXX and KROI. As longtime host of LIve After 5, he's helped catapult Zydeco and Southern Soul music into the mainstream of Houston music culture. In addition to his time on KLMQ, Larry has done mornings on Power, as well as the now defunct Jazz station. Clients love him and he his endorsement list is long and distinguished because advertisers believe in Larry. He is a true market icon and richly deserves this recognition as a veteran talent who continues to reinvent himself to stay relevant. The voice of Funky Larry Jones has been associated with the Star of Hope, Lieutenant House, Houston Astros, City of Houston, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Sheriffs’ Association of Texas, Joe Myers Ford, Direct Energy, Xfinity Comcast, Specs, Honey Bake Hams, Boston Scientific, Community Of Faith and the Greater PureLight Church. Larry’s voice can also be heard nationally in Detroit, St. Louis, Raleigh Durham and Columbus, Ohio, plus the Oprah Winfrey Network, St. Jude Children Research Hospital and the American Kidney Fund. In 2021, he was awarded the Humanitarian Music Award for 2021 by Sugar Babee and was honored by SME as one of the Top 20 Influential Professionals & Entrepreneurs. He's also has received the Billboard Magazine Personality of the Year Award and is currently nominated for the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.

Pam Kelly

KLOL, KSBJ, KILT, KHPT, RFC Media

Before finding her current on air spot among the star-studded talent pool at Suite Radio, Pam Kelly enjoyed a long run on Houston’s airwaves as a full time host, co-host, and content contributor in a variety of formats on heritage music stations.

Laurie Kendrick

Laurie Kendrick graduated from SWTSU with a BA in Journalism and immediately started working in the Broadcast industry. Her first job was in TV, as an anchor and Executive Producer with KVTV in Laredo. From there she went to KTSA/KTFM where she was a nightly news anchor & reporter. Then Houston came calling, and she was recruited to work for KTRH-AM, where she rose to fame as a Features Reporter. While at KTRH, she won many local, state & national awards for her work, including a numerous AP wins, the prestigious Katy Award and the National Radio/TV News Directors award for Best Feature, Laurie also worked with the renown Stevens and Pruett Morning show on the venerable KLOL-FM. She did news and commentary and contributed daily to the show’s comedic antics. In afternoons, Laurie also appeared on KLOL's Outlaw Dave Show. Then it was time for a management role when Pat Fant named Laurie Kendrick Managing Editor of KFNC-FM, Houston where Laurie also co-hosted the high-personality afternoon news/talk program with Pruett & Shannon and radio news giant Jim Carola.

Mary Lanoue-Gers

KISS, KSMG, KCYY, KONO, KKYX

Mary Lanoue - San Antonio Radio Hall of Fame Inductee– Class of 2020. Mary's career in San Antonio, TX Radio Sales spanned 4 decades. Mary recently retired on December 31, 2020 after 28 years at CMG. At that the time, CMG SAN ANTONIOS' Director of Sales - Craig Johnson said: “The time has come to recognize the accomplishments of one of our most tenured and accomplished sales team members. This extraordinary person has become legendary in our market for setting the record for most overall advertising totals on 99.5 KISS-FM EVER! " Mary Lanoue, we at CMG San Antonio could not be more proud of you and your accomplishments!” Mary's energy and devotion to the San Antonio community found her at many fundraising, charitable events, as well as, every rock show that came to town . If it was happening in San Antonio-Mary was there and always giving back . Mary Lanoue - a radio and community legend in San Antonio.

Eddie Martiny

Region President for iHeartMedia Houston for the past 12 years, guiding its growth to market dominance. Landed in Texas over 20 years ago following radio and print sales in Louisiana for Guaranty Broadcast and LSU sports. Serves on the board of St. Jude Children's Research hospital facilitating events that has supported the cause with millions of dollars.

Mark Masepohl

KSMG, KDXX, KFZO, KFLC

President & General Manager, Univision Dallas, Member of Univision Radio Operating Committee among other titles during 20 years of service. - Three Times Radio Ink Top 50 Radio GMs - Quadrupled market revenue 1998-2007 DFW outperformed the market 2015-20181989-1999 AMFM - Chancellor Media, Evergreen Media, Rusk Broadcasting—Progressive management changes at KTRH am through multiple ownership changes - 1988 National-Regional Sales Manager KSMG - 1985-1988 Various National Radio Rep Positions - SVP Regional GM Univision Radio Sept 2002-Aug 2014 - GM Univision Radio Sept 1999-August 2002 - Board Memberships: TX Association of Broadcasters (elected Secretary on Executive Board), Nielson Audio Advisory Board, Ad Council, TX Protects, UTA Hispanic Advisory Board, Visit Dallas (termed out on Marketing and Diversity committees until reinstatement) Pinkston Collegiate Academy - 2016 Lone Star Emmy Award Overall Station Excellence - 2016 Univision Market of the Year - MBA Stephen F Austin State University - BBA Valparaiso University

Pam McKay

KASE, KMJQ

Pamela McKay has been married to the radio industry for 31 years, and has navigated her way through multiple ownership and company changes to work her way up the ladder. She started as an account executive at KPRC-AM in March of 1991. In 1993 KPRC was sold to Sunbelt Broadcasting and merged with rival talk station KSEV-AM owned by current Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. After working with both teams, she was promoted to LSM in 1994. In 1995 Sunbelt was sold to Clear Channel and McKay worked as part of the transition team to bring the two companies together. In 1992 she was promoted to NSM and then to GSM in 1999 for both KPRC and KSEV. When the Clear Channel/AMFM merger happened in 2000, Pam continued as GSM and took over Houston Hot AC KHMX. She worked on several advisory boards with the newly merged company, most notably was Tradewinds the company’s up and coming inventory system which later became RadioFusion. In June 2006 McKay was promoted to Market Manager for the company’s Austin cluster. This was the first time the company had promoted someone from GSM of a single station to Market Manager for an entire cluster. She worked with legendary country stations KASE and KVET-FM as well as legendary talent Bobby Bones. She helped spearhead the largely publicized switch of Bobby Bones from the CHR format on KHFI to doing mornings on Contemporary Country station KASE. When Clear Channel was sold to Bain Capital/T.H. Lee Partners Pam was part of the 33 member Executive Leadership Team that helped to identify the “best practices” that would be used across the company to help standardize business. Additionally from 2012-2014 she also served as the Market President for iHeartMedia’s seven station San Antonio cluster. In 2017 McKay joined Radio One as VP/General Manager of the powerhouse Houston cluster where she currently has the privilege of working with legendary stations Majic 102.1, 97.9 The Box and Praise 92.1 and becoming the first African American female to hold this position. McKay is an active board member for the Urban League, March of Dimes, and Chamber of Commerce, has received many accolades for her professional and community work including: AWRT - 25 Women Who Rule in Sales and Marketing 2008 • Clear Channel 2008 Performance Excellence • African American Chamber of Commerce - 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year • Alliance for Women in Media - 2011 Media Trailblazer Award • Country Radio Seminar – 2012 Country Aircheck Awards Manager of the Year (Large Market) • Country Radio Seminar – 2014 Country Aircheck Awards Manager of the Year (Large Market) • Radio Ink – 2014 50 Best Managers in Radio • Country Radio Seminar – 2016 Country Aircheck Awards Manager of the Year (Large Market) • Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation – 2017 Moguls in Media Award • Radio Ink - 2018 Future African American Leaders in Radio • National Diversity Council - 2020 Top 50 Leaders in Entertainment • Certificate of Congressional Recognition 18th Congressional District – February 22nd Pamela McKay Day

"The Musers”: George Dunham, Craig Miller, and Gordon Keith

KTCK

George Dunham, Craig Miller, and Gordon Keith have been entertaining listeners for more than 20 years in morning drive on the Ticket. “The Musers” are five-time finalists for the prestigious national Marconi Award for best radio program in a major market, and have been named Best DFW Radio Show by the Dallas Morning News, Dallas Observer, and the American Women in Radio/Television. They are the longest-running morning show (with the same crew) in Dallas-Ft Worth, and have been the top rated show in the market since 1995. Thanks to annual events like the Dunham & Miller Open golf tournament (benefiting Special Olympics), Craig Miller’s Swing for Hope golf tournament (benefiting Hope Supply Co.), George Dunham’s “Jub Jam” (benefiting the Senior Source), and Gordon Keith’s Clay Shoot (benefiting Big Brothers and Big Sisters of North Texas), the Musers have raised over $1 million dollars for charity. Whether it’s serious football talk with Troy Aikman, off-beat visits with Fake Jerry, or making fun of station gaffes during the Emergency Brake of the Week, Metroplex listeners start their weekday mornings with the Musers on The Ticket.

George Henry Nelson (Brother George Nelson Sr.)

KTRH, KYOK, KTSU

George Henry Nelson, Sr. was a gifted broadcaster, and a successful music producer and promoter. All-state in basketball at Phyllis Wheatley High School, Nelson’s deep voice was a natural fit for KTRH, but KYOK would be his home for twenty years. He played gospel music as Brother George Nelson and the R&B hits of the day as Groovy George. Highly respected in the gospel music world, Nelson’s record label featured many gospel quartets and singers. Before his passing in 2003, George Nelson spent his final years in radio as a gospel DJ at KTSU.

John "The Lama" Oakes

KWTX

In Waco Texas everyone knows The Lama. He did something that in radio is unheard of. He worked for the same radio station for 35 years. For 25 years he did afternoon drive. That just doesn't happen. he began there in November of 1980 and left in May of 2015. He hosted a hometown countdown show that would give Casey Kasem a run for his money. I had the privilege of working with him for a couple of years at KWTX. A perfectionist, that would make anything he was involved with come out perfect. A very generous man as well. Involved in a number of local charities including St Jude a many others. One of the most talented Air Personalities I ever worked with. His 25 year afternoon drive gig at the same station that had very high ratings during that time period warrant his consideration for induction to the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. Oakes started working at KWTX-FM in 1980 and became a Waco institution over the course of his 35 years there, the last 25 of which were in afternoon drive with double digit ratings. Oakes also served as APD and MD for most of his tenure.

Mona Parker

KKYX, KIUN, KCOR, KBOP

Mona Parker was a reserved and studious child, but her quiet exterior masked a personality adept at organizational skills and a mind attuned to math and engineering. During the 1930s, she and her family along with their friend, Ben Parker, moved to Pecos, Texas, where Mona began studying to obtain a First-Class Radiotelephone Operators License from the FCC. In 1937, Ben and Mona traveled to Dallas, where Mona passed the exam for her First-Class ticket on March 10th — the first woman in the United States to do so. The following day, she and Ben were married and returned to Pecos as the operations team for KIUN Radio—Ben the station manager, Mona the station’s chief engineer. In 1943, the couple moved to San Antonio where Mona took an engineering job at KABC Radio. The station was small, compared to its major competitors, but its owners had big ambitions…to make it as powerful as 50,000-watt WOAI. They purchased the 50,000-watt transmitter and towers of XENT Radio in Nuevo Laredo, disassembled the equipment, and shipped it to San Antonio. Mona Parker and other members of the station’s engineering team reassembled the transmitter and configured new signal patterns at the transmitter site 10½ miles northwest of San Antonio. The FCC approved the upgraded broadcasting plant in May 1946 and KABC signed on at 680 kHz with a daytime power of 50,000 watts and a nighttime power of 10,000 watts. The lower position on the AM dial, combined with the higher power, enabled KABC to cover 105 of Texas’ 254 counties during the day, giving it one of the largest daytime coverage areas in the U.S. Eventually the station would become KKYX, still using the transmitter that Mona helped to install. After the KABC project, Mona began helping with the engineering necessary to put a new station on the air—KCOR, which would become the nation’s first full-time Spanish-language radio station. In 1949, the Parkers began the process to open and operate legendary KBOP Radio in Pleasanton… where drawing from her experiences in the KABC upgrade and KCOR construction, Mona “single handedly” built the new station’s transmitter. Mona Parker passed away in 2005 and was posthumously inducted into the San Antonio Radio Hall of Fame 2019. In 2018, the city of Pleasanton, Texas dedicated a historical marker in her honor.

Dave "Stone" Pinkston

KSEL, KDAV, KPEP, KZIP

Dave Stone (born Dave Pinkston, November 11, 1919 Post, TX) established the nation's first fulltime Country music station.. Stone began in radio in 1946 at KSEL, Lubbock TX as a bookkeeper and traffic manager and became a Country D J a year later as host of the Western Roundup show. He put KDAV, Lubbock, TX on the air in September 1953 and programmed it with only Country music, a revolutionary idea in a time when most stations' programming were block programmed with various types of programming. He remained on the air until his retirement. KDAV gave Buddy Holly his first radio exposure on its "Sunday Party", a live local show, and Stone later introduced him to Bill Haley, who would help Holly get his first recording contract. Waylon Jennings and Roger Miller were both disc jockeys on KDAV. In 1955 he booked Elvis Presley and paid a reputed $75 for one of his first headlining appearances. Stone later established KPEP, San Angelo TX and KZIP, Amarillo, TX also full-time Country music stations. He retired in 1999. Pappy Dave Stone was inducted into the Country Music D J Hall of Fame in 1999. Stone died on February 18, 2004.

Joe Pogge

KHMX, KILT, KKBQ

Joe Pogge’s career as a broadcast marketing specialist has put him at the forefront of two market-dominant radio stations in Houston, connecting him to bigger than life personalities and the bigger than life promotions that fueled their success. His work at KKBQ with John Lander and the Q Morning Zoo led to years of market dominance through ratings and revenue success and his stunts earned headlines across the industry. His next effort in radio placed him on the launch team of KHMX/Mix 96.5 and allowed him to replicate the success of his prior work. As he transitioned to the agency world, his faith in the power of radio continued to connect his clients to the medium that gave him his start. Here's a timeline of his service to Texas radio. Clear Channel Communications (5/1/97-6/30/99) • Marketing Director for Mix 96.5 and 94.5 the Buzz • Houston Aeros Hockey Club, Marketing Director (1/1/94-4/30/97) • Nationwide Communications (1/1/9-12/31/93) • Marketing Director for Mix 96.5 • Gannett Broadcasting (1/1/82-12/31/89) • Marketing Director for 93Q and the Q Morning Zoo • Lone Star Brewing Company (5/15/79-12/31/81) • Youth Marketing Director State of Texas

Dave Ranken

KRLD, KLUV, KVIL, KODA, KILT, KSBJ, KLTR, Metro Traffic, Texas State Network

David started his career in Texas radio 35 years ago in Houston as the afternoon news man at K-Lite 93.7 FM. He spent 6 years at Houston’s Lite Rock station. After that, he started a 12 year stint overnights at Houston’s Sunny 99.1, where the station reached #1. David started out doing overnights, while working simultaneously at Houston’s All-News TV station, KNWS-TV. He moved to the morning show with Texas Radio Hall of Famer, Weaver Morrow and Dana Tyson for the next 8 years as producer, then news director at KODA. He also did fill-in work at Contemporary Christian station KSBJ. In 2005, the career path took David up I-45 to Dallas-Fort Worth as the news director for the Gene and Julie morning show at the legendary KVIL. CBS Radio also named David as an anchor in afternoon drive, then middays for the nationally recognized Edward R. Murrow winning station, the equally legendary, 1080 KRLD. At the same time, David provided news for Hudson & Harrigan, then Rowdy Yates at KILT FM. In May of 2013, CBS Radio moved David down to work with the Texas Radio Hall of Famer, Jody Dean at KLUV, while still doing middays at KRLD. Today, he’s the main afternoon anchor on 1080 KRLD. He and the KRLD team won the national Edward R. Murrow Award in 2021 for their coverage of the George Floyd riots in Dallas.

Kellie Raspberry

KHKS

Kellie Raspberry is the longtime co-host of the syndicated Kidd Kraddick Show from Dallas She started in radio in Florence, SC at the age of 19. In 1994, she responded to an ad in Radio & Records for a morning co-host in Dallas. Kidd Kraddick hired her saying she was “the single best woman I’ve ever heard on the radio.” Kraddick’s new show quickly went from worst to first in Dallas and in the early 2000s went into syndication, eventually landing affiliates in just about every market in the state, and beyond. It is likely that Raspberry is the most-listened to female radio personality in the state’s history. Following the untimely passing of Kraddick, she has continued to be the heart and soul of the show, and just celebrated her 27th anniversary as part of it. In 2019 she was honored with the Gracie Award for Co-Host of a National Radio Show, as well as the Airblazer Award presented by the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group.

Tom Richards

KRTS, KLEF

When charting the course of classical music radio in Houston, the name of Tom Richards inevitably comes to mind, although he has enjoyed success in a variety of formats. Tom Richards has been a member of the Houston media community since 1981, when he joined the KLEF-FM air staff. Since then, he has demonstrated his on-air versatility, working in a variety of formats: classical, adult contemporary, classic rock, jazz, and blues. In additional to his on-air work, Richards has served in a variety of management roles, including General Manager, Station Manager, Operations Manager, and Program Director. Currently, Richards is the Executive Director of Houston Media Source, which operates the city’s public access radio and television stations while providing media production training to members of the community. He maintains his on-air chops with shifts on KPFT-FM, guest hosting the Blues Brunch and Howlin’ the Blues. Career Highlights: Houston Media Source: Executive Director. Manage HMS-TV and HMS Net Radio, Houston’s public access television and radio stations. KRTS-FM Houston: General Manager 2001-2004. Station Manager 2000-2001. Vice President / Operations and Programming 1995-2000. Program Director 1988-1995, Created innovative classical radio format, packaging the music in a contemporary context. This pioneering approach received national coverage from Billboard, Newsweek, and the Associated Press, Launched award-winning “Bach Around the Clock” advertising campaign (television, billboards, direct mail, etc.), Introduced unique promotional events and contests, including Opera Karaoke and Air Conducting. Hosted the Casual Classics concert series with the Houston Symphony, interviewing musicians onstage between pieces in a modern setting, Morning Drive 1988-2004. Conducted regular long-form interviews with guests ranging from Tony Curtis to Secretary of State James Baker, Lady Bird Johnson, Eric Idle (Monty Python), Kinky Friedman, Lynn Redgrave, and Doc Severinsen. KLYT-FM Kansas City: Air personality 1986-1988, Hosted “Love Songs” request/dedication program. KLEF-FM Houston: Operations Manager 1983-1986, Air Personality 1981-1986.

Claude "Rick" Roberts

KYOK, KTSU

TSU graduate Claude “Rick” Roberts made his mark on Houston radio with a twenty-year term as program director for KYOK, followed by similar duties for KTSU. Fans of TSU sports will remember his years of service on play-by-play broadcasts…while his co-workers recall his programming skills, his selfless mentorship, and his outspoken advocacy for his community. But for many, it was his on air engagement with radiothons for charities like The Eliza Johnson Home For The Aged, The Christian Rescue Mission, and the Houston Black Arts Center…that make the legacy of Rick Roberts so worthy of note.

Rod Ryan

KTBZ

Fifteen-plus years hosting mornings on 945 The BUZZ; the Rod Ryan Show Cares initiative has raised millions for Houston Charities, MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Houston Food Bank and others.

Bill Schoening

WOAI, JLBJ, KVET, KSAM University of Texas Sports Play by Play

Bill Schoening is an American sportscaster who is currently the radio play-by-play voice of the San Antonio Spurs, a position he has held since the 2001-2002 season. Prior to his work with the Spurs, Schoening broadcast for the Texas Longhorns for 12 years, calling football, basketball, and baseball games and was on WOAI calling Spurs games for 21 years. Schoening is a four-time winner of the Associated Press "Top Texas Play-by-Play Award", and also won the 2014 Texas Sportscaster of the Year Award from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. In addition to his work with the Longhorns and Spurs, he has also broadcast National Football League, Major League Baseball, and arena football games. His Texas radio career began in LaMesa, before taking the Sports Directors job at KSAM in Huntsville-leading him to the play-by-play duties for Sam Houston State University.

Cindy Scull

KEGL

Cindy Scull’s radio career in her own words: I am a long time radio veteran in Dallas, though you may have heard me in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Oklahoma City, or Jacksonville. I love radio, especially rock radio and the thrill of being on air is the best high I can think of. In 1994, when Howard Stern was two years into building his empire in Texas, I arrived from KNAC in Los Angeles to take over afternoons and Music Director at KEGL. I will never forget when Jackie and Bababooey came to town and were guests on my show, I hired dancers to give them rub downs while we were interviewing. That went WELL… In 1996 Chaz Knight joined me in afternoons on Eagle, and in 2000 Robert Miguel took over the traffic/sidekick role. All this while handling the APD and MD duties. We had some great PD's at the Eagle including Duane Doherty who hired me, and Greg Stevens who took us to new heights after Duane went to Zeta in Miami. The day Duane left, he plopped the Selector computer on my desk and said "It’s your baby now, I'm gone!" .....and I was 5 weeks away from delivering my first baby. Stressful wasn't the word. More like insane. Then management kicked Howard off the air, all the salespeople quit and the record labels thought we were changing format. But even during that difficult interim period as PD, we still never dropped below a 3.2. I was the first PD to put Russ Martin on Mornings, then Greg Stevens came to town and taught him how to do mornings. It was magical. We skyrocketed to top 5,12+. I stayed until the station changed format in 2004, and about a year after, started Middays at KZPS. Great working with the legendary Bo and Jim show, Magoo and John Dillon. When KZPS changed format to Texas Country in 2007, I was off to do Mornings at KDBN, the Bone. But while under contract at the Bone, The Eagle flipped formats back to rock which felt like someone was having a party at my house and I wasn't invited. A year later I was back at the Eagle, not in my former capacity, but here anyway. That's the quick take on my 27 years in Dallas-Fort Worth loving radio, especially rock radio, and here's some more of my radio story. I have had tons of people ask..."are you the same Cindy that was on in ____ city?" So here's a quick bio and the stations I was on, for anyone who may be curious. I have been in radio my entire career. Although I earned a Degree in Business/Economics, I wound up on the air. College radio and a Dad in the Recording industry are probably the reasons. My first radio job only paid $8000 per year, my first rock station only paid $12,000 for Afternoon Drive. You can correctly assume that most people are not in radio for the money. Here's the roster of Rock radio stations in reverse order, from current on back: 97.1 KEGL/DALLAS, 97.1 THE EAGLE...Hard Rock, every shift APD/Music Director • 94.7 KBRU/OKC, 94.7 The Brew...Classic Rock, Afternoons • 93.3 KDBN/DALLAS, THE BONE..Classic rock, Mornings • 92.5 KZPS/DALLAS..Classic Rock, Middays • 97.1, The Eagle, KEGL/DALLAS.. Hard Rock, Afternoons • 105.5 KNAC/LOS ANGELES..Hard Rock, Music Director • 95.5 KLOS/LOS ANGELES..Mainstream Rock, Nights • 104.5 KFOG/SAN FRANCISCO..Classic Rock, Nights  • 100.5 KATT/Oklahoma City..Mainstream Rock, Afternoons, Music Director • 102.3 WBAB/L.I., NEW YORK..Classic Rock, Overnights • 105 WXQR/JACKSONVILLE.. Hard Rock, Afternoons. Awards: Radio & Records Best Major Market Music Director: 2004 • Radio & Records Best Major Market Music Director: 2000 • Radio & Records Best Major Market Music Director:1999 • Dallas Observer Best Radio Personality: 2002 • Dallas Observer Best Radio Personality: 2001 • Dallas Observer Best Radio Personality: 1997 • Star Telegram Best Tarrant County Female Radio Personality: 2000. As APD/MD at three stations, and Interim PD at KEGL, I handled music programming and research, contributions to marketing, brand identity, station imaging, promotions, playlist management, research, and tried to be a reasonable solutions provider. My favorite thing to do, mess with the audience. Promoted excellence in programming, airstaff, promotion and execution. Proficient in transitional management and crisis management. Strong in building cross-department collaborative efforts with Sales and Promotion, accompanying sales for many presentations to major local/national advertisers. Specializing in music scheduling systems, music automation systems and voicetracking programs. Arranged celebrity appearances, concieved and conducted aggressive, impactful, brief interviews w/high profile celebrities/sponsors. Negotiated and coordinated local publicity/social media for artist promotional appearances. Secured promotional cooperation with record labels, artist management and/or sales. Performed on air endorsements, great results, happy clients.
Web/Social Media savvy in practices including e-mail, Twitter, blogs, You Tube and FB. Designed and produced original web content delivered on multiple platforms, increasing station hits to second highest in Clear Channel nationwide through national sharing of interviews videotaped for Youtube, FB, and other digital media platforms.
(Cindy's final broadcast was November 30, 2021).

Clifton "King Bee" Smith

KNUZ, KCOH, KPRC

When KCOH radio became Houston’s first all-Black R&B/Gospel station, Clifton “King Bee” Smith was one of the first DJ's hired. It was a smart move. Because of his work at KNUZ, as one of the first African-Americans on the air there, and his subsequent ownership of King Bee Records on Dowling Street, the native Houstonian was well known in his hometown. His work as public relations director for Houston’s Colt 45’s caught the attention of Jack Harris VP/GM of KPRC TV/Radio who hired Smith as the station’s Community Service Director. He fremained there until his death in 1985. Smith as King Bee was portrayed by Kyle Scott Jackson in the Oscar-winning movie “Ray” starring Jamie Fox.

Ted Stecker

A native of Castroville, TX, Stecker was bitten by the radio bug while attending San Antonio College. He first made waves in radio programming when he took on KHYS in Beaumont. That led to programming country stations in Atlanta and Washington DC before he landed back in Texas in 1987 to program KSCS and WBAP. There he oversaw the acquisition of market leader Terry Dorsey and paired him with Hawkeye, both now members of the TRHOF. He led KSCS to an unprecedented 14 #1 books in a row, and saw the station score the highest ratings the market had seen since KLIF in the 1960s. Stecker went on to program in New Orleans and Chicago, as well as run his own consultancy, before returning to KSCS for a second stint before his untimely passing in 2004.

Gary B. Stone

KIKK-AM/FM, KMJQ, KIKN, WFAA, KESS, KXOL, KOKE, KVET, KAWA
KXOL/KIKK Spanish Broadcasting System Regional Manager

Gary B. Stone is a seasoned broadcaster with 50 plus years of broadcast experience beginning just a high schooler in Corpus Christi working part time on nights and weekends. Stone came to Houston from Corpus Christi and worked most of his career in Texas as a DJ or in sales and as a sales manager before becoming a corporate executive. Stone's talent and drive propelled him become President and Chief Operating Officer of Univision Radio. Although retired Stone is still in radio as he co-hosts a talk show Fridays on KCOH-AM in Houston. Named one of "The Most Powerful People in Radio" five years in a row Gary B. Stone is my nominee! Gary embodies all the characteristics of a successful and accomplished executive but what makes him different is how he cares deeply and genuinely for people. While at Univision, Gary was the key visionary in achieving ground breaking ratings and revenue for the Univision, while even regularly beating the non-Spanish stations in highly competitive major markets (such as LA, NY, Miami, and throughout TX. In addition, he's a published author and have been publicly recognized through numerous prestigious honors and awards. These accomplishments speaks volumes of Gary's competency and drive. Going back to what makes Gary different is his deep concern for people. While at Univision, he raised over $50 million for St Jude on top of his busy and demanding schedule. He also was a big proponent of supporting the Hispanic community. A clear example of that was his quick action to organize aid for the victims of a major earthquake in Mexico. Despite all of his success and accomplishments in the national arena, Gary always took great pride in his roots and gave credit to his humble beginnings in starting his radio career in the Great state of Texas.

H.F. Stone

KKDA-FM, KMJQ-FM, LOVE 94-FM, KRBE-FM, KLDE-FM, KMJQ-FM

H.F. Stone hit the midday airwaves on urban powerhouse KKDA-FM in Dallas in August of 1976. She was courted away by the masterminds behind the urban contemporary format at KMJQ-FM in September of '77 for the evening shift. The tumultuous MAJIC/HF Stone love/hate relationship ultimately resulted in four hirings and four firings. But some highlights were Stone phoning in audio postcards from Egypt and London for Christmas of '81, her orchestration of a Houston mayoral candidates' debate in 1997 and interviewing Black mayor's around the country to help elect Houston's first African- American mayor - Lee P. Brown .These days HF is Compliments paid to HF over the years include a BELO executive saying “I thought I had died and gone to heaven upon hearing her television booth announcing”. KMJQ consultant Jerry Clifton observed “You're the best at what you do right now/” Attorney and television news reporter Sharon Adams observed, “ If I had your voice I'd be living in New York and making millions!” Volunteering has always been important to HF starting with her Buffalo PBS station WNED, to auctions and pledge drives for KUHT PBS in Houston to Sight into Sound Radio (Taping for the Blind) to Escape Family Resource Center to food pantry helper to church involvement. HF became Houston's first regularly scheduled female television booth announcer in 1979. She has also delved into acting in movies The Lady From Yesterday, Nurse (Wayne Rodgers), and Rigged TV Reporter (George Kennedy). HF was hood-winked in 1989, the year her father passed away, by two media professionals who convinced her Glen Campbell had been killed in an auto accident. HFunwittingly announced it on the air. Upon finding out it was a hoax she sued them and won her case in court. HF was advised to use her initials early on in Buffalo by WYSL-FM/WPHD and fellow jock Walter Gajewski who said people will be surprised and pleased that it's a woman!

Hannah Storm

KSRR, C-101 Corpus)

After graduating from Notre Dame, Hannah started her career at a radio station in Corpus Christi. Hannah spent her first six months out of college working as a deejay at C-101, where they changed her on-air name from Hannah Storen to Hannah Storm; it has stuck ever since. She then moved to Houston's 97 Rock as a sports reporter and weekend disc jockey. Storm stayed in Houston for four years doing a variety of radio and television jobs, including hosting the Houston Rockets halftime and postgame shows and also hosted Houston Astros postgame shows on television. Her Texas radio work was the launching pad for her nationally award-winning career.Hannah Storm is an award-winning journalist, producer and director, a pioneer in the field of sports broadcasting for women, an advocate for children’s issues, and a published author. She joined ESPN in 2008 and now serves as an anchor for SportsCenter, the ESPYs and more. In addition to anchoring various editions of SportsCenter, Storm has co-hosted many of the network’s marquee events including: Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, the NBA Finals, the New York Marathon, Veteran’s Day, the Super Bowl, the NCAA College Football Playoff National Championship and the Rose Parade on ABC. Storm also has conducted sit-down interviews with many prominent figures in the sports world from the NBA, NFL, NASCAR, MLB, college football and many other sports both in prime-time specials and on SportsCenter. In 2012 Storm co-anchored daredevil Nik Wallenda’s unprecedented live Niagara Falls tightrope walk for ABC News. She has also served as a correspondent for ABC’s 20/20, where she’s done pieces with Shark Tank stars Robert Herjavec and Kevin O’Leary. Prior to ESPN, Storm handled premier events during her time at NBC Sports (2002-2007) and CNN (1989-1992), where she was the first female host of CNN Sports Tonight. At NBC Sports, in addition to hosting four Olympics and the “NBA on NBC,” Storm became the first woman in American television history to solo host a broadcast network’s sports series when she hosted NBC’s Major League Baseball coverage, including three World Series. Taking a break from sports broadcasting, Storm spent five years (2002-2007) at CBS News as host of “The Early Show,” covering numerous major news events ranging from the 2004 Presidential election to the Iraqi War and Hurricane Katrina. While at CBS News, Storm also hosted shows for the award-winning CBS newsmagazine, “48 Hours” and served as co-host for the network’s coverage of the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Following a passion to direct and produce films, in 2008 Storm created Brainstormin’ Productions. She has produced, executive produced and directed several projects for ESPN and espnW including: Unmatched, for ESPN’s Peabody Award-winning “30 for 30” film series; Shaq & Dale, for the SEC Network/ESPN/ABC; Love & Payne, the inaugural espnW “Nine for IX” series short film; Swoopes, for ESPN’s award-winning “Nine for IX” series; and Moving the Goal, for espnW’s “HERoics” series, part of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup coverage. Storm has also produced branded content for ESPN, espnW, and ESPN.com including: Journeys & Victories; Beyond Reason; Stories of Will; The Drive series; and The Journey series. For her work, Storm received the 2013 Gracie Award® for Outstanding Web Site – Information/Entertainment for the Payge McMahon story, and the 2012 Gracie Award® for Outstanding Individual Achievement – Producer–Entertainment for the video “Iraq Vet takes on Mount Kilimanjaro,” both part of Journeys & Victories. Storm also was the recipient the 2011 Gracie Award® for Outstanding Producer-News/Non-fiction for Unmatched. In addition to the Gracie Awards® Storm received for her work through Brainstormin’ Productions, she has been the recipient of two others: 2005 – Outstanding Anchor, News for her work on CBS News; and 2000 – Pioneering work as a female in the world of sports broadcasting for her work on NBC Sports. In 2017, The Marist College Center for Sports Communication presented Storm with its second Lifetime Excellence in Sports Communication Award. And in 2018, Storm received two gold awards from the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards for “Danica,” a documentary she produced on motorsports star Danica Patrick that aired on EPIX. Born with a port wine stain underneath her left eye, Storm has become an advocate for children and parents of children suffering from debilitating and disfiguring vascular birthmarks. In 2008 she founded the Hannah Storm Foundation to raise awareness, fund treatment and provide educational information for vascular malformations. To date, children from the United States, China, the Republic of Georgia and Slovenia have received surgery funding through her foundation. Storm has penned two books: “Notre Dame Inspirations,” and “Go Girl!: Raising Healthy, Confident and Successful Daughters through Sports.” For her work as an author, Literacy Advance of Houston honored her as a Champion of Literacy. She has also contributed to a variety of other books and written extensively for several magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Nick Jr., Family Circle, Child and Notre Dame Magazine. Storm is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the mother of three daughters with her husband, Dan Hicks of NBC Sports.

Bobby Swinson

KCLW

He stood barely 5 feet tall, but Bobby Swinson was the biggest man in Hamilton, Texas. KCLW radio began broadcasting in May of 1948. In September of the same year, while playing for a live broadcast as fiddle player and comedian for Murl Alexander's Original Texas Wranglers, he was offered a "temporary " job. 36 years later, Bobby retired from that temporary job. Throughout the years Bobby endeared himself to Hamilton and surrounding communities. At the time, KCLW was a "sun up to sun down" station, but many times he would ho back on the air during times of emergency, such as storms or fires. His pleasant voice and sense of humor helped to calm his listeners until the danger had passed. In the winter when roads were too icy to drive, he walked to work, which was quite a feat for a man with severe rheumatoid arthritis. His house was a mile away from the station. He crawled through a barbed wire fence and followed a cow trail to the back of the radio station property, then made his way across the frozen yard to begin his broadcast at 6 am. He knew listeners depended on him to let them know of school and business closings. He never let them down. Tuesdays found him doing a live report from the Hamilton Commission Company, keeping farmers and ranchers up to date on livestock prices. Friday nights he recorded local football games for Saturday rebroadcast. Sunday morning found him running church services and his beloved Old Time Hymn Time program. His one day off was Saturday, and he could be found with a fishing pole in hand at a favorite stock tank or lake. He was made an honorary member of the Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department and received the Hamilton Citizen of the Year award in 1980. Bobby met many celebrities during his career. He often told the story of having a hamburger with Elvis in a crowded diner one evening, when Presley was just gaining popularity. He enjoyed a friendship with fellow fiddler Johnny Gimble. Johnny would send his latest recordings to Bobby, with a personal note or letter attached. He mentored the Dublin Flash, Johnny Duncan who also worked for KCLW before moving to Nashville. Bobby retired in 1984. In 1988 for the 40th anniversary of KCLW he was honored by the station and Hamilton citizens with "Bobby Swinson Day." He received many calls, letters and visits from friends and listeners during a party held at the station. Bobby passed away July 4th, 1996 at the age of 76. He is still fondly remembered by former listeners in Hamilton and the surrounding area.

Bart Taylor

KXYZ, KRLY, KSRR, KLOL, WCKW, XM Satellite Radio

Clarence Bartlett Melton, known by his professional radio name, Bart Taylor, was born in Houston, Texas, on September 15, 1950, and died in Boerne, Texas, on June 29, 2021. He graduated from Bellaire High School in Houston and attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of the Theta Xi fraternity. He left school for a job as a mud engineer in the oil industry that sent him around the world. Then he found his real love: Radio. His first DJ job in Houston radio was in 1977 at the ABC-owned KXYZ-AM, experimenting with a new music formula – Disco! He went on to another DJ job in 1979 at KRLY-FM and In 1984 at KSRR-FM “97 Rock,” where he became part of the production team for the 1985 “Live Aid” concert. From 1985 to 1995, Bart was the production director at KLOL-FM. The “Runaway Radio” rock format was consistently in the top ten of Houston’s radio stations. Among his accomplishments was his work on the annual “Rock ‘n Roll Auction,” which benefitted numerous local charities. His talents in producing radio commercials earned him a first-place AIR Award from the Houston Association of Radio Broadcasters and a first-place award from the Houston Chapter of American Women in Radio & Television. Bart moved to New Orleans in 1996 to be the production director for WCKW-FM “Rock 92.3”. He produced radio commercials for clients throughout New Orleans and produced promotions for charity motorcycle races that raised thousands of dollars for the New Orleans Children’s Hospital. Bart took the most significant risk of his radio career when he moved to Washington DC in 2001 to help launch XM satellite radio which later became SiriusXM Satellite Radio. He worked in satellite radio production for 16 years before retiring in 2017. Notable projects included producing the XM broadcast of the “Live 8 worldwide concert” in 2005 and traveling with a team creating week-long events for the Children’s Miracle Network in 2008 and 2009. He also produced and broadcast events from the Storyteller’s Festival in Jonesboro, Tennessee; pre-grammy events in LA; and President George W. Bush’s second inauguration. Bart’s radio work attracted national attention. In 2003, he won the New York Festival’s World Medal for Best Music Special and, in 2009, the Gold Medal for producing a live broadcast from Uganda. In 2016 he won three national awards: a Silver Award for the New York Festivals’ Best Children’s programming, first place in the Network Radio Documentary category from the National Associaton of Black Journalists, and a Gracie Award for the Women in Media Foundation’s Portrait-Biography category. And that was just his day job. Bart had a home studio and co-produced, from 2007 to 2019, the “When Radio Was” syndicated radio show broadcast weekly on 200 radio stations nationwide. And beginning In 2013, Bart produced the“Radio Spirits” entertainment for week-long cruises, featuring Bart’s co-producer, “When Radio Was” host, Greg Bell. For the 4th of July, Bart produced music tracks to be played by local radio stations during fireworks shows beginning in 1986 for the KLOL Texas Sesquicentennial Fireworks show and continuing every 4th of July until 2019 at about two dozen locations from Houston to the hill country. And yet, he still had time for his other passion! Golf! The clubs were always in the trunk, and he could not pass a driving range without hitting a bucket of balls! Music was a vital part of his life, even before radio. Bart sang in many church and school choirs (including the UT Longhorn Singers). He was part of a barbershop quartet. And he once sang the National Anthem before a Houston Rockets basketball game! He also played the accordion. ‘Nuff said!

Terri Thomas

KBXX, KMJQ, KROI

Terri Thomas is an award-winning Operations Manager/Program Director for KBXX, KMJQ, and KROI (Radio One in Houston, Texas). In addition to her current management role, she is also the voice of Praise 92.1. She is an award-winning Operations Manager/Program Director for KBXX, KMJQ, KROI (Radio One in Houston, Texas) and recently celebrated 18 years serving the Houston community. Both 97.9 the Box and Majic 102.1 are market leaders in their target demos and have been consistently so under Terri's leadership over the past 18 years. She was also instrumental in bringing Praise 92.1 back to the market as inspirational/gospel. Besides ratings and revenue success, Terri is known for her keen eye for talent and has coached some of the best in the game like Madd Hatta, J Mac, Kandi Eastman, Larry Jones, Kiotti, Young Jas. she is one of the "go to" people in our industry when people are seeking talent or when talent is seeking advice to grow. Her creativity is as strong as her team building as Terri has built some legendary events in Houston such as Majic Under the Stars, 97.9 the Box Carshow, numerous community efforts whether registering people to vote, providing relief after natural disaster or championing education at one of our local schools. She has been nationally recognized by Radio & Records, Billboard Magazine, Rolling Stone, All Access, Radio Ink and Radio Facts. Terri is also the recipient of the prestigious Ronnie Johnson Industry Mentor of the Year Award and the Music Business Empowerment Conference Industry Trailblazer Award. She is known as a problem solver and has a proven track record of coaching and creating award winning teams evident by ratings and revenue success. Her creativity, passion and positive energy is infectious. She loves to help people achieve their dreams and spends time mentoring many up-and-coming media, music and entertainment professionals across the country. Terri is a published author of two children’s books “J Mac is the Freestyle King” and “The New Kid”. She has also worked with Artbridge as a volunteer teaching art to homeless children as vehicle to build their self-esteem. She currently works with St. Jude Children’s Hospital as an inaugural member of the St. Jude Radio Cares Advisory Council.

Maria Todd

KRBE, KHMX

Maria Todd, an award-winning morning personality and pop culture guru, has delivered the goods on stations including 104.1 KRBE Houston, Mix 96.5 KHMX Houston, KHKS Dallas, WKSE Buffalo and KMVQ-99.7 NOW San Francisco. She is currently the co-host of the syndicated Todd Newton Morning Show.

John Trapane

KILT, KIKK, KKBQ

John Trapane has worked 27 of his 34 years in the music business in Texas, enjoying a distinguished career of remarkable highlights which can be traced to his commitment to radio as an entertainment and communications medium. His first gig was interning at Z107, pulling carts and music for TRHOF inductee Donna McKenzie. He was also a club DJ at Club 6400, Avalon, The Rose on Richmond, Gerry’s in Texas City and a small stint at the Alvin Skating Rink! He had a weekly show at KACC (Alvin Community College) called the Post Modern Experience playing Depeche Mode, The Cure and New Order for all the outcasts in south Houston area. He secured an internship at KKBQ (93Q) and worked alongside John Lander, Chris Kelley, Ron Parker, Jammer, John Cook, Bill Richards, Mike Snow and Al Brady Law. He was at the Club MTV tour with Milli Vanilli at The Summit. After turning 19, he became Assistant Promotion Director under the legendary marketing wiz Jim Marchyshyn. Where he helped coordinate Spring Break with KISS at Galveston Beach for 10 songs. In 1991 he took off with Mark Landis to become APD/MD/Marketing Director at KIOC (Power Hits K-106) in Beaumont Texas (for the princely sum of $7 an hour.) They started the “Powerhouse” shows at the Longhorn Saloon. Helped put B-95 out of format in 9 months. Rescued by Dene Hallam from an unsatisfying PD role position in Shreveport, LA. Trapane became Morning Show Producer with Dave & Pam at KKBQ (93Q Country) in 1994. Shortly thereafter he was also made Music Director where he was nominated for Music Director of the year by Billboard Magazine, and helped win 1996 CMA Station Of The Year. He helped produce the “grand opening” of a segment of Beltway 8, which the station (with the help of the TXDOT), closed a section of the highway and built a full stage for Tim McGraw to perform to 50K listeners. As word of Trapane’s successes spread, the rising star was offered—and accepted—a position at Giant/Reprise records in Nashville (based in Dallas).He worked working such acts as Clay Walker, Michael Peterson, The Wilkinsons, Don Williams, Paul Brandt and Dwight Yoakam. David “Bubba” Berry got him this gig, just ask him! For a year, he worked alongside Kenny Rogers at Dreamcatcher records in the same position. In 2001, Darren Davis brought him back to radio installing Trapane as the APD/MD for KIKK and KILT in Houston. That move put him in the trenches of Houston’s country music battles, along with radio legends Hudson & Harrigan, Dan Gallo, RB McEntire, TJ Callahan, Tom Fontaine, and Rowdy Yates. There, working side by side with his colleagues Darren Davis and Pam Kehoe, The 10 Man Jam (now in its 21st year) was born. In 2003 Trapane left Texas for a 6-year engagement in Michigan, but returned to the Lone Star State in 2009 as SW Regional Manager for Capitol Records, bringing Keith Urban, Darius Rucker, Lady A, Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town and other A-list recording artists to stations all over Texas. In 2012 he moved to EMI Nashville where his work with Eric Church, Brothers Osborne, Eric Paslay, Jon Langston, Alan Jackson, Tyler Hubbard, Gary Allan, newcomer Kylie Morgan and many more continues to bring audiences, programmers, and artists closer together.

Dana Tyson

KODA

Dana Tyson has logged 30+ years hosting KODA-FM morning show. In addition to ratings and revenue successes, she served on various non-profit committees including Star of Hope, and the 100 Club. Dana came to KODA prior to the format change to Sunny 99.1 Her role initially was morning news anchor with Weaver Morrow. At the beginning of the new format, it was more about the music and less about the personalities. But as the morning show developed beyond branding liners, Dana shined as a warm and friendly co-host with Weaver. And the ratings just kept on growing. Today, 30 years later, Dana continues to dominate morning drive. Her strength is well beyond the broadcast as she has a strong connection with Houston. She has done what many only wish they could have done, to perpetuate her brand and remain relevant as a broadcaster. Not an easy task, but she does it, very well.

James White

KYOK, KPRC, KTRH, KMJQ

James White is a veteran journalist in Texas broadcasting. Looking over his extensive radio broadcast career is impressive in itself. By 1977, when KMJQ (Majic 102) debuted in Houston as the city’s first urban FM radio station, James was hired as news director, employing a staff of five fulltime journalists. During his tenure at KMJQ, James launched "Sunday Morning Live" which has been Houston's longest running public affairs show. In 2000 James entered full time ministry at Abiding Faith church in Baytown, the church he founded. He retired in 2016 as Pastor Emeritus. KZEY Radio-Tyler, 1969-1970-News Reporter • KYOK Radio-Houston, 1970-1973, News Reporter • KPRC Radio-Houston, 1973-1975, Outside Beat Reporter • KTRH Radio-Houston, 1976-1977, Reporter Federal Courthouse • KMJQ Radio-Houston, 1977-1980, News Director • City Of Houston, 1980-1985, Speech writer/Director City Council Agenda For Two Houston Mayors • KCOH Radio-Houston, 2013-2014, Morning Host

Joe "The Godfather" Anthony (Yanuzzi)

KMAC, KISS, KESI, KSAQ, Z-ROCK ABC Radio Networks

In 2000, Texas Monthly released a list of 12 Texas non-musicians who influenced and changed Texas Music forever and Joe Anthony was on that list. San Antonio, Texas played a unique role in the development and growth of the musical genres that became hard rock and heavy metal and that foundation was set with Joe Anthony and Lou Roney. Their success at 630 AM KMAC, and later at 99.5 FM KISS, was facilitated by a radio industry model that, while regulated, allowed for risk-taking and creative ingenuity. Those attributes became hallmarks of Joe Anthony’s approach to broadcasting and fueled his willingness to experiment with new sounds and genres. AT KMAC, Anthony played the longer album cuts of more established groups like CCR, while breaking through with bands like Bloodrock and Canned Heat. Over the course of the 1970s the ever-growing KMAC playlist evolved to include groups like Rush, Moxy, Judas Priest, Kiss, Scorpions, Thin Lizzy, Aerosmith, Montrose, ZZ Top, Nazareth, Blue Oster Cult, Budgie, Pat Travers, and Legs Diamond among many others. These unconventional playlists were peppered with selections that never received airplay on San Antonio’s other AM stations. It became general practice that any new song could not be played on any of the city’s Top 40 radio stations and the moment a competitor played it, the song was dropped. This approach favored playing the longer more artistic tracks, often with elaborate guitar solos, which Top 40 stations would never touch. To industry observers, the station skewed harder, with tougher sounding guitars and thickly distorted blues riffs. Texas Monthly columnist Joe Nick Patoski described the station’s unique sound as “anything that could be classified as too loud for the rest of radio” and composed of “suicidal guitar armies and tortured vocalists who sounded like a sneak preview of Armageddon.” While rock stations in other Texas markets had gradually watered down their playlists “into a sort of hip Top 40” more palatable to advertisers and ratings agencies, KMAC/KISS remained a “champion of hard-rock radio and the last vestige of true progressive rock programming in Texas.” Thanks in part to Joe Anthony, San Antonio became known as a “hard-rock town known for making and breaking new talent” throughout the region and beyond. Anthony’s later service to San Antonio’s KESI, allowed him to break new bands now associated with the British New Wave of Heavy Metal, including Saxon, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, and Motörhead. Anthony returned to 99.5 KISS in 1986 and later worked at Q96.1 KSAQ 96 Rock. Joe Anthony passed in 1992 and was posthumously inducted into the San Antonio Radio Hall of Fame 2010.