I grew up on the east coast, but have lived in Texas for over 20 years - two different times in Dallas-Fort Worth, a long stretch in Austin, & now here in Tyler-Longview. I married a U.T. Longhorn Nurse & we have 3 daughters who are on their own now but all still live & work in Texas. One followed her mother to the Texas School of Nursing, another’s a grad student in Accounting after going to Texas A&M, & the third went to Texas Tech & is now an Elementary School Teacher. The radio business is the only career I’ve ever had since college. It’s given me the chance to see the country & experience events that most can only imagine. For instance, I’ve had the opportunity to sit down for dinner with music industry stars from all genres: Don Henley, Little Steven Van Zandt, James Taylor, Diana Ross- even Britney Spears! When people ask about my job, I always say it sure beats workin’ for a living! Here are some of my personal “top 3s”: Musicians: The Beatles, Steely Dan, The Eagles Songs: Layla, Stairway To Heaven, What A Fool Believes Concerts: Paul McCartney, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John Movies: The Godfather (all 3), Star Wars (all 8), Dirty Harry (all 5) TV Shows: The Sopranos, 24, Hawaii 5-0 And just for laughs, here 3 things about my life that aren’t common knowledge: 1. We lived at the Jersey Shore during summers when I was a kid, so learning to surf was a must. I started when I was 10 & did it almost year round until I turned 20 & began my radio broadcasting career. 2. Thanks to a scholarship, I played small college football for DePauw University in Greencastle Indiana (offensive lineman & placekicker). John Mellencamp’s long-time guitarist Mike Wanchic was a defensive back on that Tigers team in my freshman year. 3. While working in Dallas radio from 1986-89, I also did television commentary & ring announcing for World Class Championship Wrestling. Kerry Von Erich & Freebird Michael Hayes knew me from doing promotions with 97.1 KEGL, & that Eagle connection opened the pro wrestling door for me.
Everything You Need To Know About HOT 107-3 Jamz’ “Friends & Family Day”
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A Creole Specialty Captures Tyler Sandwich Fans’ Attention
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Tyler and Longview Land in Texas Monthly’s Top 50 BBQ Joints
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Our bank account's been restocked - it's time for you to join our list of free money winners!
East Texas Law Firm Quadruples Its Original Scholarship Commitment for Local High School K…
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National Nurses Week Begins Saturday- Let’s Give ‘Em The Recognition They Deserve
National Nurses Week begins May 6. Let's recognize nursing pros who often are taken for granted - until you need their care and expertise.
Red Cross Announces Joint Tornado Recovery Effort
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Stabbing Attack On University Of Texas – Austin Campus Today: One Dead, Several Injured
University of Texas - Austin police say an unidentified suspect was in their custody as of Monday afternoon after the attacker fatally stabbed one person and wounded at least three more.
NBA Playoffs: It’ll Be Texas vs Texas in the Western Conference Semi-Finals
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It’s An Epidemic- Another Texas Teacher Busted For Sex With Students
Another week, another story about Lone Star State teachers being arrested for alleged sexual encounters with students. This time it happened in Lufkin, & includes allegations of "tag-team action"!
NFL Draft: East Texan Patrick Mahomes Is KC Chiefs’ 1st Round Pick
Former Texas Tech & Whitehouse Wildcats star quarterback Patrick Mahomes was selected with the 10th overall pick in tonight's National Football League Draft by Kansas City.