I was born and raised in East Texas and started working in radio when I was just 15 years old. I have spent the last 22 years on the air here in East Texas, but have also done work in Dallas, Waco, Lufkin, and Ft. Smith! I graduated from John Tyler High School in 1992 and attended TJC as part of their criminal justice program. I currently live in Lindale with my wife, four kids, and weenie dog “Snickers”. It’s kind of weird for me having a family that big since I grew up as an only child! What do you love the most about radio? I love the fact that now radio is more than just a tuner and a set of speakers. Radio can now be heard around the world through internet streaming and cell phone apps. I also enjoy the social-media aspect of radio where we can truly communicate with fans of the radio station on a personal level. I can look at their Facebook profile and really get to know them! A lot better than just talking to them on the request line! What is your favorite band/ artist/ album? I love all types of music, but mostly rock music. AC/DC, Van Halen, Led Zepplin, Nickelback, etc. My favorite album of all time is Back In Black by AC/DC! Biggest pet peeve? I have a bunch…most all of them have to do with driving. People who don’t use their blinkers, and people who think the center turn lane is an actual driving lane! I also get aggravated when people at the check-out line wait until the cashier is finished ringing up their merchandise until they start to fill out their checks! Besides, who uses checks any more anyway?!?! Hobbies? I love to ride motorcycles. I got my license a few years ago and enjoy going for long country rides around East Texas. It really helps to clear your mind and relax you. I don’t have a Harley yet…but will when I grow up!
Airplane Passengers Turn to R. Kelly For Help on Miserable Flight [VIDEO]
Allegiant Airlines flight 592 from Las Vegas to Phoenix was definately NOT a pleasant flight. Imagine a full flight and temperatures outside at 112 degrees with no air conditioning on the plane! You can't exactly break out a window to get the air circulating, so what do you do? Passengers on board t…
Jimmy Kimmel Gives the NBA the ‘Mean Tweets’ Treatment
Everyone is talking about the NBA Finals right now. Jimmy Kimmel decided it would be a good time to give the NBA a taste of "mean tweets." This is a feature where Jimmy has people read mean comments that others have tweeted about them.
East Texas Food Bank Wins $45,000 Grant from Walmart
In April I posted the story about the East Texas Food Bank and their quest to win Walmart's "Fighting Hunger Together" campaign. Yesterday we received word from officials at the food bank that they were one of 100 organizations selected to receive part of $3 million in grants …
8-Year-Old Cancer Patient Noah Roberts Scores Touchdown for East Carolina [VIDEO]
A couple of weeks ago you may remember me posting a story about the Nebraska Cornhuskers allowing a 7-year-old cancer patient score on a 69-yard touchdown run. The East Carolina football team had a similar heart-warming moment during their spring game this weekend.
Deadly Explosion Rocks Town of West, Texas, Near Waco [UPDATED]
WEST, Texas (AP) -- Rescue workers searched the smoldering ruins of a fertilizer plant Thursday for survivors of a monstrous explosion that leveled homes and businesses in every direction across the Texas prairie. As many as 15 people were feared dead and more than 160 others injured.
Baggy Pants Now Illegal in One Louisiana Parish [POLL]
Soon it will be against the law to wear baggy pants in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. The Parish Council passed an ordinance Wednesday night (April 10) that makes it illegal to wear pants below the waist that expose underwear in public. In short, this whatever the police or the court determines to be…
Massive Recall on 3 Million Vehicles With Airbag Concerns
More than 3.4 million vehicles are being recalled worldwide for defective airbags. These include Honda, Toyota, Nissan, and Mazda models.
Severe Thunderstorms Possible Wednesday
KLTV 7 meteorologist Grant Dade says there is a risk for severe storms in East Texas Wednesday morning as a cold front moves into the area.
Win Cash With the Hi-Lo Contest on HOT 107.3 Jamz! [CONTEST]
The HOT 107.3 Jamz Hi/Lo contest is back with your chance to win cash just for guessing exactly how much is in the jackpot! The jackpot can be any amount, and when you guess it exactly right you'll win it all!
‘Kung Fu Grandpa’ Captured in Food Lion Parking Lot [VIDEO]
Check out this hilarious YouTube video that went immediately went viral. It features an old man in a Food Lion grocery store parking lot in Richmond, Va., who apparently felt the need to stop his truck in the middle of the parking lot to practice his nunchuck skills. Napoleon Dynamite would be proud…
Michael Baisden Show Canceled by Syndication Company
It's with a sad heart that we report that the Michael Baisden Show has been canceled by Cumulus Media Networks. Cumulus was the company responsible for syndicating his show to some 200 affiliates nationwide. Michael Baisden and Cumulus Media Networks have been working on terms for a contract re…
Satan Looks Like Barack Obama in History Channel’s ‘The Bible’ Miniseries [POLL]
Social media is going wild today with this picture of Satan from last night's (3/17) episode of the History Channel miniseries 'The Bible.' Many are saying the actor who plays Satan, Mohamen Ouazanni, looks a lot like President Obama. Do you agree?