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.
Another Workday Bonus: 2 Hours Of Commercial-Free Music For The 2nd Straight Week!
Hear HOT 107-3 Jamz' regular Workday-Kickoff at 9am, then a special Workday-Re-Set right after lunch. Two daily hour-plus-long editions of non-stop commercial-free Old School & Today's R&B!
A Workday Bonus All This Week: Two Hours Of Commercial-Free Old School & Today’s R&B
On top of our Commercial-Free Workday-Kickoff at 9am, HOT 107-3 Jamz will do a Commercial-Free Workday-Re-Set right after lunch. A 2nd edition of non-stop, back-to-back music, completely commercial free, beginning shortly before 1pm.
Cowboys’ Star Jay Novacek’s Son Sues Fraternity Over Hazing Incident
Blake Novacek was an Oklahoma freshmen when he alleges a Beta Theta Pi pledge incident left him unconscious, & the injury led to permanent brain damage.
Football Weekends & Walk On’s Bistreaux & Bar – a Great New Tyler Team
East Texas football weekends & "Walk On's Bistreaux & Bar" on South Broadway- a great new team. Wall to wall tvs, an extensive selection of drinks, & a menu loaded with tasty twists direct from Louisiana.
National Study Ranks Select East Texas High Schools Among The Best
A recent study originally published by U.S. News & World Report cited Gilmer, Carlisle, White Oak, Union Grove, Union Hill, Mount Pleasant, Canton, & Jacksonville high schools as some of the best in Texas and the entire country.
USA Today Rates Texas’ Best Brisket Sandwiches – East Texas in the Mix
We love our brisket & are passionate that we know which bbq places do it right! Especially when East Texas joints get some recognition. .
The Clintons Will Make A Joint Speaking Appearance In Texas
Former President Bill Clinton & former Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton will be at the Irving Music Factory on November 17th. An audience "Question & Answer Session" is expected to highlight the event.
Rusk County Officers Experience New Carjacking Method, Warns Residents
It's one of the most terrifying crimes being perpetrated today and the number of incidents reported in East Texas is on the rise. The Rusk County Sheriff's Office describes the crooks' latest plan and tells you how not to fall for it.
Bad Boys & Bucking Bulls Will Take Over Gladewater’s Rodeo Ring
Rodeo fans will converge on the Round-Up Arena, Friday night August 19th, for the Bulls & Barrels event. Want free tickets to the show? Listen to HOT 107-3 Jamz while you're workin' all this week, then be ready to call-in & win between 9 am & 2 pm!
Texas Toll Issues Cause Freeze on All Billing, Violations
Fixing computer glitch issues is proving more difficult than anticipated. Billing & related violations are being waived for now.
New Reports Rank Texas’ Best and Worst
Two more studies out today either compare Lone Star State cities with those in other states, or measure differences within our own communities.
Almost Time For The New School Year- Let’s Stuff The Bus!
KNUE & Citizens National Bank are teaming up with Buckner Family Hope Center again this year to collect new school supplies, but we need your help!