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.
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.
Skynyrd’s Comin’ Back To Texas, Plus More New Dates On Our Concert Calendar
They unofficially kicked-off the Summer concert season in Richardson. Now, Lynyrd Skynyrd returns to a different Dallas-Metroplex venue as Fall sets in. Plus- confirmed area tour stops for The Beach Boys & Rick Springfield. Check out our latest update!
Don Henley’s Birthday Concert Party Delivers
His Texas heritage was on full display at the AAC in Dallas Saturday night. The Eagles' co-founder celebrated turning 70 with an all-star special-guest-filled performance in front of a jam-packed crowd of adoring fans.
Texas Radio Hall Of Fame Nominees Include Two Classic Rock 96-1 Personalities
Since it began in 2002, about 300 Lone Star State radio execs & on-air performers have been enshrined. Class Of '17 voting is on, w/ winners' achievements displayed at Kilgore's Texas Museum Of Broadcasting & Communications. Fast Eddie Coyle & John Roberts are potential …
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!
YOUR Kids Know How To Handle Social Media Propositions From Strangers, Right? The Shockin…
Most of us absolutely believe our teenagers are smart enough to avoid putting themselves in harm's way. These parents were stunned to discover just how wrong they were.
The Texas Summer Heat’s Still Rising- Free Schlitterbahn Passes Will Help You Keep Cool!
Spend the day with your family enjoying the hottest coolest time in Texas! We've got more admission-tickets to give away all week. Listen during our 96-Minute Music Marathons, starting at 9am & 1pm.
Texas Blows Away Other States For Best Places To Be 1st Time Home Buyers
We've got the top three towns / four of the top 10, and seven of the top 25 nationwide!
Free Concert Tickets To See ZZ Top Or Tesla In Dallas- Win ‘Em Here!
The Texas Trio takes the Irving Music Factory stage September 9th, & then it's Tesla on October 5th. Seats for both shows are on sale now, but Rock Nation members can register for Classic Rock 96-1's comps, & be at ZZ Top or Tesla on us!
A Hot Summer Saturday & Classic Rock 96-1’s On the ETX Streets
Look for John Roberts at the brand new O'Reilly Auto Parts store in Longview, just off the West Loop at Judson Road. We'll be there from 11am til 1pm for the Grand Opening Celebration.
National Ice Cream Day Is Sunday – Isn’t It Really Every Day?!?!
Celebrate locally at your favorite East Texas shop, or take a road trip to sample some amazing creations at locations across Texas. Check out this list of unique ice cream options whether you head for Houston, San Antonio, Austin, or Dallas-Fort Worth.