I’m a transplant to the Texas Panhandle but I lived here longer than I did in Tornillo, Texas. I moved here to attend college and fell in love with Amarillo, and it’s four separate seasons. I began my broadcasting career in El Paso, at age 14, so I was a grizzled veteran when I got to the panhandle. If you can name an Amarillo station, I’ve probably worked there. I graduated from WT, and married a girl I met in McCaslin Hall. Our two boys were born and went to school here. One works in Austin television and the other is a Marine. We have two dogs, and a cat to keep us company. I’ve been inducted into the Texas Panhandle Broadcasters Hall Of Fame, something I’ve very proud of. My music taste extends from The Beatles to Katy Perry and everything in between. I am a devoted Dallas Cowboys fan and one of my dogs is named “Romo.” We watch a lot of old movies, binge on Netflix, and travel when we can. I love the arts, the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, the canyon, and our enormous selections of restaurants. I read…a lot, with Stephen King and Erik Larson, being my favorites. I love living here and the panhandle in my forever home. I consider myself very lucky to have been adopted by the wonderful people who live here. My days are filled with handshakes, hugs, and nice notes on social media. Thank you for spending your morning with me.
Turkey Time At The Fair, Sets Me Up For Fall
When I hear the Tri-State Fair is approaching, my mouth begins to water. The fair is my gateway to the fall holidays. You can have the Indian Tacos, Funnel Cakes, and fried pickles. The turkey legs are mine. I love "Turkey Leg" season.
All About That Sauce, ‘Bout That Sauce, No Sugar
Fall in the Texas panhandle brings, football, Kids Inc soccer and the Amarillo Chamber Of Commerce's Good Time Celebration BBQ cook-off. There are ribs, as far as the eye can see, some with sauce-some dry. How do you like yours?
The Radio Station Spoils Me With Our Snack Bar
The world is crazy. 24 new cycles, Jim Parsons is leaving The Big Bang Theory and I'm suppose to burn my house down, to prove to the guy who made the bricks for it, that I don't like choices he has made.
Amarillo’s Football Season Is Here
Last Sunday was the last Sunday without football, until February. The NFL kicks off Thursday night and joins college and high school, as the biggest show in town.
Die Gnats Die
I'll be sitting at my desk and hear "BAM", usually followed by some very choice words. We have been invaded by gnats. You never have gnat. You have...gnats.
Amarillo! The City That Never Sleeps
Beginning Sept 4th, if you want to attend Amarillo City Commission meetings, you'll have to wake up, a little earlier. The start time moves from 5PM Tuesday afternoons to 7AM Tuesday mornings.
Amarillo Smoke Is Trying To Kill Me
On most days, I hate the panhandle winds. Today, I absolutely loath it. It blew in with a gift from California, Arizona, New Mexico, and whatever other western state that's on fire.
It’s National Radio Day
While I'm not sure what form celebration is to take place on "National Radio Day," I'm always up for bragging on my favorite form of media. This day speaks to the "method" of delivery and not, those of us who deliver it to you.
Five Aretha Franklin Songs You Should Know
We lost one of the greatest voices, ever recorded today. Aretha Franklin leaves an amazing catalog of songs, behind. If you're interested in how she became the "Queen Of Soul:, here's a great place to start.
Planning A Class Reunion With Seven People
There were nine people, including me, that made up the Class of '75 at Tornillo High School. We asked our Senior sponsor to be in the official class picture with us. Two of us, have gone now, so there are seven of us left. It might as be 70, as hard as it is to plan a reunion.
Remember Your First Beer?
I've said " I remember my first beer" every time I've seen a 16 yr old, trying to lay a scratch, in Daddy's new Camero. But, do we really remember our first beer? Since our Craft BeerFest is coming this weekend, I thought long and hard about it.. I actually do remember my fi…
Amarillo To Austin With No Stop
We've heard it said that when we die, we'll go to Love Field in Dallas, before we go up or down. It seems every flight from Amarillo goes to Dallas first, and then off to your final destination.