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.
Jamey Karr Wants to Know about YOUR First Car
My first car, but what you don't see in the photo, is the case of oil, I had to carry around. Was your first car a diamond or a lemon?
This Could Be The Dumbest Texas Law …EVER!
A Texas state Representative has decided, our citizens are being oppressed with unnecessary turn signal laws.
Spring Means Palo Duro Canyon Time
When I moved to the panhandle from El Paso, I was positive the entire area was flat as a board. I'd been here less than a week when a friend suggested a trip to Palo Duro Canyon. I got to experience that thing all newcomers do, when they get the first glimpse of the beauty, that is just a miles…
This Is How Jamey Karr Does Lent, How Do You Do It?
Days of fasting, mandatory services, are on tap for Catholics but the most well known, is "giving it up for Lent." So how do YOU do it?
Jamey Karr’s Rules Of Digital Communication, Seriously.
It's a sad state of affairs when I have to interject myself, as the one person, who knows what's going on. We're in the digital age now and whatever rules that applied before 1995, when Al Gore invented the internet, are long gone.
Thankful Amarillo Is Not In Florida
For almost 20 years, I've seen or read, a story, everyday about some wacky dude in Florida, It would make more sense if it were the same guy, over and over again. But's it's always some new guy doing something really stupid. A new level of stupid.
Channing ISD Changes Dress Code To Fight Vaping
Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there was a nearly 80-percent jump in e-cigarette use among high schoolers from 2017 to 2018. Channing ISD has seen these numbers and that means a change in the school dress code.
Jason Witten Returns To The Dallas Cowboys
Jason Witten is ending his year long retirement and is heading back to the Dallas Cowboys, at least for a year.
What Simple Things/Tasks Take You So Long To Accomplish?
I spent five minutes this morning, trying to find where the Scotch tape starts. A brand new role and I can't find the beginning. I turned it over and over, looking for that tiny indention. A scrape with a fingernail and I'm in business. What took so long?
Jamey Karr is a Proud Buffalo; Here’s His History with WT
Every trip to WTAMU's campus is a walk back in time for me. I can't see it as anything but it was my home for 4 years, where I met my wife and most of the best friends of my life.
Jamey Karr’s Latest Television Obsession: The Masked Singer
I was comfortable with the knowledge that I had seen it all. I lived through The Gong Show, Hurl, in which people literally ate until they puked, and something with John McEnroe, where he insulted people until they were shocked, spun, or nearly drowned..
Nina Blackwood Rocks the 80s On Mix 94.1 Weekends
Mix 94-1 is proud to welcome one of the original MTV VJ's to our weekend lineup. Nina Blackwood's Absolutely 80s can be found 7-10, each Sunday morning. No one knows the ’80s like Nina Blackwood. She helped set the musical tastes and trends that are being celebrated today.