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June Isn’t Over Yet
The KIXS prize patrol is still out celebrating our 35th birthday, June is not over yet.  Just ask Lisa Briones, she is our latest birthday winner.  We surprised her today and KIXS 108 was on loud and proud.  She won passes to Schlitterbahn Waterpark and a delicious cake courtesy of Ha…
Austin Radio ‘Pirates’ Face Stiff Fine From FCC
There's an old Country song titled, "You Gotta Have a License." This is true for any commercial (or non-commercial) radio station in the U.S. Well, a couple in Austin felt that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules regarding licensing for the FM broadcast band didn't apply to t…
Happy National Radio Day!
You're probably unaware of the fact that today, August 20th, is "National Radio Day."
Yes, the medium that started all electronic media to come after, has its own "national day." From Marconi's first transatlantic transmission of the Morse code letter 'S' ("..." or, dit-…
Greater Houston Hamfest This Saturday 3/22/14
Amateur ("Ham") radio operators from all over will converge on the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds (4200 Highway 36, Rosenberg, Texas) for the Greater Houston Hamfest Saturday, March 22nd. Ham radio is a great hobby, as well as a means of emergency communications when other syste…
Skeeter Welcomes Singer/Songwriter Bobby Marquez
Wednesday morning (February 5, 2014), my in-studio guest will be singer/songwriter, Bobby Marquez. Bobby is a native of Freer, TX, but I met Bobby more than a dozen years ago when I was living in Nashville, TN, where Bobby calls home these days. Bobby will be one of the featured entertainers during …
Time Flies…
One year ago, on Monday, October 1, 2012, I stepped into the KIXS 108 studio to become the new morning personality. I knew this wasn't "just another radio gig;" KIXS 108 has been the #1 station with listeners in the Crossroads region for years and years. Before coming to South Texas, I was…
Buh-Bye, Windows XP
Do you still have or use a computer that uses the venerable Microsoft Windows XP operating system? If so, get ready to watch it fade into the sunset! According to a report by USA Today, Windows XP will reach "end of life" on April 8, 2014. What does "end of life" …
Darius Rucker, ‘Radio’ – Song Review
Darius Rucker's new single 'Radio' is a perfect song for summer. The uptempo tribute to young love, open roads and, of course, the radio is familiar and easy to fall for, especially when powered by Rucker's unequaled exuberance.
“Time Flies When You’re…”
"...on certain types of medication!" I've been using that line for years (even though I am not currently on any medication)! But the "old" version of that saying must be true, because today (April 1, 2013) marks my six month anniversary as your humble Morning…
Greater Houston Hamfest This Saturday 3/23/13
Amateur ("Ham") radio operators from all over will converge on the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds (4200 Highway 36, Rosenberg, Texas) for the Greater Houston Hamfest Saturday, March 23rd. Ham radio is a great hobby, as well as a means of emergency communications when other syste…

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