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Nancy and I arrived in B/CS in April 2010. First recollection of being a radio geek was as a 9 year old riding my bicycle around the neighborhood with a transistor radio in the front basket. First experience in a radio studio was KWDM-FM at Valley High School, West Des Moines, IA. Then on to Northwest Missouri State University (GO BEARCATS!). I've been blessed to enjoy great radio in Texas, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. Two adult daughters...though they'll always be my little girls!

WTAW Receives Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Honors

News/Talk 1620 WTAW has been recognized by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters (TAPB) with 24 awards for news and sports coverage and online content during 2014. WTAW is also a finalist for Best Newscast. That will be announced at the TAPB awards banquet April 25 in Austin at the Headliners Club. WTAW competed in TAPB […]

Blue Bell Recall

News release from the Texas Department of Health: The FDA today issued a consumer advisory about certain Blue Bell ice cream products made in Texas. The notice was issued after several confirmed cases of Listeriosis in Kansas were linked to products made on a single production line at the Blue Bell Creameries plant in Brenham. […]

Texas World Speedway Closes June 15

The Texas World Speedway will close as a racetrack on June 15. The College Station city council has approved the creation of a municipal utility district that will turn the speedway into the Southern Pointe community. Landowner Bill Mather told the council their goal is to have the first of 1,400 home lots available for […]

Brazos Transit District Presentation to Bryan City Council

The Bryan city council heard this week what it will take for the Brazos Transit District to make any changes to bus service. Director John McBeth says Bryan/College Station is one of six service areas for “The District”, but the twin cities are the only ones that don’t make a financial contribution. McBeth says the […]

Recent Local Arrests Include Former Wal-Mart Employees

Bryan and College Station police have arrested former employees of local Wal-Mart stores for actions taken while on the job. At the west Bryan Wal-Mart, one former employee and her boyfriend were arrested this week and three others are sought for taking ten tablet computers and two cell phones last October. In jail are 22 […]

Texas House Member Wants to Limit Your Access at Law Enforcement Emergencies

A bill filed in the Texas House would limit your access to what you see at law enforcement emergencies. HB 2918, written by Representative Jason Villaba of Dallas, would make it a class A misdemeanor to film, record, photograph, or document what an officer is doing within 25 feet of the officer, or within 100 […]

Daughters of The Texas Republic Fired From Managing The Alamo

DALLAS (AP) _ Texas is taking over management of the Alamo, ending the Daughters of the Texas Republic’s 110-year management of the site. In a joint statement with the group Thursday, Land Commissioner George P. Bush said the General Land Office was taking over the day-to-day management of the downtown San Antonio mission-turned-fortress. The management […]

Safety City Proposed South of Central Park

Update: No one on the College Station city council was opposed to the idea of the “Brazos Valley Safety City”, a complex of buildings and streets for children to learn safety education. Among council questions during a Thursday workshop was the distance from an oil well. That’s in light of a recent ordinance change restricting […]

12th Man Foundation Sued By Former Students Over Kyle Field Tickets and Parking

MARSHALL, Texas (AP) _ Former Texas A and M University students has filed a lawsuit against the 12th Man Foundation, seeking to protect their ticketing and seating rights in the school’s $485 million expansion of its stadium. Reports say that the lawsuit accuses the foundation, which is overseeing the reseating at the stadium, of reneging […]

Kevin O’Connor Kommentary March 12

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