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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!

United Way Of The Brazos Valley Update

United Way of the Brazos Valley president Alison Prince and UWBV board member Steve Fullhart visit with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about the “Over The Edge” fundraiser and this Thursday’s launch party. Listen to “United Way of the Brazos Valley Update, June 11 2018” on Spreaker.

George H.W. Bush Tweets His Thanks For Birthday Wishes

Tuesday afternoon, former president George H.W. Bush tweeted a brief message thanking those wishing him well on his birthday. Quoting the 41st president…”I am truly touched and overwhelmed by all the messages I have received today. And although I have seen them all, I can no longer answer them all. My 94 year old hands […]

UPDATE: 40-50 Involved In Fight Outside College Station Apartment Complex

News release from College Station Police: On 06/11/18 at approximately 1756 hours, officers with the College Station Police Department responded to 134 Luther St (Southgate Village Apartments) in reference to several 911 calls reporting a large fight in the parking lot. As the first officers arrived on scene they reported that there were approximately 40-50 […]

Abducted Child In Calvert Found Safe And Suspect Taken Into Custody

From the Amber Alert Network-Brazos Valley: On June 11, 2018 the Amber Alert Network Brazos Valley issued an AMBER Alert on behalf of the Calvert Police Department. On June 11, 2018 at approximately 9:30 am the Calvert Police Department responded to the 800 block of Railroad St in Calvert, Robertson County, Texas regarding a report […]

UPDATE: One Motorcyclist Killed, Another Hospitalized Following Crash Near RELLIS Campus

Update from Bryan police of Sunday crash on Highway 47 near the RELLIS campus: Both vehicles, a Ford Escape SUV and Harley-Davidson motorcycle were traveling northbound in the 3800 block of Riverside Parkway/Highway 47. The motorcycle struck the back right quarter panel of the SUV, causing the motorcycle to lose control and both riders were […]

Meet The New Play By Play Voice Of Texas A&M Football And Men’s Basketball

Texas A&M and the university’s broadcast partner Learfield have announced the new play by play voice of Aggie football and men’s basketball. Andrew Monaco of San Antonio has spent the last 11 years as a member of the Spurs broadcast team. He has also done SEC, Big 12, and ACC football telecasts, has a son […]

Bryan School Board Budget Discussions About Special Education And Overall Staffing For 2018-19

This week’s Bryan school board workshop meeting included an update on planning the budget for the 2018-19 school year. There are plans to spend an additional $678,000 dollars towards teaching special education students. Associate superintendent Barbara Ybarra says that’s the result of more students. Superintendent Christie Whitbeck says there has been an unprecedented number of […]

Seven Speakers Ask The Bryan City Council To Eliminate Most Exemptions To Smoking Ban

During the public comment portion of the May 15, 2018 Bryan city council meeting, seven people spoke in support of eliminating most exemptions to the city’s smoking ban in public places. They were representatives of the Brazos County Alcohol and Tobacco Control organization, the American Cancer Society, the Brazos County Health Department, the American Heart […]

Customer Accused Of Pointing A Gun At A College Station Taco Bell Employee

Someone who arrived too late to be served at a College Station Taco Bell early Friday morning is accused of pulling out a gun and threatening to shoot an employee. According to a College Station police news release, an employee at the Taco Bell on Fitch reported a man and a woman arrived at closing […]

Texas A&M System Part Of Successful Multi-Billion Dollar Bid To Manage The Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory

The Texas A&M system is part of a company that has won a multi-billion dollar contract to manage the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory in New Mexico. The A&M system is a partner in Triad National Security, which received a five year base contract with five one-year options, for a total of 10 years if all […]

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