TREY’s TAKE: SA Radio Happy and Sad

On Sunday afternoon several San Antonio Radio legends were inducted into the San Antonio Radio Hall of Fame. These extremely gifted and talented people have entertained hundreds of thousands of people for decades over San Antonio radio airwaves.

Here is the list of the 2016 inductees:

Most of these Radio Greats worked at KTSA, one still does (Liz Ruiz), and one was the owner of KTSA for many decades (Bernie Waterman).

What a great class, and all very deserving to be in the Hall of Fame.

I have the honor of working every morning with one of the greatest people I have ever met.  Elizabeth Ruiz is pure class.  Her radiant personality, professionalism, work ethic, and high standards are clearly evident every time she opens a microphone.

Liz is the gold standard in news.

Off-air, Liz devotes many, many hours to raising money for causes in San Antonio. Liz never sleeps during Fiesta – she does it ALL!

She gives love to everyone she meets.  Congrats, Liz!  You are amazing!

On a sad note, the SA radio community was saddened Monday morning when we learned the news that one of our own had passed away in his sleep.

Dennis Alvord, listeners knew him as “Joe Nasty”, was one of the most incredible radio personalities anyone has ever heard – anywhere.

Every afternoon on KTFM “Nasty in your afty” could make you laugh with his sense of humor, feel good with his positive mood, and be your friend as you worked at your desk all alone.  He was everything you wanted to hear coming out of the speaker.

In person, Dennis was very kind and big-hearted.  He would do anything for you.  He is responsible for introducing me to the right people at KTSA in the early 80’s which began my career here.

He was one of those guys whose presence made the whole building “feel” better. The place literally got brighter when he arrived for work.

Dennis Alvord was a San Antonio radio legend and a Hall of Fame human being.

RIP “Nasty” – Hachachacha (one of his sayings)

The San Antonio Radio community is rejoicing for our friends who have received the recognition they so deserve, and we are so saddened by the passing of one of our own.

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