Change is happening at KTSA.
Over my lifetime of being affiliated with KTSA I have seen numerous changes, and after several years of this on-air lineup management has decided to shake things up a bit.
This station, the oldest in San Antonio, has been home to some of the biggest names in radio history from Ricci Ware to Bruce Hathaway, and Logan Stewart to Gary Owens. KTSA was one of the first radio stations in America to air Rush Limbaugh.
Elizabeth Ruiz and I have the longest-running tenure on KTSA, something both of us are very proud of.
As a boy growing up around this great radio station my dream, in fact all I ever wanted to do and be was the morning host on KTSA. As of today, I am the one person who has served the longest stint as KTSA’s morning show host. I am living proof that dreams do come true.
A few years ago, when KTSA was owned by CBS, a few of us were thinking long and hard about what life would be like if we were forced to do something else for a living. I studied various careers, and attempted to visualize myself doing something else. I could not imagine anything that I could love as much as being on the radio.
For me, it all came down to this one question, “What career would I wake up for in the middle of the night without an alarm?”
You see, I awake at midnight every night, without an alarm, as excited as my first day on the air. I began my radio career when I was 10 years-old, and still have the same fire inside that drives me to be with you every day.
You have been with me through the best times of my life, and the absolute worst tragedies anyone can suffer. Your support and love has helped my family and me through some very dark times. For that, I will be eternally grateful.
I am proud of my 45 year radio career, and honored to be in both the San Antonio Radio Hall of Fame AND the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.
With all that being said, it’s time to turn the page at KTSA, and look forward to new and exciting opportunities!
So, I am happy to say I am staying right where I am on KTSA from 5am-9am. The exciting change for me is I am welcoming Sean Rima to be with me from 7am-9am for Trey and Sean, (Ware and Rima).
Sean and I see a lot of issues the same way. However, we see some things very differently. I’ll be driving the bus, and the show will be a fast-paced look into the top news stories of the day with our views on the news, and some stuff to laugh at too! This is going to be fun. Welcome to the wake up, Brother Sean!
Sean stays on solo until 11am when an all-new show comes to KTSA. Markley and van Camp will air weekdays 11am-1pm when Dave Ramsey comes in to continue his track record of financial advice radio from 1pm-4pm.
Another exciting change features the move of Jack Riccardi to the afternoon show from 4-7pm. I started calling Jack “The Professor” years ago, and apparently the moniker has stuck as management is now referring to him as such. The drive home is going to be awesome with Jack’s views on the day’s news.
The Greek philosopher Heraclitus was right when he said, “Change is the only constant in life.” Change will happen June 17th, and we hope you enjoy the All-New KTSA.