When you turn on your radio and listen to your favorite music, do you ever stop to think how the music streams through the air and into your car or home? When you listen to the news do you envision a face with that familiar sound? As you listen intently, do you stop to consider the role a radio station plays in your every day life? Our favorite stations become a needed and comforting part of our lives as they offer comfort and support- a kind of un-seen friendship something we can count on to entertain us-to educate us-inspire us. Think about it: We entrust a lot of time to people we never see-we only get to hear their voices or listen to our favorite tunes as we drive a crowded freeway to work. The radio becomes a companion of sorts-someone we trust and rely on- no matter what. Quite simply: The radio is our comfort zone.
There are so many dynamics in life: Our friends may let us down- we may lose our job- we never have enough money- we had a fight with our spouse- our kids are having troubles with their grades- the cat ran away- the air conditioner broke- and the endless list continues 24/7! But somehow we can always turn on our favorite radio station and it will be there for us: 100% – no questions asked- sitting by our side helping us get through the day. A great radio station steps into your world and can be the master renovator in your life- without the hassle of a hiring a contractor! Great radio comes into your home and lifts your spirits after a hard day’s work. Your favorite music station can reach into your heart and heal the side-effects of an unfortunate argument with your wife as it soothes the burn of words said in haste.
Radio is a form of- well, “life-support” that produces positive change in a person’s life. But what does it take to produce a radio show? How does the music travel through the air and land in your home? Who are these people that have become your constant companion? Well ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the faces behind your radio…let me introduce you to:
Border Media; Your best friend: Bringing you music and talk to bless your lives!
Chris Duel hosts the “Zone” with Jason Minnix weekdays 3-6pm on ESPN 1250 “The Zone.” Chris tackles all sides of the day’s big stories from a fiercely independent perspective. Speaking with national newsmakers and local experts, Chris provides compelling and entertaining perspectives on the day’s news and sports. Chris moved to Border Media’s KTSA from WOAI, where his show there became San Antonio’s highest-rated radio talk show and set modern day ratings records for News-Talk format in San Antonio.
A native of San Antonio Greg Martin has been in radio since 1986 when he got his start at 102.7 KTFM. After stints in New Mexico, Austin, and Denver he returned to San Antonio with his wife to KTFM to do afternoons. Through format flips, management, and ownership changes Greg moved off air and into management. Greg currently programs 550 KTSA and ESPN 1250 the Zone and oversees operations for the entire cluster.
Jack Riccardi has hosted midday, nighttime and special events talk shows for 550 KTSA since July 1999. Previously, he was midday talk host on WOAI-AM from 1994 to 1999, and afternoon drive talk host on WGY Albany from 1991 to 1994.
Alberto Alegre is a career broadcaster, who has been in radio for 32 years. He was born in San Antonio, and got his start in radio shortly after he served in the Army, working for KUKA “Fiesta Radio.” Alberto has captivated audiences across Texas and has worked in markets including Houston, El Paso, Corpus Christi, and San Antonio. Alberto can be hear Monday-Saturday morning on the Norteno 720
Jason Minnix joined BMP Radio in January 2008 to co-host the afternoon drive show with Chris Duel on ESPN 1250 The Zone, which premiered in February 2008. He’s on the air, weekday from 3p-7p. Jason has worked in the San Antonio radio market since 1993, bringing years of experience to ESPN 1250 The Zone. He has covered the San Antonio Spurs on a regular basis since 1997, as well as every major sporting event in San Antonio over the last decade.
Lance Hawkins: Vice President and Market Manager, San Antonio. Lance is a second-generation broadcaster with over 30 years experience in all phases of station management. He is an entrepreneur who has been a Station Owner, Corporate Vice President of Sales, VP Market Manager, Operations Director, and Program Director. He and his wife Pat have been married for 34 years and they are the parents of three adult sons. His hobbies include camping and kayaking.