Austin Daniels

Music/Program Director

I got my start in radio in February of 1995 from a mysterious stranger who recommended me to then 97.5 KWVS – The Waves “Classic Rock.”  I began working the overnight shift and within six weeks I went to mid-days. In May 1995, we changed our format to country and I was in Heaven! Under the guidance of Dr. Bruce Nelson Stratton, I have learned the in and outs of production, programming and Advertising

After 25 Years, I’m Still Happy To Be A Part Of A Station That Grows And Changes With The Times, Music, And What Life Throws At Us, We Are PROUD Of Winning Texas Regional Radio’s “Large Market Station & Personality Of The Year 2020”  And Nominated Again For Both Categories in 2021, Proud To Be A Part Of A Team Headed By Cyndi Rowden Who Cares About  The Direction Of Our Music, Our Community And Public Service, And Our FAMILY Of Listeners And Friends We Have Been Blessed With For Now 26 Years, Real People, Real Values, This Is 97.5 KFTX Real Country!

Today’s Music  News:..Thursday September 15th


As for the mullet wig Blake Shelton wore in his video for ‘No Body,’ Gwen thought it was exotic and weird and she wished she had one. His mom said, “haven’t you haven’t learned from your mistakes, what were you doing?”

Garth’s currently playing stadium shows in Dublin, Ireland. He lost 50 pounds and says he’s the same weight he was when he played there in 1997. For 16 years Garth was a soccer dad and he said it took eight years to get his body back. This week at Dick Mack’s Pub, Garth just walked in and sang an acoustic version of ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes.

The Taco Bell TikTok musical debuts tonight at 7 CT. It stars Dolly Parton and a few other celebrities and it celebrates the Mexican Pizza returning to Taco Bell.

Finally – Miranda Lambert will be honored next year at the Texas Medal of Arts Awards, recognizing Texas leaders who’ve achieved excellence through their creative talents. Miranda got her start playing in Texas honky tonk’s.

Today’s Moldy Oldies:

September 15th: On this day

Born on this day in Maynardville, Tennessee, was Roy Acuff, who became synonymous with the Grand Ole Opry following his 1938 debut. In 1962, he became the first living inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Acuff is often credited with moving the genre from its early string band and “hoedown” format to the star singer-based format that helped make it internationally successful. He died in Nashville on November 23, 1992 of congestive heart failure.

Patsy Cline married her second husband Charlie Dick. The pair met in 1956 while Cline was performing with a local Virginia band. Following Cline’s death in 1963, Dick married country artist Jamey Ryan in 1965.

Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams was released in the US, the singer, songwriters seventh studio. Contrary to what the title might suggest, only the first four out of the twelve tracks on the album were written by Williams himself, with most of the others being versions of Cash’s self-penned songs.

Glen Campbell was at #1 on the US Country album chart with Rhinestone Cowboy, the singer, guitarists 30th album. Campbell had heard the song (written by Larry Weiss) on the radio during a tour of Australia and once back in the US decided to record a version.

Dolly Parton released hersixteenth solo studio Dolly. The album’s first single, “The Seeker”, peaked at #2 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

Born on this day was Andy Gibson American country music singer. He co-wrote “Don’t You Wanna Stay”, a duet between Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson which reached #1 on the country music charts in 2011.

Miranda Lambert signed with Epic Records. She gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of Nashville Star, where she finished in third place and made her debut with the release of “Me and Charlie Talking”, the first single from her 2005 debut album Kerosene.

Garth Brooks’ song, “More Than a Memory” became the first song to debut at #1 on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Songs chart, since the start of the magazine’s all encompassing country chart in 1958. It was released as his 51st single and first single from his 2007 compilation The Ultimate Hits.

Luke Combs was at #1 on chart with his debut album This One’s for You. It was #1 on the Top Country Albums chart for 50 weeks, a record for a male artist on this chart.

Lunchtime Trivia At 12:15 Daily:

Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 -Question

20% of people are using one that’s more than 10 years old. What?

Answer: A mattress!

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022 -Question

10 billion of these are thrown away each year and never even used. What?

Answer: Condiment packets!

Thursday, August 11th, 2022 -Question

A study found we do this almost 29,000 times a day. What?

Answer: Blink!

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022 -Question

According to a survey, this is the number one food Americans buy but never use all of it. What?

Answer: Bread!

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022 -Question

18% of people are guilty of this at least once a week, and they’re most likely to do it on Tuesday. What?
Answer: Being late to work!

Monday, August 8th, 2022 -Question

According to a new study, the majority of Americans who got married last year first met here.

Answer: Online!

Friday, August 5th, 2022 -Question

According to multiple studies, men tend to live 6 to 7 years longer if they are this. What?

Answer: Married!

Thursday, August 4th, 2022 -Question

Less than half of Americans used one of these in 2010, now over 80% do. What?

Answer: Social media accounts!

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022 -Question

On average, women clean these once a month, men clean them once a year. What?

Answer: Windows in your home!

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022 -Question

According to Men’s Health, Americans purchase 2 billion of these each year, and not a single one will be recycled. What?

Answer: Disposable razors!

Monday, August 1st, 2022 -Question

1 in 5 of us will leave the house with one of these today and never even use it. What?

Answer: A gym bag!

Friday, July 29th, 2022 -Question

You could spend hundreds of dollars on one of these, or just a couple of bucks, but the average one will cost you $15.23. What?

Answer: A bottle of wine!

Thursday, July 28th, 2022 -Question

The average adult does this 41 times a day. Does what?

Answer: Sends a text message!

Wednesday, July 27th, 2022 -Question

While most men can do this simple talent, it’s estimated that only about 10% of women can. What?

Answer: Whistle!

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022 -Question

Today, the average one of these costs $31,000. What?

Answer: A wedding!

Monday, July 25th, 2022 -Question

According to a survey, the average person learned how to do this at age 8. What?

Answer: Swim!

Friday, July 22nd, 2022 -Question

According to a survey, 1 out of 4 of us don’t know this about ourselves. What?

Answer: Our astrological sign!

Thursday, July 21st, 2022 -Question

If you’re an average American adult, you have 3 of these (but probably only use 2 of them). What?

Answer: Email addresses!

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022 -Question

For the average homeowner it only takes about an hour to do this, but at the White House it takes 8 hours. What?

Answer: Mowing the lawn!

Tuesday, July 19th, 2022 -Question

No matter where you work, chances are you do it about 55 times a week. What?

Answer: Curse!

Monday, July 18th, 2022 -Question

40% of us have secretly done this at work, when no one was looking. What?

Answer: Adjust the thermostat!

Friday, July 15th, 2022 -Question

4.4% of Americans over the age of 85 still have one of these. What?

Answer: A job!

Thursday, July 14th, 2022 -Question

Only 28% of American households still have one of these in the kitchen. What?

Answer: Ice cube trays!

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022 -Question

36% of us order this out because we almost never make it at home. What?

Answer: A salad!

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022 -Question

20% of grandparents admit this is the only thing they dislike about their grandkids. What?
Answer: Their name!

Monday, July 11th, 2022 -Question

75% of people admit to doing this almost everyday, though it can be embarrassing if caught.

Answer: Singing in the car!

Friday, July 8th, 2022 -Question

The average American admits they have about 11 of these they’d rather not have. What?

Answer: Extra pounds!

Thursday, July 7th, 2022 -Question

20% of adults say they absolutely could not do this task if they were asked to do it today. What?

Answer: Pass a written driving driving test!

Wednesday, July 6th, 2022 -Question

If you’re an average person, you will have 155 of these in your lifetime. What?

Answer: Toothbrushes!

Monday, July 5th, 2022 -Question

If you’re average you’ll eat this about 40 times this summer. What?

Answer: Ice cream!

If you’re average you’ll eat this about 40 times this summer. What?

Answer: Ice cream!

Friday, July 1st, 2022 -Question

You see them on cooking shows all the time, but only 20% of households have one in the kitchen. What?

Answer: Aprons!

Thursday, June 30th, 2022 -Question

In a burger survey, cheese was named the most popular topping, but one topping made the most loved and most hated lists. What?

Answer: Pickles!

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022 -Question

In a new survey, 40% of us say that this smell relaxes us and brings us joy. What?

Answer: The rain!

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022 -Question

In a new survey, 7% of people say they haven’t done this in more than 10 years. What?

Answer: Gone to the dentist!

Monday, June 27th, 2022 -Question

Over half of us who have one of these in our car say we almost never use it. What?

Answer: A sunroof!

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022 -Question

The average one of these contains 35 separate objects. What?

Answer: A woman’s purse!

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022 -Question

Men are twice as likely not to use this product even though experts say we should. What?

Answer: Sunscreen!

Tuesday, June 21st, 2022 -Question

The average person has 725 of these. What?

Answer: Contacts in their phoneFriday, May 20th, 2022 -Question

According to a survey, the average American owns 6 of these. What?

Answer: Pairs of shoes!

Q: The average man has 11 of THESE. What?

Answer:  Hats

BAQ: According to a new survey, THIS was voted as the most annoying thing about music festivals and concerts?

A: Porta potty’s!

Thursday, May 19th, 2022 -Question

4 out of 5 kids recognize this logo by the age of 3. Which one?
Answer: McDonald’s!

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 -Question

The last time the average person did this household chore was 5 months ago. What is it?

Answer: Clean the fridge!

Monday, May 16th, 2022 -Question

The average person buys 6 of these a year for their house. 6 what?

Answer: Lightbulbs!

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 -Question

16% of married people have gotten one of these without telling their spouse. What?

Answer: A credit card!

Monday, May 9th, 2022 -Question

According to a new survey of families, the average woman does this 4 times a week, while the average man does it only once a week. What do they do?

Answer: Call their mother!

Friday, May 6th, 2022 -Question

This is the oldest continually held sporting event in the U.S. What?

Answer: The Kentucky Derby! Tomorrow is the 148th running!

Thursday, May 5th, 2022 -Question

Americans use 500 million of these every day. Enough to circle the earth twice.

Answer: Plastic straws!

Tuesday, May 4th, 2022 -Question

In a survey of “Foods People Hate”, this food was on the very bottom. (It’s the least hated food).

Answer: French fries!

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 -Question

The average American is awake for 16 hours a day and spends 12 of those hours doing this.

Answer: Sitting!

Friday, April 29th, 2022 -Question

When you buy this you are paying a markup of 1,275%. What?

Answer: Movie theater popcorn!

Thursday, April 28th, 2022 -Question

Studies show most people remember this more vividly than their first kiss. What?

Answer: Their first car!

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 -Question

90% of women say they would stay in a relationship if this happened, but only 59% of men say the same. What?

Answer: Hit the lottery!

Q: According to impartial analyses, this is accurate 39% of the time — A: Punxatawney Phil’s prediction on Groundhog Day

February 3, 2022
Q: In the history of sports, this has only happened once. What is it?
A: A city hosted both winter and summer Olympics

In a 44 to 40 vote, Beijing won the 2022 Winter Olympic Games bid over Almaty, Kazakhstan. This makes the Chinese capital the first city to host both summer and winter Olympic games.

Question: Who invented chicken nuggets

Answer: The chicken nugget has been a staple of fast food restaurants and grocery freezer aisles for decades. But contrary to popular belief, these fried bits of poultry deliciousness weren’t invented by McDonald’s. The chicken nugget was invented in a laboratory at Cornell University by a food science professor named Robert C. Baker. This bite-sized piece of chicken, coated in batter and then deep fried, was called “chicken sticks” by Baker and his associates. Baker chose not to patent his creation. Instead, he mailed the recipe to hundreds of American companies who would later profit from his invention.

Question: What is the name of the wife of Pennsylvania’s “official” groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil?

Answer: The most famous groundhog of all time is, without a doubt, Punxsutawney Phil. The weather-predicting rodent has put the small Pennsylvania town of Punxsutawney on the map by predicting the arrival of spring on Groundhog Day. When Phil is not busy predicting the weather, he lives in the Punxsutawney Library with his “wife” Phyllis. Yes, Punxsutawney Phil has his own little groundhog wife. In fact, Phil has had many wives over the years. While Phil has an extended lifespan, his wives do not, so they pass away like normal groundhogs. Phil always finds love again, always with a groundhog named Phyllis.

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022 -Question
A study is out and shows that sales of these actually triple during the week before the Super Bowl. What?

Answer: La-Z-Boy recliners

Q: 28% of people say they would not get bored without this —

A: The internet

February 2, 2022
Q: Doctors who do THIS make fewer errors in surgery. What is THIS?
A: Play video games three hours a week

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

MMB: 29% of us are doing THIS to improve our health this year?

A: Taking vitamins/supplements!

BAQ: The average person has around 20 of these?

A: Passwords!

Tuesday, February 1st, 2022 -Question
According to a new survey, 95% of college freshmen say they have never used one of these. What?

Answer: A typewriter!

Q: 61% of people said they would take a road trip if this–

A: They didn’t have to drive

February 1, 2022
Q: 39% of us believe this to be true about ourselves. What is it?
A: We are the best drivers we know

February 1st, 2022

MMB: Almost 1/3 of people say they never do THIS at the gym?

A: Sweat!

BAQ: According to a new survey, 4 million Americans dream about this place once a month?

A: Their childhood home!

Feb 1 Question:

Why Is It Said You Should Not Clean Your House Today?

On the first day of the new year absolutely no cleaning can be done, lest you sweep out any good luck that found a place in your home.

Friday, January 28th, 2022 -Question







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