Austin Daniels


Music Director

Austin DanielsI 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, management, and public service. My ultimate goal is to work in Houston, TX as a jock and music programmer. Until then, I am very happy to be a part of the Quality Broadcasting family.



Today’s Music  News:.


Kane Brown sets the record straight & Luke Bryan has a free live performance today

Kane Brown set the record straight about getting lost in the woods. He, a friend and that guy’s girlfriend went to check out his 30 acres. 3 hours later it started getting dark and cold. GPS kept taking them to cliffs they couldn’t drive a 4 wheeler down. The girl had asthma and started freaking out so they called police. Kane said, “they arrive, hear gun shots and think we’re shooting at them. We yell & tell them we’re not armed and finally made it out.”

Luke Bryan’s album ‘Born Here, Live Here, Die Here’ is out today. He’ll have a live performance and Q&A with Amazon Music at 5 PM CT.

Luke Combs and his wife Nicole were married last Saturday and one of their cakes was a huge white beer can that read, “Nicole & Beer – Never Broke My Heart, August 1, 2020.”

Maren Morris just donated $70,000 to East Nashville Magnet High School so they can buy instruments, uniforms, tuxedos and gowns.

Finally – Jon Pardi’s on NBC’s Today on Monday. He’ll perform ‘Heartache Medication.’


August 7th: On this day

Born on this day, was Felice Bryant, songwriter with her husband Boudleaux. They wrote the Everly Brothers hits, “All I Have To Do Is Dream”, “Bye Bye Love”, “Wake Up Little Susie” and “Raining In My Heart” a hit for Buddy Holly. Many other artists have recorded their songs including Charley Pride, Gram Parsons, Ray Charles, Jim Reeves, and Red Foley.

Born on this day in Hugo, Oklahoma, B. J. Thomas. His 1966, album with The Triumphs I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry sold over one million copies. He is best known for his version of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David song “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”, which was featured in the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. In 1975 he scored the US Country #1 “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song.”

Born on this day in Vancouver, British Columbia was musician and songwriter Kerry Chater, best known as a member of Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, but also a successful Nashville songwriter for many years penning such #1 hits as “You’re the First Time I’ve Thought About Leaving” for Reba McEntire, “If I Had You” for Alabama and “You Look So Good in Love” for George Strait.

Hank Williams made his debut on Louisiana Hayride broadcast from the Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana, performing “Move It On Over,” and “I want to Live and Love.”

Born on this day in Crosby, Texas, was Rodney Crowell, Grammy Award-winning guitarist and producer who played guitar and sang for three years in Emmylou Harris’ “Hot Band”. He was married to Rosanne Cash (daughter of Johnny Cash); from 1979 to 1992 who together had the 1988 Country #1 hit “It’s Such a Small World.”

Johnny Cash married Vivian Liberto at St Ann’s Catholic Church in Memphis. The couple had four daughters: Rosanne (born May 24, 1955); Kathleen (born April 16, 1956); Cindy (born July 29, 1958); and Tara (born August 24, 1961). The couple divorced in late 1967. During their courtship, Cash and Liberto wrote each other over 10,000 pages of love letters, forming the basis of her autobiography, titled I Walked the Line: My Life with Johnny, which was published in 2007.

Born on this day in Tucson, Arizona, was Michael Peterson, country music singer, songwriter. His 1997 self-titled debut album, produced five Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot Country charts, including the #1 hit “From Here to Eternity”.

Patsy Cline released her third studio album Sentimentally Yours, the final album Cline recorded before her death in a plane crash less than a year later. Also on this day Patsy Cline appeared on Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry performing “A Church, A Courtroom, Then Goodbye”, “You’re Stronger Than Me,” and “So Wrong.”

Born on this day Miami, Florida, was Raul Malo lead singer of country music group The Mavericks and the co-writer of many of their singles, as well as Rick Trevino’s 2003 single “In My Dreams”.

“Yesterday’s Wine” a duet by George Jones and Merle Haggard was released which peaked at #1 on the Country charts. Written by Willie Nelson (and the title track of the 1971 album of the same name by Nelson), the song inspired the title of their first duet LP by Jones and Haggard, A Taste of Yesterday’s Wine.

Marshall Grant, upright bassist and electric bassist with Johnny Cash’s original backing duo, the Tennessee Two, died at the age of 83. Grant was in Jonesboro, Arkansas attending a festival to restore the childhood home of Johnny Cash when he became ill. The group became known as The Tennessee Three in 1960, with the addition of drummer W. S. Holland. Grant also served as road manager for Cash and his touring show company.

Randy Travis was arrested after being found naked, smelling apparently of alcohol and lying on a remote stretch of roadway in northern Texas just before midnight. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and felony retaliation, after allegedly threatening to fatally shoot highway patrol troopers who responded to a concerned caller who notified authorities of “a man lying in the roadway”.

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