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:.. 

Tuesday May 17th:

Sunday’s American Idol season finale will have performers Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and Gabby Barrett. Thomas Rhett will duet with Katy Perry; country singer Deana Carter will also sing so will Lionel Richie and Michael Bublé.

Reba’s on the next season of the ABC series Big Sky. It’ll debut this fall and follows detectives investigating kidnappings on a Montana highway. Reba plays series regular Sunny Brick, who’s a back country outfitter with a secret history of missing customers.

After years of raising kids, Thomas Rhett’s parenting tips and tricks may end up as a collection of songs for new moms and dads. The hypothetical tune titles include “Eat Your Breakfast,” “Where’d You Learn That Word,” and “Please Don’t Draw on the Walls.”

Finally – Keith Urban’s on Ellen today.

Today’s Time Wharp:

May 17th: On this day

Born on this day in Los Angeles, California was guitarist Pat Flynn. He joined the progressive New Grass Revival in 1981, eventually becoming a studio musician and playing on hits by Randy Travis, Lee Ann Womack, Kathy Mattea, George Strait and Conway Twitty, among others. Pat wrote and performed on Garth Brooks’ hit single “Do What You Gotta Do”.

Working at the Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood, Glen Campbell recorded “Gentle On My Mind,” a song written by John Hartford and arranged by Leon Russell. The song went on to win won four Grammy Awards the following year and became the theme to the television variety show, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour between 1969 and 1972.

B.J. Thomas was at #1 on the US Country chart with, “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song”. The song which became Thomas’ second #1 single is also the longest-titled #1 song (not including the Stars On 45 Medley) to date.

Willie Nelson was at #1 on the Country album chart with Somewhere Over the Rainbow which featured 1940’s pop standards arranged by Nelson. The album’s acoustic jazz instrumentation was also meant to play tribute to one of his heroes, Belgian gypsy jazz guitar virtuoso Django Reinhardt, who influenced Nelson’s playing.

Johnny Cash started four days of recording in producer Rick Rubin’s living room in Los Angeles, backed only by his own guitar. This was the start of sessions for his forthcoming American Recordings album.

Kenny Chesney released “She’s Got It All”, which became Chesney’s first #1 hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The track was taken from his album I Will Stand.

Kenny Rogers was at #1 on the Country chart with “Buy Me a Rose” released as the third single from his album She Rides Wild Horses. Upon reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot Country charts, the song made Rogers (who was 61 years old at the time) the oldest country singer to have a #1 hit.

Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying,” won Single Record and Song of the Year during the 40th annual Academy of Country Music awards. Written by Tim Nichols and Craig Wiseman, it was also named as the #1 country song of 2004 by Billboard. Video of The Year went to Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss for “Whiskey Lullaby” and Gretchen Wilson won Top New Artist and Top Female Vocalist. Entertainer of The Year went to Kenny Chesney.

Charlie McCoy, Roy Clark and Barbara Mandrell were all inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Grammy Award winning country musician, songwriter Guy Clark died in Nashville following a lengthy battle with lymphoma. He released more than twenty albums, and his songs have been recorded by other artists including Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Buffett, Ricky Skaggs, Steve Wariner, and Rodney Crowell. Clark won the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Folk Album: My Favorite Picture Of You.

Lunchtime Trivia 12:15 Weekdays



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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