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!

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Todays Time Wharp:

September 20th: On this day

1956
Touring North America, Johnny Cash appeared at the Memorial Coliseum in Corpus Christi, Texas.

1962
Born on this day in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, was singer-songwriter Steve Gulley. He was one of the founding members of the band Mountain Heart and he went on to form Grasstowne and later Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle, along with recording solo and collaboration albums. He appeared on the Grand Ole Opry more than 90 times. Gulley died on August 18, 2020 age 57.

1969
Special guests on this week’s Johnny Cash ABC television music variety show included, Cass Elliot, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, The Staple Singers and Tommy Cash. Jack Elliot performed “If I Were A Carpenter” then he and Cash dueted on “Take Me Home.”

1971
Lynn Anderson was at #1 on the US Country album charts with You’re My Man her fourth studio album for Columbia Records. The album stayed at #1 for a total of seven weeks.

1982
Jerry Reed was at #1 on the US Country chart with, “She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)”. Written by Tim DuBois the song is a satire on divorce, and became Reed’s third and final #1 country hit, and one of his signature tunes.

1998
Alan Jackson was at #1 on the Country charts with his seventh studio album, High Mileage. It produced four hit singles on the Hot Country Songs charts for Jackson: “I’ll Go on Loving You”, “Right on the Money”, “Gone Crazy”, and “Little Man”.

2008
The Farm Aid 2008, benefit concert took place at the Comcast Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds with Jerry Lee Lewis, Kenny Chesney, The Pretenders, moe., Arlo Guthrie, Steve Earle, Nation Beat, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Jakob Dylan and The Gold Mountain Rebels, Danielle Evin, Jamey Johnson, Jesse Lenat, Will Dailey, One Flew South, and The Elms.

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