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 27 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 28 Years, Real People, Real Values, This Is 97.5 KFTX Real Country!

Today’s Music  News:..


t was so slick in Nashville yesterday, as Miranda Lambert’s husband walked down their outside stairs he slid instead. She posted the video writing, “our ring camera just captured this little gem.” Brendan also post the video he said to give everyone a good laugh. He’s OK.

Carrie Underwood made another loaf of bread on her tour bus yesterday, sourdough chocolate chip.

At Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Orlando, there’s his life-sized cardboard cutout of him watching you eat. You have to try the Pulled Pork Tater Tot Poutine with white gravy, cheese curds and a fried egg. Their #1 seller’s deep fried alligator legs in BBQ sauce and Blake’s cornbread’s so sweet a lot of people order it with vanilla ice cream.

Finally – Morgan Wallen hoped to play major league baseball after college but he got hurt and that’s what led to music. Morgan was on Season 6 of The Voice, on two teams, but was eventually eliminated so he moved to Nashville.

Today’s Moldy Oldies:

February 2nd: On this day

Born on this day in Darby, Florida, was Howard Bellamy, singer, songwriter of The Bellamy Brothers. The duo had success in the 1970s and 1980s, starting with the release of their crossover hit “Let Your Love Flow” in 1976, a #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. Starting in the late 1970s, the Bellamy Brothers found success in country music as well, charting twenty #1 singles.

Loretta Lynn signed her first contract on with Zero Records which saw her recoding tracks tat United Western Recorders in Hollywood, California.

Dolly Parton released her fifth solo studio album The Fairest of Them All which peaked at #13 on the US Billboard Hot Country LP’s chart. The album’s only single, “Daddy Come and Get Me”, was released in December 1969.

Dolly Parton scored her second #1 Country hit single with “Jolene.” Parton has said that the inspiration for the story was a tall, red-headed bank teller whom Parton believed was flirting with her husband, and her husband’s apparent vulnerability to the teller’s charm as indicated by his sudden interest in making frequent trips to the bank.

Born on this day in Tacoma, Washington, was Blaine Larsen country music artist. At the age of fifteen, he recorded his debut album In My High School on Giantslayer Records, an independent record label.

Doug Stone was at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “A Jukebox With A Country Song”, the singers second chart topper.

Willie Nelson agreed to pay $9 million of the $16.7 million he owed the Internal Revenue Service. His accountants, Price Waterhouse, had not been paying Nelson’s taxes for years and in addition to the unpaid taxes, Nelson’s situation was worsened by the weak investments he had made during the early 1980s.

Keith Urban filed a lawsuit against a New Jersey painter by the same name, who had a web site The singer wanted to acquire the rights to the URL – the painter counter sued and the lawsuit was settled in the painter’s favor.

Terry McMillan, country musician who played harmonica and percussion died at the age of 53. He became a very in-demand session musician working with, Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Kenny Chesney, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Trisha Yearwood, and Dixie Chicks.

Montgomery Gentry released their final album together, Here’s to You, following the death in a helicopter crash of Troy Gentry on September 8th 2017.

Lunchtime Trivia At 12:15 Daily:

January 10, 2023Tuesday, January 10th, 2023 -QuestionIn a new poll, men were asked which appliance is the most confusing? This was the #1 answer.

Answer: Washing machine!

Monday, January 9th, 2023 -Question

13% of couples sleep in different rooms because one person does this. What?

Answer: Hogs the covers!

Wednesday, January 4th, 2023 -Question

This is 27% more likely to happen to you in the first week of the year than any other time. What?

Answer: Get fired!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023 -Question

76% of people in a new survey say they plan on doing this this weekend. What?

Answer: Taking down Christmas decorations!

Thursday, December 29th, 2022 -Question

People say this is the number one thing they wish they could write-off on their taxes. What?

Answer: Coffee!

Wednesday, December 28th, 2022 -Question

The average cost of one of these in 2022 was $27,000. What?

Answer: A wedding!

Tuesday, December 27th, 2022 -Question

One of every 4 cars sold this year had this in common. What?

Answer: They were white!

Thursday, December 22nd, 2022 -Question

When it comes to re-gifting, most people said they would be most likely to re-gift to this person. Who?

Answer: A co-worker!

Wednesday, December 21st, 2022 -Question

About 155,000 men will do this on Christmas morning. What?

Answer: Propose! It’s the most popular day to get engaged.

Tuesday, December 20th, 2022 -Question

36% of adults have participated in this Christmas activity as a child, but only 16% have as an adult. What?

Answer: Gone caroling!

Monday, December 19th, 2022 -Question

44 million people will forget to buy this person a gift for Christmas, even though they see them almost every single day. Who?

Answer: Your neighbor!

Wednesday, December 14th, 2022 -Question

About 35% of people say they currently have one of these in their house. What is it?

Answer: An elf on the shelf!

Tuesday, December 13th, 2022 -Question

The average person buys 3 of these every holiday season. 3 what?

Answer: Rolls of wrapping paper!

Monday, December 12th, 2022 -Question

This happens more in the two weeks before Christmas than any other time of the year. What?

Answer: Couples break up!

Thursday, December 8th, 2022 -Question

When you buy one of these, it’s at least 10 years old. What?

Answer: A Christmas tree!

Wednesday, December 7th, 2022 -Question

There are now almost 10,000 of these in the U.S. What?

Answer: Roundabouts!

Tuesday, December 6th, 2022 -Question

According to a survey, December 10th is the most common day for this. What?

Answer: Putting up the Christmas tree!

Monday, December 5th, 2022 -Question

In a survey, 73% of women think that this looks ridiculous on a man over 40. What?

Answer: A backwards baseball cap!

Thursday, December 1st, 2022 -Question

These retailers do nearly one-fifth of their annual business in the month of December. Who?

Answer: Jewelry stores!