This week, we've all been thinking about all the years with Mike & Dana... so here's my story with them. Almost 20 years ago, I was hired by Mike to do evenings. After a few months, I moved to the midday slot. About that same time I found out that I was pregnant with my second child. After my little man-cub was born, I brought him to work with me for several weeks until I could get him into a daycare program. I'll always remember having my little baby there on the counter in the studio in his baby-bucket. Mike has a way with babies and loved to hold him. That sweet baby is now a senior in high school. Wow.
Fast forward to 2001, I had moved to Wichita Falls for a job opportunity when I got a call that things were moving along in West Texas to bring a new station on the air... that station being KICKS. What you may not know is that Mike & Dana did a whole bunch of work behind the scenes to get KICKS on the air. Everything from the colors of the paint on the walls, to the sound-proofing on the wall, to the beautiful cabinetry in the studio. Mike & Dana helped build this station from an empty store front.
Through all of the years they have shared their lives with all of us, and I'd like to think that we are all better for it. Radiothon's, toy drives, food drives... we've done it all. It won't be the same without them.
I personally wish them well. Thanks for all of the years waking up West Texas. I hope you enjoy spoiling those grandbabies & sleeping in.
God Speed Mike & Dana, may your lives be filled with the laughter & love that you've shared with all of us.
Texas Thunder Rolls Into Gardendale, TX August 21-23, 2015, with Country Superstars Florida Georgia Line, Big & Rich, Thomas Rhett, Joe Nichols, Tracy Lawrence, Frankie Ballard, Dallas Smith, Jon Pardi, Clare Dunn & Many More
Three-Day, General Admission Tickets are Available for Early-Bird Price of $120
Camping is Available Starting at $110 for a Limited Time
Proving yet again that everything IS bigger in the Lone Star State, organizers are rolling out the best line-up to date for the third annual Texas Thunder Music Festival. The premier camping and lifestyles festival of West Texas, set for Aug. 21-23, 2015, inGardendale, Texas, will feature some of the biggest names and brightest stars in country music, including superstar duo Florida Georgia Line, multi-platinum-selling pair Big & Rich, one of the fastest rising star in Country music Thomas Rhett, "Sunny And 75" and "Yeah" chart-topper Joe Nichols, "Sunshine & Whiskey" hot newcomerFrankie Ballard, CMA and ACM award-winner Tracy Lawrence, "Tippin Point" Country rocker Dallas Smith, crowd favorite Jon Pardi and singer/songwriter/guitarist Clare Dunn. Fans can expect even more exciting artist announcements in the coming months and one HUGE reveal in March 2015!
Three-day, general admission tickets are available for a limited time for the early-bird price of $120. And grab your campsite while they last starting at just $110! For more information or to purchase tickets and camping, please visitwww.texasthunderfest.com or call (855) 362-0535.
Set on beautiful farmland with the huge Texas sky and picture perfect pump-jacks as a backdrop, Texas Thunder brings fans a mixture of Texas and Nashville country music. In addition to top-notch entertainment at the main stage and the Texas Troubadour Saloon stage, Texas Thunder offers its patrons an amazing Texas experience including specialty and food vendors and much more. Join thousands of the friendliest people in the country and enjoy cold beer, homegrown talent and the most fun you can pack into a big ole Texas weekend.