101.7 KSAM Air Personalities

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Kooter Roberson Sports Director & Mornings 6am – 10am
Kooter Roberson Kooter has always been and will forever be.  Spawned by Sammy Bearkat under a pine tree in the ancient times, Kooter started his radio career at 7 months of age.  According to legend, Kooter and Sammy were strolling across an East Texas pasture, discussing philosophy, when coffee beans fell from Kooter’s pocket and from there, the KSAM radio tower sprung from the Earth, playing Today’s Best Country and All Your Favorites!
Bryan Reeder Mid-Days 10am – 2pm
 bryan2016b-125x150  I was seduced by an older woman at the tender age of 12 (Judy was 13)!  We celebrate our 28th year of marriage this year!  We have four marvelous children: Matthew, Joella, Amanda and Andrew.  My radio romp began in 1994 in Lufkin and moved through Dallas, Llano and now happy to be back in East Texas and Huntsville!  I love Texas History, Football, BBQ, long walks on a Texas beach…sometimes all at once!
Steve Rixx  Afternoons 2pm – 6pm
 Rixx1  Let me say up front that I’m a MUSIC FREAK!  Obviously country music, but I also enjoy other music as well.  Variety is the spice of life is what I say!  Texas/Red Dirt is truly my passion though, and you’ll often finding me listening to everything from Kevin Fowler, Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers Band, and more.  I’m also a very proud single dad of two fantastic children.  My 17 year old future Marine, Zack, and my little 9 year old princess, Zara are the light of my life.  Outside of that, food, beverages, and breathing are pretty darned cool too.  I’m kind of a foodie, and enjoy cooking all kinds of interesting things.  My words of wisdom: Take some time from your busy life to fall in love, and write a song!  Join me every afternoon from 2-6pm on KSAM!  I’m excited about being in Huntsville!
Blair Garner  Overnights 12am – 6am
 blair01 Discovered by a local radio executive in his hometown of Canyon, Texas, Blair Garner has been on the radio waves since age 17. Working on local radio stations all through college, Garner quickly climbed the ranks as his voice caught the ear of program directors from many major markets. He quickly found himself working for legendary stations in Washington, D.C., New York City, Houston and Los Angeles. It was in the early 1990’s, though, that Garner found his niche – late-night radio. Garner credits his drive and success to the unwavering support from his parents growing up. “Every day they would tell me to ‘work hard and be kind,’” says Garner. “and even today, when I tuck my kids in at night, I say the same to them. That’s how important I think it is.” 

Larry Crippen News Director
larryc-100x150 My job is to tell your story. But first, since this is a bio, let me say some things about me. I was probably destined to be in radio. As a kid of fifteen in Dallas, I could often be found talking with other ham radio operators around the world.  Money from playing drums in rock bands as a kid often paid for my equipment. I’m still an active ham today. My education and training–broadcasting school, BA in Radio-TV & Film, MA in Literature, and graduation from an electronic school–has provided a good foundation. However, the hands-on on-the-air experience of twenty-something years in radio has taught me the most. My wife of 44 years and fellow Christian, Kathy, has been along for the adventure. My job now is to tell your story, and you’ll hear it daily in your own voice on the news.