101.7 KSAM Air Personalities

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 Program Director and  Mid-Days 10am – 2pm
 Bryan2007  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!
Kix Brooks  Overnights 12am – 6am
 Kix KSAM web Kix Brooks first rose to fame as one-half of country music’s successful duo Brooks & Dunn, and today, continues his music career as a solo touring and recording artist. With vast interests and passions, Brooks’ impressive resume includes hosting Kickin’ It with Kix on 101.7 KSAM, and is also a regular columnist for Country Weekly. In addition to music, Brooks has pursued a variety of other passions leading him to raise cattle, and become a co-owner of Nashville’s award-winning winery Arrington Vineyards.

Larry Crippen News Director
Larry Crippen 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.