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 29th 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, Texas Hill Country 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!
Terry King  Evenings 6pm – Midnight
 Terry King 1 (104x132) Terry is well known from his 18 years at legendary radio station KVIL Dallas/Ft. Worth. While at KVIL, he worked Mornings, Middays, Afternoons, Evenings & Overnights. One of two in the history of the station to work every shift on the clock. While at KVIL, Terry hosted a round-the-world race with listeners, 13 countries in 11 days & all on the air. Spent a little close time with “Check Point Charlie” in Berlin before going behind the wall with “ The Great Race 2”. Yes, before Reagan got Gorbachev to “Tear down that wall”. It was a glorified scavenger hunt. Eat your heart out “Amazing Race”.  Terry has two wonderful daughters, Madison & Jillian. Jillian is a 8 time Special Olympics gold medalist, Madison a star on the stage and attending Alabama, “Roll Tide”.  He’s a Native Texan and attended Texas Tech University as a broadcast major/theatre minor.  Terry knows no stranger, could talk to a tractor tire, and has three great loves: “Family, Food & any fish on the end of my fly rod!”
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.