Note from Neil Sperry
Thursday, April 15
On Saturday, July 10, 2010, I will begin a new and exciting phase of my broadcast career. As of that day, I will become a part of the famous WBAP NewsTalk 820AM and 96.7FM broadcast team.
Neil Sperry’s Texas Gardening will be moving 20 miles down the highway and a couple of presets down the dial, to that giant 820AM broadcast signal, as well as the new, clear WBAP-FM signal at 96.7FM. Our program will air Saturdays during the noon hour and Sundays 9-noon.
On a personal note, this opportunity to broadcast from one of Texas’ most legendary radio stations is a dream come true. I’ll be working alongside many of the state’s finest radio people, both those behind the microphones and those behind the scenes. Many of these are friends of long standing, and their encouragement through the past several months has meant a great deal to my family and me.
Special thanks go to WBAP leaders Tyler Cox and RJ Lane. Time after time, they "advanced the ball," moving us closer and closer to the completion of our deal. In this day of impersonal corporate America, these men prove that supportive, caring leadership builds strong teams. And, at my end of that same discussion chain, my accountant/business manager Maurice La Verdure set time aside from his busy spring schedule to fine-tune all the important points. As I’ve done many times before, I thank him!
Thank you to advertisers of my current program, the tenured 12 of whom average 25 years on the air with me. I look forward to representing all of my advertisers to a new and larger audience starting in July.
Finally and most importantly, thanks to my listeners. You’ve been faithful supporters for all the years that I’ve been doing commercial radio – 33 years and counting, with many more still ahead. I hope you’ll make that switch of the dial over to 820 starting July 10! (Until that time, it will be business as usual at KRLD.)
That’s our news from the radio scene.
Thanks for reading, and as I always say:
It’s a very happy day in my garden.