Mornings 6 to 10
Hi, my name is Tim Howard. My official title at Lake Country 95.9 KCKL is Program/News Director.
I love starting my mornings with the listeners of East Texas. Join me weekdays from 6
AM to 10
AM. I have been back at KCKL since July of 2005. I was bitten by the radio bug at KCKL last century, 88-92, and spent
4 years here cutting my teeth on radio, at the original studios in downtown Malakoff.
I love music, you'll find a wide variety in my collection. (anything from Lecrae to Rascall Flatts
to Martina McBride) Providing I can actually find my collection!
Tex Mex is my favorite food. (But Healthy Yummy Vegetables
come in a very close second!)
My favorite sports team is the underdog in March Madness. (My
favorite time of the year!) I am most proud of Lake Country each December with the M.A.S.H. Toy Drive. Every Christmas
the Lake Country team truly Makes A Smile Happen over and over again because of the best listeners in the world and a team
of "elves" at the station who go above and beyond the call of duty for others.
I wanted to be involved in radio since I was 14 years
old when I went to a grand opening of a furniture store in Waco, TX. I went through school sharing with family and close friends that one day
I would make a career in radio...It's true if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life. We serve hard
around the Lake Country Radio area, to entertain, inform, and uplift the hearts of the KCKL family.
I am a huge Denzel Washington fan!
(I think he will end up being cast to play me in the blockbuster movie in the story of my life-that's surely in the
Mouse is my favorite cartoon character, I mean C'mon "Here I Come to Save the Day!!!" Is there anything better than
that? OK Speed Racer, maybe.
One thing you
may not know about me...I was actually all state on my 4th grade Tether Ball team, I unfortunately tore an ACL jumping out
of a swing so I was unable to go pro, but hey It all worked out. Please join me Mornings on KCKL...Workday 11 AM to 2 PM
I grew up being utterly and completely enamored of radio BUT
decided to go into nursing upon graduating from high school. The thought of going into radio never even remotely crossed my
mind: I grew up never hearing a woman on the air, ever, in any capacity. In nursing school at Colorado State University/Pueblo
I heard the new morning person at KILO FM and it was...a woman. And lo, the world suddenly had one less nurse and one more
radio person. My parents never quite got over that. My first ever radio job was at a country station in Pueblo as the worst
overnight jock in the universe. I have gratefully spent the majority of my almost-30 years in radio working with country music,
which possesses the nicest artists and BEST listeners!
Afternoon Drive 2-6pm
Tad has been in love with radio
since he got his first as a Christmas present as a kid. He says it's the first (and still the best) portable communication
device. He's fastened radios to his handlebars, strung antanaes through trees, and broken more radios than most people
will ever own. Tad is still single, but hasn't totally given up on finding that special someone. He usually has
3 radios playing all at once, and is still looking for the best way to attach them to his handlebars.
6 to 11
I became an instant country music fan at the age of 16, when a friend
played me a Waylon Jennings album. "Prior to that, I assumed that country was about people who lived a lifestyle completely
foreign to me -- that we had nothing in common. Was I ever wrong! Country is about real people with real feelings and experiences
similar to what mine were growing up. Now that I'm an adult with my own family, it's truer than ever". When I began working
in country music radio and had the opportunity to meet and speak with country stars first hand, I was even more pleasantly
surprised by how relatable and friendly they are when not on stage performing. "Plus, I can actually understand the words
when they sing. Rock and pop fans can't always say the same. Which may be just as well!"