Wichita Falls Radio Personality To Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame
Longtime Wichita Falls broadcaster Joe Tom White is one of the latest inductee’s into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. The announcement was made official on July 6th. “I’m humbled…most appreciative of the honor”, White said of the announcement. Joe Tom’s radio career began in Wichita Falls at KWFT-620 AM in 1959.
Over the past six decades he has worked for three Wichita Falls radio stations (KWFT, KGTM 990 AM and KWFS 1290 AM). Joe Tom hosted ‘Country Morning’ on KAUZ Channel 6 for five years. He has hosted ‘The Rise & Shine Show’ on News Talk 1290 KWFS AM since 1993. He is one of the longest-serving broadcasters still active on radio anywhere in the nation.
A native of Vernon, Texas, the 76 year-old broadcaster has been a lifetime resident of Wichita Falls. In addition to radio host, Joe Tom is the publisher The Family Sportsman Magazine for The Northwest Texas Field & Stream Association, serves on the Board of the Northwest Texas Field and Stream, and has served on a number of civic and non-profit boards and committees. He is also a former Deputy Texas Game Warden and Deputy U.S. Game Warden. Joe Tom is also the chief organizer and operator of the Texas Weapon Collectors Gun & Knife Shows, held five times a year in Wichita Falls.
The Texas Radio Hall of Fame’s 2015 Induction Celebration will be held at 11:00 AM on November 14th at the Marriott in Round Rock.