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Dave Rios

PLAYING GREAT MUSIC AND GIVING AWAY THE BOSS’S MONEY!

 

Who wouldn’t love that profession? Now, after 23 years (in-a-row) at KONO 101.1, Los Angeles, California-born Dave Rios celebrates an adjacent anniversary… Sobriety.

 

Coincidence? No. God-Incidence. 

 

An Attitude of Gratitude that seems to resonate early in the morning without taking life too-seriously.

 

Loves Reading out-loud and shares that joy with over a thousand kids every year. Sharing simple stuff that makes living in Military City U.S.A. the coolest, like free family fun on Downtown Tuesdays. Sharing the Story of The John Santikos Legacy and how one man left a fortune to benefit our community be sure to ask him about it. And taking you inside the San Antonio Children’s Shelter every year to share heartbreaking & heartwarming stories from some of the Alamo City’s most precious citizens. 

 

The late Father Eddie Bernal once shared that what we do as broadcasters is our ministry. The people you come in contact with and help is your ministry too. Love & Service is what this life is all about.

 

So you can see why 23 years has flown by in the blink of an eye and how every one of those days, the good and the not so good, has been a blessing. Just like someone, perhaps Eleanor Roosevelt, once said…

 

"YESTERDAY’S HISTORY

TOMORROW’S A MYSTERY

And 

TODAY IS THE GIFT

THAT’S WHY IT’S CALLED THE PRESENT."

 

 

Sharing, Caring & Being There on your radio, online and the KONO APP.

 

Dave Rios & The KONO 101.1 Morning Show

Steve Casanova

I’M A NATIVE SAN ANTONIAN, EXCEPT FOR THE 10 YEARS

OF RADIO GYPSY LIFE THAT TOOK ME AWAY FROM THE ALAMO CITY. I 

SETTLED BACK AT KONO 101.1 IN 2000 AND I’VE BEEN HERE EVER 

SINCE. WHEN I’M NOT PLAYING THE HITS I’M USUALLY WITH MY 

FAMILY BACKYARD BAR-B-QUEING OR ENJOYING THE GREAT 

OUTDOORS. I’VE BEEN BLESSED TO BE ABLE TO DO WHAT I LOVE FOR 

THE PAST 35 YEARS. EVERYDAY IS AN EXCITING ADVENTURE AND I 

CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS!

Brooklyn James

Music is my Life! All kinds, mostly KONO music! 

I am a new San Antonio resident, however I am home! 

Radio is my passion and I have been an on-air personality for over five years. Everything from, 80’s-90’s, New Pop, Classic Rock-n-Roll, and one of my favorites……Jazz! I am a die-hard romantic with a flair for sappy love songs and chick flicks! Who doesn’t want the fairy-tale ending?

I am a Dallas Cowboys & Spurs Fan For Life! I love to dance, no matter how bad it looks! I think I am an artist-finger-painting is my favorite! Helping others is at the very foundation of my existence. Puppies and babies are the coolest thing on the planet, besides my two girls! I make a killer batch of fudge! Life is way too short to take it so seriously. Would you rather be right? Or Happy? Do something for others, and don’t let them know you did it! Treat everyone like you would treat your Grandma. If I made you smile…….I did my job! Oh yea, I eat a large bag of gummy life savers every day! I’m obsessed! 

 

J. Ramos

Born in Las Vegas, NV, but raised in Laredo, TX till 1973 when we moved San Antonio.

I am the eldest of 4 boys, married to Sara for the past 30 years with kiddos Jackie & JR and two grandkids (doggies) Zoe & Pegasus. I’m proud graduate of John Jay High class of 80 and a UTSA Roadrunner class of 97.

I love people, music, gardening, fishing, reading, and movies. This all began when I was 9 and my Uncle Thomas Russo gave me a reel to reel recorder he brought back from Viet Nam. I used to pretend I was a DJ like my Idols Bruce Hathaway, Ricci Ware and Wolf Man Jack. My Grandma Viola Ramos got a Phillips turntable when she turned in books of S&H stamps. I proceeded to buy my 45 records and would record myself with the music. Several years later Casey Kasem came onto the scene and I knew what I was going to do. I used to practice announcing when I worked at a local K-MART, I was responsible for announcing the “Blue Light Specials” – Look up and around K-MART Shoppers that Blue Light is Flashing! In late 1980 I met a local DJ, Carmela Griffith, she helped me out and was able to arrange an interview for me. I started out in December of 1981 at 106.7KTUF a local Jazz station. I worked there for a year, then began my college career at Sa Antonio College where I began my studies in broadcasting. While at SAC I was hired as the Program Director/Station Manager of KSYM-FM 90. We took bold strides to play alternative music and with the advent of MTV we were the first station in San Antonio to mirror the music on MTV. We were able to offer several different type of genres of music. This format helped our students find jobs in radio market. In the spring of 1983 I was hired a 55 KTSA and I finally got to meet my Idols, Bruce Hathaway and Ricci Ware. In 1983 I was offered a position at 55 KTSA and then also did a stint at Hot & Fresh KTFM 102.7/103 FM where my nickname “The Flounder” was born, the late great Joe Nasty along with Bill Thorman graced me with it. I worked at Waterman broadcasting till 1988. I took some time off to raise 2 kids and receive my Bachelors of Arts degree from UTSA in May 0f 1997. In 1998 I met up with my good Buddy Davey Rios who was working KONO 101.1 told me that my college Buddy Roger Allen who was now the Program Director at KONO. Roger offered me a part time position and bam I was back in radio. It all began again on December 26th 1998. I’ve been at KONO 1011 ever since having fun and living the dream. Feeling blessed to play great music and to hang out with great people like you. Music touches every aspect of my life, I use music to remember life’s happenings. I love the interaction with people too, music and people the perfect mix.