The Breakfast Club ringleader Chad Hill grew up in the Minneapolis area, and his heroes were the great radio DJs he heard in the 1970s and 1980s. After graduating from a backwater college with a degree he doesn't use, he got his first radio job in 1995, working weekends at a station in Fargo, ND. A few months later, he got promoted to weekday afternoons. He also learned to write and produce commercials. Later, he was the afternoon drive host and production director at a station in Fort Myers, FL. While his career has taken him through many adventures in other industries, he is thrilled and honored to have the chance to return to his roots in radio with the Ranch Radio Group. He moved to the Hill Country in 2016 and enjoys time with his four sons, three dogs, two cats, and a very patient wife of 25 years.
BOB HARMON (M-F 10A-3P)
Bob here! They asked me to write a little bio….so here it goes. I was borne and raised on the mean streets of southern California. Oh wait that was Ice T. Let’s start again. I was born and raised in a middle-class family in San Diego California. Graduated from Ridgemont High School (Yes, That Ridgemont High) and worked in a long line of jobs from a vending company, servicing pool tables and jukeboxes to working in a sheet metal fabrication shop and countless other jobs during my formative years.
My first job (or gig) in radio was in Conroe, Texas working 7 to midnight running a combination live show and taped programming. After leaving the Houston area I went to work at Magic in San Antonio. During the decade I spent there, I mostly held down the night show while working various shifts and learning the fine art of producing commercials. My last gig before arriving here on The River was in Gainesville, Florida (birthplace of Tom Petty, and home of the University of Florida Gators) doing commercial production and hosting a popular weekend show.
Now, after all my travels; I find myself back in Texas, here on The River every day from 10 am until 2 pm. Hopefully we’ll share a few laughs, and who knows if we’re not careful we both might learn a thing or two.
Ryan Stone is what you would call a 'Radio Guy". That's all he knows....
He's been in the biz 21 years mainly in the Austin area. When not doing radio, he enjoys sunsets, long walks in the park... photography and fast European cars. Mama raised him right. That means he was brought up listening to good music. He played guitar in bands during high school and enjoys live music. Coming from the city, he's happier than ever in the Hill Country. Catch him weekday afternoons from 3 to 7pm. Laugh with him or at him, either way works.
NEWS 6AM - 10AM CST
I was born and raised in the rural town of Elwood, Nebraska with one stoplight, a courthouse, three churches, and a bar and I'm a Cornhusker fan, but don't hold that against me. I'm a huge sports fan and love Texas teams too. And I'm really grateful for more populated areas that have lots of great restaurants, shops, and places to take the kids. Like here! I graduated with a Broadcasting degree from the University of Nebraska and worked all over the country on the radio.
When I'm not working, I'm usually running. I try to run between 6 and 9 miles a day, and although it's a pain to get motivated every single day, the runner's high makes it worth it. I try to eat clean and healthy too. I love shopping, going out for salmon and adult beverages, seeing live music and comedy, and listening to all kinds of music. I've got three daughters, and that means I'm an Uber mom, taking them to basketball, flag football, softball, or whatever is in season. They always crack me up and ask odd and interesting questions, and give me the best hugs and make me realize what's important in life. I also have two dogs, two cats, and two fish, and every day truly is an adventure.
SPORTS 6AM - 7 PM CST
JR Zowie is Ranch Radio Group’s sports reporter, bringing both local high school sports and Texas sports. An oil brat, he’s an adopted Texan who grew up in Beeville and is a U.S. Army veteran. He can speak some Spanish, Russian, and Mandarin Chinese. His favorite teams are the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Astros, and whoever plays against the New York Yankees.
For most of the last 20 years, JR has worked in print journalism and in broadcasting. JR has worked at AM 630 KSLR, AM 550 KTSA, AM 1230 WMPC, and AM 910 KNAF. He’s been a board operator, on-air announcer, news director, play-by-play sports announcer, and talk show host.
JR is single, has three grown sons, and lives in Fredericksburg. He likes to geocache, hike, visit museums, write fiction, blog, podcast, and also enjoys a good game of chess (relax, he’s no Garry Kasparov).
You can reach JR at JRZowie@ranchradiogroup.com
Morning & Midday Weekday Weather Reports
Dan Holiday was raised on a farm, east of El Dorado, Kansas. Throughout his childhood he built his own radio and weather station in his bedroom and began practicing his passion for a career. While in high school, Dan got his first job at KOYY Radio as an afternoon announcer. Since that time, he has worked at several radio stations including eleven years at KZSN-FM as mid-day on-air host and music director. In 2004, Dan moved to Kansas City to join KFKF-FM as the afternoon personality. In 2006, he earned certification as a Broadcast Meteorologist through Mississippi State University. Dan is a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society.
During college basketball season, Dan will be rooting for the Wichita State Shockers.
Afternoon & Evening Weekday Weather Reports
Jennifer is a Midwest girl, originally from Beech Grove, Indiana. Her interest in weather came in middle school. She was living in Central Florida at the time and became fascinated with hurricanes and tracked every storm on the tracking charts you get at the grocery store. Her family moved to Pennsylvania when she was in high school and Jen went to the Pennsylvania State University (Go Lions!) and received her Bachelor of Science in Meteorology in 1995. In her spare time, Jen is an avid tennis player. She plays on competitive leagues year round.
Weekend Weather Report
Steve Hamilton is originally from Gloucester County, New Jersey, near Philadelphia. He’s been a weather enthusiast since 1972 when Hurricane Agnes roared across his home town. He began to write to TV weather forecasters in Philadelphia, asking for weather maps and satellite images so he could study them. Steve graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in Communications. Then he embarked on a career in Radio before going back to school in 2005 to study meteorology at Mississippi State University. He graduated three years later, and earned his American Meteorological Society Seal Of Approval in 2008. Steve is also a storm chaser and has been on hundreds of solo chases, witnessing nearly 40 tornadoes and countless severe thunderstorms.