6AM - 10AM CST
Randy is a native Texan born in Houston but spent most of his childhood in Louisiana's Cajun Country. Christian, USA Patriot, and REAL Country Music lover. He's been in broadcasting and voiceover since he was a teenager working all over the USA from small towns to big city major markets as well as network radio.
He loves riding horses and his Harley Davidson exploring the wonders of nature and the great outdoors. He loves Texas BBQ, Cajun Food, Home Cooking, thick juicy steaks, and is an admitted chocoholic. His favorite things are world travel, pretty women, learning new things, history, and God's wild and domestic creatures.
Randy feels blessed to be living in the Texas Hill Country working for the RRG Team as the Program Director and Morning Host of 92.3FM The Ranch.
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.
10AM - 11AM CST
When I was about 5 years old, I thought the radio was about the coolest thing as a kid. I would often sit in the back seat of my parent's car and pretend to be the DJ. And that's how it all began. Fast forward to my teens and I had my first show on the local TV cable channel that aired text messages on screen back in the day. There I was playing big band music.
I had no knowledge of that genre but I didn't care. I was nervous but having a blast! While in college I interned at 3 different stations in Philadelphia and had my first professional job in 1986. I grew up in Gloucester City, NJ. I'm the oldest of 5 siblings. I'm an amateur bodybuilder and love everything about training in the gym and attending fitness expos.
11AM - 5PM CST
Shotgun grew up on Long Island, New York, just outside Manhattan which makes him about as country as a bowl of spaghetti. He attributes his love of country music to his father who was a big fan of Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Don Gibson, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash and Ray Charles. “My dad only played country music on the Zenith Console Stereo in our living room; cranked it up loud too. Drove my mom nuts but I couldn’t get enough of it! I introduced him to Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, George Strait, Reba, Alabama and The Judds and he loved those guys as much as he loved his stuff.” Shotgun’s an automobile enthusiast, Civil War buff and avid sports fan, especially football and has worked in radio on Long Island, New York City, Connecticut, Dallas, Nashville and Cleveland, Ohio.
5PM - 11PM CST
I'm a native Texan, born and raised in Houston, and pretty much as far back as I can remember I've wanted to work in radio. All of my friends and even my family call me a radio nerd, and I wear my titled proudly! My favorite artist of all time is The King, George Strait. I've had the pleasure of meeting him twice, the first time I met him I cried...and I'm not ashamed to admit it! My other favorite artists, in no particular order, include Garth Brooks, Tracy Lawrence, Clint Black and of course, Reba! In my spare time, I enjoy giving back to the community, helping out with various non-profit organizations. I love supporting our First Responders and Military, and if I could I would adopt every animal on the planet!
11PM - 6AM CST
Matt grew up on a pig farm in Upstate NY. By age eight he was playing DJ on his boom box and performing in plays for his relatives. At age 15 he landed an internship at WSCM in Cobleskill, NY.
After two weeks of making coffee, running errands and board operating, Matt became just that, a “bored”operator... so one day he decided to turn on the microphone and start talking. Much to Matt’s surprise, the audience liked what they heard, and he was given his very first radio show. Since then, he’s worked at stations all over the US including stops in California, New York, and Tennessee (Nashville Ya’ll!). Matt's entertainment background extends beyond radio broadcasting. He has appeared in motion pictures, commercials, print campaigns and on network television. He’s worked on projects featuring Tim McGraw, Nicole Kidman, Val Kilmer, Hayden Panettiere, and more.
Matt’s hobbies include: Playing trumpet, writing songs, and eating chicken wings. He also LOVES all things country music!
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.
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