Gunner grew up in Chicago and left at age 20 to travel the country and work on-air. He's lived all over the place and is now happy to be planted and staying put. When he's not waking up early and hanging out with Gwen on the Lonestar 92.3 Morning Show and playing your favorite country songs, you'll find him in the office working behind the scenes... He is also Brand Manager for Lonestar 92.3 and our sister station, 99.9 KBAT. He's excited to be here and he and his wife Vicki are looking forward to exploring West Texas and taking it all in... playing mini golf, going to movies, or grilling on the patio with the radio on.
Win Tickets To See KORN and Evanescence In Lubbock
KORN with special guests Evanescence will play United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock on Wednesday, September 7th. Tickets are on sale now. But YOU can win your way in!
5 Things People Love The Most About West Texas
Typically, the place you are "from" is where you grew up. But it doesn't necessarily always have to be that way. If you're a transplant, but you absolutely love the area you live in, I don't think there are any hard and fast rules about when it's ok to adopt a place as your own and say you're "from" there. Those who grew up in a certain area may take issue with that statement, as their sense of pride takes over having longstanding roots in said place. I'm kind of an example of this way of thinking that you don't have to grow up somewhere to say you're from there because I grew up in Chicago and left at age 18, and have literally lived all over the country for the past 33 years. As far as I'm concerned, I can say I'm "from" wherever I want to-because home is where you hang your hat. However, I'll always say I'm 'from' Chicago since that's where I grew up. Having been here in West Texas now for 22 months-I can say there are things that I've truly come to love about this area. Here are MY top 5. Leave a comment below and tell me YOURS.
Hey Midland Odessa-Ready To Calypso? This Kitty Is Music To Your Heart
Calypso is a cat that could easily be a good lap cat. He enjoys pets and scratches and cuddles once he knows you. Calypso is a young, at only a year old he has many years ahead of him, but past the mischievous kitty phase. He would be a great only pet, but can co exist with other cats. Calypso has come a long way from the scared little distrustful kitten that didn't want to be handled to a sweet affectionate cat that would love a good scratch! Let's reward all his hard work with a forever family! If you aren't looking to adopt, please share his story so Calypso can find his furever home.
Permian Basin Taco Bells Completely Unprepared For Return Of Mexican Pizza
Let me start by saying that no one is as surprised as I am that Mexican Pizza would be so unbelievably popular here-especially given the fact we have so many outstanding Mexican restaurants here that supposedly according to locals Taco Bell is pretty low on the priority list when it comes to choosing that type of food. Enter now the boy from up north who moved here from Illinois 22 months ago who loves his Taco Bell Mexican Pizza-and has yet to be able to have one since their return because they are SOLD OUT every single time he goes to get one.
Graduation In The Permian Basin A Week Away
That time of year again-time for the young, bright future of the Permian Basin to cross the stage and get their diplomas and take the next step in life. Whether that's to Hih School, College, or off into the world workforce-this right of passage is one that will always be remembered by all involved. So let's take the time to celebrate and encourage and recognize this wonderful achievement and wish them all the best in the world. Congratulations class of 2022! Odessa College's Graduation Ceremony for its 450+ students was May 8th. Midland College Graduation was Friday the 13th. For area High Schools, commencement days and times are different depending on the school and city.
Midland Odessa Weather This Weekend A Welcome Relief
After what seems like an entire Spring filled with temperatures above the 3-digit mark, setting and/or tying records for high temps-the Permian Basin is finally in for some relief this weekend.
Tired Of The West Texas Heat? Move Here Instead!
Heaven help the home or business where the air conditioning goes on the fritz and you have to call the repairman. We've been waiting for a new compressor for our ac units at the radio stations for over a week, and we're told they are on backorder. So our Boss has the office staff mostly working from home while we wait for the part we need. Thankfully the studio units are still working so we can come in and do shows on the air. There IS relief in sight though as high temperatures over the weekend drop from the 100s into the upper 80s on Saturday and low to mid-70s on Sunday.
Taco Bell Lovers In Midland COULD Have Had The Mexican Pizza Days Ago…
It was November 2020. The month that Taco Bell decided it was done with the Mexican Pizza. The reason given at the time had something to do with the packaging not being eco-friendly or something. I'd always loved it, and it was my go-to order whenever we went to Taco Bell. So naturally, I was devastated when it went away. I ended up settling for their 3 Hard Shell Taco Supremes value meal as the go-to after that, but it was never the same. And even though no one else in my immediate circle liked it or ever ordered it-I was surprised to learn so many others, including big celebrities like Dolly Parton loved it as much as I did.
Midland Odessa-Cici Needs Your Help!
This little Chihuahua mix is almost 11 years old but still has the energy of a much younger dog. Cici is used to being around cats and gets along with other dogs. She isn't comfortable with children and would need a household with no kids. Cici lives in one of their cat buildings, so if you would like to meet Cici please let the office staff know when you get there, and they will take you to her building. Please share and help Cici find a happy ending to her story. Lonestar Sanctuary For Animals is at 4200 Fairgrounds Road in Midland, and visiting /adoption hours are every day EXCEPT Thursdays from 1:30-4:30 pm. Closed on Thursdays.
Reminder With Hot Temperatures In Midland Odessa: ROLL THE WINDOWS DOWN
With high temperatures in the 100's this week-I thought it might be a good time to remind everyone that a hot car or truck IS NO PLACE to leave an animal. While there is no specific law making it illegal to leave a pet in a parked car in Texas-there ARE animal cruelty laws that can be applied to cases like this with some pretty steep penalties. Best to use common sense-would YOU want to be left in a locked, parked car with no air on an extremely hot day? NO, you wouldn't. So use your head and don't do it to your dog, either.