During a remote radio broadcast from Wolfe Chevrolet in 2004, JCW coaxed the mic away from the radio DJ, and offered to bid a listeners car live on the air, and something sparked. The stations phones immediately filled up, the Chevy store phones filled up, and he knew he was onto something. Naysayers said, “you can’t do that, it’s false advertising”, but what they didn’t realize is JCW had been a top car wholesaler since 1997, and this wasn’t some gimmick, he wasn’t blowing smoke. John fully expected to buy the listeners cars per their oral agreement, just like he’d made thousands of times over phone calls with dealers in the trade. Literally pioneering this new way to transact business at that moment, he decided to make a “show” out of it. He convinced Lindy Parr of cumulus media to give him a Saturday morning time slot. John Clay had no radio experience, so to make this idea a reality, he had to conquer the art of being a radio performer, and maintain listeners attention.. In preparation for this hopeful new career path he had in his mind, JCW poured his time into listening to the best radio broadcasters he knew of trying to identify what made those broadcasters special. Those initial influences were Rush Limbaugh, Kidd Kraddick, Howard Stern, Collin Cowherd, and a slew of comedians (Dave Chapelle, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, and Chris Rock).
JCW said, “The idea was to take Cowherd’s pacing, blend it with Stern’s conversational flow, Limbaugh’s punch delivery, and blend all that up in comedic exchanges between callers and co hosts”. In 2006, JCW began to broadcast a weekday noon hour slot, in a small Texas town, solo-without cars or callers. After two years of “the nooner”, and broadcasting the Saturday car show (The Real Deal with JCW), he gained confidence broadcasting both concepts, and ready to expand.
Jump 10 years forward, JCW is syndicated on some of the highest rated Rock, Country, and Sports stations in top markets across the land. Joining forces with longtime DFW radio pro JD Ryan, impersonation extraordinaire Bobby Brown (Bobbo), and long time producer from DFW’s 1310 Mike Turley. The JCW show has become a staple of Saturday morning listening for people that enjoy swanky, off the cuff entertainment. Wolfe said,“we are Saturday morning cartoons for adults, it’s a SNL-ish show, full of bits, skits, impersonations, and great music. However, you can also sell us your car by calling in 800-800-RADIO. Callers beware, when you go on air with JCW, you have completely opened yourself to humiliation, personal questions, and expect to become part of the show. JCW’s priority #1 is to entertain his audience, and don’t get your feelings hurt if your car call turns into content for JCW’s Saturday morning audience of a half million listeners.
J.D. Ryan was born in Fort Worth, Texas. Grew up in Dallas and graduated Richardson High School in 1975. J.D. always dreamed of becoming a pilot and he soloed a glider at the tender age of 14. J.D. went on to earn his Private Pilots license at the youngest possible age of 17. His love and passion for aviation was equaled by his desire to be a radio broadcaster.
While earning his degree in Aviation Technology at Central Missouri State University, J.D. landed a week night job on 1450 AM KOKO radio and he knew which road to follow.
Returning to Dallas Fort Worth after graduation in 1981, J.D. immediately got a radio job with Terry Dorsey on 99.5 KPLX. From there his broadcasting career would take him to top rated stations and shows for the next 30 years. The stations read like a “Who’s Who” in Dallas Fort Worth radio history…KEGL, KVIL, KSCS, KRLD-FM & KRLD-AM to mention a few.
In 1989 J.D. created, produced and hosted a top rated local TV show called “HOT TKTS” on Fox Television along with a friend of his, Russ Martin. It was a weekly look at the fun people and places of North Texas. J.D. also hosted a nationally syndicated television show called Billy Bob’s Country seen in U.S. cities from coast to coast & Europe. J.D. & Russ would reunite in 2000 for a hugely successful afternoon drive Radio Talk Show with CBS Radio on 105.3 fm.
When CBS changed the format to sports in 2009, J.D. remained at CBS and moved to KRLD-AM to become their “Around Town” reporter.
“Around Town” has now expanded to “Texas Road Trippin’ “….a weekly look at the fun people, places and things to do in the Lone Star State! Texas Road Trippin’ is heard weekly on News Radio 1080 KRLD in Dallas, as well as stations along the Texas State Network.
Born in Waco, Texas, and reshuffled almost immediately to his lifelong hometown of Bowie, Bobby grew up as a product of a true "nuclear" family; and, as Bowie, Texas culture was (and still pretty much is) about twenty years behind the rest of the nation, his childhood in the Seventies probably more closely resembled that of bigger-town kids from the Fifties--think Beaver Cleaver with access to Mountain Dew and HBO.
Music was always a huge influence on young Bobbo: due to his father's lifelong involvement in various bands and stage shows (playing mandolin and guitar, and focusing on tournament Texas fiddle and steel guitar in later years), some of his earliest childhood experiences involved massive get-togethers of acoustic musicians "jamming" away on virtually every Saturday night of his young life. On the other hand, his mother, a devoted fan of Motown and early English "mod" Pop groups like the Beatles and Bee Gees formed some of his first memories of recorded music.
He first worked in Radio at his hometown station, K-BAN (later KRJT-FM), at the age of seventeen; after graduation from BHS, followed by completion of courses at the Columbia School of Broadcasting in Dallas, he worked in various markets and stations, and over time became known more familiarly as "Uncle Bobbo" on AND off the air (a name given him by his niece Leigha, who could not quite pronounce the name "Bobby").
Twenty-five years later, and after half-a-dozen or so jobs in the ever-changing commercial broadcast field, Bobbo returned to his hometown station, the place where it all started--now, however, he found a station with an immense library of "classic" Rock and Pop oldies, from the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan to the Eagles, Beatles, and more. Latest reports indicate that old Uncle Bobbo is very much enjoying being immersed in styles of music dating back at least twenty years or so--think "Wonder Years," with access to the internet, smartphones, and Diet Mountain Dew.
Born in Rockville Connecticut but raised on the mean streets of the south side of Grand Prairie Texas. After displaying amazing skills in producing radio and Tv content at South Grand Prairie High School and at the University of North Texas he took his skills to Sports Radio 1310 the Ticket in 2001. While at the Ticket he discovered he was very good at turning chicken shit into chicken salad. He quickly went from intern, to reporter covering the Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars, and Rangers to producing several shows including BAD radio, and the Wild Ass Circus. After his 6 year stint with Sports Radio 1310 the Ticket he took his talents to 105.3 FM continuing to produce the Wild Ass Circus. In 2010 John Clay Wolfe saw his rare ability of awesomeness so he hired him and he now continues to turn chicken shit into chicken salad daily!
DJ is A white guy that identifies himself as a black guy whom hails from the hood of Azle, Tx. DJPK maintains our social media presence and works production room during show hours.