SAN ANTONIO RADIO HALL OF FAME
Anne Schiller began her radio career in 1968 while attending San Antonio College and the University of Texas…with a summer job at KTSA that was made possible thanks to a family friendship with Bruce Hathaway. One summer job turned into a second one, and then, after graduating from UT in 1970 with a Bachelor of Journalism degree, she returned to Waterman Broadcasting to work full-time at KTSA—starting first in continuity and traffic.
Anne would remain at KTSA until the end of 2001. During those three decades, she moved up, down and sideways working in different positions at the iconic station … including Office Manager, Public Service/Public Affairs Director, News Director, Program Director and Operations Manager.
Anne was privileged to have worked with some of San Antonio’s best broadcasters, including Bernie Waterman, Logan Stewart, Brad Messer and Lee Randall. Programming consultants Todd Wallace, Jerry Clifton and Michael Packer challenged her to always “take it further and do it now” whether it was News or News/Talk programming.
During KTSA’s News/Talk years, which started in 1992, there was more room and more time to create the type of programming that encouraged more opportunities for people just starting out, and for more ‘out of the box’ thinking for radio veterans.
Anne’s best radio memories are of working with the people who populated Waterman Broadcasting over the years, including the young up-and-comers who launched their broadcasting careers—and the veteran radio people who re-launched their radio careers—at San Antonio’s KTSA.
Since leaving KTSA, Anne continues to co-produce the annual Festival of Flowers event—now in its 21st year. She also co-founded a successful non-profit organization, Gardening Volunteers of South Texas. Since 2007, she has consulted and directed News Radio 1620 AM and 92.3 FM in Pensacola, Florida. To date, the station has won seven Edward R. Murrow Awards for its local news coverage.