SAN ANTONIO RADIO HALL OF FAME
Aurora Cantu began her career in radio in 1977, working at the San Antonio College station as operations manager, news announcer and DJ until 1980. For 2 years during that time, she also worked in news at KTSA-KTFM and as a jock at KBOP in Pleasanton. This diversity at the very start would become a professional standard for Aurora, who always did a variety of jobs wherever she worked.
After earning an Associate Degree in RTF Applied Science at SAC, she attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning a BS in Radio, TV, Film, while working in Austin radio in news, traffic, and production. In 1984, she returned to KTSA-KTFM as Continuity Director, then moved to Magic 105 as Traffic Manager and weekend jock.
In 1986, Aurora did contract traffic work for 4 stations while again working as a part-time DJ weekends in Austin. Then she joined KISS-FM, San Antonio, as Traffic Manager and part-time weekend jock. She then moved to San Diego returning to Texas in 1990 to work for ASCAP in their San Antonio office for 4 years. After a couple of years in Houston and in Victoria radio she came back to San Antonio again, this time to join KCYY-KKYX as an Account Executive.
In 1996, Aurora joined Cox Radio as Copywriter and Production Assistant for 3 stations, KISS, KSMG, and KLUP. She went back to Houston and then returned to San Antonio in 2001 as Public Affairs Director for KZEP. A year later, she joined Natural Broadcast Systems utilizing her radio traffic expertise to train customers on a new traffic and billing program.
From 2008 to 2015, Aurora continued to work either in radio or related fields in traffic, sales, board operator, and production. To put it in a nutshell, it was a job in radio broadcasting, Aurora was willing and more than able to do it. Her resume is a testament to her dedication to and love of radio broadcasting, both on-the-air and behind the mike.