Bill McReynolds

Bill McReynolds was a Texas broadcasting legend who worked as the Farm and Ranch Director at WOAI Radio for 50 years. Bill often told the story of how he walked into WOAI Radio in 1947 and asked for a job. He was told “You're in luck. See that guy right there? He just quit.”

Bill first worked in news and sports, but found his true love in farm and ranch reporting. He covered agri-business news and weather daily on WOAI with the Farm and Ranch Report at 5 a.m. and an hour-long agricultural program at noon right up until his retirement in 1997.

Bill also worked at WOAI-TV in the 1950s and 1960s.

Bill was inducted into the National Farm Broadcasters Hall of Fame … served as General Manager of the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo … was named "The Man of the Year in Texas Agriculture" … and was inducted into the Agricultural Hall of Fame.

He served as President of the South Texas Fairs and Stock Shows Association and was active in many regional and national ‘ag’ organizations. He served as emcee, guest speaker, and beauty pageant judge at county fairs and other events … and on agricultural committees and judging teams around Texas.

Bill passed away in December 2014 at the age of 93. We remember Bill in the way he welcomed listeners across the southern half of the state and beyond with his trademark greeting …"Howdy, friends!"