SAN ANTONIO RADIO HALL OF FAME
Charlie Parker was bitten by the radio bug while he was serving in the U.S. Air Force in the early 70s. His first job in broadcasting was a part-time on-air gig at a station in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
Following his honorable discharge, Charlie came to San Antonio where he went to work as a copywriter at KONO-KITY in 1977. But this was only the beginning. Charlie soon moved to the station’s programming department while filling in on-air overnights at both stations. In 1981, he was lured back to Florida, but this didn’t last long.
Charlie returned to San Antonio a year later to work afternoon drive at KCCW. Over the next 10 years he would work at KLLS, do mornings at KKYX, work at KRIO part-time, and then find a spot over at KTSA.
Then in 1992 Charlie moved to WOAI Radio sports where he hosted pre, post and half-time programs for the Spurs games. He also hosted several sports talk shows including a weekly show with Dallas Cowboy coaches and a weekly show with Houston Oiler coaches.
In 1995 Charlie helped launch WOAI’s Ticket 760 program … and, in addition to his duties at WOAI, he became the first local host on the first sports talk station in San Antonio. In 2000 he paired with Chris Duel for an afternoon talk show that attained the highest ratings of any show before or since on WOAI.
In 2003 Charlie found his permanent home as WOAI’s Morning Drive Talk Show. 25 years have gone by and Charlie is still pulling in numbers with listeners in 38 states, parts of Mexico and Canada, and worldwide on I Heart Media's streaming service.
Charlie Parker has a unique style of combining common sense observations with strong opinions which have kept him at the top of the radio game for a quarter of a century. Oh, and as a true radio broadcaster always does, Charlie has donated thousands of hours to support his community and local charities.