Dick Porter was born at Ft. Sam Houston in 1933. While attending Trinity University in the early to mid-1950s, he appeared frequently with the school’s acting troupe, performing short live plays each Sunday night on KONO Radio.
As a result, he was invited to be the 2 to 5 a.m. stand-in for Larry Carruthers’ all-night show. His job … play ‘elevator music’, say as little as possible, and try not to foul up the intro or taped commercials for the Howard Edwards Show!
In 1957, following his distinguished military service in the U.S. Army, Dick worked as a newspaper reporter with the San Antonio Light. In 1958, he became a newsman for both KONO Radio and KONO-TV. Soon “radio” won out, and Dick began his 14-year career at KONO as newscaster, sports reporter, and eventually News Director.
During that time, he also joined Howard Edwards on the popular “Dogwatch Show”, which became a staple of morning-radio in San Antonio.
During his broadcasting career, Dick received numerous national journalism awards and was President of the United Press International Broadcasters of Texas. Dick left radio in 1972 to work for the City of San Antonio as a Public Information Officer until he retired in 2000.
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