SAN ANTONIO RADIO HALL OF FAME
Donnie Meals has enjoyed an extensive career in the communications industry as an instructor, lecturer, programmer, editor, producer, music publisher, copywriter, announcer, salesman … and it all began in radio.
Donnie began his radio career in 1975 doing morning drive at KMAC/KISS. During this time, he would earn an Associate Degree in Radio, TV, Film at San Antonio College. After 5 years with the station, he moved to KCCW-KZZY hosting both full-time and part-time air shifts.
After a 2-year stint in Victoria, Donnie joined KESI-FM as Program Director and morning drive from 1984 to 1988. He took a year in the middle of that tenure to work as operations and production director at KRNN-AM. Next Donnie moved to KMMX-FM where he did a regular air shift and worked as production director for two years.
In 1990, Donnie was doing double duty. First with an air shift at KZEP-FM and also at Metro Traffic Control as booth announcer and on-location reporter for numerous radio stations in the San Antonio market. And if all this weren’t enough, Donnie had established his own successful production company, Edit Point Audio, in 1984.
Donnie has served as General Manager and Faculty Advisor for KSYM, the San Antonio College radio station, as well as an instructor and lecturer for the college’s Radio and Television program. He also produced many live and pre-recorded TV music shows whose audio portion aired weekly or was simulcast live on KSYM.
Donnie earned a degree in Communications from UTSA in 1998 and a Masters in Communications from the University of the Incarnate Word in 2007. Donnie has been a visiting professor of record for broadcast television at Our Lady of the Lake University, an adjunct instructor in audio production at the University of the Incarnate Word, and an instructor in the multimedia technology department at Northwest Vista College.