SAN ANTONIO RADIO HALL OF FAME
Lee Woods served in the United States Air Force from 1968 to 1973. The next year, he graduated from the Elkins Institute of Broadcasting in San Antonio ... and began his lifelong career in radio broadcasting.
Lee’s first job as a radio personality was in 1974 at KBER with its Beautiful Music format ... where he did a noon to 6 shift 6 days a week. Letting no grass grow under his DJ swivel chair, Lee moved on the next year to KITY Radio ... where he would spend two years doing first, the overnight shift, and then, the late night shift, in an Easy Listening format.
1978 found Lee moving on once again, this time to join radio legend Don Couser at KONO Radio ... where Lee did the morning Drive shift.
In 1986, Lee became Program Director for the station … and the KONO Oldies but Goodies format he programmed took the station to number 1 in the market for age 35-plus ... and number 1 or 2 in adults 25-54 for the next 5 years.
True to the usual radio way of life, after all his success Lee was fired in 1991 by a consultant to the station. Less than two years later, Lee partnered with John Barger, John Furr, and Larry Wilson to take control of both KONO and KRIO Radio.
From 1991 to 1992, Lee was Program Director for KRIO and did afternoon drive for the Texas Music station where his staff included Ron Houston and Steve Coffman. From 1992 to 1998 Lee was Operations Manager for both KRIO, now playing Tejano music, and for KONO with its Oldies format.
Lee retired from radio broadcasting in 1998, but, keeping his headphones handy, in 2016 he could be heard online doing a talk show from 6 to 9 a.m. at RioandReyes.com.