SAN ANTONIO RADIO HALL OF FAME
John Lisle and Steve Hahn each spent years working in radio broadcasting before the time they would spend together on the airwaves of San Antonio. And because of the magic they created together, they are the first radio personalities to be honored as a team.
Lisle and Hahn set the ratings afire for nearly two decades as hosts of the hugely popular morning show, Rude Awakenings, on rock station 99.5, KISS-FM. Their program, which mixed irreverent talk with contemporary and vintage rock music, consistently dominated the market. Their on-air partnership would become the longest lasting in the industry.
Steve Hahn had been in San Antonio radio since the 1970s and was doing news at KISS in 1983 when John Lisle was brought to the station to do the 6 to 10 p.m. air shift. It was 1985 when the two were put together and began to rock the radio world.
In 1988, KISS changed format and call letters to Oldies KOOL Gold. Lisle left for Seattle while Hahn stayed on. After a short stay in Seattle, Lisle moved to Houston where he worked nights at KLOL. In 1992 KISS was back on the air, and Lisle and Hahn were reunited.
The dynamic duo dominated mornings in the Alamo City for the next 19 years until a new ratings system was put into place in 2011, which affected their ratings and their show was cancelled.
Steve Hahn chose to leave radio, while John Lisle would go on; first to sub for Charlie Parker at WOAI in 2012. He then returned to morning radio at KZEP in 2013 as a solo rock jock. He retired from radio in 2014.