SAN ANTONIO RADIO HALL OF FAME
Michael Black began his broadcast career in 1972 at the campus radio station at Northern Illinois University. He would work at a station in three cities in three states before arriving in San Antonio in 1976 and taking over afternoon drive at KONO Radio.
While at KONO, Michael received two Billboard magazine awards as regional and national Top 10 Air Personality of the Year…and anchored a live emergency program that continued for several hours during the San Antonio Blackout in October 1977. The broadcast received a special commendation from Mayor Lila Cockrell and the San Antonio City Council.
Michael worked twice at WOAI radio, first 1978 to 1980, and again 1986 to 1988, serving as weekend news-talk host, assistant production director, and primary fill-in host for daily news-talk programs. In between his stints at WOAI, Michael moved over to KKYX working a weekend music program and as fill-in host for daily country music programs.
In 1976 Billboard magazine published a full-page letter that Michael wrote in response to a radio jock complaining about not having hit “the big time”. Michael’s letter expressed his belief that no matter the job you hold, you should always do your best, work as hard as possible, and never ever quit.
From 1991 to 2002, Michael worked at KTSA as weekend news-talk host and fill-in host for daily news-talk programs. He also hosted the popular Legal Line call-in talk program and produced and hosted a daily legal news and information segment entitled Michael Black’s Law Journal.
Michael Black has been a licensed attorney in the State of Texas for 38 years. In 1993, he received Gavel Awards from the State Bar of Texas for the best radio talk show in Texas and, for his broadcasts on KENS-TV, the best television legal news and commentaries in Texas.