SAN ANTONIO RADIO HALL OF FAME
Mike Carr was born in San Antonio and was a true South Texan. Mike devoted his entire working life to radio broadcasting at stations in San Antonio and smaller South Texas towns. He was proud to say that he never worked on any “air” north of the Alamo City!
Mike began his radio broadcasting career in 1975 while attending San Antonio College. Like many students, he first sat behind the magic microphone on the school’s closed-circuit radio station, WSAC. In 1976, he moved to the college’s popular KSYM-FM station, where he served as both Program Director and Station Manager. He would remain with KSYM until 1978…but, at the same time, he began to branch out.
From 1977 to 1979, Mike brought his talents to KRME 1460 … as well as to KBOP in Pleasanton and to KOPY-KXMS down in Alice, Texas. Then in 1983, Mike joined KBUC radio in San Antonio where he would remain for the next five years. It was at KBUC that Mike met and worked with Jud Ashmore who remembers him as a very talented and committed professional…and all around great guy.
After burning up the airwaves at KBUC, Mike Carr worked for a year at KBTX Radio in Devine. Then in 1995 he became the proud owner and operator of KCWM Radio in Hondo, Texas. For the next 23 years, Mike Carr was not only General Manager of the station, but also host of the station’s popular Morning Show, cleverly called Carr-Tunes on the Radio.
In addition to his lifelong love of radio, Mike was also a prolific songwriter and lead singer with the band, the Lone Star Statesmen. He appeared on stage with George Strait, the Bellamy Brothers and Mel Tillis, to name a few, and was named the Academy of Western Artists DJ of the Year in 2006.
Mike Carr passed away in May 2018.