SAN ANTONIO RADIO HALL OF FAME
Stan Kelly began his 48-year radio career as a paid intern at KTSA who, as a first-year student at SAC in 1969, was willing to do just about anything to get his foot in the door. His professional on-air career began with weekend news headlines but soon changed when PD Kahn Hamon put him on the air with a new name.
Stan became DJ Charlie Brown playing hits on the weekends and doing whatever else he could around the station during the week. During his 13 years at KTSA, Stan hosted the highly successful weekday 6 to 10 pm slot and eventually become Music Director and then Program Director. As popular 70’s DJ Charlie Brown, he participated in numerous fund-raising campaigns for worthy causes around the Alamo City.
In 1982, as Stan Kelly again, he became the Morning News Co-Anchor and eventually News Director at KLLS-FM. Stan moved on to work as News Director and Morning Drive Personality at Magic 105 and KLUP. During this time, he was invited to the White House with a group of San Antonio media and had the opportunity to interview then President Bill Clinton.
From 1998 to 2010, Stan worked at WOAI Radio as co-anchor for San Antonio’s First News alongside veteran news anchor Bob Guthrie.
And, while all this was going on, Stan’s lifelong love of sports led him to his other career … as a public address sports announcer. He is probably best known as announcer for the San Antonio Spurs for 18 seasons, but he has also announced for the San Antonio Missions, 26 years, U-T Men’s Basketball, 15 years, and the first six years of U-T-S-A Football. And, had the privilege of announcing NBA All-Star Weekend, the NCAA Men’s Regionals, and the Valero Alamo Bowl.
Stan Kelly’s professional radio career came full circle when he returned to the airwaves once again as DJ Charlie Brown – having fun on the weekends and reminiscing on KONO.