Tom Bray loved listening to the radio when he was growing up and somehow knew, even then, that radio was where he belonged. He found his way into radio in 1979 at KSAU in Nacogdoches, Texas, while studying radio-TV at Stephen F. Austin State University. Toward the end of college, he was sure he wanted a career in television, but Life had other plans.
In 1982, Tom took what he believed to be a temporary job in Memphis as a construction engineer for Viacom. He was hired to help build new studio facilities for WRVR-FM, a job that led to a permanent position as Assistant Chief Engineer.
In 1984, Tom moved to San Antonio to work for Inner City Broadcasting station KSJL as Assistant Chief Engineer. In 1986, he would move to Swanson Broadcasting as Assistant Chief Engineer for KKYX and KLLS. During his time with Swanson, he assisted in engineering the transition of KLLS to Y-100.
In 1989 Tom started his own contract radio engineering business, Bray Broadcast Service. During the ensuing 30-plus years as a contract engineer, he has worked with 17 radio stations in the San Antonio area and numerous corporate clients such as Radio Disney, Belo, Cox Media, Texas State University and San Antonio College.
Tom was involved in the resurrection of KISS-FM and has built 24 state-of-the-art broadcast studios and production rooms.
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