SAN ANTONIO RADIO HALL OF FAME
Tom Turner moved to San Antonio in 1937. He is best known for founding the Sigmor Gas Station chain here in the 1950s. This enterprise expanded, diversified and grew and today is TETCO, Inc. a San Antonio-based company, owned and operated by the Tom E. Turner family for more than 60 years.
Mr. Turner loved the thrill and excitement of the music and entertainment industry. So, in the early 1970s, he bought a radio station in San Antonio, giving it a country western format and naming it K-B-U-C or as it became known …
Soon he had acquired four radio stations, with KBUC as one of the largest. By the early 1980’s, he had expanded his broadcasting interests and owned seven FM and AM radio stations throughout the state of Texas.
He sold his radio stations in 1985.
Mr. Turner was a dynamic and visionary man, respected for his many personal and professional accomplishments.
He passed away in 2001, at the age of 87.