Originally born in Emporia, Kansas, JR got out of Kansas pretty much as soon as he could. Joining the Army to see the world, he saw Kentucky, Virginia, and Texas. After leaving the Army in 2002, he had a choice of moving home to Kansas to be a Domino’s Pizza manager, or go and see what California had to offer. There he got his first radio job, and the rest is history. He worked his way from California, to San Angelo, to Georgia, BACK to San Angelo, then to Lubbock, then to College Station, and then BACK to Lubbock! His mom finally stopped saying ‘It’s not too late to get a real job’ about two years ago. With his pet cat ‘Chicken’ along for the ride, it’s the closest thing his mother is getting so far, to grandchildren. You can often find JR catching the great concerts that come to the Basin!