A former radio dj of Radio KDAV who was featured on Bob Phillips's television series Texas Country Reporter.
He briefly attended Texas Tech University.
He received an award from Richard Nixon in 1970 for covering the news after the Lubbock tornado hit.
He has three children from his first marriage. He was remarried to Carolyn Harkey in 2004.
He attended Monterey High School where he was classmates with Barry Corbin.