"Scoops" Cager, Nevil "The Shadow" Shed, Sonny, Schin Kerr (who played
Willie in the movie, Glory Road), Damaine Radclifff (played David), and Big
Daddy "D" David Lattin all smiles on a night to remember.
Nevil Shed, David Latin, and
Willie Cager were recently honored as The Men of Glory Road
in San Antonio in celebration of the 1966 Texas Western
Miners' induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame. I had
the honor of hosting the event as we came full circle from
our days at Texas Western. What a night!
Like many cities across America,
San Antonio has a program
that has become a tradition among grade school students for
several decades - The School Safety Patrol.
annual awards rally is an opportunity to put the spotlight
on over 20,000 students who serve on a daily basis.
As a product of this institution
myself, I can personally attest to the positive
role it played in shaping my values and future.
pictures are visual applause for a job well done and
represent what is right in our school systems. Bravo!
San Antonio Spurs star Brent Barry
and his wife Erin, once again, were the chairpersons for
the Spurs Champions For Children Walk Run held recently at
the AT&T Center. Despite freezing temperatures, strong
winds, and rain, thousands came to do what they had
promised. Their tenacity is a tribute to their commitment to
Among the many sponsors, Gibson
Guitars donated a guitar (autographed by Brent) to give
away. Here you see him showing it off to his youngest son.
And, here is the lucky winner who
promised to take lessons and play for the crowd at next
Most touching were the personal
stories of why many had decided to participate.
Peggy Harrison, who works at Baptist Hospital, was there
with her adopted twins, Bethany and Breanna. She told me
that Breanna had been shaken as a baby. I snapped this
picture just after they had crossed the finish line.
Sally Rios said she was there to walk
in memory of little Brian Rivera who died last year. His
mother, Sandra, told me that when they heard about the run
at her church, instead of one volunteer, over two dozen
entered. Brian was, no doubt, smiling down on them all.
The top overall winner, Cole Dailey,
crosses the finish line, cheered on by
the Coyote and Brent Barry. Great time!
HERE for complete results.
I had a microphone, Brent had a gun, and
the Coyote didn't have a clue.
Shoving was allowed, but no pushing.
Here are some happy runners who thought
they had lost their car keys. Another runner found them and
for awhile we almost had a grand prize to give the winner.
The members of San Antonio's premiere
dance group, Kazamba gave it their all, cold or no cold.
They invite you to join or sponsor them at
Say it with me, "Viva Kazamba!"
Here is the Spurs' littlest fan who hopes
to one day be a Silver Dancer. Nice shoes!
March 26, 2007
Greetings from our new studio and
offices in San Antonio! We are finally moved in and almost
If you look closely at the picture on
the left, you'll see what looks like a church in the window.
It is actually our view from the SonnyRadio studios in
downtown San Antonio, Texas. The church is the oldest
cathedral in the US: San Fernando Cathedral. This church and
the plaza in front are 276 years old and located in the very
center of the city. And since, San Antonio is considered to
be in the heart of Texas, we can honestly say that our
broadcast is coming to you from "Deep In The Heart Of
This new site and
radio station are just the beginning of our vision for
SonnyRadio.com. If you haven't already done so, be sure and
sign up for our free newsletter so you won't miss a single
feature, contest, or update.
And as the "Ambassador
of Good Will" of the City of San Antonio, may I invite you
come visit the home of the Alamo. Our special section,
Around SA is full of visitor information and event
Thanks for joining us
and as we say in South Texas, "Bienvenidos!"
Verizon Yellow Pages Makes Dream Come True At Sonny Melendrez Community Center
When Verizon Yellow Pages asked Sonny what
Sonny Melendrez Community Center needed most, there was no hesitation in his answer: "A state-of-the-art, high-speed, Internet learning center." While that was a tall order, it wasn't beyond the realm of possibility when a company is totally committed to education and the community it serves. The result was a $30,000 grant that has made a dream come true for countless underprivileged West Side San Antonio students. The new
Verizon Yellow Pages Computer Lab at the SMCS will serve to give these youngsters the tools they need to help fulfill their dreams.