The Men of Glory Road Gala

Willie "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!

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Listen to Sonny's interview with Roy Butler on

KSLR Radio.

 

 

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    School Safety Patrol Rally - Municipal Auditorium

    

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.

The 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.

These pictures are visual applause for a job well done and represent what is right in our school systems. Bravo!

       Jeremiah & Adriana - Bonham Bobcats

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    Spurs Champions For Children 5K Run/Walk

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 the cause.

 

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 year's event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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! Click 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 www.Kazamba.org . 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 completely settled.

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 Texas!"

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 schedules.

Thanks for joining us and as we say in South Texas, "Bienvenidos!"

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San Fernando Cathedral
Around SA

 

Verizon Yellow Pages Makes Dream Come True At Sonny Melendrez Community Center

When Verizon Yellow Pages asked Sonny what the 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. More...