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Wade Wilkes

Wade is the Owner of AM580 and 95.9FM Radio. Wade graduated from West Texas A&M University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Politcal Science. He also worked as a Probation Officer before joining AM580 in 1995. Wade also served in the U.S. Army for 24 years with multiple deployments abroad including, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, Bosnia, and Iraq. Wade took over the family business from his dad Big Ed Wilkes in 1998.

Catch the Wade Wilkes Show every weekday from 7:00AM-9:00AM.

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Jim Stewart

 Jim is the Ag Director at AM580 and 95.9FM. Jim attended Texas Tech University, served 3 years in the Army, then became an officer in the LPD for 10 years. After leaving from the Lubbock Police Department Jim went to work in Media at Channel 13 then went to work at KFYO. He then retired in 2002,  Jim returned to KRFE in 2005 as Wade Wilkes was called to Active duty.


Catch Jim on "Today's Ag with Jim Stewart" every weekday from 12:30PM-1:30PM

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Melody Wilkes

Melody is the Business Manager at AM580 and 95.9FM. Melody graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Education. She taught elementary at LISD for 7 years. Melody is also a licensed Health Coach, Personal Trainer, RCP Consultant and hosts her show, "Your Health Today" every Tuesday at 9am.

Catch Melody on Tuesdays at 9:00AM on "Your Health Today"

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Katherine Wilkes

 Katherine does a little bit of everything at AM580 and 95.9 FM, she helps produce shows, host shows, works the social media and website accounts. Katherine is the current host of our Raider Red Meats Show that airs every Friday at 9:00AM. Katherine graduated from Cooper High School with Honors and has been working at AM580 since March 2018. Katherine currently attends Texas Tech University and is working to get her degree in Animal Science.

Catch Katherine on air Fridays from 9:00AM-10:00AM as we talk all things meat science and bbq. 

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Kim Davis

Kim Davis is proud to be Wade's Co-Host Wednesday-Friday on the Wade Wilkes Morning Show. She's also the proud owner and President of Nomiss Communication, a Texas-based public relations consulting firm. She has more than 30 years’ experience in public relations and journalism. Her expertise is in public relations strategy, earned media and crisis communications. A former print reporter, Kim also provides assistance in copywriting for multiple materials – from brochures to newsletters; and from website content development to press release writing and distribution. She also freelances for multiple magazines throughout the country as well as blogging for clients nationwide. Kim’s clientele spans businesses from the healthcare arena to agriculture and

from politics to education.

Catch Kim  on air in the morning with Wade Wilkes, Wednesday- Friday 7:00AM-9:00AM.

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BreAnna Stanek



You can also Catch Bre on air in the morning with Wade Wilkes, Monday - Friday 7:00AM-9:00AM.

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Tony Thulin

Tony has a passion for entertaining listeners with his wide range of knowledge that covers a mulititude of hot topics, generes and cultures. He is always eager to discover something new and looks forward to being apart of the KRFE family and forming strong relationships with the listeners.


Tony's ten years in the army as an Non Commissioned Officer helicopter mechanic, has given him experience in many leadership roles. As a strong advocate of his community. Anthony strives each and every day to lead with selfless service and heart, teaching others to never give up no matter the hand dealt.

Catch Tony on air in the mornings with Wade Wilkes, Monday - Friday 7:00AM-9:00AM.


Dan Baze

Dan Baze is a US Navy veteran and conservative small business owner in Lubbock. He is also a Certified SCORE Mentor where he helps small businesses throughout our area and beyond to start and run successful businesses.

He has been on the air with KRFE radio for the past 4 years originally hosting “The Lubbock Business Lunch” weekly featuring local small businesses. Now he hosts “The Dan Baze Show” nightly featuring Mondays Movers and Shakers, Women in Business Wednesday, and Shop Local Friday, along with news, weather, and of course, Conservative Talk.

Having lived in California for 25 years, then Austin for 10, Dan brings a unique perspective to the Lubbock community from years of previous liberal exposure. He has seen both sides of most arguments and provides insight into the thought processes involved in the different sides.

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Anthony Garza

Anthony 'KERNZ" Garza is a broadcast engineer who has over 50 years of experience in the industry. He started his career as an audio technician working in television and radio studios. 


He currently works with multiple radio stations, where he is responsible for maintaining and operating the station's broadcasting equipment. Anthony is passionate about radio engineering, and he loves his job. He enjoys tinkering with radios, radios and other electronics, and often helps friends with audio and broadcasting related projects. 

Anthony was born and raised in Brownfield Texas, right on the outskirts of Lubbock. He was a Monterey High School Graduate, continuing his education at Texas Tech University earning his degree in Electrical Engineering. 


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