J.R. was born in Southern California and played college baseball for Point Loma Nazarene University. He has had a huge passion for Country Music ever since he was kid. He remembers being first introduced to the Greats while working on his Uncle’s Ranch located just north of Bakersfield home to Merle Haggard. Since starting in radio at the age of 19 he has worked for many different types of stations but his favorite is Country. In addition to radio he has also been featured on a few television shows including Nickelodeon’s “Victorious” where he co-starred alongside Victoria Justice and Ariana Grande. He played the character Russ. He also had a few appearances on the ABC Family show “Greek”. In the summertime J.R. loves being out on the lake wakeboarding with friends or hanging out by the pool. When he's not at the lake, you can most likely find him hanging with his dog Petey...Oh and ladies he can 2-step! His dream has always been to live in Texas so I guess you could say he is “Living the Dream!”
Beth was born and raised in the beach town of Jacksonville, Florida where she grew up listening to country music! Beth’s Mom always tells the story of how Beth would listen to the radio on her giant yellow AM/FM headset every night and belt out Brooks & Dunn’s “My Maria” – it’s one of Beth’s favorite memories.
At a young age Beth knew she wanted to be on the radio, she would call the local radio station every night to be a guest DJ on their “Top 5 at 8” countdown. Fast forward to college, Beth had to pick a major and without question chose Communications with a track of Broadcasting. She graduated college in 2008 and was often told in radio your first job will probably be in a “small town you hate and can’t wait to get out of” so she decided to make things a little different than the norm. Beth worked 3 different part time jobs at a restaurant, a sports bar, and the local radio station for about 5 years after she graduated college. She was determined to live in an awesome city and work for an awesome station for her first full time job. After multiple rejections, auditions, and applications she got a call from a station in San Antonio, Y100. She was flown out that week to interview, the boss loved her, and she was hired!
First she started at Y100 doing the Midday shift (10-2) and now four years later she still does that shift, along with her dream job of being on a country morning show! Her ultimate dream in life was to be on a morning show so she could make people laugh every morning and forget about their problems.
In her free time she likes to do normal girly things like get pedicures, drink wine and try out new places to eat, hang out with friends, go to concerts, and also do fun things outside like hiking, floating the river, or Zumba!
She’s always looking for new ways to hang out and connect with people who love the show. In fact, most of her friends here in SA started as “listeners” and are now her best friends. She loves meeting new people!
I’m all over the place. Born in Georgia, raised in Orlando, but my family is all in Kentucky and that place has my heart. Huge University of Kentucky fan, but I’m an NFL girl, and the Cowboys are my team!
I LOVE to travel! The beach, the mountains, the city, the country, wherever!
I’ve been a country music fan as long as I can remember what music was. I’ve been on air for country radio since 2015 and this is my dream career. I wouldn’t want to do anything else!
I got married in 2015 and have two furry, four-legged Siberian Husky kiddos.
Name: Chris Cardenas
Hometown: Born & raised right here in San Antonio! (Clark Cougars Class of ’06!!)
Favorite Country Artist(s): King George, Brett Eldredge, Billy Currington, and Kane Brown but it's constantly changing!
Favorite Food: Tacos, pizza, Big Red, and coffee
Hobbies: Anything to do with my Spurs, DJ'ing on my turntables, and hanging with family & friends!
Things I Love About Radio: Meeting new friends in my hometown every day, laughing with J.R. & Beth in the Morning (you might hear me laughing quite a bit in the morning already), and working with amazing people.
Hometown: born in Tulsa, OK. Raised on San Diego, CA. Came to San Antonio in 2012, after living in El Paso, TX for many years.
Personal: Married in 1997. Kids: 1 boy & 1 girl.
Hobbies: Dirt Bike riding, flying. (Private Pilot)
Favorite Movies: The Martian, Hunt for Red October, the Jason Bourne movies, Dust to Glory, The Patriot, Shooter, On Any Sunday.
Favorite Food: good ‘ol steak & potatoes, Mexican, Seafood.
Talent I wish I had: Play piano or drums.
Coolest Life experience: Flying an F-16 fighter with Air Force Thunderbirds! I took the stick and did 2 loops, 2 rolls myself. Experienced zero-G and a 9-G turn. (no, I didn’t pass out or throw up)
Last person that made you nervous? Meeting the members of the band RUSH. Other than that, my boss when he texts or comes looking for me.
Guilty pleasure: Chocolate chip cookies.
Place I’d like to travel to: Europe, Australia…maybe another planet. Just worried about getting back.
What inspires me?: God, my family, anyone that has tried to put me down.
Pet Peeves: The “entitlement” disease that some people have. Hard work does pay off.
Most annoying thing about me? Gotta be on time….and ask my kids about their long list of annoying things about me.
Worst “2-song-trainwreck” in my phone? Snoop Dogg “Gin & Juice”…into
George Strait “Give it away.”
Favorite phone App’s: “MyY100,” (had to say that) LiveATC, SkyView.
Words to live by:
Whatever it takes.
The 3 H’s: Happy-Helpful-Humble.
Did someone mistake you for Jesus today?
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