Say “Howdy” to ROWDY! A proud Texan, whose roots reach deep into the Golden Triangle. His Mother was a graduate from Thomas Jefferson in Pt. Arthur. His Dad spent ten years on the radio and TV here too. So, for him, joining the staff at NASHFM 101.7 is more of a homecoming than a job.
Not that he came from that far away. In fact, just up Interstate 10 in Houston is where The Rowdy Ride Home was first heard on KIKK, then KILT for 17 years.
Rowdy is an Inductee of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. *the youngest at age 38. In 2013 he was honored with the Personality of the Year award from the Academy of Country Music, and in 2014 took top personality honors at the CRB/Country Aircheck Awards. He is also heard weekly on over 100 radio stations with his syndicated radio program “The Original Country Gold with Rowdy Yates.”
In his spare time, he tinkers with old cars, loves to cook, and hang out at the beach with his wife Kim, and his dogs Jake and Clyde.