CHRIS PADDIE, General Manager of KMHT Radio.
Paddie, a native East Texan, is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds a bachelor of science degree with an emphasis in marketing. Former mayor of Marshall, Texas, Paddie(R) now represents District 9 as Texas State Representative. Paddie is leading the KMHT team as they cover all that is going on in East Texas. In addition to being the General Manager of KMHT, he can also be heard on The Talk Of East Texas each weekday morning at 8:30 A.M on KMHT 103.9 FM.
JAMES DUNCAN, Account Executive.
James Duncan a native of Upshur County, is Account Executives here at KMHT and the co-host of the “World Famous Swap Shop”. James’ radio experience goes back to 1968 when he served as the Farm News Editor for KWKH Radio for 15 years in Shreveport, Louisiana. Through the years he has kept up his radio career through several different entities. He has also successfully worked in the auction and real estate business, served as Executive Vice President of the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association and worked for United-Bilt Homes. In 1999, he graduated from Louisiana Baptist University with a degree in Religion / Bible. James also serves as a bi-vocational pastor for Hickory Hill Baptist Church in Avinger, Texas. Married 46 years to wife Lynn, they have three grown children, and four grandchildren. James loves all types of sports and is an avid follower of high school rodeo as well as 4-H and FFA events and shows.
KEN POINDEXTER, Account Executive.
Ken Poindexter is a native of Gladewater and joined the KMHT sales staff in August 2005. Ken grew up in South Arkansas and came to Marshall in June 1991, when he purchased Carrington Motor Company, which he operated until its sale in 1998. After four years, Ken found that retirement was not for him and in July 2002 he began his career in radio sales as an account executive for KCUL in Marshall. Ken’s background includes many years in media and marketing. He first began as a reporter and later as managing editor of a weekly newspaper in Camden, Arkansas, and later moved to the daily Camden News as an account executive and later as advertising manager. (He also worked for the Arkansas Democrat, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Commercial and Fordyce, Arkansas, News Advocate. In 1967, he transferred from WEHCO Media’s Camden News to its cable television division as marketing director and later as operations manager of their systems in Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas, including Longview and Kilgore. He left that company in 1979 to open a wood-products brokerage firm of his own and in 1983, upon the death of his father, took over management of their family’s general store, established in 1896 by his grandfather, until they closed it in the fall of 1990. Ken serves on Marshall’s Planning and Zoning Commission and the Marshall Downtown Development Corporation. He is a past board member of the Marshall Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO). He and his wife, Ellen are active members of Marshall Church of Christ. He is a member of the National Society of Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR) and collects old popular radio shows from Radio’s Golden Years of the 1940’s and 1950’s.
FRANK LOWER, Sports and News.
Frank Lower has been broadcasting various sports for KMHT since Hanzsen Broadcasting took over operation of KMHT. Dr. Lower retired from ETBU at the end of May and joined the staff at KMHT in an expanded capacity beginning in June of 2006. Dr. Lower has been involved in radio since 1962 when he worked his way through college at KGIW in Alamosa, Colorado. He has also worked for KLMO in Longmont, Colorado, WIRJ in Humboldt, Tennessee, and KCUL in Marshall. Frank spent 38 years as a college professor teaching speech, theatre, and mass media. He will continue his sports broadcasting, while helping with news and other special events at KMHT.
JACK DILLARD, joins KMHT RADIO as Farm Director. Each week his broadcast consists of twelve farm programs with tips for gardeners. Dillard’s brand of agricultrual news is played on an upbeat note as he informs, entertains and encourages area farmers and ranchers to bigger and better years. He laces the latest news with more than a little humor and common sense advice.