The Crew

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Ken Roberts

Ken Roberts is the General Manager, Vice President, and Programming Manager of KBEC.  Ken anchors The Classic Texas Coffee Cup morning show, The Flea Market, and general news. He is also known far and wide for his play by play sports announcing of North Texas high schools.

Growing up with KBEC, Ken also handles advertising production, engineering, and confesses to changing a light bulb or two. He was born and raised in Waxahachie working at his dad’s grocery store where he learned to be a jack of all trades. He started at KBEC in 1980 as a senior at Waxahachie High School.

Ken has always loved radio. He states, “It’s a medium that requires imagination. We get to verbally paint a picture for our listeners. I find that an inspiring challenge everyday.”

Ken’s favorite all time band runs a tight race between The Eagles and & Lynyrd Skynyrd.


Mike Roberts

Mike’s smooth voice calms a lot of nerves Monday through Friday during the KBEC afternoon traffic report. He also reports weather and general news..

On his Saturday programming, he helps listeners find that perfect song with an all-request show.

A native of Hankinson, North Dakota, Mike has been with KBEC since 1991. And no, there’s no relationship between him and Ken. He previously was with KCLE in Cleburne as a music director/production manager. Mike has a soft spot in his heart for all cross country hits. He also loves grandkids, fishing, camping, pheasant hunting and if you ask Mike what he likes about radio and he answers, “EVERYTHING!”.




Phil Veltman

End your weekend with the inspirational music of the Ol Doc’s Gospel Show. Sunday evenings from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, host Phil Veltman plays country gospel favorites featuring local artists from Texas.

Phil is an Indiana boy that then came to Texas (like all smart people). He has an identical twin brother who shares a love for some of Phil’s favorite hobbies like trains, antiques, and wood working.

Phil has been hosting with KBEC for over ten years. He also works for Dr. Pepper - which explains his prime Dr. Pepper memorabilia collection!  His favorite thing about working on KBEC is hearing from people whose lives his show has touched.  Listeners report classic gospel lifts them up and gives them a reason to hold on for a better life.

Ol’Doc knows how his audience feels when he plays his favorite song, “Go Rest High On That Mountain” by Vince Gill.





Barry Wolverton

Barry Wolverton, Sales Manager, has been with KBEC since August 1993. He produces the Flea Market weekday mornings and you can listen to Barry from 1-4 pm Monday through Friday on 1390 KBEC. Barry previously worked at KCLE in Cleburne, TX and has been in radio since he was 16!

Barry's sense of humor is matchless! His co-workers at KBEC enjoy him and never know quite what he'll do next.


Garrett Hale

Garrett graduated from Waxahachie High School in 2005. Garrett is a smart cookie, graduating from Texas A&M-Commerce University in 2010 with a BS in Radio/Television as well as a minor in Business Management.

He's worked at KETR 88.9 FM from 2007-2010 in Commerce, TX as  a utility man, DJ-ing, as well as running production for the station. On the side, he would also do the play by play commentaries for the local high school in Commerce for football and basketball games.


Pat Gallagher

Patrick graduated from Indiana University in 1980, where he was a classmate of Mark Cuban but did not hang out with him much because Pat didn't think Mark would ever amount to anything. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legalization. His very extensive law career left him with a host of legal awards and is a member of many civic associations.