Woolley named KNCT general manager
Central Texas College and KNCT-FM Radio recently announced the appointment of Lynn Woolley as the public radio station’s new general manager. He succeeds Max Rudolph who recently retired after 37 years and Woolley’s first day in the new position was October 29.
Woolley’s career in radio began at the age of 17 when he worked for KYLE-FM. He went on to graduate with honors from Temple Junior College (now Temple College) and entered the Radio-Television-Film school at the University of Texas at Austin, graduating in 1972. During his college years, Lynn worked as an announcer and newscaster for KTEM in Temple and KNOW in Austin. He also worked the afternoon shift at KTAP (970) in Austin while at UT and served as booth announcer for KHFI-TV (now KXAN-TV).
After graduation, Woolley was offered a job as evening newscaster at WFAA (570) in Dallas. He soon was moved up to midday and afternoon drive news anchor, and handled field reporting assignments. He then moved to 50,000-watt KRLD to run the morning news block at Dallas’ top news station, and later became news director at KAAM (now the Ticket) and KAFM.
Woolley returned to central Texas and worked for local radio stations KTEM and KPLE-FM. He left broadcasting for a while to start an advertising agency he operated in both Temple and Austin. He later sold the agency to purchase KTEM radio.
During this time, Woolley handled play-by-play and analyst duties for the Temple Wildcats’ football team for three years and was the voice of the Killeen Kangaroos for one year. He was also tabbed to be a co-host of the Children’s Miracle Network telethon on KCEN-TV which benefitted families of sick children at Scott & White Hospital. For 22 years, Woolley and co-host Marsha Haney worked with Marie Osmond and John Schneider who hosted the national telecast.
In his new position as general manager of KNCT, Woolley will oversee the day-to-day operations of the radio station and all programming, fundraising and managing the station’s annual budget.
KNCT TV will cease broadcasts at midnight August 31, 2018. Here are some suggestions to find PBS programming when KNCT leaves the air.
If you are a cable subscriber:
Contact your cable provider for information concerning which PBS station will be carried by the company.
If you are a satellite TV subscriber:
Both satellite providers carry KAMU the PBS affiliate operating from Texas A&M University.
If you are an antenna user:
The nearest PBS affiliates are KERA Dallas, KLRU Austin and KAMU from Bryan/College Station. Use this web link to find the best strongest station for your location. There is also a useful antenna guide that will help you find the best antenna for your home.
If you use on line or streaming services:
Use this link for information on receiving PBS programming on line.
KNCT-FM will continue radio broadcasts at 91.3 MHz. If you have a digital radio tuner our second channel 91.3 HD2 provides 24 hour classical music.
If you are member of KNCT television and wish to change your membership contribution to support KNCT-FM, please contact the KNCT-FM Membership Department at 254 526-1176 or pledge on line at KNCT.org