Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Physical & Mailing Address
KNCT-FM Central Texas College
PO Box 1800
Killeen, TX 76540-1800

Telephone Number

Our Staff

Gary Emmert
Gary Emmert, Program Director

Gary is originally from Greeley, Colorado and has lived in Texas since 2002. He served in the United States Army for over 21 years. He met his wife Melissa, who is also a Veteran, while stationed at Fort Huachuca in Arizona. They married in 1999 and have two daughters. After retiring he enrolled at Central Texas College to study Radio and Television Broadcasting. While a student at CTC, Gary worked as a Student Console Operator for KNCT. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication and Media Studies from the Walter Cronkite School of Broadcasting at Arizona State University.

Laury Sisko
Laury Sisko, Membership Director

A native Seattle-ite, Laury left the Jet City and landed in central Texas in 1983. After a career in business, she started at KNCT in 2007. Her love and support of public broadcasting shows in the three positions she has held at KNCT! She now serves as the Membership Director for KNCT-FM.

Desiree Bates
Desiree Bates, News and Public Affairs Operator

Desiree is originally from Gulfport, Mississippi, and then she moved to Harker Heights, Texas in 2012. In 2018, She graduated from Central Texas College with an Associate degree in Drafting and Graphic Design. Later, she was hired by the Mayborn Science Theater at CTC, which helped her grow her technological skills as a console operator, as well as, her skills in customer service. She was then hired by KNCT-FM on July 18th, 2022 to help strengthen their communication with listeners and inform them of events happening in the local area. Desiree's hobbies include baking sweets and anything art related.

Tim Walker
Tim Walker, Senior Chief Engineer

I hold numerous certifications including the Society of Broadcast Engineers Professional Broadcast Engineer, Broadcast Networking Technologist and AM Directional Specialist. I have a Technician Class Ham Radio Operator, K5TLW. I’m also a Commercial Pilot with Multi/Single Engine and Instrument ratings. I’ve served as Sports Producer and Engineer for CBS, ESPN, Westwood One, Host Communications and the San Antonio Spurs. I’m passionate about serving others locally and globally. I’ve founded several small Christian radio stations in Texas as well as assisted missionaries in starting Christian radio stations in Africa and Russia. I enjoy spending free time with my wife, Stacey, four adult children, Kimberly and her husband Paul, Bryan and his wife Katie along with my grandson, Eli and granddaughter, Emma.

Ysela Yonak
Ysela Yonak, Business Analyst II

Ysela is a Texas native and has resided in Central Texas since 2009 shortly after her husband was stationed to Ft. Hood. She has been employed with Central Texas College since 2017 and joined the KNCT group in June 2021. She is currently the Business Analyst II. She is the secretary for the women’s auxiliary with the American Legion Post 573 in Harker Heights. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her pets, watching movies, football and hanging out with friends.

Our Hosts

Bruce Vasbinder
Bruce Vasbinder

Hey all you cats and kittens, this is Bruce Vasbinder – host of Sock Hop Saturday Night. When I’m not spinning the greatest hits from the 50s and 60s, some might say I’m still spinning as the public relations coordinator for Central Texas College. And on top of that, I’m an adjunct instructor in the CTC Kinesiology department teaching physical conditioning and volleyball. So get in shape with me either twisting to the Sock Hop oldies or in the gym.

Bill Hecke
Bill Hecke

Whether it's sunny or stormy outside, Renowned Central Texas meteorologist Bill Hecke helps you plan your day with constant updates.