The Voice of N5FDL/R
The new ID voice of the N5FDL repeaters is Texas broadcasting and media legend Kevin McCarthy. Here’s what Wikipedia says about Kevin (who, sadly, is not a ham):
Kevin McCarthy has been a radio-television personality in north Texas since Gordon McLendon brought him to Dallas as part of the original staff of KNUS/99 in 1972. He spent 14 years as a top-rated talk show host on KLIF before leaving in 2001 to start his own business, a multi-media marketing company.
He is the “trusty sidekick” on the Jerry Reynolds Car Pro Show (http://carprousa.com) on WBAP 820 AM radio in Dallas/Ft. Worth, KTRH 640 AM Houston, 1200 WOAI AM San Antonio, 590 KLBJ AM Austin, 570 KLAC AM Los Angeles, 550 KFYI AM Phoenix, KSFO 560 AM San Francisco, 1530 AM KFBK & 650 KSTE AM in Sacramento. He also hosts Dallas Digest (http://www.dallasdigestforum.com), an Internet news and message board and does voice-overs for commercials, industrial videos and documentaries. (And repeater identifications!)
McCarthy was a charter inductee into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2002, a five–time winner of the Dallas Press Club’s “Katy” award for Best Talk Show in Texas and the 1995 American Women in Radio & Television’s Dallas-Fort Worth Radio Personality of the Year. He was the Reunion Arena Voice of the Dallas Mavericks for 20 years.
His wife, Yvonne, is an internationally ranked photographer/digital artist and a former symphony cellist. They live in suburban Dallas with their five rescue cats and one rescue dog.
Here are two samples of the Stockton ID:
N5FDL thanks Kevin for his contribution to our repeater system!