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Paul Berry - Operations Manager/Morning News Host

paul photo Paul Berry was born in Irving, Texas and grew up in Athens. He began his broadcast career at 13 years old and he has been hooked on radio ever since. As a lifelong broadcaster, Paul has been a successful air personality, program director, music director, operations manager and veritable Jack-of-all-trades. He came to Tyler in 1989 and has been with Gleiser Communications since 1995.

Away from the radio, Paul is an avid music collector who enjoys cooking, reading, standup comedy, theatre, live music.

Melissa Kiser - Morning News

kiser photoMelissa Kiser is a Kansas native and avid KU Jayhawks and KC Chiefs fans, not to mention the World Champion Royals. Melissa moved to Whitehouse at the age of 6 and is a graduate of Whitehouse High School, Class of '94! While taking a broadcasting class at TJC, a personality from KTBB was invited to lecture and Melissa was offered an internship with the station. She was hired a short time later and management can't seem to make her leave.

Melissa married her longtime sweetheart in 2010. She enjoys live music as well as previously recorded music. In her spare time, when not napping, you can find Melissa negotiating her way through Tyler traffic, all things crossfit, hanging out with family and friends and occasional travel. She has a multitude of pictures to support all of the above.

Catch Melissa on-air Monday-Friday beginning at 5am during the KTBB Morning Show.

Bill Coates - Sportstalk/Sports Director

coates photoBill Coates is a Tyler native and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He got his start in radio in Austin, moving on to WBAP in Dallas in the early eighties. Bill has been broadcasting college and professional sports since 1981, working with the Southwest Conference Radio Network, as the radio voice of the TCU Horned, the TV voice of the SMU Mustangs, radio play by play for the Dallas Mavericks and a variety of national radio broadcast networks. Bill has broadcast three bowl games, two Texas high school football championship games and the Western Athletic Conference Championship game for CBS Radio. Locally, he has been the play by play voice of Tyler Junior College, UT Tyler Basketball, and both Tyler Lee and John Tyler football.

Bill is a six-time winner of the Associated Press award for Best Sportscast in Texas, three time winner of Best Sports Play by Play in Texas and the 1988 Dallas Press Club "Katie" award winner for best sportscast.

Bill is actively involved in the South Tyler Rotary Club where he served as President for 2005-2006.

Bill and his wife Diana have three children, Pearson, Lani, and Braden.

Mike Edwards - The Drive at Five

edwards photo Mike Edwards has been in Texas radio and television for 52 years, with 40 of those years spent in Tyler. He came to Tyler as News Director of KTBB in 1974. Over the next fourteen years, KTBB won more national and state news awards than all the other stations in the city combined.

Mike was named station program director and host of "The Morning Magazine" in 1988. In 1992 and 1993, he was named East Texas radio personality of the year by the East Texas Arts and Entertainment Council. He has also been honored with the Eastern District 5 Media Award by the Texas County Agricultural Agents Association, and is a past president and vice-president of the United Press Broadcasters Association in Texas. Mike became the host of the Drive @ 5 show in 2016.

Mike has served on the boards of a variety of local organizations. He has also served on the board of Goodwill Industries in Tyler and is a past president of the Goodwill/OIT board. Mike and his wife, Jo Anne, have 4 children and 11 grandchildren.

John Sims - News

sims photo John Sims is a native of Philadelphia and a veteran of over 40 years in radio, including over 38 in East Texas. John, a graduate of Temple University, is very active in local causes. He is a past president of Leadership Tyler; past president of, and still active in, the Smith County Community Partnership Council (a citizen group that works with the state parole division); and the Chairman Emeritus for the Tyler Together Race Relations Forum.

Other organizations with which he is active include the League of Women Voters, the March of Dimes, the Tyler Church and Community Network, and East Texas Wheelers and Walkers (a fellowship and advocacy group for people with spinal cord injuries).