Listen to Linda Flores 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Big Country 99.5.
It's a happy accident that I'm in radio. In college I was lucky enough to have a scholarship with the music/theater department and was studying to be a recording engineer. My dad worked for NASA making sure the astronauts could talk back to mission control, so I've been around sound equipment all my life.
One day I visited the on campus radio station to drop off some music that I had just recorded. The manager pulled me aside and asked if I had ever considered being on the radio and I said NO! But he offered to PAY me and so....my radio career started! It's still kinda crazy that I get paid to do something I love!
I love all kinds of music, but have a special place in my heart for Classic Country. I think I know the words to every song I play. Probably my personal favorites are the Outlaws! Folks like Willie, Kris, Waylon! I joke often about how Patsy Cline music is the best to sing when you are doing Karaoke. I say that, because I know first hand, it's a crowd pleaser and no matter where you go, folks sing along with you! Dolly and Merle will always be my two favorite writers and Gene Watson, is by far, my favorite honky-tonk singer.
In my free time, I love movies that are worth two hours of my time, play guitar, enjoy 5k runs, coloring outside the lines and hitting things....softballs, tennis balls, etc. Oh, and in the last year, I've enjoyed shooting things! Going to Ladies Night at the gun range is one of my greatest pleasures! I often bring my targets to the studio. Let's just say, no one messes with me.