WEEKDAY SHOWS & HOSTS
Hoot Owl – Jim Jefferies M-F 5:30a-10a
Hoot enjoys the finer things in life, but also appreciate the simple routines that make life so rich. He loves to perform music on stage, make people laugh and laugh at people. (He got that from his mom.) He’s athletic and tries to keep in shape. Hoot likes to get his hands dirty. Hoot has a very sensitive nose, loves the smell of decaying leaves on the forest floor, Gain detergent, an ocean shore, a striking match, coffee brewing, fresh cut grass, an elegant perfume, burning sage, the smell of a baby's head. Awwwww!
Hobbies: My family and dogs...playing music, I'm a sax player...teaching middle school and high school kids sax and clarinet...collecting hats and caps...auto racing...yard work and gardening and collecting cacti and succulents
Favorite Artists: George Jones, Brooks and Dunn, Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, Merle Haggard, Connie Smith, Montgomery Gentry, Hank Williams Sr.
Favorite Moments in Country Music: Garth Brooks World Tour Concert...seeing one of Ray Price's last concerts...playing the National Anthem on my sax before a concert with Janie Fricke...seeing Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and Ray Price together during their "Last of the Breed" tour...hanging out with Vince Gill.
What Most People Don't Know About Me: I got my "Hoot Owl' moniker from and in honor of my dad, Jack, in 1974. He worked overnights from 12am to 8am at the Wabash Generating Station for Public Service Company of Indiana and they used to call that "The Hoot Owl Shift", so starting out in radio overnights made perfect sense to call myself "The Hoot Owl".
Dr. Don Carpenter M-F 10a-3p
Dr. Don traded a career in veterinary medicine to be on the radio, starting his career right here in Tulsa! He then worked his way up I-44 through Joplin and Springfield, then on to Tampa, Pittsburgh, Cincinatti and Detroit.
Dr. Don's earned recognition from the CMA and ACM, received two Marconi nominations and a spot in the Country Radio Hall of Fame!
Doc spends his time at home with his wife, Kaylyn, and two parrots. He's also a 32nd degree Mason and would be happy to show you where the treasures are hidden, for a small fee!
Tanner Messer M-F 3p-7p
I am a born and raised Okie! I grew up in Owasso and went to college at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee.That’s where I got my start in radio, working for a station down in Oklahoma City. I love Green Country and country music, so I am right at home! When I’m not working, you can find me out on Skiatook Lake fishing.
Hobbies: Anything outdoors! #1 is fishing, and I also enjoy hunting when it's too cold to fish. When I'm at home, I enjoy working outside in the yard. Videography and photography is also something I've enjoyed.
Favorite Artists: Don Williams, followed closely by Charley Pride
Favorite Moments in Country Music: When I worked at a country station in OKC, I got to interview Garth and Trisha before their shows at the Chesapeake Arena. Two different reasons why this is my favorite moment: 1) it's the first interview with an artist I had ever done (talk about getting thrown into the deep end) and 2) because I grew up in Owasso, I went to school with Garth's daughters. When I was in fifth grade, I remember seeing Garth and Trisha come and pick up their kids everyday after school. I told them taht before the interview and they couldn't believe it!
What Most People Don't Know About Me: Maybe my nerdiest quality, besides geeking out over country music, I really enjoy math. It was always my best subject in high school and college.
Josh Conner M-F 7p-12M
Josh was born in Missouri, and raised throughout the Midwest and Southwest. As a youngster, he met Charlie Daniels at an Albuquerque record store broadcast, and was instantly hooked on the entertainment biz!
In high school and college, Josh focused intently on music and business, and eventually founded a small recording studio on the square in Robinson, IL. That led to a job producing and announcing on-air for Robinson's WTAY and WTYE.
After a couple decades that took him through ever larger markets, he's landed with us at Big Country 99.5. When he's not on the air, you can find him making music, reading, and enjoying the great American outdoors! Josh especially loves connecting with fans, so drop him a line.