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The Crew

Ken Roberts


Ken Roberts is the General Manager, Vice President, and Programming Manager of KBEC.  Ken anchors The Classic Texas Coffee Cup morning show, The Flea Market, and general news. He is also known far and wide for his play by play sports announcing of North Texas high schools.

Growing up with KBEC, Ken also handles advertising production, engineering, and confesses to changing a light bulb or two. He was born and raised in Waxahachie working at his dad’s grocery store where he learned to be a jack of all trades. He started at KBEC in 1980 as a senior at Waxahachie High School.

Ken has always loved radio. He states, “It’s a medium that requires imagination. We get to verbally paint a picture for our listeners. I find that an inspiring challenge everyday.”

Ken’s favorite all time band runs a tight race between The Eagles and & Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Mike Roberts


Mike’s smooth voice calms a lot of nerves Monday through Friday during the KBEC afternoon traffic report. He also reports weather and general news..

Mike Roberts plays all your requests Monday through Friday during the “Drive at 5” . He hosts “Everything Texas” on Thursday at 4:30 when KBEC is known to look at all the Great Texas musicians including some from the Jazz, Blues and Rock genres. Listen in on Friday’s as Mike introduces you to three new songs to be added to our play list during “Featured Artist Friday.

On his Saturday programming, he helps listeners find that perfect song with an all-request show. 

A native of Hankinson, North Dakota, Mike has been with KBEC since 1991. And no, there’s no relationship between him and Ken. He previously was with KCLE in Cleburne as a music director/production manager. Mike has a soft spot in his heart for all cross country hits. He also loves grandkids, fishing, camping, pheasant hunting and if you ask Mike what he likes about radio and he answers, “EVERYTHING!”.

Phil Veltman


End your weekend with the inspirational music of the Ol Doc’s Gospel Show. Sunday evenings from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, host Phil Veltman plays country gospel favorites featuring local artists from Texas.

Phil is an Indiana boy that then came to Texas (like all smart people). He has an identical twin brother who shares a love for some of Phil’s favorite hobbies like trains, antiques, and wood working.

Phil has been hosting with KBEC for over ten years. He also works for Dr. Pepper - which explains his prime Dr. Pepper memorabilia collection!  His favorite thing about working on KBEC is hearing from people whose lives his show has touched.  Listeners report classic gospel lifts them up and gives them a reason to hold on for a better life.

Ol’Doc knows how his audience feels when he plays his favorite song, “Go Rest High On That Mountain” by Vince Gill.

Barry Wolverton


Barry Wolverton, Sales Manager, has been with KBEC since August 1993. He produces the Flea Market weekday mornings and you can listen to Barry from 1-4 pm Monday through Friday on 1390 KBEC. Barry previously worked at KCLE in Cleburne, TX and has been in radio since he was 16!

Barry's sense of humor is matchless! His co-workers at KBEC enjoy him and never know quite what he'll do next.

Garrett Hale


Garrett graduated from Waxahachie High School in 2005. Garrett is a smart cookie, graduating from Texas A&M-Commerce University in 2010 with a BS in Radio/Television as well as a minor in Business Management.

He's worked at KETR 88.9 FM from 2007-2010 in Commerce, TX as  a utility man, DJ-ing, as well as running production for the station. On the side, he would also do the play by play commentaries for the local high school in Commerce for football and basketball games.

Sarah Rhodes


Sarah can be heard 7:00p to midnight weekdays on KBEC where she plays your favorite Classic Texas Music along with a few surprises.

A native of Oklahoma, she began her radio career while still in high school and has done everything except sales in the years since.  While she collects and listens to a wide variety of music, her favorite country artists are Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Garth Brooks.