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Alex Burton joins nationʼs first green radio station
Reporter/commentator to join ʻGreen Radioʼ KAND-AM in June Dallas, Texas—April 7, 2008—Yates Communications, LLC today announced the addition of longtime Dallas/Fort Worth reporter and commentator Alex Burton to its Green Radio lineup. Mr. Burton will host “Alex Burton, Here,” Noon - 1:00 p.m. weekdays. Mr. Burton is the second inductee of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame (TRHOF) to be named a host on Green Radio. He joins fellow TRHOF inaugural inductee Kevin McCarthy, who will host “The Kevin McCarthy Show on Green Radio,” 10:00 a.m. to Noon weekdays. "We are pleased to be able to offer listeners the passionate, opinionated news and information that they have asked for, while establishing an award-winning team that they can depend on," said David Yates, President of Yates Communications, LLC. “We feel that to fulfill that goal, Alex Burton has to be a part of our team - and we are thrilled to have him,” he continued. Yates Communications received approval last month from the Federal Communications Commission to purchase radio station KAND-AM in Corsicana, Texas, and announced that they will use the platform to create the nationʼs first true “green” radio station. The owner will operate the radio station both locally over the airwaves and globally on GreenRadio.net as an internet broadcast operation. Yates Communications is scheduled to close on KAND-AM in mid-May and plans to launch the new format on June 1st. “The secret to a long and happy life is looking after your environment and being comfortable in doing it. I hope we can supply the comfort, the helpful information and just a laugh or two along the way,” Mr. Burton said. In 1961, after nine years experience as a radio newsman in his native Canada, Mr. Burton emigrated to Texas where he worked in South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley. In 1962 he moved to Dallas/Fort Worth where he joined the newsroom at WBAP-TV as a reporter/cameraman. By 1964, Mr. Burton was the news anchor hosting the six oʼclock news, the ten oʼclock news and a unique newscast at midnight. In 1968, he became the News Director of a new Dallas television station, Channel 39, and ran the news staff until 1970. He then joined KRLD-TV as weekend anchor and weekday reporter. Later that year Mr. Burton left television for radio to became a reporter/commentator for all-news KRLD-AM, a position he held for the next twenty years. Mr. Burton has filed stories from all over the state of Texas, as well as from Central America, Canada, England, France, Germany, Israel, Australia, and China. He has received four KATY awards from the Dallas Press Club and a Buck Marryat award from the Club for life-time achievement. He received The Southwest Journalism Forum award from Southern Methodist University and a Distinguished Alumnus award from University of Texas at Arlington. He has been recognized by the Associated Press, United Press International, and Sigma Delta Chi, as well as various civic organizations. Active in the community, Mr. Burton sits on the Board of Directors of Reading and Resource Radio and the Funeral Consumers Alliance of North Texas. Mr. Burton and his wife, Mary Jane, have lived in a concrete house in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas since 1970. They have raised two daughters and a legion of cats. A recent report from AARP and Focalyst found that 40-million boomers use their purchasing power to buy environmentally safe brands. Referred to as "Green Boomers," this large segment is often more demanding of quality in the products and services they buy, more attuned to advertising, both positively and negatively, and exhibit higher brand loyalty than other boomers. “We think baby boomers are largely overlooked by radio. Mr. Burton will start to fill that gap as he focuses on this demographic and the unique issues they face,” Mr. Yates said. “We invite baby boomers to join the 32 million Americans who weekly listen to radio over the Internet to join Mr. Burton weekdays from Noon to 1:00 p.m. CDT on www.GreenRadio.net.” ###
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