Gunner grew up in Chicago and left at age 20 to travel the country and work on-air. He's lived all over the place and is now happy to be planted and staying put. When he's not waking up early and hanging out with Gwen on the Lonestar 92.3 Morning Show and playing your favorite country songs, you'll find him in the office working behind the scenes... He is also Brand Manager for Lonestar 92.3 and our sister station, 99.9 KBAT, as well as Director of Content for all of our stations in Midland-Odessa. He's excited to be here and he and his wife Vicki are looking forward to exploring West Texas and taking it all in... playing mini golf, going to movies, or grilling on the patio with the radio on.
New Weekend Line-Up On Lonestar 92.3!
There's a new lineup for weekends here on Lonestar 92.3! We've moved some of your favorite shows to different times and added a bonus show on Sunday nights to get you into the new week on a fun note! Moving times are:
Surprise Weather For West Texas This Winter Says The Farmer’s Almanac
After LAST February 2021 and the week that stopped the world in Texas--we're all a bit wary of what's to come this year and if things do get bad, will the power grid survive and hold up thru it? As we went into winter last year, transitioning from Fall was pleasant and really gave no indication of cold weather to come. We had an extremely mild December, even hitting the 80's at Christmas. I know everyone's holding their breath to see what happens over the course of the next 6 weeks, but from what I can see in the Farmer's Almanac for our area-things are looking pretty good--if you believe that sort of thing. They do go back and look at their predictions after the fact to see how accurate they were, and usually, they are on target.
Win Tickets To Arenacross Racing With Gwen And Gunner In The Morning!
Ready to see Arenacross Action at Ector County Coliseum in Odessa Friday and Saturday, January 21 and 22? Ready to see everything from Pee Wee's to the fastest pros from around the country showing off their agility and skills on the indoor track, as they fly thru the air and kick up dirt? Ready to see X-Games stars Kenny Bartram and Justin Mize with their latest and greatest tricks like Flip Trains, Double Superman Seat Grabs, Back Flips, and Indian Airs?? How about ATV racing with an all-out battle for the Championship??? You can come see both 2 Strokes and 4 Strokes doing battle for their share of the cash purse! Get your tickets at the Ector County Coliseum Box Office, any O'Reilly Autoparts store, or by clicking HERE and buying them online.
The Most Wanted Woman In Texas Has A $12,500 Reward For YOU!
Margaret Lorrain Smith has been on the run now for over a decade after being charged with capital murder in the death of her then-husband George Smith in 2007. After being indicted along with the man she hired to do the job, Dylan Laughrey, he was convicted and got a life sentence in prison with no possibility of parole. She was able to flee while out on bond in 2009 and disappear. The only female on Texas' Most Wanted Fugitives list, she was last seen in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio 12 years ago. She allegedly hired Laughrey to kill her husband, and on August 6, 2007, lured her husband to Surfside Beach where he was beaten to death to the point of being unrecognizable, by Laughrey--according to court records. The motive was allegedly a life insurance policy she was listed on as the beneficiary.
Midland Odessa’s Dad Jokes-Gunner Has A Ton Of Em And You Can Steal!
Hey--its Gunner from the Gwen and Gunner Morning Show here on Lonestar 92.3--and whenever we are out, or while we're on the air from time to time--we'll have someone approach us or call in and tell us a Dad Joke of their own and we all laugh (or roll our eyes) together... I've been driving Gwen nuts with these every weekday morning now for months so I thought I'd share some of the ones I consider to be the best--in case you missed them and want to use them yourself to get a laugh when you're with your friends or family. Again--these are not proprietary so share and steal all you like! And be sure to listen every weekday morning to Lonestar 92.3 to hear the latest one!
Midland Odessa Pet Of The Week
Meet Geronimo! You won't get to see this special guy if you come to the shelter to look for dogs unless you specifically ask for him! He needs someone that is invested in getting to know him. This will take several visits as this little guy does not give his trust easily. Once he does though, all the time and effort will be worth it because Geronimo is the sweetest boy! He is a 7 year old dachshund mix that has been at the shelter for five years! Geronimo loves belly scratches, giving kisses and warm blankets. He will sit for a treat and loves to run and play in his yard. Geronimo also loves to jump up and sit on top of his dog house in his kennel just like Snoopy! The best way to meet him is to stand outside of his kennel and give him treats! An interested person would need to come several days for Geronimo to be comfortable enough to let them touch him. All new staff at the shelter follow this, and he loves everyone who works there. They say the best rewards are those you have to work for, and I promise you that Geronimo is one of those! This special dog needs to go to a home without children, he is selective with other dogs, and needs a yard to run in. If you think you can give this wonderful boy the loving home he deserves, please come see him during our visiting hours of 1-4:30pm every day except Thursdays and let staff know it's Geronimo you have come to meet!
My Texas Valentine: 3 Road Trip Getaways That Will Score You BIG Points!
Well, here we are. A smidge over a month away from our favorite Hallmark Holiday... And even if you've got the coolest, most laid-back, and easy-going significant other--you're not gonna wanna mess this up. Because regardless of what they say-they DO want you to think of them and make a fuss over them on Valentine's Day. So-having said that; instead of taking the easy way out and spending money on some chocolates and flowers and a dinner out... Go the extra mile-or MILES--and plan a romantic getaway for the two of you. When was the last time Grandma and Grandpa watched the kiddos for a weekend and you both got out of town and reconnected as a couple? Here are some ideas to keep in mind and check out--BUT DON'T WAIT. These places book fast for holidays like this one. So if you wait until February 13th to try to get a room-you'll be out of luck. That's why we're here to remind you NOW!
Services That Should Exist In Midland Odessa
We've all seen the numerous articles about restaurants and entertainment we wished we had here in the Basin. In & Out Burger, etc etc. Now, let's talk about SERVICES we wish we had here. Because let's face it... This area is unique in many ways with many different forces at work every day to shape our lives, not only on a daily basis but even hourly in some cases. Where do we begin?
Crazy Things Found In Dead Relative’s Houses
It's never a fun project--going thru and cleaning out the residence of a relative who's passed on. Not only do you come across trinkets and belongings and photos that bring back memories as well as items you wonder why they've kept for so many years. But you also have the potential to come across some really strange things. Some of those things may let you in on secrets you had no idea about. Discovering they were into things you never knew they liked. We want to hear all your stories. Call us in the morning, or message us on the Lonestar 92-3 app, and let us know some of the unusual or surprising things you've come across in these situations.
92 Minutes Of Commercial-Free New Country For Your Workday
Starting Monday, Lonestar 92-3 will get your workday started off the right way with 92 minutes of non-stop commercial-free New Country! Gwen and Gunner kick it off every weekday at 8:50 am... Set your dial, pull up the app, listen live on Amazon Alexa--however you listen, don't miss the most commercial-free Country in the Permian Basin! ONLY on Lonestar 92-3! It's all brought to you by our friends at Big E Services! Let Big E Services handle your well cementing and acidizing projects! They're hiring right now--with sign-on bonuses!