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TAB Board of Directors Ballot

You should have received an email from TAB President Oscar Rodriguez on June 25 with the final ballot for TAB's 2018-2019 Board of Directors.

Following are bios of each nominee (sorted by market category).

Questions? Email TAB's Oscar Rodriguez or call (512) 322-9944.

Large Radio-Place 2 (3 year term)

Ben Reed, Cox Media Group San Antonio

Large Radio-Place 3 (3 year term)

Christine Escobar, Univision Austin

Medium Radio-Place 2 (3 year term)

John Moesch, KQRX/KHKX/KMCM Odessa-Midland

Small Radio-Place 1 (3 year term)

Ronnie Glover, Townsquare Media Victoria

Small Radio-Place 4 (3 year term)

Rex Tackett, KXYL-AM/KQBZ-FM Brownwood & KSTA-AM/KXYL-FM Coleman

Large TV-Place 3 (3 year term)

Phil Lane, KSAT-TV San Antonio

David Loving, KXLN/KFTH-TV Houston

Other TV-Place 2 (3 year term)

Dan Jackson, KCBD-TV Lubbock

Luis Villarreal, KGNS-TV Laredo

At-Large TV-Place 2 (3 year term)

Brent McClure, KFDA-TV Amarillo

Brad Moran, Ramar Communications Lubbock

Non-Commercial (1 year term)

Jerrod Knight, KETR-FM Commerce

Golden Mic Club (1 year term)

Roger Allen, Cox Media Group San Antonio

  • In Radio for 36+ years
  • Current PD for KONO-AM-FM San Antonio
  • Inducted into the San Antonio Radio Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2017

John Butler, KWJB-AM/FM Canton


  • Owner of KWJB - THE BEE, 95.1 FM & 1510 AM, Canton, TX
  • President of Butler7media, LLC, Dallas, TX
  • Hired for first job in broadcasting at 16 by legendary broadcasters Frank Fallon and Buddy Bostick - KWTX radio & TV, Waco, TX, first as sports & remote church engineer, then on-air radio DJ and television news reporter, two prime-time documentaries and hosted weekly interview show.
  • Past on-air talent at KLIF under legendary Gordon McLendon’s ownership; KVUE TV and KTVV TV news/weather in Austin, TX; KRYS radio drive-time DJ in Corpus Christi, TX.
  • Voice imaging for PAMS and TM Productions, and numerous national and local commercials.
  • Education: Graduate of the University of Texas in Austin, With Honors; Masters from Southern Methodist University.
  • Community service includes over 2,000 hours given to help cancer patients in honor of his wife who died of cancer.  He has also recorded books for the sight-impaired and disabled, serves on Dallas County Emergency Response Team, past East Dallas Chamber of Commerce Board of Director’s, past Religious Heritage of America Awards Co-Chairman with Dr. Ken Cooper, and involved in many other charitable and civic causes over the years.
  • Member of the Texas Broadcasters Association, National Broadcasters Association, Golden Mic Club/Texas Pioneer Broadcasters, Texas Radio Hall of Fame Life Member, Charter Member Texas Museum of Broadcasting & Communications.

Mike Wenglar, KULP-FM El Campo

  • President/CEO of Wharton County Radio (KULP-AM) in El Campo.
  • Began his broadcast career while attending El Campo High School and constructed his own “pirate” AM station was on the air with “rock and roll” for two years
  • In 1962, hired by KULP as an announcer and engineer; along with being a staff member of the El Campo Leader as a news photographer
  • In the 70’s Wenglar worked part-time for Williams Associates, a broadcast RF testing and integration company; where he performed studio and transmitter installations, drafting and RF measurement, along with other technical tasks
  • In 1971 he joined KVUE, where he became the Chief Engineer for 45 years; also served there taking care of the facilities, station historian and staff photographer
  • He served for many years as the TAB photographer for Convention, along with other TAB needs
  • Wenglar is a member of the SBE, IEEE, SMPTE and the International Facility Managers Association (IFMA)

Associates (1 year term)

Dirk Johnston, NBC-Universal Television Distribution

  • Vice President of the Southwest Region for NBC Universal
  • In 1994, he joined Sony Pictures Entertainment and spent 12 years as its Senior Vice President Syndication
  • In 2007, he joined NBC Universal and has served them for 10 years now as Vice President Syndication. 
  • A strong proponent of the TAB – in 1999, he joined with other syndication representatives to start the TAB’s annual golf tournament.  In 2010, he was the recipient of TAB’s Associate of the Year Award.

Steve Orr, Disney-ABC Home Entertainment & Television

Stan Wagnon, Lubbock Audio Visual