You won’t find better political talk radio anywhere else in Lubbock! From local, state and national commentary to shows that focus on special topics like hunting, real estate, health finance and more, AM580 keeps you apprised of what’s happening. And our slogan isn’t “The Station That Listens to Lubbock” for no reason. If you want to hear about a particular issue, we’ll gladly take your calls and texts to 806.745.5800.

Wade Wilkes

Wade Wilkes

Station Owner

wilkesradio@gmail.com

Wade grew up in radio on the heels of the late Big Ed Wilkes. Wade does not try to fill the shoes of his Dad, but he is dedicated in following in his footsteps. Wade is a combat veteran who served in Bosnia 95-96 and Iraq 05-06 as a Civil Affairs/ Psyops soldier for almost 25 years in the United States Army. He is a father to three beautiful girls and husband to Melody Wilkes. If he isn’t busy training his rottweilers or taking his girls out to the rifle range he’s at the KRFE AM 580 station letting our listeners know what is going on in today’s world.   Wade believes that Lubbock listeners want to know the truth … and that is our goal in the mornings.

Lauren Huff

Lauren Huff

Marketing and Sales

Lauren Huff is a southerner born and raised. Although she is originally from Mississippi, she has made Lubbock, Texas her new home. She is the Daughter of a Special Forces Green Berret and believes in her country. She is currently a student at Texas Tech University and is majoring in communications … GO RED REAIDERS! Lauren is a strong advocate for mental health and wellness, and she hosts Recovery Live every Friday at noon.

Jim Stewart

Jim Stewart

Ag Director

Jim Stewart is a Lubbock, TX born and bred rascal. Graduating from Lubbock High School in 1959 (yep, he’s that old!), Jim joined up to serve his country in the United States Army. Upon his return to Lubbock, Jim served his community as police officer for ten years.

After serving in the both the Army and the Lubbock Police Department, Jim started his long career as a media broadcaster. Jim’s been in broadcasting since 1947 and with AM580 since 2005. In his career he’s interviewed everyone from small town FFA students to four sitting presidents.

Tune in every Monday through Friday with Jim for Today’s Ag. You’ll understand why he loves talking with the finest people around… our farmers and ranchers.

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