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Wade Wilkes


Wade is the Owner of AM580 Radio. Wade graduated from West Texas A&M University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Politcal Science. He also worked as a Probation Officer before joining AM580 in 1995. Wade also served in the U.S. Army for 24 years with multiple deployments abroad including, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, Bosnia, and Iraq. Wade took over the family business from his dad Big Ed Wilkes in 1998. Since then he has hosted the Wade Wilkes Show every weekday from 7am-9am.

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Jim Stewart


 Jim is the Ag Director at AM580. Jim attended Texas Tech University, served 3 years in the Army, then became an officer in the LPD for 10 years. After leaving from the Lubbock Police Department Jim went to work in Media at Channel 13 then went to work at KFYO. He then retired in 2002,  Jim returned to KRFE in 2005 as Wade Wilkes was called to Active duty. Jim then started up his show, Today's Ag with Jim Stewart every weekday from 12:30pm-1:30pm

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Melody Wilkes


Melody is the Business Manager at AM580. Melody graduated Texas Tech University with a degree in Education. She taught elementary at LISD for 7 years. Melody is also a licensed Health Coach and RCP Consultant and hosts her show with Debbie Hernandez, "Your Health Today" every Friday at 12pm.

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Katherine Wilkes


Katherine does a little bit of everything at AM580, she helps produce shows, host shows, and works the social media and website accounts. Katherine graduated from Cooper High School with Honors and has been working at AM580 since March 2018. Katherine is an Ambassador for the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. Katherine currently attends South Plains College and is working to get her degree in Business Administration.

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Andrew Burnett