Wednesday, November 23, 2016

R.I.P.: Former WOAI San Antonio PD Pat Rodgers

Pat Rodgers
Former WOAI 1200 AM Program Director and Talk Host Pat Rodgers has died.

Rodgers, who was both a familiar voice on San Antonio radio for two decades, and the driving force behind the creation of modern 1200 WOAI, died Wednesday of complications from a massive heart attack.

He was 67-years-of-age, according to WOAI.

Rodgers arrived 1200 WOAI from Milwaukee back in 1979 with specific instructions to turn the station into a powerhouse of news and talk, and become the flagship of what was to become Clear Channel Communications, now iHeartMedia.

Rodgers built a powerful news operation and a stable of talk show hosts which included Carl Wiglesworth, and well as Eliza Sonneland, who was his co-host on the chatty 'Morning Magazine' program, as well as news legends Bob Guthire and George Jennings, and sportstalk host Jay Howard.

Rodger also created Sportsradio KTKR 76 AM / The Tciket.

After leaving 1200 WOAI in 1998, Pat achieved his dream of becoming a Roman Catholic deacon, and he edited the Archdiocesan newspaper, managed Catholic Television, and was the press secretary to three Archbishops.

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