Steve Rixx

    I am a MUSIC FREAK!  Obviously I love country music, but I enjoy other types of music as well.  I like to say that Variety is the spice of life! Texas/Red Dirt music is truly my passion. You’ll often find me listening to everything from Kevin Fowler, Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers Band, and more. I’m a very proud single father of two fantastic children.  My son, Zack is 21, and my princess, Zara is 12, they are the light of my life. Outside of that, you’ll find me cooking! I enjoy preparing and testing out new recipes and foods from around the world.  I take the words of Andrew Zimmern seriously, “if it looks good, eat it!”…  I’m kind of a “foodie” in training. I thoroughly enjoy the outdoors. I spent much of my youth backpacking in the mountains of southern Arkansas, and northern New Mexico. You might run into me at the state park hiking/biking the many incredible trails out there. My place of solitude and reflection is the Hill Country of Texas, more specifically the New Braunfels/Gruene area.  I love going out there to breathe in the air, and experience the birthplace of much of the Texas/Red Dirt music that I love.  I always make my way to River Road Icehouse to see a show, and enjoy a couple of ice cold beverages with my friends.  I can’t think of a better way to spend my vacation.

    I’ve worked in radio for the past 30 years and started out in my hometown of Lufkin, Texas at KAQU, then on to KYKS, KTBQ/KSFA, KJCS in Nacogdoches and after about 15 years I got called to the “big leagues” of Houston at the mighty 100.3 KILT.  After developing issues with blood pressure and ulcers I decided to ease back into a more simple life, and made my way to Huntsville and KSAM. I LOVE KSAM! I have become part of a family here at KSAM, we take care of each other, and I love having that connection with my co-workers.  I also LOVE Huntsville, and Walker County, and look forward to spending many years here getting to know you!

    I host the KSAM Morning show every day from 6am-10am, as well as the Texas/Red Dirty show, Backroads, on Saturday nights from 7:00p to midnightClick here for more info.

    I enjoy giving you opportunities to win. Each weekday at 8:35am I give you a chance to play, “What’s In The Box”, it’s a ton of fun and you get to win cool KSAM prizes.  There’s also “The Rixx Word Of The Day”!  Listen for the word (Chuck Reeves announces it every afternoon at 4:20pm) to be used in a sentence between 6 and10 and you’ll win great stuff!  Find out about it by clicking here! 

     Words of wisdom I live by: Don’t take yourself too seriously. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Live every day as if it’s your last. Love often. Hug often-er. Never go to bed angry with someone. Don’t judge people. Use your damn blinker! Listen to good music, support live/local/regional artists, and don’t put up with any BS. 

    Join me every day on KSAM!