Thomas Caswell Ellis
(September 22, 1932-April 29, 2019)
Tom and Dick Porter in the KONO Newsroom in the 50s
Tom and Dick at a Society of San Antonio Radio Broadcasters get together
Native Texan Tom Ellis started in broadcasting as a
Staff Announcer for a small station radio station in Fort Worth for
50 cents per hour.
Bobbye Porter Notes: Dick and Tom worked together at KONO Radio
for about 6 years before Tom went to KONO-TV in 1961.
We all affectionately called Tom by his middle name "Caswell."
Woody Roberts Notes:
Tom and I worked "across the glass" from each other (he in the Newsroom and
me in the KONO Control Room) when I was KONO Program Director.
After finishing the afternoon drive shift with me, Tom would walk
across the parking lot to prepare for his 10 PM newscast on KONO-TV.
I would often see him eating dinner in the Newsroom between newcasts.
Tom was one of the very nicest men I've
ever known and the BEST Top 40 Newsman I ever worked with!
Editors Notes: More about Tom can be found in the San Antonio
Radio Memories Book. You can also visit the following
SanAntonioRadioMemories.com links for more about
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