Tom Collins co-hosts Lubbock's First News, Monday through Friday 6-8:30 a.m. on KFYO. He has been on and around the air waves since 1980, KSEL AM-FM, KEND, KTLK, KKIK FM, KZII and 16 years at KFYO. Tom is an independent business operator involved in marketing and advertising. He's a Texas Tech Graduate with a B.A. in telecommunications and business minor. Tom has two kids, two dogs (Jimmy Don and Memphis) and a worthless cat named Spin. He’s old enough to know-better, and young enough to do it again!
Laura Mac co-hosts Lubbock's First News with Tom Collins on News/Talk 790, KFYO. Laura is a graduate of Texas Tech with a B.A. in Telecommunications. Her broadcast experience includes co-hosting several radio morning shows on KSEL, KZII, and KONE. She is also a television spokesperson, and is a telephony voice talent for companies such as Home Shopping Network, Samsung, Sears, Alltel, AT&T, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Official Payments Corporation, and numerous phone systems installed on a global scale. Sh
Chad Hasty is one of Lubbock’s most well known radio personalities and is respected around the state. Hasty started his broadcast career in 2003 and launched his first show in 2006 on News/Talk 790AM KFYO. In 2008, he took over Lubbock’s First News. In 2012, The Chad Hasty Show moved to the current time slot of 8:30-11 a.m., replacing legendary national broadcaster Neal Boortz. Listeners across West Texas call in during Hasty's show to voice their opinions on the day's hot-button issues