As many of you may already know, Joe Tom White has stepped away from the mic on News Talk 1290. Earlier this week, Joe Tom made the decision to no longer host ‘The Rise and Shine Show’.

Joe Tom’s radio resume began in 1959 at KWFT 620 AM in Wichita Falls. Joe Tom left KWFT in 1985. Over the years, he hosted programs on KGTM 990 AM (formerly the original KNIN), on KAUZ-TV and, since 1993, has hosted ‘Rise and Shine’ on News Talk 1290.

In all, the Vernon native has spent 57 years in broadcasting, all of it in the Wichita Falls market. Joe Tom was recognized last fall with induction into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.

News Talk 1290 and all of the Townsquare Media family congratulate Joe Tom on 57 years in the business and thank him for his 23 years with News Talk 1290.

The live, local morning radio on News Talk 1290 will not be ending, though. Some exciting changes will be coming in the next few weeks and Texoma can count on engaging, entertaining, informative and relevant live morning radio to continue to be a part of their morning.