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1620 WTAW is one of the oldest radio stations in America and serves as the current flagship for Texas A&M Athletics. This news department is also one of the most awarded in the state. In addition to being the home of some of the most noted local broadcasters in the Brazos Valley, it is also the home of the nationally syndicated talents Dan Bongino and Sean Hannity.

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Amber Alert Network Brazos Valley reports a missing teen has been found safe.
01/30/2023

Amber Alert Network Brazos Valley reports a missing teen has been found safe.



Authorities report that Chaylie was safely located earlier this afternoon. Thanks to everyone for spreading the word!



The Amber Alert Network Brazos Valley is issuing an Endangered Missing Child advisory on behalf of the College Station Police Department (). Sixteen year old Chaylie Giebas has not been seen since the early morning hours of Thursday January 26, 2023. She was last seen near her residence in the 1600 blk of Southwest Parkway, College Station and authorities believe that she is in danger of death or serious bodily injury. If you have information contact CSPD at 979-764-3600.

A visitor to College Station's Wolf Pen Creek Park finds a body in the creek. College Station police report an autopsy i...
01/28/2023
A Visitor At College Station's Wolf Pen Creek Park Finds A Body - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

A visitor to College Station's Wolf Pen Creek Park finds a body in the creek. College Station police report an autopsy is being done on the man who had no identification:

College Station police is investigating the discovery of a man’s body Friday morning at Wolf Pen Creek Park. Officer David Simmons says a visitor to the park spotted the body Friday around 10 a.m. Simmons [Read More...]

Thanks to the College Station fire department for photos of their response to a fire this morning at an apartment comple...
01/27/2023

Thanks to the College Station fire department for photos of their response to a fire this morning at an apartment complex between Central Park and Wolf Pen Creek parks: https://wtaw.com/?p=158504

Hear a conversation with the Bryan ISD administrator in charge of building safety and security visits about the results ...
01/27/2023
Bryan And College Station ISD Results Of State Security Inspections - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

Hear a conversation with the Bryan ISD administrator in charge of building safety and security visits about the results of inspections by the Texas school safety center at:

The state agency in charge of inspecting school districts for building security following the mass shooting in Uvalde has published its inspection report for last fall’s semester. The Texas school safety center (TSSC) reported this [Read More...]

FYI from Amber Alert Network Brazos Valley.
01/27/2023

FYI from Amber Alert Network Brazos Valley.



Authorities report that Chaylie was safely located earlier this afternoon. Thanks to everyone for spreading the word!



The Amber Alert Network Brazos Valley is issuing an Endangered Missing Child advisory on behalf of the College Station Police Department (). Sixteen year old Chaylie Giebas has not been seen since the early morning hours of Thursday January 26, 2023. She was last seen near her residence in the 1600 blk of Southwest Parkway, College Station and authorities believe that she is in danger of death or serious bodily injury. If you have information contact CSPD at 979-764-3600.

Why do your dog's paws smell like corn chips? We answer that question and so much more on today's episode of The InfoMin...
01/27/2023
Frito Feet

Why do your dog's paws smell like corn chips? We answer that question and so much more on today's episode of The InfoMiniChats:

Relationship test. Consol has a new football coach. Dusty’s car shopping. Computers. Hat shopping for Chilifest. Frito feet. What is your dream job? The dirtiest and cleanest cities in the U.S. Weekend plans. What sense would you like to turn on and off?

Patrick McIntyre, City of College Station - Government CSU Electric Energy Coordinator, visits with WTAW’s Chris Dusterh...
01/27/2023
City of College Station Update on WTAW - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

Patrick McIntyre, City of College Station - Government CSU Electric Energy Coordinator, visits with WTAW’s Chris Dusterhoff about changing air filters, insulation levels, wintertime maintenance, the council’s decision to use one electric rate throughout the entire year, and more during his appearance on The Infomaniacs:

Patrick McIntyre, College Station Utilities Electric Energy Coordinator, visits with WTAW’s Chris Dusterhoff about changing air filters, insulation levels, wintertime maintenance, the council’s decision to use one electric rate throughout the entire year, and more [Read More...]

State Representative Kyle Kacal visits with WTAW’s Chris Dusterhoff about action in Austin, committees he wants to serve...
01/27/2023
State Representative Kyle Kacal on WTAW - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

State Representative Kyle Kacal visits with WTAW’s Chris Dusterhoff about action in Austin, committees he wants to serve on, water, electric reliability, growth in rural areas, accomplishing things beyond the budget, education, and more during his appearance on The Infomaniacs:

State Representative Kyle Kacal visits with WTAW’s Chris Dusterhoff about action in Austin, committees he wants to serve on, water, electric reliability, growth in rural areas, accomplishing things beyond the budget, education, and more during [Read More...]

College Station ISD passes seven security inspections conducted last fall by the Texas school safety center. Read the st...
01/27/2023
College Station ISD Passes Seven State Security Inspections With No Issues - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

College Station ISD passes seven security inspections conducted last fall by the Texas school safety center. Read the statewide report and information provided to WTAW News from CSISD at:

The state agency in charge of inspecting school districts for building security following the mass shooting in Uvalde has published its inspection report for last fall’s semester. The Texas school safety center (TSSC) reported this [Read More...]

01/26/2023

Outside our window is a crash on the freeway that has reduced northbound traffic to one lane and slowed southbound traffic.

On today's episode of The InfoMiniChats:- Traffic rants- Out of Context - More OREO newsAnd so much more!! The InfoMiniC...
01/26/2023
Don't Talk to Me

On today's episode of The InfoMiniChats:

- Traffic rants
- Out of Context
- More OREO news

And so much more!! The InfoMiniChats podcast is a great way to catch up on anything you missed from The Infomaniacs morning show:

Ags win! Traffic rant. Out of Context brought to you by Maria Mia’s Tex-Mex Cantina. More Oreo news. Out of Context. Distracted driving moms. Google lays off 100 massage therapists. 8 year-old driver. Hudson’s teepee. Snucks. Jokes with Zach. Out of Context winner. Daily walks. Don’t talk to m...

A Texas A&M update was one of the presentations a record breaking number of attendees heard during the Bryan/College Sta...
01/26/2023
B/CS Chamber Of Commerce Economic Outlook Conference Includes Texas A&M Update - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

A Texas A&M update was one of the presentations a record breaking number of attendees heard during the Bryan/College Station chamber of commerce economic outlook conference. Hear and read the details at:

A record number of attendees at the chamber of commerce economic outlook conference received an update on new projects and programs that are taking place at Texas A&M. Click HERE to read and download presentation [Read More...]

City of Bryan - Government Councilman Ray Arrington visits with WTAW’s Chris Dusterhoff about his background, why he ran...
01/26/2023
City of Bryan Update on WTAW - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

City of Bryan - Government Councilman Ray Arrington visits with WTAW’s Chris Dusterhoff about his background, why he ran for city council, his priorities for District 2, Midtown Park, and more during his appearance on The Infomaniacs:

Councilman Ray Arrington visits with WTAW’s Chris Dusterhoff about his background, why he ran for city council, his priorities for District 2, Midtown Park, and more during his appearance on The Infomaniacs on Thursday, January [Read More...]

College Station ISD goes to north Texas to select Consolidated High School's next head football coach and campus athleti...
01/26/2023
College Station ISD Announces Finalist For Consolidated High School Head Football Coach & Campus Athletic Coordinator - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

College Station ISD goes to north Texas to select Consolidated High School's next head football coach and campus athletic coordinator. Read CSISD's news release at:

College Station ISD announces the finalist for Consolidated High School’s head football coach and campus athletic coordinator. There will be a special meeting of the CSISD board next Tuesday to take action on the hiring [Read More...]

A Bryan man who led two Brazos County deputy constables on a high speed chase said that he did not stop because he does ...
01/26/2023

A Bryan man who led two Brazos County deputy constables on a high speed chase said that he did not stop because he does not like police. As the driver was placed in handcuffs, he said he was sorry for not stopping. More about what happened Tuesday in the rain is at: https://wtaw.com/?p=158449

This month's Bryan city council meeting included selling two parcels of land for future private development. Details abo...
01/26/2023
Bryan City Council Sells Two Parcels Of Land For Future Private Development - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

This month's Bryan city council meeting included selling two parcels of land for future private development. Details about the transactions are at:

This month’s Bryan city council meeting included selling two tracts of land that were considered surplus property. The council did not publicly discuss either sale before their unanimous votes during their January 10 meeting. One [Read More...]

The Bryan ISD school board starts the process of selecting who will be hired to install millions of dollars of heating a...
01/25/2023
Bryan ISD School Board Starts The Process Of Selecting Who Will Install Millions In New Heating/Air Conditioning Systems - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

The Bryan ISD school board starts the process of selecting who will be hired to install millions of dollars of heating and air conditioning systems funded by the voter approved 2020 bond issue:

In November 2020, voters in Bryan ISD approved a $175 million dollar bond issue. Work has yet to be started on mechanical, engineering, and plumbing services. The BISD school board at its January 17 meeting [Read More...]

Texas A&M system's chancellor and deputy chancellor answer A&M faculty senate questions about proposed state legislation...
01/25/2023
Texas A&M System Chancellor And Deputy Chancellor Answer A&M Faculty Senate Questions About Proposed State Legislation And Other Employee Issues - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

Texas A&M system's chancellor and deputy chancellor answer A&M faculty senate questions about proposed state legislation and other employee issues:

Texas A&M system chancellor John Sharp tells members of the A&M faculty senate what they have asked state lawmakers to consider in the way of compensation and related issues. Sharp wants system employees to get [Read More...]

A reminder for motorists going south on Highway 6 entering Bryan about a detour starting tonight (and Bill apologizes fo...
01/25/2023

A reminder for motorists going south on Highway 6 entering Bryan about a detour starting tonight (and Bill apologizes for his artwork on the attached TxDOT detour map): https://wtaw.com/?p=158417

According to a recent study, our attention spans are... SQUIRREL!!!That story and more on today's episode of The InfoMin...
01/25/2023
Cow Burps

According to a recent study, our attention spans are... SQUIRREL!!!

That story and more on today's episode of The InfoMiniChats:

Shortcut to cooking your pasta. Food question of the day. Bill Gates is investing $12 million in cow burps. How long could you go without your cell phone? Ranking different regions of the country. Oreo new flavor. Deleting the dating apps and heading to Home Depot. A cookie and a carrot. Your happy....

City of College Station - Government Mayor John Nichols visits with WTAW’s Chris Dusterhoff about the Brazos Valley Econ...
01/25/2023
College Station Mayor John Nichols on WTAW - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

City of College Station - Government Mayor John Nichols visits with WTAW’s Chris Dusterhoff about the Brazos Valley Economic Outlook Conference, the possibility of a recession, Electric Vehicle Fast Charger rates, upcoming area plan meetings, and more during his appearance on The Infomaniacs:

College Station Mayor John Nichols visits with WTAW’s Chris Dusterhoff about the Brazos Valley Economic Outlook Conference, the possibility of a recession, Electric Vehicle Fast Charger rates, upcoming area plan meetings, and more during his [Read More...]

College Station ISD administrators present a proposed incentive for some employees who plan to retire or resign after th...
01/25/2023
College Station ISD Administrators Propose An Early Resignation Incentive - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

College Station ISD administrators present a proposed incentive for some employees who plan to retire or resign after this school year, to make that decision by March 20. Read and hear more at:

College Station ISD school board members will take action next month on a proposal to pay some employees who plan to leave the district. Click HERE to read and download the draft proposal that was [Read More...]

On today's episode of The InfoMiniChats:- Is tipping getting out of control?- Cluttercore- A pet store is hiring toy tes...
01/24/2023
Does your pet have what it takes?

On today's episode of The InfoMiniChats:

- Is tipping getting out of control?
- Cluttercore
- A pet store is hiring toy testers

... and so much more! Check out today's episode wherever you listen to podcasts or click below!

Tipping fatigue. Good news stories. Sucks to be a Cowboys fan. Cluttercore. Would you pay for ad-free social media? PetSmart is hiring toy testers. Pickleball news. Zach’s milk jug issue. Lottery stories.

The seventh time that College Station police responded to a neighbor’s complaint about loud parties, music, and other di...
01/24/2023

The seventh time that College Station police responded to a neighbor’s complaint about loud parties, music, and other disruptive activities, two brothers from Burton are arrested for disorderly conduct and minors in possession of alcohol.: https://wtaw.com/?p=158412

Sharing a request from College Station police.
01/24/2023

Sharing a request from College Station police.

Do you recognize these individuals?

Detectives would like to speak to them in reference to a Criminal Mischief Report, case number 2022-009824, that occurred on December 2, 2022 at the Coyote Lot near the Northgate Bar District. If you know these individuals please call 979-764-3600.

Weekend arrests for drunk driving in the twin cities includes a southeast Texas woman who was also charged with threaten...
01/23/2023

Weekend arrests for drunk driving in the twin cities includes a southeast Texas woman who was also charged with threatening to shoot four Bryan police officers and possessing two handguns in her car: https://wtaw.com/?p=158397

Four domestic violence crimes in three years results in a five year sentence for a Bryan man: https://wtaw.com/?p=158395
01/23/2023

Four domestic violence crimes in three years results in a five year sentence for a Bryan man: https://wtaw.com/?p=158395

A College Station man remains in jail following his arrest January 11 on charges of causing false fire alarms and crimin...
01/23/2023

A College Station man remains in jail following his arrest January 11 on charges of causing false fire alarms and criminal trespassing: https://wtaw.com/?p=158393

On today's episode of The InfoMiniChats:- Annoying drivers- Lucky numbers- Video game playing fish... and so much more! ...
01/23/2023
Gamer Fish

On today's episode of The InfoMiniChats:

- Annoying drivers
- Lucky numbers
- Video game playing fish

... and so much more! Check out today's podcast wherever you listen to podcasts or click here:

Cowboys lose. Question of the day. Zach’s trip to Oregon. Zip lining. Annoying drivers. Superstitions and lucky numbers. Fireball lawsuit. Gamer fish. Pot brownies at the school cafeteria. Are you overqualified?

Bryan ISD school board members adopt boundary changes for elementary and intermediate campuses following four months of ...
01/23/2023
Bryan ISD School Board Sets New Boundaries For Elementary And Intermediate Campuses - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

Bryan ISD school board members adopt boundary changes for elementary and intermediate campuses following four months of work by a 30 member committee and the input of more than 1,500 stakeholders. Comments and more information is at:

Bryan ISD school board members have approved new boundaries for elementary and intermediate schools. That finishes five months of meetings involving a 30 member committee and more than 1,500 stakeholders. The board approved the committee’s [Read More...]

The College Station city council's last meeting included an unscheduled discussion about the merits of contract change o...
01/23/2023
College Station City Council Has Unscheduled Discussion On The Merits Of Contract Change Orders - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

The College Station city council's last meeting included an unscheduled discussion about the merits of contract change orders. A sampling of comments can be heard at:

The College Station city council’s last meeting included an unscheduled discussion about change orders when the council pays more for services compared to the original contract. Initiating the conversation, newly elected councilman Bob Yancy said [Read More...]

Hear additional information from the Brazos County sheriff's office about the ongoing investigation of a burglary and th...
01/20/2023
Two People Being Sought In A Burglary And Theft At A Hindu Temple South Of College Station - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

Hear additional information from the Brazos County sheriff's office about the ongoing investigation of a burglary and theft from a Hindu temple south of College Station:

Two people are being sought in a burglary and theft January 11 at the Hindu Society of the Brazos Valley temple south of College Station. Thousands of dollars in cash and property was taken. Video [Read More...]

A Brazos County commissioner learns without advance warning that he was being replaced before the end of his term on the...
01/20/2023
A Brazos County Commissioner Learns Without Advance Notice He Is Being Replaced On The Board At The Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

A Brazos County commissioner learns without advance warning that he was being replaced before the end of his term on the board of the Brazos Valley economic development corporation. Hear what happened at this week's county commission meeting at:

Without advance notice, Brazos County commissioner Steve Aldrich discovers he is no longer a county representative on the board of the Brazos Valley economic development corporation. County judge Duane Peters said he was already planning [Read More...]

9,400 water customers in the Wellborn Special Utility District will be paying more starting in March. Read the present a...
01/20/2023
Wellborn Water District Customers Will Be Paying More Starting This March - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

9,400 water customers in the Wellborn Special Utility District will be paying more starting in March. Read the present and new rates, two rate studies, and where the additional money is going at:

9,400 water customers in the Wellborn special utility district (SUD) will be paying more starting in March. Campbell Young, who was promoted to general manager January 1 following the retirement of Stephen Cast, brings up [Read More...]

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UPDATE: Railroad Crossing Closure

Transportation Services has been notified of a railroad crossing closure at the intersection of Wellborn Rd. at Old Main Dr. Wellborn Rd. will remain open, and vehicles may use the underpass at Old Main Dr.

The closure will be in effect until 8:00 p.m. Tues. March, 15, and it will take place again from 9:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wed., March 16.

The intersection of Wellborn Road at John Kimbrough Blvd./Joe Routt Blvd. will remain open.

Please use alternate routes and expect some delays.

KBTX Media NewsTalk WTAW 1620 AM & 94.5 FM
NewsTalk WTAW 1620 AM & 94.5 FM, thank you so much for mentioning the State Comptroller’s race!

Interestingly, there was another Aggie in the Comptroller race until last Tuesday. Incumbent, Glenn Hegar, Texas A&M Liberal Arts grad, was primaried by Mark Goloby, Texas A&M Accounting grad.

My family, too, has deep A&M ties - we joined the community when my husband joined the Texas A&M Engineering faculty in 2006.
Thank you B/CS Chamber of Commerce for hosting so many local candidates last week.

You can listen the candidates discussion on NewsTalk WTAW 1620 AM & 94.5 FM:
https://wtaw.com/bryan-college-station-chamber-of-commerce-candidates-forum/

Interviews from all candidates running for office during the Texas primaries with NewsTalk WTAW 1620 AM & 94.5 FM.

Have a listen and be informed with your decision when voting on March 1st.

My priorities are making sure the citizens of Brazos County are taken care of by understanding what the Commissioner's Court provides for the county.

https://wtaw.com/2022-candidate-interviews

Are you 65 or older, disabled, be out of the county on election day, sick or incarcerated (but eligible to vote)?

Vote by mail ballot application must be filled out if you want to vote by mail.

You can submit an application to vote by mail to your county election clerk in person, by mail, fax, or email. Vote by Mail applications need to be received by February 18 at 5:00pm.

Brazos Election Admin, Trudy Hancock walks us through the voting experience on NewsTalk WTAW 1620 AM & 94.5 FM https://wtaw.com/brazos-county-elections-administrator-trudy-hancock-on-wtaw/

Early voting clerk information for each county in Texas: https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/county.shtml

Learn more about applications to request a vote by mail ballot: https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/reqabbm.shtml

Hey, y'all, don't forget about our local candidate forum being hosted by the B/CS Chamber of Commerce! All candidates will be given some speaking time, including me!

The event is free. Come to the Brazos Center from 6 - 8 PM or stream live on NewsTalk WTAW 1620 AM & 94.5 FM and KBTX Media.
Transit service will begin at 9:15 Friday, February 4. In addition to the late start, the Trigon will be closed until noon due to OPAS load in. All Trigon bus stops except Routes 12 and 25 will move to Coke Street until noon.

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TONIGHT you can hear Texas A&M Basketball on our sister station NewsTalk WTAW 1620 AM & 94.5 FM. The broadcast starts at 5:30 PM and tipoff is at 6:00 PM.

Listen in as the Aggies take on the Tennessee Volunteers men's basketball team. You don't want to miss it!
Thank you B/CS Chamber of Commerce for hosting the candidates forum on February 9. I will be speaking alongside other candidates to bring light to my candidacy for Brazos County Commissioner, Precinct 4 and how I can best serve .

Free and open to the public. Attend in person, listen on NewsTalk WTAW 1620 AM & 94.5 FM or stream KBTX Media.

Questions should be submitted in advance to the B/CS Chamber.

Learn more: https://business.bcschamber.org/events/details/local-candidates-forum-february-2022-3121

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