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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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Alyssa Halle-Schramm, City of College Station - Government Long Range Planning Administrator, visits with WTAW’s Scott D...
09/30/2022
City of College Station Update on WTAW - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

Alyssa Halle-Schramm, City of College Station - Government Long Range Planning Administrator, visits with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia about National Community Planning Month, shared housing, middle housing, the Texas and University redevelopment plan, the Wellborn redevelopment plan, and more during her appearance on The Infomaniacs:

Alyssa Halle-Schramm, Long Range Planning Administrator, visits with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia about National Community Planning Month, shared housing, middle housing, the Texas and University redevelopment plan, the Wellborn redevelopment plan, and more during her appearance [Read More...]

The B/CS Christmas Parade returns this year and applications are now open!
09/30/2022
BCS Christmas Parade Returns - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

The B/CS Christmas Parade returns this year and applications are now open!

The BCS Christmas Parade returns this year. Chair Penny Zent says the annual parade hasn’t been held since 2019 due to the pandemic. This year’s theme is Christmas Jubilee. “In honor of the Queen, she [Read More...]

Two College Station men driving Segway electric dirt bikes are arrested after attempting to elude two Texas A&M police o...
09/30/2022

Two College Station men driving Segway electric dirt bikes are arrested after attempting to elude two Texas A&M police officers on bicycles: https://wtaw.com/?p=156167

A four vehicle crash in Bryan this week resulted in the arrest of one of the drivers on a charge of DWI with a breath al...
09/30/2022

A four vehicle crash in Bryan this week resulted in the arrest of one of the drivers on a charge of DWI with a breath alcohol level of more than three times the legal limit: https://wtaw.com/?p=156165

On today's episode of The InfoMiniChats:- A new M&M- Jim Cantore's close call with Ian- Butter boards- Jokes with Zach A...
09/29/2022
Yellow has a date!

On today's episode of The InfoMiniChats:

- A new M&M
- Jim Cantore's close call with Ian
- Butter boards
- Jokes with Zach


And so much more! Check out today's episode wherever you listen to podcasts or click here:

Hurricane Ian. Line at the men's room. Aaron Judge hits 61. Jim Cantore has a close call. Out of Con

Scott Smith, City of Bryan - Government Chief Information Security Officer, visits with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia about Cyber...
09/29/2022
City of Bryan Update on WTAW - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

Scott Smith, City of Bryan - Government Chief Information Security Officer, visits with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia about Cybersecurity Awareness Month, password security, software updates, phishing, and more during his appearance on The Infomaniacs:

Scott Smith, Chief Information Security Officer, visits with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia about Cybersecurity Awareness Month, password security, software updates, phishing, and more during his appearance on The Infomaniacs on Thursday, September 29, 2022. Listen to [Read More...]

For the second consecutive week, Brazos County commissioners decide not to return early voting for November's election t...
09/29/2022
Brazos County Commission Repeats Decision To Not Use Texas A&M's Memorial Student Center As An Early Voting Center - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

For the second consecutive week, Brazos County commissioners decide not to return early voting for November's election to the Texas A&M memorial student center. Hear what the election coordinators in College Station and Bryan told commissioners at:

Brazos County commissioners for the second consecutive week, decide to not use Texas A&M’s memorial student center as an early voting location. A three to nothing vote during the commission’s September 27 meeting followed the [Read More...]

Texas A&M University President M. Katherine Banks gave her first State of the University address this afternoon:
09/28/2022
TAMU President Katherine Banks Gives State of University - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

Texas A&M University President M. Katherine Banks gave her first State of the University address this afternoon:

Texas A&M University President M. Katherine Banks gave her first State of the University on Wednesday afternoon. Listen to “President Katherine Banks’ State of the University Address” on Spreaker.

Pink Alliance hosted its 19th Annual Surviving and Thriving luncheon today. Chelsea Reber visited with featured speaker,...
09/28/2022
Pink Alliance Hosts 19th Annual Surviving and Thriving Luncheon - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

Pink Alliance hosted its 19th Annual Surviving and Thriving luncheon today. Chelsea Reber visited with featured speaker, Chaunte Lowe, before the event:

Pink Alliance held its 19th annual Surviving and Thriving Luncheon featuring guest speaker Chaunte Lowe. A four-time Olympian and mother of three, Lowe was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35 after being [Read More...]

On today's episode of The InfoMiniChats:- What is your mission?- The barefoot movement- Old Man Taylor's rant about bicy...
09/28/2022
The Barefoot Movement

On today's episode of The InfoMiniChats:

- What is your mission?
- The barefoot movement
- Old Man Taylor's rant about bicyclists

And so much more! Check out today's episode wherever you listen to podcasts or right here:

Poopy porch pirates. What is your mission? What is your mission? Credible information. Local governm

City of Bryan - Government Mayor Andrew Nelson visits with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia about progress at Legends Event Center, ...
09/28/2022
Bryan Mayor Andrew Nelson on WTAW - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

City of Bryan - Government Mayor Andrew Nelson visits with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia about progress at Legends Event Center, availability for local groups, the sustainability of the city’s golf course, progress at Phillips Event Center, the controversy of land use by Bryan ISD for their new maintenance and transportation complex, and more during his appearance on The Infomaniacs:

Bryan Mayor Andrew Nelson visits with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia about progress at Legends Event Center, availability for local groups, the sustainability of the city’s golf course, progress at Phillips Event Center, the controversy of land [Read More...]

Congressman Pete Sessions of Waco (R-TX) visits with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia about the agenda, the situation in Iran, the s...
09/28/2022
Congressman Pete Sessions on WTAW - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

Congressman Pete Sessions of Waco (R-TX) visits with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia about the agenda, the situation in Iran, the student forgiveness bill, reporting trades, and more during his weekly Washington update on The Infomaniacs:

Congressman Pete Sessions of Waco (R-TX) visits with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia about the agenda, the situation in Iran, the student forgiveness bill, reporting trades, and more during his weekly Washington update on The Infomaniacs on [Read More...]

A big thank you to everyone who voted for 'The Infomaniacs' for Best of the Brazos Valley! We love being a part of your ...
09/27/2022

A big thank you to everyone who voted for 'The Infomaniacs' for Best of the Brazos Valley! We love being a part of your mornings from 6-9!

26 homes make up College Station's first ROO. Read about what the ROO is and hear why one city councilmember voted no at...
09/27/2022

26 homes make up College Station's first ROO. Read about what the ROO is and hear why one city councilmember voted no at: https://wtaw.com/?p=156054

Two weeks after the groundbreaking of the $33 million dollar, 210,000 square foot C.C. Creations legacy campus, Brazos C...
09/27/2022
Brazos County Commission Approves An Economic Development Agreement For New C.C. Creations Legacy Campus - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

Two weeks after the groundbreaking of the $33 million dollar, 210,000 square foot C.C. Creations legacy campus, Brazos County commissioners approve an economic development agreement. Read the details at:

Two weeks after groundbreaking took place on the $33 million dollar C.C. Creations manufacturing facility in north Bryan, Brazos County commissioners without discussion unanimously approved an economic development agreement. Commissioners did not discuss the agreement [Read More...]

The chairman of the Brazos County regional mobility authority (RMA) responds to public comments from last Tuesday's coun...
09/27/2022
Chairman Of The Brazos County Regional Mobility Authority Responds To Public Comments About The Proposal To Increase Vehicle Registration Fees - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

The chairman of the Brazos County regional mobility authority (RMA) responds to public comments from last Tuesday's county commission meeting. Hear the WTAW News interview with Barry Moore at:

Public speakers at the September 20 Brazos County commission meeting included two opponents to the November election referendum asking Brazos County voters to approve a $10 dollar increase in vehicle registration fees to provide funding [Read More...]

The College Station ISD school board approves hiring an architect to conduct a facilities facility for the first time in...
09/27/2022
College Station ISD School Board Approves Conducting Another Facilities Study - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

The College Station ISD school board approves hiring an architect to conduct a facilities facility for the first time in three years. Hear comments and read a memo about what will be done at:

Ten months after voters in College Station ISD approve a bond issue focused on deferred maintenance, CSISD school board members approve doing another study of district facilities. During the school board’s September 20 meeting, CSISD [Read More...]

Enrollment is bouncing back at Blinn College campuses. Hear comments from this month's Blinn trustees meeting at: https:...
09/27/2022

Enrollment is bouncing back at Blinn College campuses. Hear comments from this month's Blinn trustees meeting at: https://wtaw.com/?p=156060

Brazos County commissioners hold their first discussion in four weeks on setting next year's property tax rate. But the ...
09/26/2022
Brazos County Commission Continues FY 23 Tax Rate Stalemate - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

Brazos County commissioners hold their first discussion in four weeks on setting next year's property tax rate. But the stalemate continues. Hear some of the comments at:

For the first time in four weeks, two Brazos County commissioners attend a meeting involving a discussion on setting next year’s property tax rate. But Monday’s workshop resulted in no consensus. Commissioner Russ Ford says [Read More...]

What have you waited in line for? Concerts, class registration, TSA... we heard it all on The Infomaniacs this morning! ...
09/26/2022
Kale Makes Babies Frown

What have you waited in line for?

Concerts, class registration, TSA... we heard it all on The Infomaniacs this morning!

Hear the entire conversation on today's episode of The InfoMiniChat:

Busy weekend. Long lines. How long have you waited in line? We are newspaper stars! Cosmic collision

A 20 year old Bryan mother was recently arrested on charges of intoxication assault and endangering her one year old son...
09/26/2022

A 20 year old Bryan mother was recently arrested on charges of intoxication assault and endangering her one year old son following a crash three months ago: https://wtaw.com/?p=156049

Brazos County commissioners are told there are more COVID cases so far in 2022 than in all of 2021, while the number of ...
09/26/2022

Brazos County commissioners are told there are more COVID cases so far in 2022 than in all of 2021, while the number of hospitalizations and deaths are down. More info and hear one commissioner's concern that the health district does not do COVID testing at: https://wtaw.com/?p=156067

The College Station city council delays action on an ordinance restricting the location of future "Ag-Shacks" and other ...
09/26/2022
College Station City Council Delays Action On An Ordinance Limiting Where "Ag Shacks" And Other Shared Housing Units Can Be Built - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

The College Station city council delays action on an ordinance restricting the location of future "Ag-Shacks" and other "shared housing" structures. Hear comments and read what was tabled at:

For almost a year and a half, College Station city staff has been working on a way to stop the construction in single family neighborhoods of Ag-Shacks and similar student rental structures that have as [Read More...]

Thanks to The Eagle for the profile on WTAW's centennial:
09/25/2022
WTAW looks back at 100 years of radio

Thanks to The Eagle for the profile on WTAW's centennial:

For the past several months, Tom Turbiville has been digging into history. As WTAW nears its 100th anniversary, Turbiville has interviewed current and former radio station employees and scoured audio

Second consecutive day that a Bryan ISD campus is the site of a hoax.
09/23/2022

Second consecutive day that a Bryan ISD campus is the site of a hoax.

The Bryan Police Department was notified of a threat toward Sam Rayburn Intermediate School circulating Snapchat. Multiple officers responded to the campus and the threat has been deemed not credible at this time. We will continue to investigate the source of the threats.

A reminder about voluntary irrigation guidelines now that water consumption in Bryan and College Station return to level...
09/23/2022
Water Consumption In Bryan And College Station Returns To Levels Before Last Month's Rainfall - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

A reminder about voluntary irrigation guidelines now that water consumption in Bryan and College Station return to levels before last month's rainfall:

The return of near triple digit temperatures has brought back higher water consumption in Bryan and College Station. Neither city removed voluntary conservation measures following rainfall the two weeks before Labor Day. Bryan public works [Read More...]

Brazos County judge Duane Peters says the stalemate over setting next year's property tax rate may delay mailing propert...
09/23/2022
Brazos County Judge Says The Stalemate Over Setting The Tax Rate May Delay Mailing Property Tax Bills - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

Brazos County judge Duane Peters says the stalemate over setting next year's property tax rate may delay mailing property tax bills:

The Brazos County commission’s continuing stalemate over setting next year’s property tax rate may delay the mailing of property tax statements. County judge Duane Peters says he was told by the tax assessor-collector that because [Read More...]

The FBI and the Texas A&M system announce a former professor at the flagship campus has entered a plea agreement to fede...
09/23/2022

The FBI and the Texas A&M system announce a former professor at the flagship campus has entered a plea agreement to federal charges: https://wtaw.com/?p=156034

College Station ISD school board members learned of increased giving by employees to the CSISD education foundation:
09/23/2022
College Station ISD School Board Members Learn Of Increased Employee Giving To The CSISD Education Foundation - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

College Station ISD school board members learned of increased giving by employees to the CSISD education foundation:

The September meeting of the College Station ISD school board included an annual update on employees who are supporting the district’s education foundation. Kimberly McAdams, who is one of the school board’s representatives on the [Read More...]

This week's report from United Way of the Brazos Valley is an update from partner agency Catholic Charities of Central T...
09/23/2022
United Way Of The Brazos Valley Update With Partner Agency Catholic Charities Of Central Texas - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

This week's report from United Way of the Brazos Valley is an update from partner agency Catholic Charities of Central Texas...which includes an invitation to attend an upcoming open house in Bryan:

United Way of the Brazos Valley president Alison Prince and John Baci of UWBV partner agency Catholic Charities of Central Texas visit with WTAW’s Bill Oliver. Listen to “United Way of the Brazos Valley update [Read More...]

The Infomaniacs take a break on Saturday and Sunday, but you can still listen to them by downloading their podcast, The ...
09/23/2022
WTAW - InfoMiniChats

The Infomaniacs take a break on Saturday and Sunday, but you can still listen to them by downloading their podcast, The InfoMiniChats! Check it out here:

Listen in to popular podcasts and radio shows from around the world or start your own with Spreaker!

Jennifer Cain, City of College Station - Government Capital Projects Manager, visits with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia about rai...
09/23/2022
City of College Station Update on WTAW - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

Jennifer Cain, City of College Station - Government Capital Projects Manager, visits with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia about railroad crossing improvements and closures, the upcoming bond election, and more during her appearance on The Infomaniacs:

Jennifer Cain, Capital Projects Manager, visits with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia about railroad crossing improvements and closures, the upcoming bond election, and more during her appearance on The Infomaniacs on Friday, September 23, 2022. Listen to [Read More...]

Bryan fire investigators release the name of a man who was found dead while extinguishing a house fire. That and other i...
09/22/2022
Bryan Fire Investigators At The Scene Of A House Fire Where A Man Was Found Dead - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

Bryan fire investigators release the name of a man who was found dead while extinguishing a house fire. That and other information released by BFD is at:

Bryan firefighters responding to a house fire Wednesday night found when they got inside, a man who was dead. Assistant fire marshal Gerald Burnett said 9-1-1 received multiple calls from neighbors around the home near [Read More...]

Amber Alert Network Brazos Valley reports a missing six year old Grimes County boy has been found.
09/22/2022

Amber Alert Network Brazos Valley reports a missing six year old Grimes County boy has been found.

Texas A&M announces fall enrollment numbers. Details are at:
09/22/2022
Texas A&M Releases Fall Enrollment Numbers - WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

Texas A&M announces fall enrollment numbers. Details are at:

Texas A&M releases fall enrollment numbers that are reported to the state legislature and the Texas coordinating board of higher education. Headcount on the 20th official class day at the College Station and health science [Read More...]

Add Bryan ISD to the growing number of school districts around the country with false reports of on campus shootings.
09/22/2022

Add Bryan ISD to the growing number of school districts around the country with false reports of on campus shootings.

The Bryan Police Department received reports of a shooting at Bryan High School on a non-emergency number shortly after 1:30 pm. School Resource Officers who were on scene and responding patrol units determined this to be a hoax or "swatting" call. There is currently no threat at the school.

There have been multiple similar hoax events in the State of Texas within recent weeks.

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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/ #candidateforum #bryantx #DemocraticParty #turntxblue2022
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 #brazosvalley #TexasDemocrats #TurnTexasBlue
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 #brazoscounty #earlyvoting #texasvotes #texasprimaries #turntxblue2022
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. Texas A&M University KBTX Media NewsTalk WTAW 1620 AM & 94.5 FM Texas A&M University Department of Residence Life
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 #brazoscounty. 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 #txprimaries2022 #texasdemocrat #womeninpolitics #texas