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The Fat Man – Mornings 6 AM to 10 AM

“Mornings in Marshall” on 92.3 FM The Depot is hosted by “The Fat Man,” a seasoned, nearly life-long broadcaster who also doubles as The Depot’s sonic conductor.

He is the 2023 recipient of the Jason Hightower Award for Excellence in Broadcasting from the Texas Association of Broadcasters.

The Fat Man, who jokingly describes himself as a “ne’er do well rapscallion” has successfully hosted morning shows in various cities across the country for nearly 30 years. He has served as an on-air talent in cities like Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio; Fayetteville, Arkansas; Birmingham, Alabama; Shreveport, La.; Marquette, Mi. and others. “I believe if a radio station like The Depot takes care of the community that community, in turn, will take care of us. And that’s what drives everything we do on ‘Mornings in Marshall,’” he said.

The Depot’s “Mornings in Marshall” broadcasts from studios at 306 North Washington in downtown Marshall each weekday from 6-10am featuring guests and programming that is custom-designed for Marshall, Longview and all of East Texas.

“The Fat Man,” who once weighed over 420 pounds (“That’s where the on-air name came from,” he says) has lost over 200 of those pounds through diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes. “I keep the nickname to remind myself of where I’ve been. And if people ask why I still call myself ‘The Fat Man’ it sometimes sparks a conversation wherein I can tell my story and help someone else,” he said.

A lifelong sports fan, The Fat Man has dabbled in thoroughbred racehorse ownership and continues to officiate high school football games in the Ark-La-Tex. In his spare time he likes to try to continue exercising to stay fit and “traveling when I can,” he said.

The Fat Man lives his life by saying there are “No Bad Days” and that one should “work hard, play hard, live hard and love hard.”

Chip Alridge
Office 903-923-9292

Seth NecessarySeth Necessary
Seth has nearly two decades of history in the Country radio and records industries. His career began in Nashville as the Director of Country Broadcasting at Huntsman Entertainment and Impact Radio Networks, promoting syndicated programs to radio and working with Music Row’s top labels and artists for various album and single projects. For over nine years, Seth was one of the top promoters in the Texas/Red Dirt scene, working records to radio for some of the region’s most successful artists and overseeing album releases at APEX Music/Vision Entertainment, as well as coordinating media remotes at the scene’s annual MusicFest in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Having been based in Texas since 2015, Seth returned to the mainstream Country realm as the Director of Promotions, Midwest/Texas for Riser House Entertainment in Nashville. He was most recently the Director of Radio Promotions for Copperline Music Group in Nashville, and continues to independently promote new artists to the top Country stations in America. A native of Bristol, Tennessee, Seth lives in Hallsville, where he resides with his wife Brittney and two children, eleven-year-old Wesley and two-year-old Vivian.

Seth Necessary
Radio Promotions
Office 903-923-9292 Cell 615-642-1854

Preston Taylor
Preston is heavily involved in producing Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards in Marshall, Texas. His interest in American-style Country Music, as performed worldwide led him to 92.3 FM The Depot. “I heard the station while scanning on the car radio. After 20-minutes, I knew, this is the station I will listen to all day. 92.3 FM The Depot serves virtually all of East Texas, my home. After talking to the folks at the station about advertising, I realized that all my business friends need this. I see 92.3 FM The Depot as the best medium for local/regional on-air advertising. I signed onto their sales team and am proud to offer this to all businesses.”

Preston Taylor
Cell 903-634-7665