610 AM shake up leads to new role for ex-REL QB
One of the longest-tenured voices on Houston radio has been moved aside and a familiar face in Baytown is about to take a next, big step in radio.
This week, KILT 610 AM announced Rich Lord and co-host Mike Meltser would no longer appear on the station and also former Baytown Lee quarterback Clint Stoerner would have his own show along with Rich Kamla from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays.
Stoerner, who played quarterback at the University of Arkansas and with the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, will team up with the former Atlanta sports talk show and NBA TV host beginning Monday.
“When we lost my brother, Hank, two years ago from cancer, my priorities and view on life changed when it comes to family and friends,” Stoerner said. “I wanted to get back home, but I knew it would take time to make that happen professionally. I started contributing at Sports Radio 610 in Houston randomly at first and that eventually turned into every Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m.
“It didn’t take many Thursdays in studio for me to realize how special the Sports Radio 610 crew is top to bottom and how good of a fit it was for me. “
This announcement didn’t come quite as a shock to Stoerner as his time on the radio seemed to suggest bigger things were in his future.
“I was approached a few times over the last few months about joining other Houston stations full time but I didn’t feel it was the right move for me at the time,” Stoerner said. “When a full time opportunity with Houston’s sports leader, home of the Texans, Sports Radio 610 presented itself, it was too good to pass on for several reasons.”
Lord’s departure was a big shift for KILT’s sports talk heritage having been heard regularly on the network for nearly 25 years.
Now it means Stoerner will make an even bigger mark in his own backyard.
“I’m born and raised in the Houston area and talking ball across South Texas 2 to 6 p.m. everyday is a dream come true,” he said.