Tara Holley Jones has radio in her soul. Her first on-air performance was at the age of three on a jingle in Temple, Texas. From then on, despite a journey that has lead her through Theatre, TV, Media Research and more, Radio has always been her first professional love. She also enjoys the arts in all its various forms, writing, reading, and conversation with family and friends. Although she grew up in Tyler, she’s lived in small towns and big cities across Texas from Austin and Dallas to Bastrop and Abilene, where she received a BA in Theatre from McMurry University. Her journey has lead her back home to East Texas where she is honored to spend her weekdays on Sunny 106.5 from 10-3 sharing Your Life and playing Your Music. Tara and her husband, Don, live in Tyler with their dog and cat, Wolfie and Juniper.
“Tom Kent, the Most Fun Radio on Radio”:
Thank you for listening to my show. I think radio should be fun and entertaining.
There’s the great music and then there’s the magic between songs.
When you and I talk, share a story and connect in a personal way, my prayer before each program is that it will be a blessing to you. Uplifting, fun, positive and inspirational. Laughter is medicine for the spirit so, hopefully as you listen you might actually chuckle or crack a smile every once in a while. It’s got to be fun, it’s got to be good and it’s got to be real.
In case you didn’t notice, I really enjoy what I do. I grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and I’ve been on the air since I was 15 years old. It was my dream to be on the radio and nothing like needing a driver’s license was gonna stop me! Since then, I’ve been most fortunate to have worked all over the country at some great stations including WLS CHICAGO, WAVA WASHINGTON, WMJX MIAMI, WGCL CLEVELAND, B-94 PITTSBURGH, KLIF DALLAS, and WIBG PHILADELPHIA. I believe we are all uniquely gifted and created for God’s purpose in this world. I just feel so at home when I sit behind a microphone. Well, come to think of it, I am home! It’s an entire 13 step commute to my basement studio. Not being a corporate guy this is perfect. I pinch myself everyday. How blessed to be able to do what I love doing from the place I love being most.
Thanks again for giving me the opportunity to come into your homes….