M&M Broadcasters

The Opening Drive

Weekdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Ward Whites

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I have always been around or playing sports since I was born. My Dad Gary Whites has coached High School Football for over 50 years. As a little kid, I was always at the field house with him. As I got into high school I was fortunate enough to have him as my Coach. I went to Texas Tech where I played football. After graduation, I headed to Tarleton State University and Coached for the Texans for 8 years. After that, I found myself in radio and quickly fell I love with broadcasting and have done it for the past 17 years.
I have done various jobs in radio as most of us have, but my passion is doing play-by-play and sports talk. High School Sports is my absolute favorite along with College. Don’t get me wrong – I like the NFL, MLB, and NBA as well just not as much as high school and college. There is just something about the pageantry and the relationships built that brings it to the front of the line.
For fun, I am probably watching game film of some sort because I’m still an x’s and o’s guy. I have one son, Blaze, who is a recent Graduate of Texas Tech. I feel very blessed that I am here and have this opportunity in Central Texas working with a great group of guys.

BUTCH

Butch Henry

Butch Henry, “The Icon,” is a Central Texas Legend. One of the greatest Little League Coaches in Central Texas history, he joined Tom Barfield as a co-host on The Ticket almost 20 years ago. The longest-tenured staple of “You Make the Call” was also the subject of the 1st ever Texas Sports Hall of Fame Roast in 2005. Butch is a 1963 graduate of Baylor University. His wife, Barbara, has been the show’s wardrobe coordinator since it’s inception.

Often referred to as “The 6th Beatle,” (Billy Preston is the 5th), Butch has a long list of accolades:

Police often question him, just because they find him interesting.

“Sharks Have a week dedicated to him.”

If he were to mail a letter without postage, it would still get there.

He once spent an entire year in silence, just to better understand the sound of a whisper.

His personality is so magnetic, he is unable to carry credit cards.

His charm is so contagious, vaccines we’re created for it.

Years ago, he created a city out of blocks. Today over 600,000 people live and work there.

His legend precedes him, the way lightning precedes thunder.

His reputation is expanding, faster than the universe.

He once had an awkward moment, just to see how it feels.

If he were to punch you in the face, you’d have to fight off the urge to thank him.

He is a lover, not a fighter, but he is also a fighter so do not get any ideas

He once taught a German Shepard how to bark in Russian