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Our Team

KHOY 88.1 FM Good Company!

Meet the KHOY staff

Bennett McBride Jr.

Bennett McBride Jr.

Executive Vice President & General Manager

Erica E. Johnston

Erica E. Johnston

Radio Broadcast & Sales Associate

Richard Noriega

Richard Noriega

Morning Show Host MON-THURS, 6:30-9 AM

Bennett McBride Jr.

Bennett McBride Jr.

Executive Vice President & General Manager

 

Bennett McBride Jr. has faithfully served as General Manager of KHOY 88.1 FM for 26 years. While earning his degree in Telecommunications, McBride worked at the PBS station in Killeen, Texas, KNCT-TV. Since 1979, McBride has worked in the broadcast industry throughout the state of Texas including Killeen, Dallas, Midland-Odessa, Temple and Laredo. 

McBride is passionate about maintaining the best radio broadcast technology can offer and is proud to serve our community through positive programming. Bennett McBride is also the Director of Communications for the Diocese of Laredo since its inception in 2000.

Bennett is married to Mary Lou and they have four children: Bennett, Briana, Matthew & Mark.

 

Erica E. Johnston

Erica E. Johnston

Radio Broadcast & Sales Associate

Richard Noriega

Richard Noriega

Weekday Morning Show Host MON-THURS, 6:30 AM-9 AM

Erica E. Johnston, a Laredo-native, joined the KHOY team after her graduation from Texas A&M International University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication (May 2015). Her journey at the Diocese of Laredo began with an internship with the Stewardship & Development Office.

Johnston creatively produces a wide variety of content for Catholic radio and loves building relationships with our listeners and underwriters.  Johnston served as KHOY’s Interim Morning Show Host from June 2019 through February 2020. 

Erica is blessed with the loving support of her parents, Hermelinda and Roger. She enjoys attending performing arts events in Laredo and weekend trips to Austin to visit her brother,  John, and his family.

 

 

 Richard Noriega joined the KHOY Team in February 2020 as the On-Air Host of our weekday Morning Show. A familiar face to thousands, Noriega is well-known for his twelve years of service at KGNS-TV as News Director and Main Anchor. Noriega has had a full career in television and radio in San Antonio and Laredo, working at KSAT-TV, KVTV (CBS), Texas Public Radio (KSTX), and KGNS, where he retired from in 2018.

Richard is married to Ofelia, a native Laredoan and devout Catholic. Though originally a San Antonian, Richard considers The Gateway City to be his home and is extremely grateful to have reported the news to the people of Laredo and surrounding areas for so many wonderful years.

Richard is ecstatic at his newest endeavor to bring positive, prayerful programming to KHOY’s listening community in the mornings.