If you're looking for a station you can tune in to, kick back and hear hours and hours of great Texas Oldies, this isn't one of them.
The sole purpose of Armadillo World Radio is New Music Discovery. Armadillo World Radio serves as a global platform for exposing top new songs from today’s hottest Texas Country artists.
Our mission is to create a heightened level of new music awareness which rapidly facilitates the familiarity necessary for our listeners to establish new “Favorite," Texas Country songs.
We hope that upon discovery of a song you love; you complete the connection between you and that Artist by supporting their efforts and purchasing his or her piece of music. Then, play the song for all of your friends and encourage them to do the same.
If you enjoy keeping up with the freshest new Texas Country, you'll love Armadillo World Radio. Dad spends all his time clawin' though the new Red Dirt, diggin' out the hits.
So, check us out a couple minutes here and there and within a few hours, you'll be updated on all of this week’s hot new Texas Country. Plus, a few recent throwbacks tossed in for variety.
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Armadillo World Radio is owned and operated by Arnold E. "Arnie" Dillo.” You might say Texas Music's in Arnie's blood. Family stories passed down, claim Arnie's Great, Grand Dad, "Armand Dillo," once ran into Texas Swing legend Bob Wills. Unfortunately, the meeting occurred late one night under the right front tire of Bob Will's white
Arnie was born on March 6th and shares the same birthday as Bob Wills. A coincidence that led Arnie to believe he was destined for career in music. Throughout high school, he played in a number of bands. Upon graduation, without his parent’s permission, Arnie got a job as a member of a back-up band on a
Broke, homesick, with nothing but a smoke and a cheap guitar, Arnie played his heart out in
Arnie had a great run as a spokes-dillo for a local beverage company. As fate would have it, an auto accident closed the curtain on Arnie's on-camera career, when his shell was permanently scarred by a tread mark from a Ford F150's 235/70/16.
Any other 'dillo would have gone toes up but not Arnie! He picked himself up, dusted off his shell and enrolled in radio school to become a DJ.
One afternoon, the program director from the big hometown station spoke to Arnie's class and invited a few students to apply for an overnight DJ position at his station. No one from the class applied for the position. They were all too afraid, except, for Arnie. He was there at sunrise the next morning, sitting on the steps, waiting for the station's doors to open.
When the morning DJ pulled up an saw Arnie waiting in the parking lot he invited him into the control room to wait safely for the program director to arrive.
A little after 8:30 that morning the program director met Arnie and walked him to his office. After hearing Arnie's demo, he said Arnie needed more experience. When Arnie asked, “How do I get experience?” The program director told him, “Find yourself a job in a smaller market. That’s how I did it!” Arnie thanked the program director for his time and advice, drove home, packed his bags, loaded his car up with a bag full of his Mom's sandwiches and a Styrofoam ice chest full of Big Red and proceeded to dive around
he found a job. Three days later, on November 16th, 1971, Arnie began his career as DJ in
Arnie says, You don’t need a crystal ball to tell you radio sucks. Armadillo World Radio proves it doesn’t have to!
Driven underground, in his corporate war against ugly radio, Arnie has burrowed his way deep into the Heart of Texas where he lives and works with his wife Ima, daughter Amie and son Wil "O." in their underground studio-bunker.
We hope you enjoy all the new music.
Arnie & Ima Dillo