Why anyone would want to know more about us, is beyond me, but here you go!
The name they gave me is Eddie Barella, what’s up? My unhealthy obsession with rock and comedy was diagnosed in middle school. At age 15 I used an unreliable dial-up internet connection to create my own internet radio station, broadcasting to a vast audience of zero (on a good day). One can only talk to themselves for so long before important questions are asked, so fast forward to today, and it’s a dream come true to hang out with you, play rock on 103.1 The Bear, and try to find irony in everything this crazy world throws at us. Catch me weekdays right after the Bob & Tom Show up till 3:00pm.
They call me Ortiz and I was born in a patch of Prickly Pear cactus in West Texas, raised on Tex Mex. Got my first radio gig when I was still in High School at what is now KFWR 95.9 The Ranch in Fort Worth, Texas. I Became an MOV transplant in 1985. I am a US Army veteran and proudly support veterans of all ages, as well as those who are currently serving our country. After a couple of enlistments in the Army I find myself back in a small room, wearing headphones, talking to myself. When I’m not on the air, I like all things outdoors and cherish the time I spend with my family. Radio has been good to me and I do my best to return the favor to everyone who listens. Ortiz 3p-8p on 103.1 The Bear.
My name is Ethan, just Ethan. I guess I never earned a cool radio nickname. When I’m not talking on the radio, I like to spend way too much time at the movies, going to concerts, and doing film photography (because I like to make things harder for myself). I like Nickelback. Sorry if that’s a dealbreaker. My favorite movie is Jaws. I enjoy camping near mountains, canyons, beaches or anywhere else with a great view. Can’t wait to hang with you every weekday evening on 103.1 The Bear!