Texas Outdoor News™ is now in its 28th year as
Texas' Most Honored Outdoor Radio Program.
The program is hosted every week by Harold Gunn and Bill Olson.
The streak of awards and recognition for Texas Outdoors Journal and Texas Outdoor News radio continued on March 7, 2020, at the 62nd Annual Texas Outdoor Writers Association Conference held in Bryan Texas. Each year T.O.W.A.’s Excellence In Craft competition honors the best in Texas print and broadcast journalism, photography, writing, and web based platforms with results announced at its annual conference banquet.
Adding to the collection of awards won came in the Outdoor Radio category. Bill L. Olson and Harold Gunn have been recognized as the longest-running outdoor broadcast team in the country with over 27 years as broadcast partners and hosts of the most honored outdoor radio show in Texas. That streak also continued as TEXAS OUTDOOR NEWS picked up two awards including First Place at the 62nd Annual T.O.W.A. Conference.
The Judges’ comments noted how impressed they were with the organization, structure, and flow of the program. “Olson said, “Harold and I truly have fun doing the show each week for all of these years. It also helps to have great guests and we want to thank each of them for providing their professional insight into various aspects of our outdoor world. The guests on this year’s winning shows were Texas Parks & Wildlife’s Coastal Fisheries Director Robin Riechers and TPWD’s Webless Migratory Gamebird Program Leader (“The Dove Guy”) Owen Fitzsimmons.
Texas Outdoor News is heard each week on affiliates across Texas and western Louisiana plus worldwide on Stitcher.com. Stitcher is to news-talk radio what Pandora is to music with over 40 million listeners having downloaded the FREE app at Stitcher.com. TON is also heard on YouTube, iHeart radio, and the TON website.
To loyal readers and listeners, we once again thank you for your readership and for tuning in. We will continue to strive to enlighten, educate and entertain.
To our advertisers and sponsors, we thank you for your continued support. We are pleased to provide this cross-promotional opportunity that is unique within the outdoor industry.
Texas Outdoor News radio was founded in 1993. Its outdoor news and interview format is not your typical “call the bait camp” type show. Weekly guests include outdoor experts from the industry and the field, political leaders, manufacturers, plus top guides and outfitters.
Visit their websites at www.texasoutdoorsjournal.com or www.texasoutdoornews.com. Also visit, “Like” and “Share” their respective pages on Facebook.
For additional information call (713) 957-3997.
Harold Gunn brings a lifetime of broadcast experience to TEXAS OUTDOOR NEWS™ based on over 40 years as a writer, producer and host of radio and television interview and entertainment programs. He has written, produced, and been a spokesman in thousands of commercials. Gunn has produced programming regionally, nationally, and for syndication. He is familiar to companies around the world through his years of appearing on the highly successful “Safety Shorts” videos.
Bill L. Olson is a third-generation Texan and native Houstonian who has hunted and fished over much of the western half of the North American continent, from Mexico to Canada’s Northwest Territories. He is the Founder and Publisher/Editor of Texas Outdoors Journal. In 1996, 1999, 2001-2019 Texas Outdoors Journal was named one of Texas’ Top outdoor publications in the annual competition amongst other Texas titled magazines held by the Texas Outdoor Writers Association.