We’re taking to the air waves this month to catch up with Lake Highlands alum and KLIF talk show host Walter Ralph (’79), better known to sports enthusiasts as Walter Lynn, co-host of the Sports Brothers Show heard weeknights from 6-8 p.m.
Ralph attended Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos and began his broadcasting career in Seguin. Ralph stayed there for 10 years before moving to KOKE News Radio in Austin.
The Sports Brother have a big following and are doing very well in their time slot. Besides discussing sports related topics with call-in listeners, the show boasts big-name celebrity guests that have included Jimmy Johnson and Troy Aikman.
Ralph also does commercial voice work and is the voice of the SMU Mustangs during the football season. He is married and has a three-year-old son, Jake, and another baby due in June.
Swimming Through Life
From the air waves to water waves, a longtime and highly recognized local swimmer, Diana Winslow Weniger (’88) received her bachelor of science degree this fall from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark.
Weniger was a member of the City of Richardson swim team from 1980-1989 and the Wildcat varsity swim team. After graduation, Weniger was recruited to swim for the nationally ranked “Red Wave” Swim Team at Henderson. She swam for the team from 1989-1992.
She was also a member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority and a Friend of the Heart, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.
Guests at the graduation ceremony included her grandfather, John Winslow, her parents, Diane and Gunther Weniger, and her fiancée, Ted Watson of Houston.
Attention ’75 Grads!
Tripp Chenault (’75) mumbled something about organizing a 20-year reunion if enough people became involved. If you are interested in being on the committee, I will forward your name to Chenault. Call my message center, or contact me through the Advocate.
Chenault and his father own and operate the Cable and Wire Company, which manufactures and represents fiber optics. The duo formed the company in 1980, and things are going great, Chenault says.
Another successful enterprise by Chenault is the Trippindicular Confidential Courier Service. He formed the company because of a need he encountered at Cable and Wire.
“Trippindicular really helped cover all my bases, and I’ve been able to expand my foundation,” Chenault says. “Both companies are here to provide a service to the public.”
Chenault is married to Janie, who works as a pre-school administrator in the Christian Childhood Development Center at Lake Highlands Methodist Church. They have two daughters: Channa, 13, and Jenie, 11.
Juggling College and Family
We’ve gone from air waves to water waves and now on to X-rays.
Debbie Monroe Meiers (’73) will be receiving her associate degree in radiology from Richland Junior College this spring. She should be congratulated for this feat, as she is juggling school with motherhood. Meiers has a 19-year-old son, David, and a 12-year-old daughter, Diana.
After graduation, Debbie will work as an X-ray technician.
Meier’s brother, Stephan Paul Monroe (’71), lives and works in Oklahoma City. Monroe owns Monroe Oil Service and is married and has a teenage son.