Staff Biography :: Amy Bishop
One of Amy's earliest introductions to classical music was listening to Houston Public Radio while growing up and she is thrilled to be back in her hometown, after spending over a decade in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
When she was a student at the University of North Texas in Denton, she began working at the college radio station as a freshman and eventually worked her way up to being the program director during her senior year. Studying abroad in Tübingen, Germany, led to a Bachelor of Arts in German. Choosing to pursue radio, however, she set out to work for a mixed bag of stations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area after college- including reporting and anchoring news for KRLD 1080 AM and the Texas State Network. She was also one of KRLD's full-time airborne traffic reporters.
Amy's sights had always been set on working in classical radio and she finally achieved that goal by accepting an announcer position at WRR Classical 101.1 in Dallas - as the host of The Morning Show, then as the host of At Work With Amy. Two times in a row, she was awarded a spot on the City of Dallas' Wall of Honor, in recognition of her work. She is delighted that things have come full-circle and that she can bring her experience and love of classical music back to Houston.
Aside from being a self-proclaimed Beatles know-it-all, she is also a die-hard enthusiast for contra dancing, waltzing, polka, Irish, and English country dancing and can usually be found taking part in at least one of them on the weekend. Other loves include: Reading (especially 19th century English literature), travel, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and being entertained by her ornery tuxedo cat, Gus.