Grego inducted into The Texas Radio Hall of Fame
Greg “Grego” Onofrio, the original Outlaw of 101 KLOL’s “Outlaw Radio” night show, has been inducted into The Texas Radio Hall of Fame class of 2021 inductees.
He is currently the on-air talent brand ambassador for the highly rated 95.7 The Spot KKHH in Houston.
“It is a wonderful feeling to be recognized by your peers for doing something you have dedicated your life to and that you love,” Grego told rock101movie.com. “I am genuinely honored to be inducted into The Texas Radio Hall of Fame.”
He joins fellow KLOL inductees Maurice “Crash” Collins, Mark Stevens, Jim Pruett aka “Tony Raven,” Brian Shannon, Lanny Griffith, Dayna Steele, Martha Martinez, Colonel St. James, “Outlaw Dave” Andrews, Donna Mckenzie, Pat Fant, Doug Harris and Muriel Funches.
Grego joined KLOL in 1989 for “Outlaw Radio” which made the AOR station’s night show into a PM version of a morning show.
“We lured Grego from New York to Houston when we ‘reimagined’ nights, when that really meant something,” KLOL founder Pat Fant said. “Grego made the perfect host for KLOL’s bold new night show, Outlaw Radio. The audience thought he must be wild and dangerous to be in that spot. What they did not know is that Grego is actually one of the most buttoned up and grounded guys you’ll ever meet, and not the least bit dangerous. So goes the theater of radio.”
“I was a part of the decision to hire Grego at KLOL,” Dayna Steele added. “And, I was the one who picked him up at the airport the day he flew in to finalize his offer. Not only was he extremely talented, but right off the bat, from that first meeting, I knew he was ‘good people’ as we say in Texas. This hall of fame induction just underscores our great decision to hire Grego and bring him to Texas!”
Outside of his years hosting nights and mornings on KLOL, Grego also hosted talk radio on 610 WIOD Miami Florida, mornings on 99.7 The Blitz Columbus Ohio and mornings on 97.1 The Eagle KEGL Dallas.
From 2010 to 2018, Grego was the voice and on-air commentator for NewsFix on KIAH 39 Houston and KDAF 33 Dallas-Fort Worth.
Onofrio graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. As a student, his beginnings into the radio industry began at JAZZ 88 WAER.
After graduation, Grego started with WPYX PYX106 in Albany, New York.