Thank You for Making the Brian Wade Toys for Kids Toy Drive the Best Ever!

The Brian Wade Toys for Kids Toy Drive was a huge success, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, and those who contributed to the toy drive. The National Guard helped collect donations, Bostick’s Auto and Truck Sales helped us transport the toys to the warehouse, and toys were collected and donated by several of our sponsors, including Interim Hospice, Texas Bank, Texas Farm Bureau, Central Texas Farm Credit, Dazzling Divas, Early City Hall, Early Chamber of Commerce, First Central Credit Union, The Chatfield Assisted Living Center, Leon River Mercantile, Bob’s Fuels, Sportsman Center, Citizens National Bank, Prosperity Bank, Matt Williams State Farm, Bruner Auto Group, Bruner Toyota, Stanley Dodge, Docs Drug Stores (in both Brownwood and Early).


Thousands of toys were collected before lunchtime.


The Wade family delivered toys, and helped with the drive. Pictured above are Brian’s brother Robert (right), sister in law Kristen, and nephew Tim.


Central Texas Farm Credit brought their toys in cattle troughs.


The pile grows.


It’s not a party ’til the cops come. LOL! Brownwood Police Chief Terry Nichols visited the toy drive, and made a very generous donation.


Amber, Leland and Meghan show off the toys collected.


Loading the truck.

Once again, thank you Brown County for your support. Brian would have been proud.

Brian Wade Toys for Kids Drop-off Locations

img_1161The 2016 Brian Wade Toys for Kids Toy Drive will be held from 10 am to 5 pm Wednesday, Dec. 14, in the former parking lot of Bank of America on Main St. in Brownwood. The toy drive is named for Brian Wade, a long time radio personality in Brownwood who started the radio toy drives for Toys for Kids. Those wishing to donate can bring a new, unwrapped toy to the toy drive on Wednesday, or can drop their donations off ahead of time at one of the following locations:

  • Interim Hospice
  • Texas Bank
  • Texas Farm Bureau
  • Central Texas Farm Credit
  • Dazzling Divas
  • Early City Hall
  • Early Chamber of Commerce
  • First Central Credit Union
  • The Chatfield Assisted Living Center
  • Leon River Mercantile
  • Bob’s Fuels
  • Sportsman Center
  • Citizens National Bank
  • Prosperity Bank
  • Matt Williams State Farm
  • Bruner Auto Group
  • Bruner Toyota
  • Stanley Dodge
  • Docs Drug Stores (in both Brownwood and Early)

Toy donations can also be dropped off at Wendlee Broadcasting, 600 Fisk, Brownwood, TX, 76801

Brian Wade Toys for Kids Drive Set for Dec. 14


Toys for Kids has agreed to rename the annual Toys for Kids Toy Drive as the “Brian Wade Toys for Kids Drive,” since Brian was instrumental in getting the toy drive started. Brian, who was the host of the KXYL morning show, passed away suddenly on Nov. 26 in his home.


The Brian Wade Toys for Kids Drive will be held from 10-4 Wednesday, Dec. 14, in the parking lot of the old Bank of America building on Main St. in downtown Brownwood.

Those wishing to donate toys can bring them by at that time, or drop a toy off at one of our participating sponsors, or at Wendlee Broadcasting, 600 Fisk, Brownwood, TX 76801.

The 5th annual Trick or Treat Trail is coming!

5th Annual Trick or Treat Trail was another huge success and congratulations to our costume winners!

Cutest Baby Costume:

1st – Henley Driver

2nd – Annabel Land

3rd – Kinley Adams


Best Children’s Costume:

1st – Gavin Schulze

2nd – Evelynn Jernigan

3rd – Kaydence Allen


Best Family Costume:

1st – Lucious Stalworth, Art & Kathy Shannon

2nd – Avery King & River McClure

3rd – Biasiolli Family (that is all that they listed on the form)


Best Group Costume:

Tamm & Torin Olufs and Liam Swain


Best Couples Costume:

1st – Amanda Balencia & Lance Schulze

2nd – Ian Barnum & Mike Adams

3rd – Raegina & Jabrie Curtis


Most Creative Costume

1st – Richard Delgado

2nd – Addyson Bowman

3rd – Deborah Harman



Win it for local law enforcement

The Big Billy Kinder show, as heard every Saturday from 5-7am on Newstalk 102.3 KXYL, is giving you a chance to win this Badboy lawnmower!  Listen for details and your chance to register to win it for a local law enforcement officer.