Our Story

What started as a 1-hour show on MyBayArea Radio has now blossomed into a full-time digital radio station broadcasting from Ball High School in Galveston, TX and part of the Galveston Independent School District (GISD).

Students in the Media Arts Community host each show and manage The Tornado under direction and guidance of Mike Dudas, the Media Arts Coach! We integrate great music from the 60's to today with news and information from the community including elected officials, organization leaders, students, staff, and more!

  • Carter In The Morning

    Monday-Friday - 6:00AM - 10:00AM

  • The Midday Mix with Luis

    Monday - Friday - 10:00AM - 2:00PM

  • Tornado Afternoons with Alex & Sam

    Monday - Friday - 2:00PM - 6:00PM

  • Overnight with the Main Man Jimmy

    Every Day - 10:00PM - 6:00AM

  • The Evening Mix

    Monday - Friday - 6:00PM - 10:00PM

  • The Weekend Mix With Justin

    Saturday & Sunday - 6:00AM - 7:00AM

  • The Weekend Mix With Luis

    Saturday & Sunday - 7:00AM - 8:00AM

  • Tornado Spotlight

    Saturday & Sunday - 10:00AM - 10:30AM

  • United Way on the Tornado

    Saturday & Sunday - 10:30AM - 11:00AM

  • Weekend Mix Marathon

    Saturday & Sunday - 11:00AM - 6:00PM

Our Shows

The Media Arts Community at Ball High School is full of great personalities! We have a great group of student hosts all playing an unique collection of music along with great interviews from the Galveston Community!

K-TOR App now on Google Play!

Our Community

The Tornado participates and supports a wide variety of community initiatives and organizations! You can find Ball High students helping with food drives, volunteering at cleanups, and supporting a lot of great causes in the community!

Our Sponsors

Founding Sponsor

GISD Education Foundation

Our team

Meet the energetic and talented group of students and staff for KTOR - The Tornado!





Zyon and Tristin


Alex Ramirez and Samantha Lock

Alex Ramirez and Carter Burlison

Mike Dudas

Our Blog

Our great personalities share their stories! Keep up with our hosts and media arts team as we broadcast at Ball High and interview great people from our community.

Yesterday, our radio station received a big computer and technology upgrade. Thank you to GISD MIS Chief John Mathis and campus tech Kevin Anthony! The switchover was flawless! Last night, Carter, Alex and guest co-host Damien prerecorded their weekly "K-TOR on MyBayArea Radio" show at the United Way's 94th Annual Meeting and Campaign Celebration at Moody Gardens. The red carpet event recognized community stars and celebrated accomplishments that continue to ensure the success of the United Way's 24 participating agencies. K-TOR The Tornado was proud to be the recipient of the "Rock Star" award presented to the team. Thank you United Way of Galveston! Several new hosts were added to the team this week. So excited! And, thank you to Harold Levine and Carol Hodges for your generous sponsorships! Wrapping up another busy week!

  • Dudas Blog 1.31.17
    Dudas Blog 1.31.17

    Another successful remote last Thursday at the Noon Optimist Club of Galveston’s NOW event held at Queen’s BBQ.…

  • Jan 22, 2017
    Jan 22, 2017

    A very busy first week on the air! We launched several new shows including “Optimists on The Tornado,”…

  • Media Arts Coach
    Media Arts Coach's Blog

    Periodically, I will share with you “the inside” of what’s going on at The Tornado and invite some…

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