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!

  • K-TOR Show

    Wednesdays - 12:30PM - 1:30PM

  • Live Across America (High School Radio Network)

    Wednesdays - 5:00PM - 6:00PM

  • United Way on K-TOR

    Saturdays & Sundays - 10:30AM - 11:00AM

  • Optimists on K-TOR

    Saturdays & Sundays - 10:00AM - 10:30AM

  • Live @ 2PM - Hosted By Gina Spagnola

    Mondays - 2:00PM - 3:00PM

  • Marathon Mondays

    Continuous Live Shows, hosted by the K-TOR Team

  • Old Time Radio

    The Best of Yesteryear Radio Overnights on K-TOR

  • Rudder Radio

    Various Times Throughout the Week

  • About Galveston

    Wednesdays - 10:00AM - 11:00AM

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!







Girl Talk

is heard on Wednesday at 10AM and is sponsored by The Park Board, hosted by the Ball High Hospitality Club

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.

The station is one-year-old!  A big shout out to all of our community partners including the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce; the United Way of Galveston; The Daily News; the Noon Optimist Club of Galveston; the Rotary Club of Galveston; the Galveston ISD Educational Foundation; VJ Tramonte and Tramonte Realty; Howie Bentley and Classic Auto Group and the Galveston Park Board.  And, the biggest shout out of all to Nate Stockard and Blue Atlas Marketing for their continued sponsorship of the K-TOR operation!

    The Magnet Communities of Ball High School

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