It is with sadness AND GREAT JOY that we announce that Mr. Marty Wind, Executive Vice President & General Manager of Diocesan Telecommunications Corp. will be retiring after 38 years of Service with DTC/KLUX 89.5HD (effective Mid-May). We sincerely appreciate all of the hard work, dedication, and ministry to the entire organization that Marty provided throughout his tenure with the company. We will truly miss him, but, at the same time we wish him all the best, as his much deserved adventure begins with his wife Rose Garza-Wind. Coming soon, the South Texas Catholic website will feature a story on Marty, so be sure to log on to their website!
If you would like to share a memory or wish Marty a farewell, please feel free to email Irene Menchaca at imenchaca@GoCCN.org or mail to KLUX 89.5 Radio – 1200 Lantana, Corpus Christi, Texas 78407, and she will deliver them to Marty.
All Messages will be posted here!
From Irene Menchaca (04/07/21): Marty, what can I say… I am definitely going to miss you. You have been such a wonderful friend, mentor and supervisor. You have taught me so much these past 3 years here at DTC and I thank you for introducing me to a whole new world in Radio while enriching my heart with the love of our Lord through your ministry. Don’t miss us too much and know that we are only a phone call away. Have fun with your Bride, Rose! She will love having you all to herself now. No goodbye’s here!
From Bruce Christian (04/08/21): Hey Marty, Congratulations on your retirement. You’ve had a very rewarding career. I have always enjoyed listening to KLUX. Thanks for giving me a tour of the station a couple years ago. I will always remember you from Troop 51 at Our Lady of Sorrows in St. Louis. Who would have thought that we would live our lives in South Texas?
From Greg Waller (04/11/21): Marty, I want to thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to come work here on the weekends at KLUX. It has been a truly wonderful and spiritual experience and I thank you for the trust you imparted in me to be a part of this. Donna and I will pray for you and Rose to have a wonderful retirement.
From Russ Martin (04/13/21): It’s been my pleasure to have worked with you for almost 27 years. Under your direction, KLUX has become the “beacon on a hill” that it is,,,,and it’s been quite a ride. Your legacy will be one of getting things done in HIS NAME. I thank you for your patience, kindness, leadership, integrity, and friendship. You climbed quite a mountain, and did it in a most unique way. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of that experience. Your marks in radio and on this ministry will not be forgotten. We’ll miss you and pray that you have a long and peaceful retirement. God Bless you, sir!
From Bob White (04/19/21): How do you replace a man who can do every single job there is to be done in a radio station? You Don’t, you just be Thankful for all the years Marty gave to broadcasting in South Texas. He was there when KLUX was conceived…he did all the engineering to put it on the air….he guided the station through hurricanes and some of the worst weather we’ve ever encountered….he raised funds to get electronic upgrades and operational funds so all of South Texas could enjoy the music and positive messages broadcast by 89.5….he won awards from industry organizations for his creative programming with no advertising assistance…..and above all he set the gold standard for positive radio always insuring the main purpose was to send forth LOCAL information vital to the well being and safety of South Texas. Marty was, and is, God’s Good Man for the Media. People of all faiths will forever remember and appreciate Marty Wind for his tireless contributions to the citizens of ALL South Texas. I am blessed to be able to call him my friend.
From Mary Cottingham (04/21/21): Congratulations on your retirement, Marty! I am so happy for you. You’ve been a breath of fresh air since I started working at South Texas Catholic and I will miss your easy going smile and, “hi, Miss Mary” every time I’d see you. But I have a feeling we have not seen the last of you. So, this is not goodbye, but more of a see you later! You and Rose deserve more time with each other in a stress-free lifestyle!
From John Pavlica, Jr. (04/28/21): Hi Irene, You had a photo of Marty posted on your website, but I noticed that there was something in the photo far more impressive than just your transmitter- it’s the guy who helped build and grow the station, and the tribute he deserves for not only all of your local listeners, but listeners in Catholic dioceses all across the United States that can listen to KLUX online too! Thanks Marty, John Pavlica, Jr. – Online listener in the Diocese of Toledo, OH
From Hugo Isensee (06/13/21): Marty, As the KLUX part-time operator from 1998-2005, I really have appreciated all the work you have done for the station. I was there with you at Y2K, the Christmas snow of 2004, several hurricanes, an exciter failure at the transmitter, transition from CDs to digital storage, and many more adventures. When I was a teenager, I heard about the cuts at Diocesan Telecommunications Corporation and was even there as an employee when you had to make even more cuts! One of the things that has amazed me most about you is the ability to not only stretch a dollar, but to raise money for technology improvements, including your leadership in HD radio for South Texas. The second thing that has been most astounding (as Bob White, GM for another TV station, mentioned) is your ability to do any job at the station…specifically engineering. How is it someone with a degree in music who taught high school band in Taft could also fix a transmitter and nearly everything in the building? While you admitted to being self-taught, the ever-changing technology, both software and hardware, must take a lot of time and patience to learn! You will be greatly missed! “Well done, good and faithful servant (Matthew 25:21)!”