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Evan Banner

“Electric Evan” Good Times Radio DJ, FM90

The best advice I ever heard is: to “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

My three most recommended books are: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird of course (I mean, it’s a classic), and Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Ultimate Visual History by Michael Klastorin. The last one is an inside look into my favorite movie of all time and is great for film enthusiasts and cinema geeks who love all the behind-the-scenes stuff, concept art and all that “making of” goodness. 

To me, success means: listening to God, following His advice, loving those around you the best you possibly can and living a life that you are truly happy with.

People who know me might be surprised that I: sometimes need to just be alone. I know some people can’t stand being by themselves, but I like my solitude, as it helps me reflect and be in my own little world for a bit. I also tend to be most creative in that environment. 

My biggest pet peeve is: dishonesty.

Everyone in Amarillo needs to experience: a nice walk in the summer during a beautiful sunset or a cool evening. It makes you appreciate life a little more. 

If I could change any one local thing it would be: to have some old-school block parties or clubs on Sixth Street and other areas downtown, where people could boogie down like they did back in the day!

This city is amazing at: feeling like a small town while also being a big one.

My favorite place in Amarillo is: my house. My parents have always been a huge comfort to me and have provided such a loving home for me. Thanks, Mom and Dad!

A local organization I love right now: has to be Amarillo College’s FM90. Amy Hart, my instructor, has been super supportive and encouraging about my Tuesday night specialty show, and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity of realizing my dreams of “Electric Evan” being on the airwaves. Truly a blessing, no doubt. 

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