Mid-day DJ Jose Mesa comes to KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune from
Stephen F. Austin University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communication in 2021 and discovered his passion for radio.
As a student at Lyndon B. Johnson High School in Johnson City, Mesa played left guard for the Wildcats football team before joining the marching band. His music career began in the fifth grade. He has since learned to play the coronet, sousaphone, and tuba. At 13, he picked up an electric guitar, playing in a couple of rock cover bands during high school.
He worked on college radio station KSAU, doing shifts on the air, interviewing students, and producing commercials.
He continues to stretch his musical muscles, taking up the acoustic guitar and moving into folk and country music. He now writes and plays his own music and is recording a demo of his work. Mesa also provides backup vocals and harmony for other musicians in the recording industry.