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Dave Ward & Friends”  welcoming a round of guests Dave finds fascinating. This First season, Dave sits down with Dan Pastorini, Jeff Bagwell, Mickey Gilley, Neil Bush and others for in-depth conversations, combining humor and curiosity, some conversations leave you speechless.


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Dan Pastorini

is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for the Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Rams, and the Philadelphia Eagles. He is also a winning National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Top Fuel dragster driver.

30min | PG
Released March 11, 2021

Jeff Bagwell

is an American former professional baseball first baseman and coach who spent his entire 15-year Major League Baseball playing career with the Houston Astros.

24min | PG
Released March 18, 2021

Steve Tyrell

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell is truly a renaissance man. In over four decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer.

30min | PG
Released March 25, 2021

Larry Dierker

Lawrence Edward Dierker is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, manager, and broadcaster. During a 14-year baseball career as a pitcher, he pitched from 1964–1977 for the Houston Colt .45s/Astros and the St. Louis Cardinals. He also managed the Astros for five years.

30min | PG
Released April 1, 2021


Roger Clemens

Nicknamed “Rocket”, is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball for four teams, most notably the Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros.

38min | PG
Released April 8, 2021

Bunny Orsak

Kitirik was a children’s television character portrayed by Bunny Orsak. The eponymous show was broadcast on Houston ABC affiliate KTRK-TV from 1954 to 1971.

21min | PG
Released April 14, 2021

Neil Bush

Neil Mallon Bush is an American businessman and investor. He is the fourth of six children of former President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush.

35min | PG
Released April 22, 2021

Scott Kelly

Scott Joseph Kelly is an American engineer, retired astronaut, and naval aviator. A veteran of four space flights, Kelly commanded the International Space Station on Expeditions 26, 45, and 46. Kelly’s first spaceflight was as pilot of Space Shuttle Discovery during STS-103 in December 1999.

37min | PG
Released April 29, 2021


Sean Pendergast

Lead host on the top-rated afternoon drive sports talk show in Houston, TX. Also, host of Houston Texans post game show and nationally syndicated show on Sunday evenings on CBS Sports Radio (The Sean Pendergast Show).

47min | PG
Released May 6, 2021

Rudy Tomjanovich

Is an American former professional basketball player and coach who is a consultant for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. His professional playing career, which lasted between 1970 and 1981, was entirely spent with the San Diego / Houston Rockets

32min | PG
Released May 13, 2021

Brian Krause

Who began his hands-on well control career as a 19-year-old apprentice to famed American oil well firefighter Red Adair, rose to Vice President in Adair’s company, and later led the firefighting team that controlled six sabotaged wells at the start of the Gulf War, has joined J.H. Blades & Co., Inc.

32min | PG
Released May 20, 2021

AJ Foyt

An American retired race car driver from Houston, TX, Foyt was the first four time winner of the Indianapolis 500. He remains the only driver to have won 67 Indy car races and 7 national Indy car championships.

39min | PG
Released May 27, 2021


Jeff Dyke

Jeff Dyke was elected to the office of President of Sonic in September 2018 and is responsible for direct oversight for all of Sonic’s retail automotive operations. In addition, Mr. Dyke has served as a director of Sonic since July 2019.

30min | PG
Released June 3, 2021

Charles Spencer

Dave catches up with Charles Earl Spencer and talks about his connection to Houston, which relates back to a commemoration of his sister, the late Princess Diana.

Charles Spencer talks about his newest bestseller, “The White Ship”, a piece of history written with a narrative more gripping than any Hollywood thriller.

28 min | PG
Special Episode Released October, 2021

Wade Phillips

Dave catches up with retired NFL coach Wade Phillips, a Super Bowl winner and record holder. Together they talk aboutthe  Houston Oilers, when Wade’s legendary father Bum Phillips was the head coach, and the current state of Houston football.

You’ll never guess what is revealed about the relationship with historic rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and other behind the scenes stories of those iconic Luv Ya Blue Days.

28 min | PG
Released March 31, 2022

Gene Kranz

Gene Kranz, who was portrayed by Ed Harris in the Oscar-winning movie Apollo 13, — also! earned a SAG and Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role— sits down with Dave.

They talk about how the US Space Program launched both their careers. Dave talks about covering all the launches, starting in the very beginning of the rocket programs to the discontinuation of the Space Shuttle in 2011.

39 min | PG
Released April 7, 2022

Neal & Pierce Bush

This week on Dave Ward and Friends, Dave sits down with Neil and Pierce Bush to discuss their political and business ventures. Pierce catches us up on his recent political campaign and how to handle a tough, but unsuccessful race, while Neil shares the transitions he has had to make to work in a post COVID environment.

Dave asks these influential Bushes their thoughts on the current political environment and even past presidential elections.

30 min | PG
Released April 14, 2022

Shara Fryer

It’s the broadcast reunion Houston has been waiting for almost two decades! This week’s episode has Dave reunited with his long-time co-anchor, Shara Fryer. Shara shares about how she ended up in Houston next to Dave on the News for 30 years.

They discuss the history of the channel, fellow newscast members, including Marvin Zindler, and major events they covered in and around Houston.

45 min | PG
Released May 5, 2022

Shara Fryer Pt. 2

We had so much fun with last week’s favorite, Shara Fryer, she’s back for Pt II.

On this week’s episode of Dave Ward and Friends, Dave and Shara reminisce about the small towns they came from and how they ended up as co-anchors of the number #1 newscast in America! Shara compares her studio life now as a popular radio personality to her time with Dave as a journalist.

40 min | PG
 Released May 12, 2022

Mickey Gilley

This week on “Dave Ward and Friends” we pay special tribute to our beloved Mickey Gilley.

In our final visit, we discuss Mickey’s long career as a country music singer and start with Conway Twitty, then his world famous honkey tonk “Gilley’s” and its role in “Urban Cowboy”, the movie that put Houston and country music on the world stage.

30 min | PG
Released May 19, 2022

Mickey Gilley Pt. 2

This episode stands alone as Dave’s final visit and tribute to his friend, Mickey Gilley.

This is not an interview, it’s a conversation between two friends remembering good times,
life, and mortality in their final visit together.

Rest In Peace, Mickey – we love you always.

Mickey Gilley, 1936-2022

32 min | PG
Released May 26, 2022

Patrick Henry

In this episode, Dave is joined by Patrick Henry, owner of Patrick Henry Creative Promotions.

Dave and Patrick share their mutual love for trains and Patrick’s private rail cars. They reminisce about how they met and some of their favorite memories riding throughout the country — not to mention some of the craziness that can happen when traveling by train!

28 min | PG
Released June 2, 2022

Calvin Murphy & Bill Worrell

For all you sports history buffs, on this episode of Dave Ward & Friends Season 2, Dave talks with Calvin Murphy and Bill Worrell about their long history with the Houston Rockets and broadcasting Houston sports.

The Rockets and the Houston City Council recently honored Bill Worrell with “Bill Worrell Day,” on Jan. 7, 2022. The three of them discuss their favorite moments announcing and playing basketball. Hear how they see the NBA has evolved, changed, and developed over the years — for better and worse!

43 min | PG
Released June 9, 2022

Don Nelson

In this episode, Dave is joined by former “Good Morning Houston” host, Don Nelson. It’s hard to believe that Dave started as evening anchor in 1968, but it’s also hard to believe Don Nelson was right behind him at ABC-13, starting in 1975.

We’ll hear how Don ended up in Houston, on the morning show, and how he was the the driving force of morning TV in Houston.

36 min | PG

Released June 16, 2022

Don Nelson Pt. 2

Last week you heard what happens when two legendary, local Houston broadcasters get together with a combined on-air experience of almost 100 years.

In this episode, Dave continues reminiscing with the former “Good Morning Houston” host, Don Nelson. All Houston households at one point likely woke up with Don Nelson weekdays on channel 13’s “Good Morning Houston” (with Jan Glenn and Lisa Trapani) and went to bed with Dave on “Eyewitness News at 10pm.” Hear more about their storied careers and newsroom shenanigans.

28 min | PG
Released June 23, 2022

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