Since 1980 Houston activist Ray Hill has been the voice of the Prison show on KPFT. It’s a call in program (airs Fridays 9 to 11pm) that allows family members and friends of inmates to call and say what they want to that detainee who may be listening. Hill says this will be his second time retiring. He left the show for the first time back in 2010 but he said his replacement didn’t work out. He was eventually called back into the radio booth. This time Hill is being replaced by
Katherine Griffin and Anthony Graves. Hill says, “after 30 years if I haven’t done what I needed to do with that vehicle…then I wasn’t going to accomplish anything more.” Hill says he’s not completely calling it quits on the airwaves. He says he will continue to host Execution Watch. It’s a program that’s activated during executions here in Texas. Hill’s first day on the air was back in March 1980 and his last day will be August 31!

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  1. Robert odom August 18, 2012 8:30 pm 

    Ray i want to thank you for all you have done to help the familys of the people behind bars. I cant tell you of the times we listen to your show. Got messages from home even got piddling orders. We sent you a Frog clock long time ago. I made the wood part my freind JJ made the face. I finish my time and my parole. Got stop for speeding 4 or 5 times in the last few years they gave me warning tickets. It was a little hard for me to beleive after they check for warrents. Just show that there is good. My last time I got 15 years for assult on the police that I was not guilty, the judge told me him self son it doesnt matter if you didnt do it. You will get life if you take it to trail. I thought it was the only way I,m might see the free world again.Just wanted you to know we all thank you from both sides. My son in fregerson he told me tonight they had water the last 2 days for 5 minutes. No restroms no drinking water notting on his side of the unit

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