Pat, as well as many other WQXI staff members (Kent Burkhart, Red Jones, Rod Roddy and Ken Dowe) during the station's prime rating years, came from Texas. Patrick "Aloysius" Hughes moved to Atlanta from KBOX - Dallas in 1961. He gained, and maintained, high audience ratings on the afternoon drive shift. Pat was very energetic and involved in several outside activities, such as weekend "hops" at Misty Waters and early promotion of Ronnie Milsap, who later became a country music legend. He was instrumental in obtaining a Scepter recording contract for Ronnie in 1965. At the time of his untimely death, Pat was a booth announcer at WAGA-TV.