I was born on August 8, 1950, in Atlanta, Georgia and like Jimmy Rogers, I couldn?t wait to get out of town. I spent my public school years in Mobile. However, the lack of cultural stimulation eventually drove me to spend long hours listening to far-away radio stations imagining that I was somewhere else but Mobile.
At the University of Alabama I realized that people would actually pay me to talk. While pursuing a liberal arts education (like Dr. Science, I have a masters degree), I earned a living spinning Wilson Picket records and making sure the right commercials aired during football games on WTBC. I also hosted a classical music show on the sister FM station and an interview show on Alabama Public Television.
Eventually, I landed in Birmingham, where I did some time on local commercial radio in the '80s and '90s before swearing off the corporate airwaves for good. For several decades now I've been working at Boutwell Studios, still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.
I am married to a very funny woman who happens to be a lawyer and we have this 9-year-old child from Mars who is smarter than the rest of us combined.