Why I Support WBHM: Reed Lochamy

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Reed Lochamy is what you might call a renaissance man. He’s an English teacher at Hoover High School, host of the weekly show “Oh Brother Radio” on Birmingham Mountain Radio, and a regular commentator for SEC Network.

He’s also a huge fan of public radio and WBHM.

“I touch base with WBHM in the mornings and afternoons, any time I get a chance, just to catch the headlines and get a good perspective on what’s happening in the news.” Lochamy says he appreciates WBHM’s smart, in-depth presentation of the day’s most important stories.

“It has, at it’s heart, integrity,” says Lochamy. “It’s something I feel like I can trust and be better informed by. That’s what I really value about public radio.”

As a teacher, he enjoys how public radio makes dry topics engaging.

“I definitely have found myself discussing with my students things that I have heard on public radio,” says Lochamy. “That’s a pretty common occurrence actually.”

What show gives him the most material for the classroom?

“Radiolab,” he says. “I routinely tell people that everything I hear on Radiolab is just the most jaw-dropping, amazing thing ever.”

In exchange for the hours of amazement programs like Radiolab offer, Lochamy recently decided to start supporting public radio:

“I think it’s a good thing for people to stop and say, ‘Well, if I haven’t done it before, this would be a good time to go ahead and put a little bit of money where my mouth is, and where my ears are, and support the station.'”

 

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