Ryan Jones grew up in Hoover but he travels the world regularly, and he says, “I work a lot outside of Alabama … I’ve had to go to different places throughout the South and across the country, and really around the world. And one of the things that WBHM gives me is it gives me a sense of place. I’m never far from home. It’s always right there, whether it’s in my pocket, online, wherever I have to go, I can find out what’s going on in Alabama at the drop of a hat. So it really comes in handy to feel like home is right there with me.”
“I love Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. I really enjoy Radiolab. I love the Marketplace Morning Report, and On The Media … Just about every single show that you have, I find time to listen to. WBHM gives you an insight not just into your today, but also into the future of Alabama and the future of Birmingham. And no one else does that on a regular basis. So I really value that insight, that understanding of not just where we are, but where we’re going.”
“I got tired of the regular top 40 stations, hearing the same song over and over again. No offense to Britney Spears or Katy Perry, but after a little while you just get tired of it. You know that things are going on in the world … and WBHM really is the only place that not just plugged you into what’s going on in the world, but gives you an unbiased view. It gives you multiple viewpoints to learn and gather and make decisions for yourself, as opposed to being yelled at like on so much other talk radio, hearing people’s biases. You actually get to hear from a multitude of sources and you make your own decisions and you become more informed. And that’s what I love about WBHM. I’m never left in the breach. I’m never left feeling as though there’s a side that I didn’t hear.”
“I really think people should understand that when they give to WBHM, it is worth every single cent. You won’t find a better quality of programming on the radio today. You spend so much money on so many other things that you don’t need. You pay for your Spotify, you pay for Apple Music, you pay for your coffee. You pay for so many things, and this radio station has endured for so long and given you so much, all you have to do is take a little time, give a little money, and make the station that much better.”
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