Audrey Atkins

Audrey Atkins

Director of Community Engagement



Audrey Atkins is WBHM's Director of Community Engagement. In that capacity, she supervises the underwriting and sales department, manages the station's marketing initiatives, and plans its events and other community engagement efforts. By her own admission she has “never met a stranger” and loves meeting WBHM’s listeners and members.

An accomplished author, Audrey's essays can be found in The Bitter Southerner's Folklore Project, It's a Southern Thing, Mobile Bay Magazine, and Birmingham Magazine. Her collection of humorous and sometimes poignant essays, "They Call Me Orange Juice," was published in 2018.

Born in the Oil Capital of Alabama, Citronelle, Audrey made her way to the Magic City by way of the University of Montevallo, where she earned a B.A. in English. Outside of the office, Audrey enjoys spending time with her husband and son, as well as painting, writing, and cooking.

p.s. Yes, that's her real South Alabama accent.

WBHM Selected As A Report For America Host Newsroom

WBHM is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a Report for America host newsroom partner and will join an expanding network of more than 200 newsrooms benefiting from the support of this nonprofit program.

Priska Neely Chosen To Lead Gulf States Newsroom, A New Model Of Regional News Collaboration

Award-winning public radio journalist Priska Neely will lead the Gulf States Newsroom, a joint regional news collaboration between NPR and member stations in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

Nine New Programs Coming to WBHM beginning March 7

Nine new programs are coming to WBHM beginning Saturday, March 7. It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders, Sound Opinions, Bluegrass Breakdown, Highway 61, Ask Me Another, The Splendid Table, Travel with Rick Steves, and On Being are scheduled for weekends, and weeknights will now include Marketplace. In addition, classical music will begin at 8 […]

CPB, NPR Partner With Public Media Stations To Launch Gulf States Newsroom, With Hub At WBHM In Birmingham

Public media stations WBHM in Birmingham, Alabama, Mississippi Public Broadcasting in Jackson, Mississippi, and WWNO in New Orleans and WRKF in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, have joined together to launch the Gulf States Newsroom. With support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and NPR, this innovative collaboration will increase coverage of news events in a region […]

Food and Fellowship: A Holiday Special from WBHM

Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM is pleased to announce “Food and Fellowship: A Holiday Special from WBHM” featuring Birmingham’s own Dolores Hydock and Bobby Horton. WBHM partnered with Hydock and Horton to create and produce this original holiday program recorded at UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center in front of a live audience. Its mix […]

WBHM Presents Magic City Writers Read

Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM presents Magic City Writers Read, a reading and book-signing event featuring author Carla Jean Whitley, Oct. 9, 2014 at UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Issues and Ales: Alabama’s Prison System

Issues within the Alabama prison system impact the culture and economy of Alabama, affecting thousands of lives across the state every day. What are the causes for concern? Who is responsible? Why does it matter to you? WBHM explored this topic at ‘Issues and Ales: Alabama’s Prison System,’ hosted in collaboration with AL.com/The Alabama Media Group and The Center for Investigative Reporting. Hear a broadcast of highlights from Issues and Ales on Wednesday, June 25, from 2-3 pm.

WBHM Spring 2014 Membership Campaign to feature collaboration with local artist, guests

WBHM’s Spring 2014 Membership Campaign will begin Wednesday, April 2. An exciting highlight will be the work of Alabama artist Charles Buchanan. In collaboration with WBHM’s Junior Advisors, Buchanan has created a custom and public radio-inspired design for the station, depicting the interconnectedness of the public radio community with Birmingham, and the City with the world.

WBHM’s Spring 2014 Membership Campaign to Feature Collaboration with Local Artist

Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM/WSGN 91.5 FM’s Spring 2014 Membership Campaign will begin Wednesday, April 2, and feature a collaboration with local artist Charles Buchanan. In response to outreach from WBHM’s Junior Advisors, Buchanan has created a custom and public radio-inspired design for the station with the theme “Around Your Block; Around the World” depicting the interconnectedness of the public radio community with Birmingham, and the City with the world. The art will be featured on a glass given as a thank-you gift from the station for contributions of $90 or more.

“Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church — The Case for Justice” Airs Oct. 17, 2 p.m.

The bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church occurred on Sept. 15, 1963, but it took decades to put the perpetrators on trial. Why did it take so long? “Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church — The Case for Justice,” a special documentary produced by Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM, will offer some answers when it airs Thursday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. on 90.3 FM and online at wbhm.org.

WBHM Rides with You: WBHM’s Fall 2013 Membership Campaign

Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM/WSGN 91.5 FM’s Fall 2013 Membership Campaign will begin Wednesday, October 9, and feature a collaboration with local artist Veronique Vanblaere, along with notable business and civic leaders as guest hosts.

Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM Hires News Director

Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM has hired Rachel Osier Lindley as its news director.

Lindley will oversee the activities of the WBHM news team while giving voice to the North Central Alabama community the station serves. She will work extensively with on-air and online content, local, regional, and national content partners, and evolving technology.

WBHM 90.3 FM Education Reporter Dan Carsen Receives Multiple Awards for Journalism Excellence

Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM’s Southern Education Desk Reporter Dan Carsen is the recipient of three awards for excellence in broadcast journalism for his reporting on education issues in Alabama.

WBHM 90.3 FM Wins Six Alabama AP Awards

Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM’s Southern Education Desk Reporter Dan Carsen is the recipient of three awards for excellence in broadcast journalism for his reporting on education issues in Alabama.