Director of Community Engagement
Audrey Atkins is WBHM's Director of Community Engagement. Born in the Oil Capital of Alabama, Citronelle, Audrey made her way to the Steel City by way of the University of Montevallo, where she earned a B.A. in English. She has worked in the legal profession, sales, and marketing, published articles in Birmingham Magazine and Lipstick, and sometimes dips a toe into the blogging world with her own take on Southern culture. By her own admission she has “never met a stranger” and loves working with WBHM’s community of supporters.
Outside of the office, Audrey enjoys spending time with her husband and son, as well as painting, writing, and cooking.
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 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’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.
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.
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.
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 will add the Peabody award-winning program to its regular weekend schedule beginning Saturday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m.
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.
Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM has hired Sarah Delia as a new announcer/producer.
Delia comes to WBHM from Northeast Indiana Public Radio in Fort Wayne, Ind., where she hosted All Things Considered. A graduate of James Madison University and The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Delia was an intern and production assistant at NPR and was an intern with Studio 360.
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.