Michael Krall

Michael Krall

Program Director



If you’ve ever had a question or comment about the station’s programming, or were looking for a story from WBHM or NPR, chances are you’ve spoken with WBHM’s Program Director Michael Krall. His job includes overseeing the station's on-air staff, curating the program schedule, and managing the Alabama Radio Reading Service.

You can hear Michael hosting Morning Edition or All Things Considered from time to time, and listen out for his interviews with artists and other interesting people who make their way through Birmingham.

Originally from Chappaqua, N.Y., Michael came to WBHM in September of 1998 from WCBU in Peoria, Illinois. A graduate of the University of Maine, he’s spent his entire career in public radio working in WKNO in Memphis and WSCL in Salisbury, Maryland, as well as Maine Public Radio.

In his free time, Michael enjoys hiking, attending concerts, and playing Scrabble. He lives in Homewood with his daughter, Nora, and son, Landon.

Itzhak Perlman Returns to Birmingham
05-19-2017

World-renowned Violinist Itzhak Perlman performs at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center Sunday. He talks about his career and whether classical music is still relevant today.

Arc Stories: March 2017 Edition
03-30-2017

Four stories, each recorded throughout Birmingham at different Arc Stories events. A young boy thinks he’s figured out the secret to never having to wrestle with the regret; a young man’s attempts to rise above the legacy left by his father; a new husband forced into a precarious situation because of the incompetence of others, and […]

TEDx Birmingham 2017: Possibility
03-27-2017

This year’s theme was “Possibility”. Each speaker challenged the status quo and looked for better ways to impact Birmingham and the world. Program Director Michael Krall attended and spoke about his experience with Andrew Yeager.

Arc Stories: February 2017 Edition
02-23-2017

Stories about growing up during the Civil Rights movement in Birmingham. A young black boy who lives in the basement of a wealthy white family’s home and then becomes a key player during the civil rights movement; a young woman who was arrested by Bull Conner, then driven in his car to be dropped off […]

Black History Month Specials on WBHM
02-1-2017

In honor of Black History Month, WBHM presents four documentaries highlighting America’s racial past and the long, dramatic struggle for civil rights.  Also, jazz with significant commentary on the African-American struggle, and a special themed Arc Stories featuring stories about growing up during the Civil Rights movement in Birmingham Say it Loud: Great Speeches on […]

Alabama Symphony Orchestra: Carlos Conducts Copland
01-27-2017

WBHM’s Michael Krall talks with Carlos Izcaray about this weekend’s upcoming Masterworks concert.

Arc Stories: January 2017 Edition
01-26-2017

Arc Stories features live storytelling from right here in Birmingham. No notes, no outlines. Just great storytellers sharing great, true stories. Sometimes funny, sometimes moving, and always engaging.

Latest Birmingham Metro Area Weather Information
01-5-2017

  Sunny and cold today, with highs in the upper 20s to low 30s. Precipitation has stopped, but icy roads have been reported across much of Central Alabama. Travel still isn’t advised in many areas, the National Weather Service says. For live traffic camera feeds of roads and traffic information, visit ALGO Traffic. -January 7 at […]

Meet the Host of 1A: Joshua Johnson
12-29-2016

Meet Joshua Johnson, the host of 1A — a new program which will succeed The Diane Rehm Show.

Arc Stories: Holiday Edition 2016
12-22-2016

Arc Stories features live storytelling from right here in Birmingham. No notes, no outlines. Just great storytellers sharing great, true stories. Sometimes funny, sometimes moving, and always engaging.