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.
This week, Governor Robert Bentley defended his agency heads from accusations they’re using scare tactics in describing the effects of possible budget cuts to the state’s general fund. To fill us in on this and other activity in Montgomery this week is Don Dailey. He’s the host of Capitol Journal on Alabama Public Television.
A man gets a chance to show a former girlfriend what she missed out on; a girl gets an audience for one of her first intimate moments; and a young woman meets some random strangers and gets into a fight.
Thursday night, the band Wye Oak, Brooklyn composer William Brittelle, and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra collaborate on innovative orchestral re-imaginings of Wye Oak songs. WBHM’s Michael Krall spoke with band member Andy Stack about the concert and the band’s sound…
This weekend, TEDx Birmigham featured the chance to hear individuals sharing their experiences and passions. WBHM’s Michael Krall and Will Dahlberg attended TEDx Birmingham and share their thoughts.
Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as Mr. Spock on Star Trek has died at the age of 83. In 2009, WBHM’s Michael Krall interviewed Nimoy who came to Birmingham to give a lecture about his photography. While there were plenty regarding his photography, along way Nimoy took time to talk about his role as Mr. Spock.
Stories About Change: One man’s encounter with a celebrity has him in way over his head; and a camp counselor encounters not the good kid or the bad kid, but the worst kid.
Carlos Izcaray performs his first concert as music director designate during two Masterworks concerts this weekend. He spoke with WBHM’s Michael Krall…