Michael Harrington

Digital Marketing Specialist

Michael was born and raised just outside of Birmingham. He went to Auburn University where he earned a BFA in graphic design. Michael has been an NPR listener since he was a teenager, and was first introduced to the team at WBHM after having his artwork selected for the Fall Fund Drive in 2015. Now he's excited to get to offer his design background to WBHM full time. When Michael is not designing, he loves painting, listening to podcasts, falling down YouTube rabbit holes, and all things outdoors.

Gulf States Newsroom Director of Development

Gulf States Newsroom Mission, Vision & Values The Gulf States Newsroom is a public media collaboration that’s bringing valuable local and regional news coverage to audiences in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, and sharing those stories with the national NPR audience as well. Our goal is to serve communities in the deep South where some legacy […]

Watch Live: Senate holds confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

The Senate is holding confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Birmingham Mayoral Debate 2021

On August 17, 2021, al.com partnered with WBHM, The Birmingham Times, CBS 42, Summit Media and the Birmingham Association of Black Journalists to host a virtual Birmingham mayoral debate to provide voters the information they may need to decide which candidate deserves their vote.

Analysis: President Biden Addresses Congress

(Wednesday, April 28, 2021) President Biden is addressing a joint session of Congress on the eve of 100 days in office. Watch his remarks live. Live annotations, with fact-checking and analysis by NPR journalists, will be available below for both President Biden’s address and for the Republican Party’s response. EDITOR’S NOTE: (4/29/21) The link to […]

Let’s Be Valentines! Love, WBHM

How do you woo the Public Radio Nerd who has everything? With a custom, WBHM Valentine’s Day card! That’s how! These custom cards designed by WBHM’s Michael Harrington are our gift to you. Use them to broadcast your love and capture the heart of that someone special! To send it to your sweetheart, download a […]

Virtual Tiny Desk Contest: The Best of Alabama

This year we’re taking our annual Tiny Desk Contest: The Best of Alabama concert to Facebook Live to showcase some of our local talent who entered NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest. Join us on WBHM’s Facebook page Thursday, September 24, 2020, for performances by: • specscript• Boss Rush• Them Damn Dogs Watch LIVE! Our virtual doors […]

Reopening Schools: A Virtual Town Hall

At Tuesday’s Reopening Schools: A Virtual Town Hall, we explored how school communities will survive the year. Masks or no masks? Virtual or in-person learning? What’s safest for school staff and families? And where will our children learn best? We discussed all these issues and more with: Princess Henderson, parent Gena Casey, teacher, Irondale Community […]

State of the Station During COVID-19

In WBHM’s first State of the Station address held on July 7, 2020, Executive Director Chuck Holmes, News Director Gigi Douban, Program Director Michael Krall, and Deputy Director Will Dahlberg discussed how things have changed at WBHM during the COVID-19 pandemic, they shared our successes and challenges, and talked about what the future holds for […]


BUY ONE, GIVE ONE! Local nonprofits need our help. COVID-19 has been especially disruptive to charities and nonprofit organizations in the heart of Alabama that depend on donations to provide critical services to our community. You can demonstrate your community support by partnering with WBHM to support local nonprofits. 1. Choose a nonprofit organization as […]

Special Coverage: A Live Statement from President Trump

President Trump is addressing the nation a day after the Senate acquitted him of both articles of impeachment. Trump said he was “totally vindicated” after a months-long impeachment inquiry and trial. Watch his remarks live.

Dan Bynum Chosen as WBHM’s Fall 2019 Fund Drive Artist

We are excited to announce that Dan Bynum is the featured artist for WBHM’s Fall 2019 Fund Drive!Dan says that he wanted to create a design that symbolized and visually narrated the concept of “community.” Since birds flock together and are always moving forward together, he thought that swallows would be a beautiful symbol of […]

Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM Wins 18 Alabama AP Awards

Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM won eight first place Alabama Associated Press Media Editor awards at a ceremony held June 1, 2019 including the first place award for Outstanding News Operation. “It’s refreshing to work in a newsroom where the mission is clear: tell good stories that matter. Our reporters put a lot of time […]