Why I Support WBHM: Chad and Allison Kahl
We’re asking WBHM Members why they listen and what WBHM means to them.
Chad and Allie Kahl are both WBHM members. Chad’s in the Air Force. He’s a flight surgeon attached to the 99th Air Refueling Squadron out of Birmingham.
During Chad’s most recent deployment, the Kahls say WBHM helped keep them connected.
“You have your daily ritual and you wake up, you turn on the radio and find out what’s going on,” says Allie. “You still say in those rhythms…but you’re missing a very important person.”
While on the ground in Afghanistan, Chad says they’d find internet signals. “I would be able to tap into WBHM through the app up there in Northern Afghanistan,” he remembers.
“Chad would call up and we’d be listening to the same topics,” says Allie. “It gave us something in common at a time when we were having two totally different experiences.”
Why I Support WBHM: Virginia Stone
Virginia Stone is a WBHM member listening from Birmingham, Alabama — and oddly enough, she’s a huge fan of the fund drive. “I love it because of the community that I feel when I hear the name of someone I know,” says Virginia. “I do understand why people get annoyed; they don’t want to be pestered for donations. But the truth is, they need to step up.”
Why I Support WBHM: Rachel Brewer
Rachel Brewer is a UAB grad student and WBHM member. Even as a long-time public radio listener, she has beef with a treasured classic.
Why I Support WBHM: Mina Khan
Mina Khan is a WBHM member from Trussville. To start her day off right, she tunes into Morning edition during her hour-and-a-half commute.
“When I have to start my day at work,” she says, “I cannot sit and listen to a story that’s so engaging that I don’t really want to turn off my radio.”