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Al Mason Mornings (5:30AM - 10:00AM)
Al Mason’s earliest childhood memories are of standing on an ottoman so he could peer down into
his parents’ console hi-fi and watch record albums spin. Too bad Al can’t remember anything
that happened before he was 14! But it was at that tender young age when he followed his
fascination with vinyl into a record-spinning job at a hometown (Dothan, AL) radio station.
Soon thereafter, unfortunately, vinyl records became extinct. So, Al shifted his career focus
to radio programming and production, which he has specialized in for 30+ years in Memphis, Birmingham,
Montgomery, and now as Vice-President of Programming and Production for Auburn Network, Inc. He’s
also the morning deejay on Wings 100.3, where he occasionally likes to pop the cover off the
Classic Hits computer and watch the hard-drive spin.
Al Extras: Al is heard by millions of hunters each season as narrator of the weekly Buckmasters Whitetail
Magazine on TV’s Outdoor Life Channel. He’s an avid reader (novels, history), rabid NASCAR nut (24 rules!)
and, of course, he bleeds orange & blue!
Julie Burns Middays (10:00AM - 2:00PM)
Julie Burns is the artistic, eclectic, free spirit amidst the Wings air force. A native of upstate
New York (wine country,) Julie once hitch-hiked cross-country, communing with nature and seeking
cultural wisdom from Jerry Garcia. Alas, she never met Jerry. But she did run into a nephew of
Wavy Gravy, who discreetly informed her that she had missed the “Summer of Love” by about a decade.
So Julie hocked her lava lamp and hopped a Greyhound to Alabama, accepting an art scholarship at
Huntingdon College. On a dare, she applied for a radio job – and quickly became a top-rated air
personality in Montgomery! She moved to Auburn in 2007 so she could hang out at Gnu’s Book Room.
NOTE: In addition to her duties on Wings 100.3, Julie's voice may also be heard each weekday morning on our
sister station, WANI NewsTalk 1400, where she co-hosts and delivers news on the station's ABBY-award
winning morning show.
Fact: Julie minored in communications at Huntingdon, before deciding to drop all of those boring courses.
Read the Interview with Julie Burns
Interview with Julie Burns
What is the best concert you have ever been to? The Who-Tampa Stadium , front row!! 1989
What is your favorite Wings band? Pink Floyd/Neil Young
What was your most memorable day on the job? Only one week on the job, we were off the air and no one was around.
If you weren't playing music what would you be doing? Road Tripping: The Beach!!
If you had your own band what would the name of it be? The Julie Burns Band
What is something about yourself that no one else knows? There's no one to ask, they 're all in witness protection.
Is the name you go by your real name? No, its Hubbard.
What is your favorite spot in Auburn? Chewacla
What is your favorite movie? The original BBC "Pride and Prejudice".
What one word describes you best? Classic
What is your favorite restaurant? Hamilton's
What is your favorite movie quote? "Uh, yeeaaahhh...we're gonna' need you to work on saturday..."
John Garrett Afternoons (2:00PM - 7:00PM)
John Garrett grew up in Pell City AL where he listened to Mark & Brian out of Birmingham while working as
a well digger’s apprentice. When his radio heroes landed a big-time gig in LA, John realized there
was money to be made running one’s mouth as opposed to ruining one’s Reeboks, so he traded in his hip
waders for a pair of headphones and the rest is history. John’s radio career has included memorable
stops in Birmingham, Montgomery, Jackson MS and Knoxville TN. And not-so-memorable stops in Greensboro
and St. Louis (where he spent a month one night.) Today, in addition to hosting afternoons on
Wings 100.3, he operates his own voiceover company and is heard on car spots
(“zero percent interest for 60 months with approved credit!”) and is the staff announcer for a
bunch of TV stations across America (“it’s 6 o’clock and this is Channel 2 Eyewitness News!”)
John’s favorite Wings Classic Artists: Van Halen (prefers Sammy to Dave), The Beatles
(prefers Paul to John) and AC/DC (prefers Brian Johnson to Bon Scott.)
Read the Interview with John Garrett
Interview with John Garrett
What is the best concert you have ever been to? Journey in Birmingham 11/2006
What is your favorite Wings band? Van Halen
What was your most memorable day on the job? Al Mason and I had lunch with Shania Twain at the Famous Elite
Cafe in Montgomery back in 1995, before she was famous, and neither of us got an autograph, picture or anything... Boy we were/are DUMB
If you weren’t playing music what would you be doing? Maybe a sitcom writer, but I'm not funny - maybe I could write for “The Office”
If you had your own band what would the name of it be? You-Hoss
What is something about yourself that no one else knows? In the winter, I take long baths and listen to soft rock like Chicago and Air Supply... not everyday, but often —HAHAH
Is the name you go by your real name? No, my real name is Julie Burns
What is your favorite spot in Auburn? Cheeburger-Cheeburger and that place where the "War Eagles" play
What is your favorite movie? Jurrassic Park 1 (still a great flick), and Jaws, and any made for TV movie starring Kirk Cameron
What one word describes you best? Nerd
What is your favorite restaurant? It changes, but Country's BBQ lately
What is your favorite movie quote? Eat my shorts
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