Our Mission:

WBHM digs deeper to provide stories, ideas, insights, and programs for the people of Alabama. Our mission is to reach beyond the mundane and superficial to inform, to enlighten, and to provide an understanding of our diverse, complex, and ever-changing world. Our commitment at WBHM is to help our listeners listen deeper.

Who We Are:

WBHM 90.3 FM is a member-supported service of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and also can be heard in North Central Alabama on WSGN 91.5 FM through a partnership with Gadsden State Community College and on 104.5 FM in Fort Payne. More than half of the station’s financial support comes from members, with additional support from corporate underwriting and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). WBHM, “Your NPR Station,” is also home to the Alabama Radio Reading Service, a resource for the blind and print-impaired.

Station Management and Contact Information

Chuck Holmes, General Manager, 206-934-2227 or [email protected]
Michael Krall, Program Director, 205-934-2211 or [email protected]
Gigi Douban, News Director, 205-934-2278 or [email protected]
Audrey Atkins, Director of Community Engagement, 205-934-0130 or [email protected]
William Dahlberg, Membership Manager, 205-934-2264 or [email protected]
Darrell McCalla, Chief Operator, 205-934-9246 or [email protected]
Theresa Kidd, Office Manager, 205-934-2608 or [email protected]

WBHM is licensed to the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is governed by the board of Trustees of the University of Alabama.

Membership of the Trustees of the University of Alabama System.

Upcoming Meetings of the Trustees of the University of Alabama System.

Friends Board

The Friends of WBHM Board helps raise resources, inform station activities, and gives the station a voice in the community to promote public radio and its mission in North Central Alabama.

Michelle Adamo, Community Volunteer (Chair)
Kevin Collins, Regions Financial Corporation
Bryan Council, Metro Monitor (Secretary)
Vicki Daniels, Community Volunteer
David M. Driscoll, Oakworth Capital
Brian Edwards, VP, Controller, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Jothany James, Community Volunteer
Bob Loftin, Sirote Permutt (Past Chair)
Victoria Hollis, The Birmingham Education Foundation
Jim Shaw, Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart, LLP
Sharon D. Stuart, Christian & Small (Vice-Chair)
Anne Buckley, APR, Chief Communications Officer, UAB (Ex Officio)

Unless otherwise noticed, the Friends of WBHM meet at:
Christian & Small LLP
505 North 20th St.
Suite 1800 Financial Center
Birmingham, AL 35203
11:30am to 1:00pm.

Scheduled Meetings:

  • March 23, 2017
  • May 11, 2017
  • September 21, 2017
  • November 16, 2017

Seating is limited. Persons wishing to attend are advised to request seating through the WBHM Contact Page or via phone at (205) 934-2606 or (800) 444-9246. Interested people are strongly encouraged to contact WBHM with any questions, comments, and suggestions at any time.

Junior Board

The WBHM Junior Board offers service, learning, cultural, and social opportunities for committed supporters and is open to young professionals between the ages of 18 and 40 with a passion for public radio. New members are selected annually are expected to serve a two-year term. A recruitment social takes place in July, and completed applications are due by July 31st. Attendance at the social is not mandatory for acceptance, but completion of the application is.  Applicants will be notified whether they have received a spot on the WBHM Junior Board in September. The board term begins October 1, and full board meetings are held during the first Wednesday of odd-numbered months between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. at rotating locations throughout the city. If you have questions about membership on the WBHM Junior Board, please email [email protected].

The WBHM Junior Advisors serve under the guidance of the station’s senior Friends of WBHM community advisory board.

Ashley Black, Motion Industries
Brett Bralley, UAB School of Optometry
Ashley Brouwer, Self-employed
Rebecca Cleveland, The David Matthews Center for Civic Life
Aoife Dowd, UAB Benevolent Fund
Starr Drum, Maynard, Cooper & Gale
Suzanne Echols, Shannon Waltchack
Brian Gunn, REV Birmingham
Kent Haines, Hoover City Schools
Victoria Hollis, The Birmingham Education Foundation (Chair)
Abeda Iqbal, Regions
Yee Huang, Self-employed
Ballard Jones, Growing Kings, Inc.
Haley Kendrick, UAB
Janet King, The New Teacher Project
Keya Kraft, Samford University
Ryan Lillard, Personnel Board of Jefferson County
Michelle McClafferty, Burr and Forman, LLP
Clair McLafferty, Writer
Jonathan Mitchell, B.L. Harbert International
Texys Morris, Community Law office of the Jefferson County Public Defender
Sarah Price, University of Alabama
Nannie Reed, Legal Services Alabama
Dan Roberts, UAB
Sarah-Kate Roberts, Birmingham Southern College
Finny Senko
Katelyn Stanier, Brasfield & Gorrie
Janna Stevens, Daxko
Angela Szarenski, Viva Health
Samantha Thurber, Impact America