It's a beautiful day here in Birmingham, however, two more tragic stories cropped up this morning. First off, there was another shooting in a military camp, this time at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. One guard was killed, but they are not sure if this was an intentional act of violence or an accident.
Also, there was a stabbing in Pennsylvania at a high school in Murrysville. No deaths, but 20 high school kids were injured, including four that were critically injured. We'll have more on this tomorrow on the show.
Today was also the first day after Microsoft decided to stop supporting Windows XP. We went over some of the tips to avoid having issues, but the main tip we can say is - GET A NEW COMPUTER! For more tips on what you can do to protect yourself, check out this great article on leading tech site Mashable.
We also talked about President Obama's speech yesterday as he talked to Congress and others about trying to get equal pay for women in the workplace. Studies say that women earn about $0.77 to every dollar that men earn. We talked to Blake Neff from The Hill newspaper about what is going on with capital hill with this debate.
And we also talked to candidate Dr. Chad Mathis about his campaign for the 6th Congressional District seat which will be vacated this year. He will be at our candidate forum at Hoover High School on April 21.
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JT has been in radio for over 30 years, both as an on-air personality and Program Manager. He grew up in Pittsburgh and then attended Clarion University with the hopes of becoming a dentist. After spending time with friends at the campus radio station, he quickly changed his major to communications. “Speech class was a lot easier than chemistry and physics”, says JT. And as they say…the rest is history.JT has lived in 10 different cities during his career including Miami, Washington D.C., Cincinnati, Nashville, Birmingham and Miami.
In addition to hosting a morning talk show, he has also worked as an announcer in Top-40, Rock, Smooth Jazz, and Country radio. You can also look for JT in the movies “Hoffa” and “Striking Distance”.
JT and his wife Judy have two children. Alexandra is married and teaches 5th grade. Michael is a graduate of the University of Alabama and a former 3 Time National Championship winning football player for the team…ROLL TIDE! When not sitting in front of a microphone, JT can be found with his family most of the time. He absolutely enjoys his recreation too! Look for JT on the golf course, in the woods hunting or on the beach somewhere. “No doubt, I am truly blessed with an amazing family and give all the glory to God and my relationship with Jesus Christ! I really love what I do every day”.
Producer Wade stepped into the radio world nearly 5 years ago. He got his start as an intern at a sports production company and took the leap into radio as a Play-by-play announcer for the Georgia State University Women's Basketball Team. He made his way back to the Birmingham area via a radio cluster in Northeast Georgia. Wade has a degree from the University of Alabama in Management Information Systems and uses it daily to contribute in as many ways as possible to the show. He was born and raised in Cullman and his family still resides in the area.
In addition to producing Birmingham's Morning News with JT, Wade is the Sports Director for News Radio 105.5 WERC. He host's our Friday night "The 5th Quarter Show" providing the state of Alabama with post game scores from the High School fields and previews from the College stadiums.
In his spare time, you can find Wade around town at a local restaurant, bar, or music venue. He loves to spend time with his friends doing everything from attending Barons' games to watching a band at Iron City or Tin Roof. "I love what I do for a living. Any job that allows me to talk for a living while attending all the events I would attend for fun anyway is the perfect job for me!"