Alabama is a place where people are real and straight talk is all that matters. Leland Live is what that place sounds like. Leland Live is Real People talking about Relevant things to which folks Relate. In a radio world of spin and phony political noise, Leland Live speaks the native language with humor and and depth. Join Emmy Award winning reporter and campaign strategist Leland Whaley and his sidekick, Producer and DJ Allen “AJ” Johnson for an unexpected radio experience. With the instincts of a newsman and the inside contacts of a seasoned professional, Leland Live breaks stories before the other stations can read them in the newspaper.
Alabama native Leland Whaley reported and managed news rooms for two television stations in Georgia before moving home to Alabama to work for WBRC Fox6. Leland specialized in breaking news live coverage. While in television he not only covered hurricanes but also organized relief efforts, raised millions of dollars of aid and delivered it to disaster victims. Leland took home an Emmy and several Associated Press awards for documentary and series reporting during his television career. The Associated Press named Leland “Best Reporter” in Alabama. Leland also filed reports for CNN and ABC News.
Leland has worked in public service as a District Director for then US Congressman Bob Riley. Leland was a key campaign manager for Bob Riley’s successful 2002 race for Governor. Leland served in the Riley Administration as Assistant Director in the Alabama Development office overseeing the effort to preserve and recruit military jobs in the Base Realignment and Closure Process. Leland also directed the Alabama Film Office for ADO. Leland has advised dozens of conservative organizations, causes and candidates and has lectured on communication strategy throughout the state of Alabama.
Leland is a licensed commercial real estate investment broker who has worked in big box retail site selection.
Leland Whaley is the Station Manager of SuperStation101 WYDE.
AJ is an experienced producer/board operator with 10 years experience, He has worked in almost every genre and position in the radio industry (Jack of all Trades). AJ’s career has allowed him the opportunity to work in Dallas, Chicago and now beautiful Birmingham. AJ has an Associate’s degree in Video Technology from North Lake College and is currently at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he is pursuing his B.A. in Communication Studies (Broadcasting) with a Minor in Marketing.
AJ enjoys a great conversation, a great laugh, music and bringing information that matters most the community.
Call(205)941-1011 or toll free at (866)551-9933 and join AJ and his laugh, every weekday from 4-7 on Leland Live only on Superstation 101 WYDE.