Josh Podoris
Sports Color Announcer

Josh Podoris, a native of Childersburg, is a seasoned sports enthusiast with a rich history in baseball. He is a proud husband to Lorin and a doting father to their son Carter and daughter Kennedy. Josh is a former All-State Baseball Player and a State Champion from his high school days at Childersburg, where he also played varsity football and varsity basketball. His passion for baseball led him to play four years of college baseball at Wallace-Dothan and the University of West Alabama, earning him a spot on the 2nd team All Conference. He had the privilege of playing under several MLB Alumni, further honing his skills and deepening his love for the sport.

After his college years, Josh transitioned into a career in education, serving as a middle school and high Social Studies Teacher. His dedication to his students and his craft earned him the title of Teacher of the Year. He also served as the Varsity Head Baseball Coach at Childersburg High School. His exceptional leadership and coaching skills were recognized in 2021, his first full season as head coach when he was named Baseball Coach of the Year after his Tigers clinched the first area championship in nearly a decade. Josh is a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan and a music enthusiast. His love for sports and music is only surpassed by his love for his family and friends.

Jacob Bassett
Color Analyst (Fayetteville)

Jacob Bassett is a 2007 graduate of B.B.Comer High School where he was a member of the Marching Sound of Gold and a member of the Tiger baseball team.

Jacob has always a a dream for sports broadcasting and cites the late Barney Hall and the late Rod Bramblett as his radio role models. Jacob can be heard as the color analyst on the Fayetteville Sports Network alongside Blake Bagley. Jacob also frequents McCurley in the Morning on KiX 100.3 where David has affectionately named him the “NASCAR Guru."

Jacob lives in Fayetteville with his fiancé Brittanie his daughter Kenleigh Grace and his fur child Chase. In his free time, Jacob enjoys coaching Little League Softball and Pee-Wee basketball at Fayetteville School.

Tony White
Color Analyst (B.B. Comer)
Claire Hodges
Promotions Director

Claire Hodges is a native of Sylacauga, a graduate of Sylacauga High School, and a 2021 Auburn graduate. While at Auburn, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree where she majored in Management with a minor in Human Resource.

Claire's excitement and enthusiasm is seen in everything she does. Claire brings experience to the table having worked with iHeartRadio in Birmingham, AL and Sony Music Publishing in Nashville, TN.

In her free time, Claire can be found pursuing her photography and videography business and traveling to new places. She is thrilled to be back in her hometown serving a community she loves.

Lenny Frisaro
Strategic Sales Coordinator
KJ McCurley
Sports Reporter (Childersburg)
Caleb Connelley
Sideline Reporter (B.B. Comer)
Katie Wesson
Senior Account Executive

Katie Wesson is a native of Sylacauga and a graduate of Childersburg High School and Southeastern Bible College in Lakeland, Florida.

Her professional career in sales and marketing has provided her more than 25 years of experience in all different types of media including cable & broadcast television, radio, cinema, print, and digital advertising. She never meets a stranger and loves to help small businesses and entrepreneurs grow their business.

Katie is married to John Wesson. Together, they have 3 children, Ben, Abby, and Shelby. Katie and her family call Sylacauga home and love and support the community.

Michael Brannon
Executive Vice President & Morning Show Host

Born and raised in Mobile, Michael Brannon joined RadioAlabama in 2016.

As a child, Michael entertained family and friends with a microphone and, as a teenager, explored the world of television, acting, script-writing, producing, directing, and movie-making, sparking his passion for television and entertainment.

Michael attended Spring Hill College and then ultimately finished higher education at the University of South Alabama, where he received a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism.

While at South, Michael co-created and hosted USA Sports, in conjunction with the athletic department. Michael was also heard on Jaguar athletic radio as he announced for South Alabama’s Division 1 athletic programs, including Lady Jags basketball and softball. Michael served as the public address announcer for South Alabama football, the Jaguar Marching Band and other sports from 2009-2013. In 2010, Michael interned with CNN International's BackStory at CNN in Atlanta, then became Pepsi's weekly UMinute host on NBC affiliate WPMI Local15 and its sister station WJTC UTV44.

In late 2011, Michael’s production company branched out, creating a local entertainment show called The Blend, which aired on UTV44. He spearheaded the production as host, director, and executive producer. During that time, Michael won the Chris Myers Nissan Talent Search, where he served as spokesperson, driving a new Nissan model every month for a year. Then, Michael transitioned into weekday mornings as social media reporter for Local15 Today.

In March 2013, Michael moved across Mobile to WALA FOX10. Starting as a general assignment reporter, Michael covered stories from severe weather outbreaks including a winter ice storm to historic rain and flooding in the Mobile area, to undercover drug operations with the Mobile Police Department, feature stories on the military, the Hangout Music Festival, Bayfest, and the 2014 BCS National Championship. In 2014, he was named sports director and covered major sporting events including the first College Football Playoffs while interviewing high profile sports figures including Nick Saban, Gus Malzahn, Joey Jones, Bobby Bowden, and Pat Dye.

Michael returned to South Alabama in during the 2014 football season serving at the Cook’s Pest Control sideline reporter for the South Alabama Jaguars covering historic games for the young Division 1 football program including its first ever bowl appearance.

Michael had supporting role in Rage and USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage with Nicolas Cage and in Heist with Robert Di Nero.

Lee Perryman
President & Chief Executive Officer

Lee Perryman’s roots in the Sylacauga area date back to 1838, when his paternal ancestors moved south from Tennessee, eventually settling in nearby Fayetteville. He was born and raised in Sylacauga, graduated from Sylacauga High School in 1975, and earned a BA from the College of Communication and Information Sciences at the University of Alabama in 1979.

Lee began his broadcasting career as a teenager in local radio and, after college, managed radio stations in Eufaula. In 1980, he joined The Associated Press as Broadcast Executive for Florida based in Tampa, relocating to Philadelphia in 1983 with similar sales and marketing responsibilities for radio and television stations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. In 1985, he was assigned to AP's Broadcast division in Washington as Deputy Director, Administration. From 1987 until his retirement from AP and permanent return to Sylacauga in 2015, he led international teams focused on development, marketing, and support of news technology products supporting more than 60,000 journalists working in more than 40 languages in television, radio, and network newsrooms in 56 countries. During his AP career, Lee was also a corporate officer and had been responsible for major capital and corporate real estate projects.

Closer to home, Lee began small residential and commercial real estate investment projects and, in early 2012, purchased and rebuilt the radio station where he got his start -- the foundation of what is now the RadioAlabama station network and also home to SylacaugaNews.com.

Lee is a member of more than 50 hereditary organizations and was appointed to The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church, earned the rank of Eagle Scout, is a member of the National Press Club in Washington, and serves on the Board of Visitors to the College of Communications and Information Sciences at the University of Alabama, the board of directors of the Alabama Broadcasters Association, and the board of directors of the Sylacauga City Schools Foundation. In 2014, he was named Alabama’s Broadcaster of the Year and inducted into the Alabama Broadcasters Association’s Hall of Fame.

Lee is passionate about Sylacauga and, in 2016, was elected to serve on Sylacauga’s City Council and currently serves as its President. He is liaison to the Airport Authority and Industrial Development Board and serves on the Oversight Committee, the Lake Howard Authority, and the Planning Commission.

In building the RadioAlabama brand, Lee has recruited some amazing people to help create what is now one of the largest locally-owned radio groups in the state -- a multimedia company prospectively reaching hundreds of thousands of people in East Central Alabama via on-air, online, and mobile platforms. He's also committed to giving back, making a significant amount of airtime available to non-profits and charities, creating opportunities for high school and college students, and funding annual college scholarships for graduating high school seniors.

Robert Holmes
Strategic Development Advisor
Rebecca Young
Show Host & Production Manager