has been a part of WTLS since his infancy. “One of my earliest
memories is recording a “Punt, Pass and Kick” spot with
my father and sister at about the age of six.” Michael began
a regular schedule as a “disc jockey” at age 13. “I’ve
had other real jobs, which was enough to keep me in this business.
This is not real work. I guess that’s why I’ve always
received a Broadcasting Degree at the University of Alabama in 1994.
He worked at both campus radio stations there. Afterwards, he moved
to Huntsville as an air personality on WRSA-FM. Michael was Operations
Manager of Sports Radio 740 and AM 950 while in Montgomery. He also
hosted the weekly television show, “Focus on Football.”
He has worked on a variety of college sports broadcasts that include;
Alabama State, Faulkner, Huntingdon, and Tuskegee. He has also been
part of the State Finals Network during championship coverage of
Alabama High School Athletic Association broadcasts.
1999, Michael came back to take over duties as owner and operator
of WTLS. The station relocated to the Tallassee Industrial Park
in 2000 on seven acres of land banking the Tallapoosa River. Michael
received the "Business Person of the Year" in 2004 from
the Tallassee Chamber of Commerce. In 2007, Michael and wife Leigh
Anne were recognized at the first Abby Awards by the Alabama Broadcasters
Association as WTLS received "Station of the Year" honors.
The two have three children; Georgia Anne, Jack and Daniel, as well
as the famous pug dog: PJ.