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A look back: April 10


Frank Matthews was born in Ohio.

Kenneth Adams, E. L. Vinson & Willis Vinson assaulted singer Nat King Cole on stage during a performance at Municipal Auditorium.


Michael Jordan got his first hit as a Birmingham Baron, singling off Knoxville’s Joe Ganote in his 8th at bat.

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Frank’s back on the mic Monday

The Mayor of the Airwave’s returning to the AM dial beginning Monday. Frank Matthews “retired” from talk radio shortly after the election of  Larry Langford as mayor of Birmingham to become the co-director of the Mayor’s Office of Citizen’s Assistance. Now he’ll be pulling double duty as he takes to the airwaves weekdays from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on WATV (900 AM).

Matthews did recently appear on the radio, though only for a few seconds, during a heated exchange with Matt Murphy on Murphy’s program.

As the Birmingham News article relays, he’s not the only local civil servant with a spot on the dial. The question remains how he’ll balance those two hats that he’s going to have to wear…

Now hear this: Matthews vs. Murphy online

It’s currently one of the featured posts over on Birmingham Weekly’s Mixed Media blog – Kyle’s piece about Frank Matthews’ “exchange”with Matt Murphy on Murphy‘s February 8th broadcast resulting from John Archibald’s* blog post on February 7 about Larry Langford’s mayoral campaign’s media dealings. Now you can hear how it went down.

WAPI-AM has posted the audio from this exchange on-air; listen up and let us know what you think:


*Incidentally, I’ll finally get a chance to meet the Birmingham News columnist when he and I join Wade Kwon as panelists at today’s PRSA meeting beginning at 11:45 a.m.