Talk 99.5

Birmingham's REAL Talk! Listen daily to Matt & Aunie, Woode & Vining, Richard Dixon and Leland Live. Also live and local news from 6 am - 7 pm and live coverage of the biggest events in town. Be a part of the discussion - (205) 545-9950

Our Shows



Matt Murphy is a high energy, highly opinionated voice of North and Central Alabama. A special blind of political, no-nonsense talk and entertaining water cooler humor...Murphy appeals to all demographics. Andrea Lindenberg is a Birmingham native and veteran broadcast journalist. She has been a trusted news personality in Central Alabama for more than 20 years as an Emmy winner, AP "Best Reporter" winner and Edward R. Murrow award winner for investigative reporting. Listen daily from 6-10 am.



Valerie Vining is a former University of Alabama tennis player who got her start in radio at WJRD in Tuscaloosa. From there she moved to Birmingham to take on hosting duties on I-95 as Gail O'Brien and remained on the 94.5 frequency for more than twenty years. She is now news director for Talk 99.5. Tim Melton is from Gardendale, AL and is a graduate of UAB's broadcast communications school. Tim started his radio career with 97.3 The Zone in Birmingham before moving to News 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. He has also served as a morning anchor for the Alabama News Network before taking over as Asst. News Director for Talk 99.5. Tim was also a former co-host of Jox Primetime on Jox 94.5.



Richard Dixon has been a fixture in Birmingham radio since 1994. Starting on the popular “Mason and Dixon Morning Show” on Rock 99.5, he’s happy to be back home on his favorite frequency. Dixon’s show is unlike any other. One minute, he’s breaking down complicated economic problems, the next he’s explaining why Ringo Starr is a much better drummer than people think. He’s as likely to take the legislature to task as he is to teach you how to make a great marinara. A unique personality is an understatement. Listen daily from noon to 3 pm.



Alabama native Leland Whaley reported and managed news rooms for two television stations in Georgia before moving home to Alabama to work for WBRC Fox 6. 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 has advised dozens of conservative organizations, causes and candidates and has lectured on communication strategy throughout the state of Alabama. Listen daily from 3-7 pm.



The Talk 99.5 News Department is headed up by news director Valerie Vining and assistant news director Tim Melton. Valerie has been on the airwaves for over 20 years with Cumulus, while Tim has been with Talk 99.5 since it's launch in 2016. Asst. Program Director David Sears rounds out the news team, bringing you the latest in breaking news each and every day!