Big Daddy Randy Alan
I've had the privilege of working in radio since my senior year of high school. When I came here to Batesville, I met the people who would later become family to me. I love seeing our listeners when I'm out on location and, as the voice of Lyon College Football and Batesville High School Basketball, I have the chance to meet our local athletes. Batesville truly is a great place to call home!
When I was a kid, I thought a tape recorder was the coolest thing I had ever seen. My friends and I would record ourselves telling jokes, reading news stories from the local paper, and then make our parents listen to them over and over. My first job at a real radio station was running the board for Cardinal Baseball. These days, I'm privileged to work for ad agencies and production houses around the world as a voice talent, but I love the interaction with people listening in our area. I get to find out about them and speak about what matters to them.
I've worked just over a decade in the radio industry. I started my career in the Cave City High School radio program and went on to graduate from Arkansas State University where I studied Radio-Television. Over the years I've worked at various broadcast companies, both radio and television in Jonesboro and Little Rock. I'm a Batesville native. Aside from radio, I spend time volunteering for the Humane Society, enjoy reading, painting, music and being social. I have two absolutely spoiled furbabies, Mia and Beau.
I can truly say that right now, after being in radio for 30 plus years, I'm having more fun than I've ever had behind the mic! It's such a pleasure to work with everyone at White River Now and visit every day with the greatest listeners on the planet! I'm proud to call Izard County home, growing up in Melbourne and later attending the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. I met my lovely wife, Melanie, while working at a radio station in Dickson, Tennessee in the late 90's. I returned home to join the White River Now family in 2007. When I'm not on air, I enjoy playing with our son Billy, making a lot of obnoxious noise on the drums, or going for nice long jogs while listening to, well the radio of course!