Music From Home with host Dale Short is on Oldies 101.5 FM in Jasper. The show airs on Sunday at 6pm. Oh! And there’s a bonus!
If you’re not familiar with Dale Short, it might just be that you haven’t been paying attention. No, I don’t say that to slam you, but Dale’s been around these parts for a while! He’s a native of Walker County, he’s a journalist, fiction writer, columnist, public radio commentator, playwright, multimedia producer, and teacher. So, you see, it’s possible that you crossed his path and just didn’t realize it.
You may have heard one of his “Short’s” (pun intended) on Public Radio, possibly on “Morning Edition” or Birmingham’s “Tapestry”. It’s also possible that you’ve read some of Dale’s contributions in one of several local Birmingham papers, and he has a weekly column in Jasper’s Daily Mountain Eagle.
The radio program, Music From Home, began this past June and featured Rick and Jilda Watson, two members of the popular local folk trio The Overalls, and Oakman native Michael Cannon. The show boasts that they play “all local music, all the time!” I don’t think there is another radio program in the area that can make that claim!
Music From Home has quickly become a favored program in the area, especially for listeners that are interested in keeping up with local artists. The bonus is that all of the past programs are archived on Dale’s web site at www.CarrollDaleShort.com. So if you miss a program on the radio, or want to hear it again, it’s available 24/7. And while you’re listening to Music From Home, you can browse Dale’s website and learn more about a remarkable local journalist, fiction writer, columnist, public radio commentator, playwright, multimedia producer, teacher… and all-around great guy!!