I was born
and raised in the town Port Barre, LA, where I have been residing for 33 years.
Growing up my parents listened to country music faithfully which lead to my love of music. I saw my first concert in 1993 at only 6 years old at the Cajundome starring Billy Ray Cyrus and Sammy Kershaw. At that point, I was hooked. I wanted to be the next country music superstar. In 1995, my parents took me to Astroworld in Houston, TX where I had the opportunity to record a song on a cassette tape. I was ecstatic and couldn’t wait to play my song on the radio. We got back into the car to head back to the hotel for the night, we put my cassette tape in the tape player and pressed play. After only a few seconds, I yelled, “TURN IT OFF.” It was at that moment that I knew I would never be a country music singer. Fast forward to high school, battling with what I wanted to do with my life after high school, I figured if I couldn’t be one, I might as well support them the best of my ability. How could I support the guys and gals who bestowed a God given talent...play their music on the radio.
I graduated from Port Barre High School in 2005 and it wasn't long after that I landed my first job in radio on a small town AM station in Opelousas. I kept that job through my college career. I graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in December 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications/Broadcasting and a minor in History. Upon the completion of my college career, I continued to move around to different country radio stations in the Lafayette market. One day I found myself making around $62.00 every two weeks. I working as a part time on-air talent for one of the Lafayette clusters. I thought, there’s got to be more out there for me. In 2014, I picked up the phone and called Paul Marx at KBON and said, “Paul, I need a job.” And as they say the rest is history.
I started at KBON on October 1, 2014 and have had the most fun working in radio ever since. A wise man once told me, if you’re having fun, then it’s not really a job…so I still don’t have a job because this is way too much fun to be considered work.
God Bless the United States of America and
God Bless the United Parishes of Louisiana,
my name is Big Al,
I’m outta here…
I’ll see ya on the radio.