News and Views

“News and Views with Tim & Dale”

Tim Melton

Tim Melton grew up in Gardendale, Alabama. He is a UAB graduate with a degree in broadcast communications. Tim began his radio career at Birmingham’s ESPN 97.3 The Zone. He then moved to Orlando, Florida to work for News 96.5 WDBO and ESPN 580. Tim returned to Birmingham in 2015 as a morning anchor for the Alabama Radio Network, broadcasting on over 60 radio stations throughout the state. Tim is a Southeastern Journalism Conference award winning radio reporter and enjoys spending his spare time going to movies with his wife, Felecia. He was also a former co-host of Jox Primetime on Jox 94.5.

Tim served as Assistant News Director on Talk 99.5 from it’s start until 2021 when he took over as News Director and oversees Talk 99.5’s entire news division along with hosting from 10 am – Noon each day.

Twitter: @MeltonTalks

Dale Jackson

Hailing from the swampland, Dale first left Florida for the Army where he was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington. Dale reached the rank of Sergeant while serving as a Networks Systems Operator and maintainer in the Army Signal Corps (he would do a short and uneventful stint in the reserves after 9/11 as well).

After the Army, Dale began his radio career in 2003 while attending the University of Florida with “The Attack Machine”, a weekly program on WSKY-FM in Gainesville, Florida. Defined by a relentless authenticity and unapologetic humor, Dale made a name for himself in Panama City, and Birmingham, before calling North Alabama home in 2007.

Dale has since been nationally recognized with features in Breitbart, the Washington Post, and The Seth Meyers Show, and awarded multiple times as a Top Talker in Talkers Magazine. He has also made guest appearances on CNN, MSNBC, HLN, and even made an appearance during a White House press briefing.

Not only is Dale a daily contributor to, he also hosts a weekly award-winning television program, Yellowhammer News’ “Alabama Politics This Week” that airs every Sunday at 10 AM on WVNN and all over the state of Alabama on radio and cable networks.

Twitter: @thedalejackson

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