By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com

RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Southern Torch is pleased to welcome Brian Anderson, also known as “DJ Brian” to radio listeners across North Alabama, to our team as the new Broadcast Operations Manager for the Southern Torch radio stations 98-3 Wild Country and 101-7 The Torch.

Anderson brings a wealth of experience to the role of Broadcast Operations Manager at 98-3 WKEA and 101-7 WMXN.

He began his career at the age of 16 in Scottsboro, working on an AM station that specialized in country music. Since then, Anderson has been in and out of the radio industry, serving the media markets of Huntsville, Anniston, Gadsden, and all of Northeast Alabama.

“I want to keep the listeners on both stations entertained with quality programming as well as informed with the latest news and weather information,” said Anderson.

Anderson is a lifelong native of Northeast Alabama, growing up in Scottsboro and graduating from Scottsboro High School in 1987. He studied Radio and Television Broadcasting and Marketing at Jacksonville State University.

“Brian is a familiar voice and personality for many listeners in our service area and he will play a big role in our radio programming going forward as we transition our broadcasting operations into our brand new studios in downtown Fort Payne. Brian’s return to radio is an excellent addition to our team and will be a delight to our audience,” stated Nick Jones, President of Southern Torch.

Anderson is married to his wife Sandra and the pair have two daughters and three grandchildren. They live in Rainsville, where he is a member of the Masonic Lodge. He serves on the Elected Divan at Cahaba Shrine Temple in Huntsville as Assistant Rabban.

Anderson stated he was honored and thrilled at the opportunity to continue his passion for radio at Southern Torch.