Radio personality Jim Battan, Coyote J. (Calhoun), will be speaking to us at this month’s meeting (10/16). Jim was first introduced to Birmingham when WERC hired him in 1975 to take out Chris Fox, the evening guy on WSGN. Jim has an excellent account of WERC’s battle with WSGN Here. Jim left the Birmingham market in 1981 for California. By 1983 he was back in the south working in Mobile, then New Orleans, and finally back in Birmingham. During his long career Jim has worked for a number of the most legendary radio stations in the southeast, including, WERC, I-95, Z-102, WKDF, THE X and ROCK 99.

We gather at 2 pm for refreshments and music conversation. There will be a short meeting at 3 p.m. preceding Jim’s talk. Visitors are welcome to drop by! We’re at the Homewood Library, located at 1721 Oxmoor Road, near Homewood Park. We meet in Room 110 in the lower level.