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Mike Dubberly, television news anchor for WBRC FOX6 News in Birmingham, Alabama interviews local and famous celebrities and athletes to get their personal and life stories.

Mike Dubberly, television news anchor for WBRC FOX6 News in Birmingham, Alabama interviews local and famous celebrities and athletes to get their personal and life stories.


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Mike Dubberly, television news anchor for WBRC FOX6 News in Birmingham, Alabama interviews local and famous celebrities and athletes to get their personal and life stories.




Mike Behind the Mic: Marcelle LeBlanc

In this week's episode of Mike Behind the Mic, Mike Dubberly talks with actor Marcelle LeBlanc of the Birmingham area, now a student at Auburn University. You might've seen her in the early seasons of the popular Netflix series Cobra Kai, but most recently she has starred as Mary Ellen in the surprisingly successful, The Waltons Homecoming. Now, Marcelle is back as Mary Ellen in The Waltons Thanksgiving. She talks about what it's like working with actor Richard Thomas, who of course played...


Mike Behind the Mic: Dr. Steve West

In this week's episode of Mike Behind the Mic, Mike Dubberly talks with Bronze Star recipient Dr. Steve West, who now makes his home in Pelham, Alabama. Dr. West is a retired Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, who served as chaplain in the early years of the War in Iraq. Dr. West also served as chaplain to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It was during that time serving in the Pentagon that he, himself, got tested for PTSD and found out he indeed had post-traumatic stress disorder. He realized his...


Mike Behind the Mic: Justin Hokanson

In this episode of Mike Behind the Mic, Mike Dubberly talks with Auburn beat reporter Justin Hokanson of @on3sports and @auliveon3. Justin provides his insight on the Auburn coaching search, what makes the job unique and why things went bad from the start for Bryan Harsin.


Mike Behind the Mic: Marlon Wayans

In this episode of Mike Behind the Mic, we get a chance to talk with comedian and actor Marlon Wayans about some of his newest projects, but also about his previous acting experiences working with Bill Murray and Jennifer Hudson. For some reason, the turtleneck worn by our traffic anchor Toi Thornton caught the eye of Marlon and he would not let it go.


Mike Behind the Mic: Mac Powell

Mac Powell joins Mike Dubberly to talk about his new album and unique concert tour, Mac Powell and Friends, that will be making a stop in Hoover October 28, 2022, at Metropolitan Church of God. He'll be joined by a handful of renowned singers/songwriters. Mac is formerly with the contemporary Christian rock band Third Day. The band sold over ten million albums and won four Grammy Awards and 24 Dove Awards. Mac's most recent venture into country music produced the album Back Again, but now...


Mike Behind the Mic: George Teague

Alabama football legend George Teague joins Mike Dubberly for the latest Mike Behind the Mic podcast. George previewed the Alabama at Texas football game, gave his thoughts on how players feel if their marching band doesn't make the trip to away games, his perspective on the rise in violent crime among young people and what his family has founded to create more opportunities for young people.


Mike Behind the Mic: Deputy Morrow and Madeline

In 2013, Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy David Morrow, working as a School Resource Officer, was at Chelsea Middle School when the call came in that a gunman was holding some students hostage in a locker room. Initially, it was five girls being held at gunpoint in the girls’ locker room. Deputy Morrow responded directly to the threat and after some time, was able to convince the gunman to release a few of the girls and eventually all of them unharmed. One of those students held hostage was...


Mike Behind the Mic: Chris Stewart

Longtime "Voice of the Crimson Tide" Eli Gold will miss at least the start of the Alabama football season because of unspecified health reasons, so you won't hear him doing play-by-play broadcasts for the Tide when 'Bama kicks off against Utah State. Instead, Alabama fans will hear the voice of Chris Stewart, who has been the longtime voice of the Alabama men's basketball broadcasts and has hosted the pregame and postgame shows for Alabama football broadcasts as well as the Coach Nick Saban...


Mike Behind the Mic: Curt Bloom

In this latest episode of Mike Behind the Mic, Mike Dubberly talks with longtime play-by-play broadcaster with the Birmingham Barons, Curt Bloom. "CB" as he's known, got to fulfill a lifelong dream of calling a Major League Game. He was "called up" to do a Chicago White Sox game recently and talked about the experience. Curt is hoping this opportunity opens the door to finally move up to the Big Leagues for good, but also hopes his drive to never give up on that dream inspires others.


Mike Behind the Mic: Gas industry expert Patrick De Haan GasBuddy

In this week's episode of Mike Behind the Mic, gas industry expert Patrick De Haan of the GasBuddy app talks with Mike Dubberly about the reason for the recent decline in gas prices, how low will they go, and whether the trend will continue through the end the year or whether there are variables, he believes, that will actually lead to gas prices rising again before the New Year.


Mike Behind the Mic: Anthony Smith and his gift of song

Are you having a bad day? Need a pick me up? Then you'll want to listen to Anthony Smith, who works for Birmingham Parks and Rec, but has the gift of singing. I promise you will come away with your spirit lifted and maybe come away with a more positive perspective on life. Anthony grew up, one of 12 children in Pratt City. He played football for Alabama A&M and got his master's degree at Alcorn St. But what he enjoys most is bringing joy to people, especially through his gift of singing. But...


Mike Behind the Mic: Mike talks to author of "The Grieving Brain"

We all grieve in different ways, and some seem to cope better than others. To try to get a better understanding of grief, Mike Dubberly talked with Dr. Mary-Frances O'Connor, a neuroscientist and psychology professor at the University of Arizona, about her research now put into a book titled, "The Grieving Brain: The Surprising Science of How We Learn from Love and Loss." Dr. O'Connor shares some of the groundbreaking discoveries they learned about what happens in our brain when we grieve,...


Mike Behind the Mic: Billy Mayfair

Mike Dubberly talks with pro golfer Billy Mayfair about his recent diagnosis on the autism spectrum in his 50's and why he decided to go public with it. Also, Billy talks about the time he beat Tiger Woods in a playoff, Tiger's only playoff in his storied career.


Mike Behind the Mic: Ralph Stokes

In this week's Mike Behind the Mic podcast, Mike Dubberly has a conversation with former Alabama running back, Ralph Stokes. Ralph played for Coach Paul Bear Bryant in the early 1970's after being one of the first to integrate into Montgomery Lee High School. He was not the first to integrate the Alabama football program, but was one of the first group of black players who followed Wilbur Jackson and John Mitchell. Ralph talks about what he learned from that experience and what he learned...


Mike Behind the Mic: Neil Greenberg

If you're into #FantasyFootball or maybe got talked into joining a league for your first time, we're On Your Side with a little Fantasy Football Draft 101. In this latest Mike Behind the Mic podcast, Mike Dubberly talks with longtime NFL reporter and Fantasy Football Insider Neil Greenberg from the Washington Post. With these tips, hopefully you'll dominate your draft and or least appear to be an All-Pro.


Mike Behind the Mic: Mickey Bell

In this week's Mike Behind the Mic podcast, we talk to stand-up comedian, host, writer, and public speaker, Mickey Bell, who as of the release of this podcast on Tuesday August 24th, will be performing at Comedy Club Stardome in Hoover, Alabama. It's part of his One Pound At A Time comedy tour and it's being recorded for an upcoming live comedy TV special. Mickey's comedic career was born out of, by his own admission, some self-inflicted hard times. The former pastor doesn't hide from his...


Mike Behind the Mic: Danny Wuerffel

Before there was Tim Tebow, there was Danny Wuerffel. In the mid-90's, playing for Coach Steve Spurrier, it was Wuerffel who led the Florida Gators to their first college football National Championship in school history, while also leading the nation in TD passes two straight seasons. And oh by the way, he also won a Heisman Trophy. Similar to Tim Tebow, Wuerffel is a also devout Christian, but perhaps that's where the similarities end. Wuerffel was more low-key and his time in the limelight...


Mike Behind the Mic: Kristoffer Carter

Are there things you want to accomplish in life, but something is holding you back? In this week's episode of Mike Behind the Mic, we get some insight into how to overcome those roadblocks from one of the most sought after coaches to the executives, Kristoffer Carter. The author, speaker and consultant has worked with executives with top companies like AT&T, Amazon and Edward Jones and has a book due out this fall titled, Permission to Glow: A Spiritual Guide to Epic Leadership. But instead...


Mike Behind the Mic: Shark Week facts and fiction

Do you remember seeing the movie Jaws for the first time? For those old enough to remember, it was terrifying. It was not uncommon to hear people say they were traumatized to the point they were afraid, not only to go swim at the beach, but had irrational fears of swimming in lakes, even pools for fear a shark might bite them out of nowhere. In fact, before the sequel to Jaws was released to theaters, the movie's promotional campaign was designed to build suspense off those fears with the...


Mike Behind the Mic: A Conversation with Ice Cube

In this episode, we get a chance to talk with rapper, producer, actor, filmmaker, and entrepreneur, O'Shea Jackson. You probably know him better as Ice Cube. The founder of the Big3 Basketball League was busy getting ready for Season 4, which will be played primarily in Las Vegas, but also New Orleans and some sites to be determined. Sidenote to my local listeners, it won't be coming to Birmingham this season. Though his time was limited, Ice Cube not only discussed restarting the league...