I’ve been on the radio since I was in High School and have been with Alt 101.7 since going on the air, some time, early 2018. One of my passions is curating and producing Indies Only, which airs every Saturday from 9p-12a CST. Supporting independent and unsigned artists has been a love of mine for most of my adult life. Outside of radio, I am the play-by-play announcer for Tuscaloosa’s one and only roller derby team, the Druid City Dames. I’ve been involved with derby for the last 11 or 12 years and am so glad I’m able to use my knowledge of the sport for good! I also enjoy seeking out and trying new craft beers. At one time, my love for hops was so great, they even named a beer after me in Tuscaloosa! MonkOnTheRadio Belgian Blonde was the second best-selling beer in T-Town behind Bud Light in 2016! Ah, the memories! On my days off I like listening to records, watching documentaries, Alabama Football, traveling, and holding up a bar in a craft beer joint somewhere.
Indies Only Playlist for February 13, 2021
The night before Valentine's Day rocked if you were listening to Indies Only!
Monk Joins Birmingham Artist Early James on Podcast
Early James joins the podcast to talk about his guitar playing technique, Justin Townes Earle, Johnny Cash, and more!
Indie Song of the Week: Melody Federer ‘I Hate Love’
Melody Federer, with help from producer Absofacto, may have delivered the sleeper hit of 2021!
Indies Only Playlist for February 6, 2021
Liz Phair and Death From Above 1979 gave us new music this week!
Young Tuscaloosa Giving Guided Civil Rights Tours
This one-hour excursion will take you to the sites of significant events in Tuscaloosa's civil rights history.
Indies Only Playlist for January 30, 2021
Pete Yorn and Julianna Hatfield returned with new music this week and we totally headbanged with a new track from Australian rockers Skegss!
Remember When Alabama Shakes Played Bama Theater? [VIDEO]
When the road to success was just beginning for Alabama Shakes, they came to T-Town to play two benefit shows!
Monk’s Favorite Cover Songs [VIDEO]
Everyone loves a great cover song, right?
Napoleon Dynamite Meets Karl From Sling Blade May Be the Funniest Video Ever
Billy Bob Thornton and Jon Heder made me laugh like I never have!
Indies Only Playlist for January, 23, 2021
Side-projects, new music, cover songs, a band named Nancy, and a whole lot more!