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MidDay with Al Butler
Host: Al Butler
Although he has been billed as the “Man to Change the Face of Talk Radio” by a local media outlet, Al Butler has proven over the past 10 years that his real strength is in entertaining, insightful dialogue. From politics to entertainment, community activism to sports, Al Butler brings a fresh perspective to the events of the day.
On Monday, April 30th, 900AMWURD experienced a transformation as long-time WURD on-air host moved to nights. Incorporating his unique voice for the local and international communities, Al B a.k.a. “Night Al” brings a fresh, new flavor to nighttime radio. His new show features engaging talk, unique features, restaurants, “hot spot” reviews, music, arts, culture and much more! With “Night Al” comes a bold, new, digital experience.
Albert Butler, a Hampton University Broadcast Journalism graduate started in the industry as one of the youngest daily talk show hosts in the country. His diverse and extraordinary life experiences have helped shaped his character and is apparent in the content of his programs. Known for his unique perspectives, sharp humor and strong opinions, Al has appeared on Comcast’s CN8, local affiliate NBC10, and is a frequent contributor on the local FOX affiliate. He was named the “Next Force in Talk Radio” by the Philadelphia Weekly, “One of Ten People to Watch in 2006” by the Philadelphia Tribune, one of Philadelphia’s “People to Watch Under the Age of 40” and “Men Making a Difference”; just to name a few.
His engaging intellect and unique personality has landed Al interviews with such notables as [then] Sen. Barack Obama, former Governor Ed Rendell, Bill Cosby, Danny Glover, Jill Scott and more. Always eager to give back and particularly to support young people anywhere, Butler has spoken at numerous schools and community groups. He also coaches high school track & field at his alma mater, William Penn Charter School where he once excelled at those same events. Al’s thought provoking opinion was shared on the NPR website in reference to the "Racial Hoax involving the two falsely accused African-American men in Pennsylvania". His interview was poignant and captured the true essence of how the hints of racial injustice still linger within today's society. In addition, Essence Magazine selected Al Butler from numerous candidates in Philadelphia for the June issue of the "What Men Think" segment.