Dale OwenHost, The Crooners
Dale Owen began working at Alabama Public Radio in 1992. He had just completed working for CNN in Detroit as a producer/assignment editor.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Ga, he moved to Alabama when he attended school at Troy University. His professional career has been filled with broadcasting and journalism opportunities. He has worked at multiple radio stations with formats as diverse as Classic Rock, Adult Contemporary/Love Songs and Country music. He also worked in television while at CNN in Atlanta and Detroit and as a producer/director of children's educational programming at the University of Alabama with "World Geography" and "Integrated Science 6". At Alabama Public Radio, Owen has worked as both the local host of NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered" as well as eventually joining the APR staff as Operations Manager.
Owen left his full time position at APR in 2002 and currently works full time as a web designer of his own company - 521websites. Owen still provides programming for Alabama Public Radio as the host and producer of the weekly program "The Crooners" heard Sunday nights at 6 on the Alabama Public Radio network of stations. He has been married for 12 years to his wonderful wife Brook and they have a young son, Zander, born in October of 2010. Owen owns an extensive library of crooner music, ranging from pop to jazz with classic artists like Sinatra and Holiday and contemporary artists like Buble and Krall. He enjoys playing the standards each Sunday night and has been doing so for over 17 years.
Here's to another 17!