Born in the north Georgia mountains and raised in the Tallulah National Forest by a pack of Mountain folks who were Blue Grass country crazy. Bubba excelled early on as a cub prodigy. He had a rough and tumble cub-hood and grew up strong and lean. At night he would sit on the porch of his humble country childhood cabin on Lairsback Mountain and listen to the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday nights with his maw and paw.
Part philosopher, part party animal and part pure country refinement. Bubba is the official mascot of 92.5 FM The Bear
Bubba found out early if he was gonna make it at all in music it was gonna take a lot of doing so he studied hard and set out on a life of adventure. Leaving the Holler at age 8, Bubba set out for adventure and learning. He started out working for WZOO as a part time night jock. "They let me clean the place and sleep in the transmitter building back then" recalls Bubba in a recent GQ interview. "I was determined to make it in radio no matter what".
Bubba caught a break when Country music icon Conway Twitty and the Twitty Birds came to town one weekend and their bus broke down on Bubba's stretch of highway he was walking. Turns out Bubba's run as a NASCAR crew chief in the early days of racing came in handy and he had the smarts to get the bus going again. Conway was so impressed he penned a tune about our beloved bear and later sold the rights to some kid from Mississippi named Elvis.
Bubba later went to Nashville to try and get a job at Earnest Tubbs Record Shop but a battle with the health department raged and Bubba decided to head for his home state of Georgia. While in his travels around his home state he found a little station in Griffin that was playing the best country music around. He took up at WEKS & Bubba was quickly recognized for his abilities and soon was handling overnights and developing quite a fan base. A few years
later, the station increased power to 25,000 watts and built a brand new 500ft radio tower in Zebulon GA. The studios were also moved to downtown Senoia to service all of the south metro area of Atlanta. Through it all Bubba has witnessed change and growth and a whole lot of great country music and is still here today on the station that "Bears" his name! Be sure and catch Bubba out and about all over Bear Country as he brings smiles and laughter everywhere he goes................
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