President, Auburn Network, Inc.
Mike Hubbard, who serves as President of Auburn Network, Inc., has
been involved in broadcasting since the age of 13 when he starting working
part-time as a DJ at his hometown radio station.
A 1983 graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in radio and television,
Hubbard came to Auburn two weeks after graduation where he worked for six years in
the Auburn Athletic Department as Associate Sports Information Director.
In 1990, he left Auburn University to head up Auburn’s radio and television sports
network and in 1994, formed his own company, Auburn Network, Inc., to handle Auburn’s
multi-media rights. In 2003, Hubbard sold the multi-media sports division of the company
to International Sports Properties and continues to serve as President of ISP’s Auburn project.
Auburn Network, Inc., owns and operates WANI NewsTalk 1400 and Wings 100.3 FM, two commercial
radio stations in the Auburn/Opelika market; Studio 197, an audio production company serving
the national broadcast industry; and East Alabama Living, a regional quarterly magazine.
Auburn Network, Inc., is also a partner in Craftmaster Printers, Inc., a commercial printing
company based in Auburn.
In 1998, Hubbard, in his first attempt at elected office, was elected to a seat in the Alabama
House of Representatives and was re-elected in 2002 and 2006. A Republican, Hubbard represents
District 79, which includes portions of Auburn and Opelika.
In December 2004, he was selected by his Republican colleagues to serve as Chairman of the
Alabama House Republican Caucus and House Minority Leader. He was unanimously re-elected to
for a four-year term as House Minority Leader in December 2006.
On February 10, 2007, Hubbard was elected by the Executive Committee of the Alabama Republican
Party to the position of Chairman, which makes him the leader of the Alabama GOP and a member
of the Republican National Committee. He was re-elected without opposition to the position in
Hubbard’s wife, Dr. Susan Hubbard, is a Professor and Associate Dean in Auburn University’s
College of Human Sciences. They have two sons, Clayte, and Riley. The Hubbards are active members
of the Auburn United Methodist Church.