John Garrett

John Garrett

John Garrett

About John Garrett

John Garrett grew up in Pell City AL where he listened to Mark & Brian out of Birmingham while working as a good digger’s apprentice. When his radio heroes landed a big-time gig in LA, John realized there was money to be made running one’s mouth as opposed to ruining one’s Reeboks, so he traded in his hip waders for a pair of headphones and the rest is history. John’s radio career has included memorable stops in Birmingham, Montgomery, Jackson MS, and Knoxville TN. And not-so-memorable stops in Greensboro and St. Louis (where he spent a month one night.) Today, in addition to hosting afternoons on Wings 94.3, he operates his own voiceover company and is heard on car spots (“zero percent interest for 60 months with approved credit!”) and is the staff announcer for a bunch of TV stations across America (“it’s 6 o’clock and this is Channel 2 Eyewitness News!”)

John Factoid: John’s favorite Wings Classic Artists: Van Halen (prefers Sammy to Dave), The Beatles (prefers Paul to John), and AC/DC (prefers Brian Johnson to Bon Scott.)

What is the best concert you have attended? Journey in Birmingham 11/2006
What is your favorite Wings band? Van Halen
What was your most memorable day on the job? Al Mason and I had lunch with Shania Twain at the Famous Elite Cafe in Montgomery back in 1995, before she was famous, and neither of us got an autograph, picture or anything… Boy we were/are DUMB
If you weren’t playing music what would you be doing? Maybe a sitcom writer, but I’m not funny – maybe I could write for “The Office”
If you had your own band what would the name of it be? You-Hoss
What is something about yourself that no one else knows? In the winter, I take long baths and listen to soft rock like Chicago and Air Supply… not every day, but often —HAHAHA
Is the name you go by your real name? No, my real name is Julie Burns
What is your favorite spot in Auburn? Cheeburger-Cheeburger
What is your favorite movie? Jurassic Park 1 (still a great flick), and Jaws, and any made for TV movie starring Kirk Cameron
What one word describes you best? Nerd
What is your favorite restaurant? It changes, but Country’s BBQ lately
What is your favorite movie quote? “Eat... my... shorts!”