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Hailing from the swampland, Dale first left Florida for the Army where he was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington. Dale reached the rank of Sergeant while serving as a Networks Systems Operator and maintainer in the Army Signal Corps (he would do a short and uneventful stint in the reserves after 9/11 as well).

After the Army, Dale began his radio career in 2003 while attending the University of Florida with “The Attack Machine”, a weekly program on WSKY-FM in Gainesville, Florida. Defined by a relentless authenticity and unapologetic humor, Dale made a name for himself in Panama City, and got fired in Birmingham, before calling North Alabama home in 2007.

Dale has since been nationally recognized with features in Breitbart, the Washington Post, and The Seth Meyers Show, and awarded multiple times as a Top Talker in Talkers Magazine. He has also made guest appearances on CNN, MSNBC, HLN, and even made an appearance during a White House press briefing.

Not only is Dale a daily contributor to, he also hosts a weekly award-winning television program, Yellowhammer News’ “Alabama Politics This Week” that airs every Sunday at 10 AM on WVNN and all over the state of Alabama on radio and cable networks. (Somehow he is also an undefeated pro-wrestling tag team champion, as well)

Dale continues to be the voice of politics in the Huntsville area and remains a controversial yet straightforward source of news and information for North Alabama and is now heard all over the state of Alabama in various forms.

Dale Jackson tells it straight and insists on straight-talk from our leaders.  He cuts through the political platitudes and demands answers. The Dale Jackson Show airs weekdays NOON–1PM on 103.9FM/730AM The UMP!