As of now, Al is in his 50th year in the golden triangle. Celebrating his birthday(March 12) and his arrival in Beaumont on the same day, he has aired better than 100,000 hours of air time, not including the thirty five years of Lamar football and basketball coverage as the color man. Wife Annette along with playing father to three, grand dad to eight and great grandfather to three keep him busy. His golfing while suspect has garnered him the honor of shooting a course record of 64 at Wildwood's links. (That"s on the front nine). His six Marconi award nominations and two wins(one for KLVI), the other for his morning show are a challenge to broadcasters everywhere. His induction into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame where he also serves on the board of directors are among the many awards, too numerous to mention individually, but number over 20. He is a former sports director with the ABC television affiliate in Beaumont. He served as emcee of the Jerry Lewis telethon for 13 years locally. His high listenership for over four decades attest to the talent.At 74 His broadcast from ground zero followed by a three hour show from the Pentagon on the five year anniversary of 9-11 won critical acclaim. When hurricanes such as Rita and Ike were in the gulf, listeners knew the choice for information was with the veteran analyst. Al is still at it weekday mornings before 4am, prepping for his three hour talk show, which is followed by a three hour oldies show on KCOL that helps him connect with long time listeners.