Montgomery radio personalities make a difference

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J.T. and Leanne.

Husband and wife, partners in life.

"And married with microphones. It's cloudy and 52," Leanne announced on Mix 103 FM in Montgomery.

There is nothing cloudy or chilly about their drive to make a difference on the air and far away from the microphones in the community.

"It's the best way to help people. We get the message out," said J.T., a 20-year radio veteran.

While J.T. and Leanne say they love their jobs, it's events like the Children's Miracle Network, a radiothon for Children's Hospital in Birmingham where the broadcasters say they find their true fulfillment; giving back.

Last week the fundraiser raised a record amount for Children's Hospital.

"$46,500!,' Leanne said on the radio during the morning drive.

"There's no greater gift than charity," she said.

That includes raising money for the Easter Seals, the Montgomery Humane Society, the list just goes on and on.

"It's really a blessing," said J.T.

A case in point.

J.T. and Leanne did their part on the air to welcome back Corporal David Brown, a Montgomery motorcycle police officer critically injured during a funeral procession.

"I know we were part of raising money for a trust fund for Brown to help him with medical expenses," said J.T.

I.T. and Leanne say they average about three major events a week on top of having to be up before most of us get out of bed.

"Testing one, two, three," as J.T. checks out his mike.

On the air by 5:30 in the morning.

They will tell you though they wouldn't have it any other way.

"It puts your life in perspective," said Leanne.

"It is absolutely true that it is better to give than to receive," said J.T.

J.T. and Leanne are among just 4 married couples in America with their own morning radio show with a listening audience of more than 50,000 over a 4 hour period throughout the River Region.

It's a hard schedule.

"As they say the show must go on," J.T. said.

And go on it does.

Lending their voices and giving a hand, J.T. and Leanne,  married with microphones and making a difference.. together.

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