Friday, July 25, 2008



We are staying at AM-690.

There were 3 factors at work here and I want to thank those involved for this wonderful development.

  • IT WAS A GOD THING: I want to Thank God for his blessings. Many of you have been praying about our move and our show. I know, because many of you have taken the time to write and let me know about your prayers. Our prayers were not to go to one station or another or to stay at AM-690... they were simple... "God, we put this in Your Hands and we want to land behind the microphone of your choosing". I found great comfort in this prayer. I was nervous about the unknown, but God kept sending one messenger after another, giving Brown and I signs that He was on the job and that he had many options. So Thanks be to God.

  • THE PEOPLE STILL HAVE A VOICE: I also know that not only were many of you praying for us, but you were writing us and the managers here at Citadel Broadcasting. I'd love to thank every one of you personally (maybe we can do that as a slow show in June next year), but there were so many e-mails and phone calls to really do you justice. Just know that your voice was heard. THANK YOU every D&B Listener who said they were moving with us! THANK YOU every D&B Listener who called or sent an e-mail that said they were upset or sad that they would not get the show anymore in their area. AND THANK YOU SPONSORS! All of you expressed a true love of our show and that is so refreshing. Brown and I believe in your way of doing business, and we are blessed that you believe in us. We look forward to growing together.

  • THANKS TO OUR BOSS: I have friends that work at every TV station and Radio Group in Birmingham. This city is blessed with so many good people who not only want to make a profit (who doesn't) but also desire to do the best job possible for the people of Alabama. My boss (Gigi) is no different. A few weeks ago, she had an exciting development on WAPI-AM 1070 and wanted to include us in it. We were excited. Now, another exciting twist has happened with WSPZ AM-690 and the first people she thought of was us. Again, we are excited. We trust her and are pumped to not have to leave our original home on AM-690.

That's it! Everything I know and think I know. Monday we will start our new time slot 2:00-6:00pm on our old home WSPZ AM-690.

It is the best place for The Dunaway and Brown Show at this time in our lives and we'll see if we can make it to the BCS National Championship Game without anymore BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS.

Let's enjoy another great football season together.

God Bless,

Monday, July 21, 2008


News reports are right, we are switching stations. Starting Monday July 28th, we will be on WAPI-AM 1070. (I love the picture... it was our first promo shoot together and the photographer had us posed like we were going to guard the gates to the castle) Here are some questions you may be asking... keep in mind... we do not have all the answers.
  • So Why the Move? We work for a station group called Citadel Broadcasting. They have big plans for WJOX-FM. We are not part of those plans. With that said, they wanted to give us a different set of teammates where they felt we could continue to grow. Brown and I are committed to keeping the show in it's original playbook. The only place to do that at this time is WAPI-AM 1070. We like the name recognition of WAPI (it was hard for me to even remember WSPZ) and we agree with our bosses that this is a better home for us at this time.
  • Is the DandB Show in trouble? No. The reason we are being moved is the strong ratings we have enjoyed in our first 18 months as an afternoon drive-time show. The ratings are not as great as we would like... but they have been growing since we started 18 months ago. We have a lot of committed sponsors who not only make our show profitable, but believe in what we are trying to do long term.
  • Will I still be able to hear you? Good question. The AM-1070 signal is 50,000 watts just like the AM-690 signal. We cannot guarantee that your radio receives 1070 identical to what you hear currently on 690. Some of you may receive it better on 1070, unfortunately, some of you may not. We will learn as we go on this one. The one upside is a little stronger signal after sunset on AM-1070, something many of you had issues with last December.
  • Why are you not on the FM? Another good question. We have had a chance on three occasions to join the FM staff, but did not feel like it was the right fit for us in the time slots that were available. Was that a good move on our part? Who knows? We pray a lot, and try to follow the path we think God wants us to be on. We still believe we are on that path.
  • Will you guys be doing News? No. The Dunaway and Brown Show will not change. Blake is still with us and hopefully all of the great callers who have made this show so much fun over the last 3 years (18 months in the afternoon) will be with us as well. We will do news updates at the top and bottom of every hour (Blake will not do those, someone who can actually pronounce the political leaders from around the world will handle that). If there is breaking news, we will of course include that in the show (Elections, Hurricanes, Severe Weather, War ending, etc.) This is actually a format that works very well in a lot of larger markets (New Orleans, Cincinnati etc)
  • Will your phone number for callers change? YES, YES, YES. The new number is 944-1070. Please mark that down and put it in your quick dial. Remember, that number isn't ours until July 28th.
  • What about Hannity from 2-4pm on AM-1070? We are big fans of Hannity as well. He will be on right after us starting at 6pm. We will now get his entire show and we will finally get to listen to him again on our drive home.
  • Will this disrupt Jim's return to television? I don't think so. CBS 42 was aware of the changes when they hired me and they seem to be happy with the sports product so far. We will continue to broadcast from the D&B Studio's every afternoon at 5pm and then do the 10pm sportscast from the CBS 42 studio.
  • Bottom line it for us Jim... are you guys happy? Yes and No. Yes we are happy that we can continue to do the show that we think you guys have really grown to love. We do yearn for the day where we can have a stable, long running stint in one location on the dial. Again, Brown and I (and many of our friends) have had many prayerful hours about this move, just like all the others. We really believe that this is just another step on the journey God has in store for us and this show. We want to thank all of our friends who continue to pray for us. Don't stop. This is only a small step to a greater end.
Read Joshua 1:9
-Dunaway Out

Thursday, July 17, 2008


One of my favorite things about The Dunaway and Brown Show is the callers. The day after the MLB All-Star game asked about an SEC Football All-Star game…East vs. West. What would those teams look like this year and who would win. I'm sure Chris, Kirk and the Coach would love to have Gameday on hand for this showdown. What follows is the two deep depth chart and how I think the game would turn out.

QB: Tim Tebow (UF); Matt Stafford (UGA)
RB: Knowshon Moreno (UGA); Emmanuel Moody (UF)
RB: Arian Foster (UT); Caleb King (UGA)
WR: Percy Harvin (UF); Carl Moore (UF)
WR: Kenny McKinley (USC); Mohamed Massaguoi (UGA)
WR: Lucas Taylor (UT); Dicky Lyons Jr. (UK)
TE: Cornelius Ingram (UGA); Jared Cook (USC)
C: Josh McNeil (UT); Chris Davis (UGA)
G: Anthony Parker (UT); Clint Boling (UGA)
G: Jim Tartt (UF); Jacques McClendon (UT)
T: Ramon Foster (UT); Phil Trautwein (UF)
T: Garry Williams (UK); Chris Scott (UT)

DT: Geno Atkins (UGA); Demonte’ Bolden (UT)
DT: Jeff Owens (UGA); Corey Peters (UK)
DE: Jeremy Jarmon (UK); Carlos Dunlap (UF)
DE: Jermaine Cunningham (UF); Justin Houston (UGA)
MLB: Brandon Spikes (UF); Jasper Brinkley (USC)
OLB: Rico McCoy (UT); Rennie Curran (UGA)
OLB: Eric Norwood (USC); Braxton Kelley (UK)
CB: Trevard Lindley (UK); D.J. Moore (VU)
CB: Captain Munnerlyn (USC); Asher Allen (UGA)
S: Eric Berry (UT); Reshard Langford (VU)
S: Emanuel Cook (USC); Demetrice Morley (UT)

PK: Ryan Succop (USC)
P: Brian Mimbs (UGA)
KR: Brandon James (UF)
PR: Dennis Rogan (UT)

QB: John Parker Wilson (Bama); Kodi Burns (AU)
RB: Anthony Dixon (MSU); Ben Tate (AU)
RB: Keiland Williams (LSU); Brad Lester (AU)
WR: Demetrius Byrd (LSU); Mike Wallace (UM)
WR: Brandon LaFell (LSU); Rod Smith (AU)
WR: Mario Fannin (AU); Burton Scott(Bama)
TE: Richard Dickson (LSU); Tommy Trott (AU)
C: Jonathan Luigs (AR); Antoine Caldwell (Bama)
G: Herman Johnson (LSU); Mitch Petrus (AR)
G: John Jerry (UM); Chaz Ramsey (AU)
T: Andre Smith (Bama); Lee Ziemba (AU)
T: Michael Oher (UM); Ciron Black (LSU)

DT: Rickey Jean-Francois (LSU); Peria Jerry (UM)
DT: Sen’Derrick Marks (AU); Marlon Favorite (LSU)
DE: Tyson Jackson (LSU); Antonio Coleman (AU)
DE: Greg Hardy (UM); Kirston Pittman (LSU)
MLB: Darry Beckwith (LSU); Rolando McClain (Bama)
OLB: Ashlee Palmer (UM); Freddie Fairchild (AR)
OLB: Tray Blackmon (AU); Jamar Chaney (MSU)
CB: Jerraud Powers (AU); Kareem Jackson (Bama)
CB: Aairon Savage (AU); Jerell Norton (AR)
S: Derek Pegues (MSU); Chad Jones (LSU)
S: Rashad Johnson (Bama); Mike McNeil (AU)

PK: Leigh Tiffin (Bama)
P: Ryan Shoemaker (AU)
KR: Trindon Holliday (LSU)
PR: Javier Arenas (Bama)

RESULTS: I know the East is big in the glamour positions of QB and RB… but I think the West would actually win the game because of the strength in the trenches… especially on OL. Very close game and would be a ton of fun. Final Score: West 24 East 21

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

SEC Media Days are next week in Hoover. The D&B Show will be on radio row and you can stop by and see us but at least make sure you listen as we bring you as many SEC power brokers as possible. Here is the schedule:

Wednesday, July 23rd (1:10-5:10pm)Florida, Mississippi State, LSU, Vanderbilt,

Thursday, July 24th (8:40am-12:40pm)Alabama, Georgia, Ole Miss, Tennessee

Friday, July 25th (8:40am-12:40pm)Auburn, Kentucky, Arkansas, South Carolina


It's football season! - God Bless, Jim

Friday, July 11, 2008


TUSCALOOSA, AL (July 11, 2008) - Ken Stabler, popular color analyst onthe Crimson Tide Sports Network, has asked to take a leave of absencefrom that position for the 2008 football season. The former TideAll-America quarterback has been part of the radio broadcast crew forAlabama Football the past 10 years."We regret that Kenny will not be part of our broadcast team during theupcoming season, but accept and understand his decision," said JimCarabin, general manager of Crimson Tide Sports Marketing, themultimedia rights holder for the University of Alabama athletics programand producer of the Crimson Tide Sports Network. "We are entirelysupportive of Kenny and his family and feel that this is the right thingfor them at this time."Tom Roberts, longtime member of the Crimson Tide Sports Network crew,will take over Stabler's color analyst duties for the 2008 footballseason."It is with much regret that I will not be part of Crimson Tide footballbroadcasts this coming year," Stabler says, "but there are matters in mypersonal life that demand my full attention at this time. I will deeplymiss being part of the Crimson Tide Sports Network team and thewonderful interaction that I always enjoy with the many Tide fansthroughout the season."


Andy Katz is the ESPN Insider for College Basketball. He had a great post about Bama Coach Mark Gottfried's plan to change the NBA Draft process. I don't know if the NBA will ever go for it, but I'd love to see it. Read Andy's insightful entry and Mark's plan below.
AKRON, Ohio -- Coaches from a number of high-profile conferences are wondering how they can shorten the time period from when a player declares for the NBA draft (in late April) to when he must decide if he wants to return to school (mid-June).
The problem is the NBA controls the timetable. The NBA has done a good job of shortening the workout window in early June (after the pre-draft camp) to the deadline to withdraw, making it about 10 days. That eliminated players bolting early from school in May to go through workouts and will help the NCAA schools with their APR numbers as long as the underclassmen finish the semester in good academic standing.
This past spring, the NCAA allowed NBA teams to pay for workouts around the country, and that, you would think, curtailed the suspicion about players paying for excessive travel without help from an agent.
But Alabama coach Mark Gottfried has a radical idea to take back control of the process from the NBA.
Gottfried proposed to the NCAA basketball issues committee this spring that the NCAA change its side of the early-entrant process. Gottfried's idea is to submit every Division I underclassman's name to the NBA draft, making everyone eligible to be selected.
In Gottfried's plan, players would lose their eligibility if they worked out for an NBA team. Gottfried and other college coaches figure that since NBA teams have spent countless dollars scouting college players, why should they need to work them out again on site?
Then, Gottfried said, everyone "would watch the draft and see where they were selected. If you don't like going No. 50 in the second round, then you would have 10 days after the draft to return to school."
Gottfried said the NBA wouldn't like his idea, but this would prevent bad decisions since a player wouldn't leave if he were picked too low or not at all.
Of course, if this were to occur, the NBA would have to decide if it retained rights on a player selected. There is also the question if the school can have control over submitting a player's name to the NBA on his behalf.
"I had some interesting looks in the room," Gottfried said. "Some people said they hadn't thought about it."
The chances this would occur are slim, but Gottfried is not alone in trying to change the system from the NCAA's side. Coaches are trying to find a way to avoid the uncertainty of the draft process and of which players will be available for the upcoming season. For some teams, like North Carolina and Gonzaga, everything worked out fine when their early-entrants returned to school in mid-June. For others, like Cal, the late decision of one player (Ryan Anderson) changed the direction of the team for next season at a time when there was no way to replace not just the talent, but sometimes even the roster spot for next season.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Just a couple of quick notes on this Thursday:

PLEASE PRAY: I know a lot of you who listen to our show are strong Christians who believe in the power of prayer. When you go to your small groups this week or Sunday School this weekend, please put Paul Finebaum on your prayer list. Most of you have heard of his eye problems, if not, here is a link. It is my prayer that Paul and his wife have as much comfort as possible through this process and that the doctors are blessed by God and have success in their work. Lift Paul up for healing.

WHY DO I CARE: Biggest question I have gotten in the last 7 days is, "What do you think about putting Nick Saban as a coach on the Hot Seat?" My answer is simple... I don't think about it. Why should I care what a website says about the Alabama coach. It is an opinion like mine, or yours or anybody else. My 7 year old daughter has a website, but I don't put her thoughts on Hannah Montana on my CBS 42 sportscast or build my radio show around her thoughts on Kung Fu Panda. Coaches Hot Seat is a website started by a group of friends in the Bay Area of California. They love football and the site is really full of great information... BUT it doesn't matter if they think Coach Saban is safe or not, under pressure or not, they are just a few guys with a football opinion... not a news source.

JIM ON CBS 42: Thank you all for the kind words about my return to television. It's really a lot easier than my role as Sports Director at NBC 13 and Maggie and the kids are happy about that. Don't forget, you can e-mail me words to work into the sportscast every night at 10pm. Send them to and YES I KNOW I have put on a few pounds... when Rick and Bubba tell you that you've gained weight... it's pretty obvious.

QUICK HITS: I'm still going to be a Tony Stewart fan when he starts his new team; I think my Tampa Bay Rays are about to go into CHOKE MODE... but it's been a fun summer; I think Notre Dame will win 10 games this season; I think I could win 8 games at Tennessee and get a year added onto my contract; Shouldn't we all be upset that Jesse Jackson wants to go Jackie Sherrill on the guy who could be our next President?; Biggest recuiting debate of the summer... is Auburn's 19 commitments about quality or quantity?; I'm cheering for Dara Torres, but I'm glad my wife doesn't have that muscle structure; Happy Birthday to my wife Maggie... she turns one and a half Olympic Cycles less than Dara Torres this weekend.

-God Bless

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


  • Great news for Auburn's Ben Tate and Alabama's John Parker Wilson. Both are on the watch list for the Maxwell Award given each year to the best player in College Football. 75 players are on the list.
  • UConn star Stanley Robinson is in town taking classes at a local community college. Jim Calhoun says he will miss the fall semester with the Huskies. Blake was told a couple of state schools have inquired about Stanley transferring to their school... so far Stanley wants to go back to UConn.
  • Georgia Runningback was not in academic or off the field trouble. He went home for two weeks (New Jersey) to get away from the fandom of Georgia football fans.
  • Auburn grad Gabe Gross hit the big homerun as the Rays beat the Red Sox to open up their lead in the American League East by a game and a half.