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Birmingham radio’s Matt Murphy to depart Talk 99.5 for Nashville later this month

Friday during his Birmingham Talk 99.5 morning show, long-time Alabama radio host Matt Murphy announced he was departing the Magic City’s airwaves and accepting a job with WWTN in Nashville, Tenn.

Murphy, who has been a fixture in Alabama radio, both Montgomery and Birmingham, since 1999, will be filling a void left behind by the late Phil Valentine, who died because of complications from COVID-19 earlier this year.

“And so, I will continue to head up I-65 as I did 19 years ago from Montgomery to Birmingham and head to Nashville starting after next week,” Murphy said to his listening audience on Friday. “Never you fear, for you are in wonderful, wonderful hands at Talk 99.5.”

“Not only will Valerie remain here in this day part — she will be joined by another,” he continued. “There will be new voices and new individuals coming to the microphone starting a week from Monday.”

Murphy will host from noon-3 p.m. on the Nashville station.

@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, the editor of Breitbart TV, a columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly, and host of Mobile’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on FM Talk 106.5.