The Brian Mason Show began playing Contemporary Christian music on May 4, 1980. During these 31 years, we enjoyed over 1600 shows and thousands of guests. It was a Sunday morning staple in Nashville radio.
The program started as a half hour show on WSM-FM, which at the time played mainstream, adult contemporary music.
After a few months, due to listener response, the show extended to 1 hour: 8-9 am.
In February 1983, WSM-FM‘s format was changed and The Brian Mason Show found itself at a new home… WLAC-FM. This relationship continued for the next 15 years until a format change moved the show once again in February of 1998. The new home for The Brian Mason Show became Mix 92.9 in Nashville.
Before the Sunday morning Christian music show, I worked in radio and TV. In fact, my first job was at a hospital in my home town of Hialeah, Florida. Hialeah Hospital provided a closed-circuit TV station to its patients. I was 16 and a broadcaster!
Next came college! I went to Freed-Hardeman in west Tennessee. My first radio station was WFHC-FM (at left).
My second year of college was in Montgomery Alabama. I worked in radio and TV there.
When I came to Nashville in 1973, my first radio job was at WLAC. It’s a 50,000 watt monster which gets into about 38 states at night. I found many old high school friends listening from Miami while on the air there at night. I also had the chance to meet and work with some pretty neat people while at WLAC.
Since beginning the Sunday morning radio show in 1980, I’ve been involved in several TV shows as well.