History

The first home of The Brian Mason Show... Knob Hill in West Nashville.

The first home of The Brian Mason Show… Knob Hill in West Nashville.

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.

Age 17

My job at Hialeah Hospital TV was my first step into broadcasting.

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!

A freshman in college, I began my radio experience.

My first radio station!

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.

WLAC- Fall 1975

WLAC radio in 1975

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.

 

 

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Interviewing Tony Orlando at the Nashville airport in May 1975.

Interviewing Tony Orlando at the Nashville airport in May 1975.

Wolfman Jack visiting WLAC in 1975.

Wolfman Jack visiting WLAC in 1975.

 

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 Since beginning the Sunday morning radio show in 1980, I’ve been involved in several TV shows as well.

TV show "Crosstracks" recorded at Koinonia Bookstore on Music Row. Here with Whiteheart in 1986.

TV show “Crosstracks” recorded at Koinonia Bookstore on Music Row. Here with Whiteheart in 1986.

The Brian Mason TV Show was live right after the radio show.

The Brian Mason TV Show was live right after the radio show.


TBMS-Ch39 1993

In the mid 1990’s I hosted a show for channel 39 on Sunday afternoons. One thing I particularly enjoyed was having my teenage son, Andy run the camera.

Crabtree-Breakout 1986

In the mid 80’s I co-hosted “Breakout” with Daniel Butler. Here I am interviewing my friend and music video producer, David Crabtree.


POG-Doves 1996

I co-hosted a Pre- and Post- Dove Awards in 1996. Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry House with “Group of the Year”: Point of Grace.

Gary-Doves 1996

Same show backstage with the “Male Vocalist of the Year”: Gary Chapman.

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