Dale Mitchell


I have been in radio for 46 years which means I still haven’t had a real job. I grew up in the shadow of the Grand Ole Opry and Nashville, just a short distance away in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and one of my favorite memories was getting to tromp all over the old Ryman Auditorium just a few years after the Opry moved to the new Opry House. It was just like it was the last night the Opry had played there. After starting on my hometown radio station, I worked in Nashville, Indianapolis, and spent a decade in Atlanta before coming to Chattanooga 30 years ago. I enjoy being a husband to my lovely wife Maria and and a dad to my sweet girls Bethany, Emily, and Sarah, playing golf, following the St. Louis Cardinals, University of Kentucky football and basketball, and the St. Louis Blues. Hank may not have done it this way but it works for me.