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RICK

Rick Burgess

Q. Where were you born and raised?
A. I was born in Birmingham, but I grew up in Oxford, AL.

Q. As a child, how would you describe yourself?
A. A miniature “P. T. Barnum and Bailey” kid who hated getting in trouble but didn’t hate it enough to stay out of trouble.

Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A. One of these three: A professional football player, lead singer of rock band, or a radio show host.

Q. What activities were you most involved with as a kid?
A. Playing the “Big 3 Sports” (basketball, football and baseball) and goofing off in the woods.

Q. What life lessons did you learn growing up that helped shape you into the person you are today?
A. You must respect authority and never ride a wagon down a hill…there are no brakes.

Q. What was your first job like?
A. I worked for the city. It was hot, nasty work with very little pay. It helped me figure out what I did not want to do.

Q. At what moment did you realize that you wanted to go into radio?
A. I was about eight or nine years old and listening to the radio in my dads truck and in my room at home.

Q. When The Rick and Bubba Show first began, did you ever imagine that it would become what it is today?
A. I knew it always could, but I was shocked that GOD broke down barriers that seemed impossible for the show to overcome.

Q. What are some of your favorite memories you have from the show?
A. Turkey Toss and Fat Fest are my favorite events. My favorite shows include so many, including the first time we went on air with no music and all talk. In general, I love the shows that enter into intense, spiritual conversations.

Q. Who has been your most memorable guest to appear on the show?
A. For me, it’s got to be Bill Cosby. He taught me to tell funny stories as a child and I couldn’t believe that I had the opportunity of talking to him and then later I introduced him on stage.

Q. What are some things in life you can’t live without?
A. I can’t live without the HOLY SPIRIT reminding me that GOD is real and in control.

Q. How do you want to be remembered?
A. I want to be remembered as a GODLY man who made an impact for the kingdom of GOD and adored his wife and children.

Q. If you could give anyone one piece of advice, what would it be?
A. Submit to the authority of GOD and make CHRIST your LORD and Saviour…follow HIM. He’s right.


Bubba

Bubba

Q. Where were you born and raised?

A. Born in Montgomery, AL, raised in Jacksonville, AL.

Q. As a child, how would you describe yourself?
A. Curious, loved Science and all Sports

Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A. Astronaut, Pro Football Player

Q. What activities were you most involved with as a kid?
A. Playing sports, riding my bike, playing with friends, hunting, fishing.

Q. What life lessons did you learn growing up that helped shape you into the person you are today?
A. That the things my mom and dad told me were really true!  Make GOD first, the rest will fall inline.

Q. What was your first job like?
A. I was a Weed Removal Technician at the local Golf Coarse

Q. At what moment did you realize that you wanted to go into radio?
A. I use to listen to our old tube radio with my dad, and thought wow those guys are cool, and everybody knows them.

Q. When The Rick and Bubba Show first began, did you ever imagine that it would become what it is today?
A. I’m very surprised and not really surprised both.  I just feel so humble and blessed when I meet the listeners and hear how they laugh along with us.  But the competitive side of me always thinks we can conquer anything in front of us…

Q. What are some of your favorite memories you have from the show?
A. Willie and Wanda, Being interviewed on National Shows, Book Tours, 20 Year Tour, Traveling Todd Dancing, wow there is a bunch!

Q. Who has been your most memorable guest to appear on the show?

A. So many I really enjoyed meeting,  Troy Aikman, Brett Farve, Tom Green, Kreskin, James Gregory and many more.

Q. What are some things in life you can’t live without?
A. My faith and walk with the Lord, my Family, my Friends, Girl Scout Cookies, Ketchup

Q. How do you want to be remembered?
A. A follower of Jesus Christ, A Good Husband, a Good Father, someone who was a good friend, some one who loved to make people laugh as much as laugh, and a slightly better than average tennis player and coach.

Q. If you could give anyone one piece of advice, what would it be?
A. Get your sprit in sync with GOD, work hard, be a good friend, and don’t sweat the little things.