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COVID-19

Well, despite the full vaccination status that I carry, I could not escape Omicron and I am now working from home again. My wife developed a case that landed her in the hospital and although I was symptom free for a few days, it finally caught up with me. I am on day 5 of a 10 day quarantine and hoping to get past this soon. Thank you for the calls and messages of concern.

Stay safe.

Rick Hendrick

National Championship Day!

Tonight, the Alabama Crimson Tide will take on the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship game and it is basically a rematch of the SEC Championship that Alabama won 41-24. As in all sports, it is normally difficult to beat the same team twice in a single season so that presents a problem for the Crimson Tide. However, I feel confident that Coach Nick Saban will have the necessary game plan to execute tonight. Either way, it should be a good game and I will be cheering on the Crimson Tide tonight.

Have a great week and Roll Tide!

Rick Hendrick

Happy New Year!

And here we go! Back at work for the new year and I am so ready. Now, I will not do a resolution or anything like that but I will strive to be the best person, husband, dad, granddad that I can be each and every day of the year.

Alabama football took care of the Cincinnati Bearcats in the CFP Semifinal Cotton Bowl this past Friday so now it’s on to the National Championship game against Georgia on Monday January 10th. Yes, this is a rematch of the SEC Championship game and all Alabama fans are hoping for a similar result. I think this time around it will definitely be a closer and tougher game but I still see Alabama winning (or at least I hope so).

Have a great week!

Rick Hendrick

Countdown to 2022!

First of all, I hope everyone had a great Christmas holiday and enjoyed time with family and friends. I certainly did with my wife, my kids and grandkids and my wife’s family. Secondly, we are in the countdown to wrapping up 2021 and welcoming in 2022. Whatever your plans may be for this weekend to usher in the new year PLEASE make sure that you do it safely and responsibly!

Friday is New Year’s Eve and the College Football Playoff with Alabama taking on Cincinnati. We will have radio coverage beginning at 11:30a and kickoff around 2:30p.

See ya next year! Roll Tide!

Rick Hendrick

It’s Christmas Week!

For most of you this should be a short week. It is for me and the rest of the staff here at Cumulus. We will be off on Friday for Christmas Eve and luckily, Christmas falls on a Saturday. I’m sure there are a lot of you out there that still have some shopping to do and that’s ok. I must confess that I have a few left myself. Anyway, I hope it’s a good week and if I don’t actually see you this week, Merry Christmas!

Rick Hendrick

Countdown to Christmas!

Believe it or not, we are less than 2 weeks away from Christmas! Hopefully, most of you have finished your shopping or at least are close. Me? I still have a few things left to get but I should be done soon! Our plans this year will be in town with family. It will be similar to what we did for Thanksgiving by visiting my family AND my wife’s family over the course of the holiday.

Hope you have a great week!

Rick Hendrick

Toy Hill 2021

This past weekend was our 25th annual Toy Hill and it was another successful weekend of collecting toys with the US Marines Toys for Tots program. A big thank you goes out to all of you that stopped by and donated and also to our sponsors…Brewbaker Motors, Clark’s RV, Little Donkey, Chappy’s and The Murphy Family Restaurants.

Also, the Alabama Crimson Tide are in the College Football Playoff and will take on Cincinnati on New Years Eve and hopefully can move on the to Championship game for another National Championship.

Have a great week!

Rick Hendrick

Iron Bowl week/Thanksgiving!!

Here it is, Iron Bowl week. As an Alabama fan, I am excited about the game but also a little nervous going into the game. It always seems that when the game is played at Jordan Hare and no matter the records, Auburn always gives Alabama a hard time and actually the last 2 visits have been losses for the Crimson Tide. Hopefully, that doesn’t play out this weekend! My wife and I will be hanging out with friends at an Iron Bowl party so it should be a lot of fun.

Thanksgiving is this Thursday and I have a lot to be thankful for. First up, my wife Missy. We’ve been friends for almost 30 years but only married for 1 year and I couldn’t be happier than I am right now. Secondly, my kids and grandkids. I’ve been able to see my kids grow up into adults and each of them is successful in their own way. Having grandkids is such a blessing. It’s a love that is hard to explain until you experience it for yourself. I am also thankful for my job and career. I love what I do and look forward to more years in the broadcasting business!

Have a great week!

Rick Hendrick

No Shave November??

Yes, I decided to do it and just like last year, I am regretting the decision LOL. Seriously, I am proud to do this every year in memory of my dad who passed away from cancer in 2007. At the end of the month, I will shave, first of all, then I will make a donation to the American Cancer Society basically equaling what I WOULD have spent on grooming supplies in the month of November.

Looking forward to the Thanksgiving holiday this year. It looks like my wife and I will have 2 dinners to attend. One with her family on Thanksgiving day and then a second one with my kids on Saturday which will also incorporate the Iron Bowl!

Have a great week and Roll Tide!

Rick Hendrick

What a Weekend!

For the first time in a while, I had no DJ obligations over the weekend so my wife and I were able to enjoy some time together and we got to take part in a dear friends birthday party on Saturday and the baby shower for 1 of our upcoming grandkids on Sunday. It was also the 1st time this year that I actually watched an Alabama football game on a television and not a mini iPad while working!

Hope everyone has a great week!

Rick Hendrick