Thanks for waking up with Bear O'Brian and
I was born Wade Collier on May 18, 1960 in Meriwether County Georgia. I began my radio career at my hometown station, WFDR in 1978. I had grown up listening and watching all my radio and TV heroes in Columbus. I dreamed of one day working in the same market, side-by-side with some of those wonderful people. My dreams came true in 1982 when I entered the Columbus radio market at WCGQ – 107Q. With the exception of the two years I spent on the road performing standup comedy in '90 and '91, I have spent the majority of my 37 years in broadcasting in Columbus.
I absolutely love, and thoroughly enjoy working with a lot of those same heroes today at PMB Broadcasting. When the time comes, and I pray that it's many years from now, I would like to know that I can walk away and retire from the same company that has been so good to me through the years. I can honestly say that after working in broadcasting in five different States and several different stations that Columbus Georgia broadcasters and broadcasting,most importantly PMB, is by far the greatest radio market I've ever known. Not to mention that Columbus has been my home for the majority of 37 years. I love the Chattahoochee Valley. Thank y'all for keeping me company each and every morning and in your prayers every day.
I am married to Mandi (Who, by the way, is quite beautiful and a very talented teacher of elementary school children whom she loves very much.) We have three wonderful children, Jennifer, Tristan and Sydney. We also have four grandchildren. Chandler, Justice, Brennan, and Brodie.
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