Albert L. Butler
Until now the image of a talk radio host is that of a white middle-aged man, but change is coming thanks to an emerging hot new talent. Albert Butler– a popular talk radio personality whose show, originating in Philadelphia and with a national following– believes he is here to “change the FACE of talk radio.” Born to the son of a black civil rights activist from New York City and white Quaker from rural North Carolina, Albert’s diverse and extraordinarily-varied life experiences shape his character and it is apparent in the content of his program… Although one the of youngest daily talk show hosts in the country, Albert’s ease with and respect for callers is obvious even as he effortlessly moves from subjects of world affairs and national politics to pop culture and sports.
His most popular segment, however, is “Relationship Wednesday”. Here he and his guests break down complex issues of the heart. Known for his unique perspectives, sharp humor, and strong opinions, Albert has appeared on Comcast’s CN8 and local affiliates for Fox and NBC. In fact, his star is rising so rapidly that Philadelphia Weekly named him the “Next Force in Talk Radio” and the Philadelphia Tribune proclaimed Albert Butler “1 of 10 People to Watch in 2006.” Wise beyond his years, Albert’s perspicacity, wit and charm have won him thousands of fans around the country.
Although often singled out for his engaging intellect and personality, Al B! has been celebrated for his sex appeal. The Philadelphia Daily News featured him as a “Sexy Single” and Urban Insite dubbed him simply – “the Sexiest Man Alive.”
Notable interviews include, political figures – (then) Sen. Barack Obama, Gov. Ed Rendell, Mayor John Street, Mayor Mike Nutter, Bill Cosby, Danny Glover, Lynn Whitfield, Derek Luke, Eva Pigford, Megan Goode, Jill Scott, Jaguar Wright; just to name a few.
Born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina but raised in Philadelphia, Albert was educated in private Quaker schools and graduated from the prestigious historically black college, Hampton University with a degree in broadcast journalism.
Always eager to give back and particularly to support kids anywhere, Butler has spoken at numerous schools and to community groups. He also coaches high school boys and girls track & field (sprinters/hurdlers) at his alma mater, William Penn Charter School where he once excelled at those same events.
As of recent Albert’s thought provoking opinion was shared on the NPR website in reference to the “Racial Hoax involving the two falsely accused African-American men in Pennsylvania”. His interview was poignant and captured the true essence of how the hints of racial injustice still linger within today’s society.
Essence Magazine selected Albert Butler from numerous candidates in Philadelphia for the June issue of the “What men Think” segment. Many of his devout listeners significantly increased due to his charismatic and sincere response. His most recent conquest has been to be chosen as one of Ebony Magazine’s Super Sexy Singles of 2009, which can be seen in the July issue. Albert Butler’s stardom is rising, and he is definitely someone to watch vehemently in the days to come.