Bill Lawson

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William "Dollar Bill" Lawson (born April 24, 1953) is a former radio personality, best known as co-host of the long-running "Patti and Dollar Bill" program with Patti Wheeler.

Lawson, the son of a dentist, attended college with the idea of going to dental school, but during his senior year resolved that a career in radio was a better fit for his skills.

He began working at a station in Tuscaloosa, and made stops in Selma, Muscle Shoals, and Florence, where he worked with music producer and radio executive Sam Phillips at WXOR-AM and WQLT-FM. He met his wife, Mary in the late 1990s and lives with her in Montevallo.

Lawson served as a remote correspondent for the "Patti and the Doc" program with Wheeler and Doc Atkinson on WZZK-FM. When Atkinson left the program due to illness in the 1980s, Lawson took his place on the program. He and Wheeler moved to WDXB-FM in 2002.

After Wheeler retired in 2008, Lawson continued working, settling in with Madison Reeves as "Dollar Bill and Madison".

Lawson has donated countless hours to host telethons and events for children's medical charities, including the Children's Miracle Network, Easterseals, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and St Jude Children's Research. He was presented with the Country Radio Broadcasters' Tom Rivers Humanitarian Award in 2019.

Lawson was inducted into the Alabama Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 2019, and into the Country Radio Hall of Fame in 2023.


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