John M. Connolly
Connolly was the son of trainmaster John Connolly and his second wife, Mary Elizabeth. Two of his seven siblings, Dudley and James, also had successful careers in radio. He married Anna Mae Sullivan and had four children.
By 1942 Connolly was an assistant manager of the station. He developed a "Farmer's Exchange" segment for the daybreak "Riding the Sunrise Trail" farm report program. The segment, which debuted on August 31, 1942 was sponsored by and operated by the Alabama Novelty House.