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Linden native joins APT

Linden native Donnie Peppenhorst, professionally known for two decades as Don Dailey to WZZK radio listeners, is the new host of Alabama Public Television’s “Capitol Journal.”

Capitol Journal provides daily coverage of the Alabama Legislature with a studio inside the Alabama State House. Dailey, with his co-host Olivia Stacey, host the half-hour nightly report, examining key issues and interviewing newsmakers.

Stacey most recently served as anchor for Florida public television station WUFT. Dailey received the Alabama Broadcasters Association’s award for “Best Radio News Reporter” in the state for four of the last five years.

Dailey debuted as the host of the show Friday night.

The show airs Fridays on APT, and will add half-hour nightly broadcasts Monday – Thursday nights at 10:30 p.m. beginning February 6 to cover the 2012 Alabama Legislative Session.

Dailey has served the City of Linden as emcee for the Christmas Parade of Lights since its inception, and he has also emceed several other Linden events.