Baull tuned to music, Relay and Dagsboro community

DAGSBORO — Brian Baull’s voice can be heard as the afternoon show host on country station K107.7.

He is a visible fixture at Indian River High School marching band performances and functions, events supporting Relay for Life of Coastal/Eastern DE, and community events/town council matters for the Town of Dagsboro where he currently serves as vice mayor.

27 Q & A Brian Baull

BRIAN BAULL

When not on the air at work, at home with wife Amy and daughter Ella, 15 – son B.J., 20, is currently attending Delaware State University – Mr. Baull enjoys adding to his hobby that is literally a signature event.

“One of my passions is I am an autograph collector. I collect sports autographs and celebrities. I have probably got about 2,000, if not more than that,” said Mr. Baull, 48. “It’s a fun hobby. It’s neat for me to do. You can either do it sending out autograph requests in the mail or obviously go to events and meet somebody in person. It depends on what it is.”

“I am not one of those people who go crazy trying to sell them or something like that,” he said. “I am a collector.”

It’s Post time: Meet Brian Baull.

Talk about your upbringing:

“I’m a native of Sussex County, born at Beebe Hospital in Lewes. I’ve been in Dagsboro now for almost 11 years. We have lived in Clarksville … Roxana.”

How long have you been in radio?

“I’ve been doing that for about 28 years; about as long as I have been married. I got married and got into the radio business at the same time. I work with Adams Radio Group. We just recently started – in fact the first of this year – our country station, called K107.7. I do the afternoon show there from 2 to 7 p.m.”

Presently, you are the Indian River High School Marching Band Boosters president. Where does music play in your life?

“I was a band kid in high school. Both of my kids were in band. My son is now at Del. State University studying to be a music education major. We have always had a love of music – and giving all of the kids support. It (IRHS Band Boosters) is a great organization. It is a great band. It has got a long tradition of great musicians and a lot of stuff that they do in the community. So I am very honored to be the president of it for the last couple of years.”

Your mom passed away from cancer, so your passion for Relay for Life has family ties?

“I do a Relay for Life team, for my mom: Team Muu-Muu, because my mom loved wearing Muu-Muu shoes. It’s my second year doing that.”

Your autograph hobby, do you have any particular treasured favorites?

“I have Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty. Richard Petty has a beautiful signature. It is really cool looking.”

“And I have got Charlton Heston’s autograph. I got that years ago when he did an appearance for a candidate around here when he was with the NRA. I have a VHS tape cover signed by him.”

How about your decision to be in town government?

“I had some people ask me if I was interested in doing it and I talked to my wife about it. And she said if you want to do it and you can fit in your schedule … she wouldn’t have a problem with it. I am just starting my second two-year term.”

What do you hope the future holds for the town of Dagsboro?

“I think the biggest thing I am proud of is that we brought back the Dagsboro Christmas Parade. That was one of the first things that I wanted to do. And with the exception of the parade, we are still lacking what I call the signature events; the things that you do every year that you become known for. Like every year the town of Berlin does a couple of events that everybody knows … Georgetown, everybody knows Caroling on The Circle. Those are the kinds of things that make your town different than other towns. Those are the things that bring people in, who may just think that Dagsboro is just a town to drive through on the way to the beach. We’ve got to give them things to make them stop and look at what we have to offer. The parade does that. This year, 2016, will be our third year doing that.”

Any new things in the works for Dagsboro?

“And I am kicking around some ideas to possibly add some kind of a spring event. I am not quite sure what it could possibly be or if it may even go off in 2016. We wanted to get the parade established for a couple of years, and I think the last two years it has run really smoothly. So maybe it’s time to look into doing some kind of maybe a one-day spring event or maybe a couple little small shows down at the park – something else to give people a reason to come out, get together, meet your neighbors and maybe get some folks who just drive through town to stop, park their car and have a little fun with us and see what the town has to offer.”

Sounds like you keep pretty busy?

“Luckily the town stuff … it’s not as intense as I thought it was going to be. So it’s not like every single solitary day you are doing town stuff. And not every day am I doing band stuff. I am able to juggle it now, but don’t ask me how sometimes.”

News Editor Glenn Rolfe can be reached at grolfe@newszap.com

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