Telling the Story of America to Americans

Our American Stories tells stories that aren’t being told. Positive stories about generosity and courage, resilience and redemption, faith and love. Stories about the past and present. And stories about ordinary Americans who do extraordinary things each and every day. Stories from our listeners about their lives. And their history. In that pursuit, we hope we’ll be a place where listeners can refresh their spirit, and be inspired by our stories.

Lee Habeeb

Meet The Storytelling Team


Madisyn was born and raised in Mississippi and is an alumna of Ole Miss. Although she is in her early 20s, you might mistake her for a 70-year-old woman. She enjoys doing puzzles and going to bed at 9 o’clock and can always provide a small candy from her purse. She’ll tell you she owns things that aren't pink, but we’re not convinced that’s true. On the rare occasion, you’ll find her hanging out with humans rather than animals.


Greg grew up in WI and MN. He played hockey his whole life (his Dad built a hockey rink in his backyard) and was a very serious cyclist competing against the likes of Lance Armstrong. He got kicked out of his first two colleges because he chose to spend his time in the weight room rather than the classroom. After attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC, and becoming a member of the National Shakespeare Co. in NY, he moved to Los Angeles with 8 of his acting friends from MN who were picked up by the same manager and talent agent (Endeavor). Two of the eight became movie stars: Josh Hartnett and Amy Adams. Greg decided to go back to college and got his BA and MA in History with his focus in Communism. Meanwhile, he trained under UFC Heavyweight Champion Bas Rutten for three years and then became an avid CrossFit lover. Greg loves his wife and seven girls, but most of all, Jesus.


Lee was born in Soprano's country - northern NJ. His first love was and still is hoops - especially pick up three on three games and HORSE. After college, he spent some time in and out of a lot of things, including acting. He spent more time in law school at the University of Virginia - but never practiced. After a decade plus living in Oxford, he is finally considered a local, though he sometimes still feels like Joe Pesci in "My Cousin Vinny." Eating (and talking about eating), live music (and talking about music), spending time with his bride Valerie (a native Mississippian), daughter Reagan, (who loves riding her horse Levato and playing practical jokes on her dad), and 4 animals (two pugs and two cats), keep him out of trouble. And entertained.


Learning to lead as a Civil Air Patrol cadet, guiding international dancers and musicians at festivals, and a journey of strength training and coaching led Hugh to Our American Stories. His calling now is to support and delight our listeners and his teammates, and to increase access to safe barbell gyms and strength coaching one neighborhood at a time, for ages 10 to 100, in a story of mentorship and health for more connected and truly stronger communities.


Bridget is a Mississippi born and raised wife and mother of three. She received both undergraduate and graduate degrees in business at Ole Miss. She is a type A, loves to organize everything personality, but has sadly given up the dream of having everything in its place at home. She has been soundly defeated by three very active, crazy kids, two dogs, a very sketchy cat, and the occasional orphaned baby squirrel (this happens more than you would think). She could probably be talked into having more pets if she could figure out how to train the pets she already has.


Matt Montgomery (AKA Montie) grew up along the shores of Lake Michigan in Bridgman, MI. He graduated from Hillsdale College in 2019 with a degree in Politics and a love for craft beer and Indie Rock, having listened to over 2700 records—his favorites are Magnolia Electric Company's S/T, Pavement's "Brighten The Corners", Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot by Sparklehorse, and Built to Spill's "Keep It Like a Secret". Montie lives in beautiful Oxford, Mississippi with his girlfriend Allison and their Mini American Shepherd, Phoebe. He's also a huge Detroit Lions and Ole Miss fan.


It never occurred to 14-year Jim that a fascination of making sound effects with your mouth in a cheap tape-cassette recorder back in 1974 while growing up in South Central Los Angeles would lead to a radio career that would become as long as it is wide. There has never been a time since 1982 that Jim has not been on radio or connected in some way. KIKR AM, Conroe was the beginning of over forty years of broadcast experience. Jim has been fortunate enough to work with some of the greatest voices to ever grace broadcasting, including some of the biggest names in radio today. Our American Stories is a dream, only he isn't the one creating the stories this time– or the sound effects. But he probably would if you asked him to. Instead he is helping to build a new empire where America's greatest story is now being told nightly from coast to coast.