Jon Lunceford is an award winning sports and digital media professional currently in Birmingham, AL. Jon is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Communication, and he served as online editor for the Crimson White. Jon is also a graduate of Homewood High School where he played football for the Patriots, helping them to two Super 6 state titles, and was a member of the award winning Network show choir.
Before graduating from Alabama, Jon played football at Birmingham-Southern College under head coach Joey Jones. However, his football career was cut short due to injury. He then went on to study sports journalism for a time at Rutgers University in New Jersey before returning home to finish his education at Alabama.
Jon also spent a few years playing video games professionally, representing on Team USA in the World Cyber Games Grand Final in 2008 (Cologne, Germany) and 2009 (Chengdu, China). He also finished as a national runner-up in 2010. After moving on from professional gaming, he represented Samsung for a year to stay involved with the growing esports industry.
Jon is currently the digital content and sales manager for Cumulus Media based in Birmingham, AL. He also created and manages JoxPreps, a portal for high school sports coverage in the state of Alabama. Jon hosts Jox PrimeTime weekdays from 6-8 pm on WJOX 94.5 as well.
He also has started and runs two companies of his own – Flux Media, a digital advertising agency, and the Under the Lights Foundation which is a non-profit dedicated to the funding and creation of sports and fine arts programs in area schools.
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If there is one moral and value that I live by in my life it is this:
While I may not agree with what you say, I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.