About Rightside Radio
For over thirty years the Alabama Policy Institute has built a reputation as the go-to organization in the State of Alabama for matters of conservative public policy. With numerous awards and achievements to its name API determined in the year 2021 to explore new mediums for messaging to the people of our great state. One of the outcomes of that effort is Rightside Radio!
Rightside Radio, hosted by API’s Chief Policy Officer and former State Senator Phil Williams, provides relevant, timely and engaging insights on the news of the day. In appealing terms Rightside addresses the concepts of free markets, limited government, and strong families. As an everyday event Rightside reminds its listeners of the values of personal liberty, a free society, and the benefits of living in the greatest state in the greatest nation. With frequent callers and special guests Rightside brings home to its listeners the very essence of what it means to be an American. Rightside Radio is a daily dose of freedom!
Rightside Radio - Solid, Conservative, and Just Plain Right!
About Phil Williams
Phil is the President and on-air talent for the syndicated radio show known to the world as Rightside Radio. With a mission to enlighten, empower, educate and entertain its audience on conservative principles every day Rightside has taken the conservative news/talk audience by storm in Alabama. Phil was formerly the Chief Policy Officer & General Counsel for the Alabama Policy Institute (API) and from which Rightside sprang as a voice for the principles of law and public policy that affect all Alabamians, such as conservative principles of limited government, free markets, and strong families. Rightside Radio airs daily from 2-5pm across multiple markets and has become known for its ability to engage the audience on things that matter. So much so that the audience members have taken on the mantle of “Rightside Ruffians”!
Phil Williams is also the managing member of Williams, Driskill, Huffstutler & King, LLC, a law firm based in Gadsden, AL. His legal experience covers all levels including appellate, and he is admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts in Alabama. His primary focus in the practice of law is largely in the areas of civil litigation, corporate/municipal/governmental general counsel, as well as a thriving real estate practice. He has been ranked as
“AV-Preeminent” as a peer-evaluated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell
Prior to practicing law Phil was in full time ministry for seven years with the international youth outreach organization YoungLife. With YoungLife Phil served as an Area Director which involved direct ministry and counseling with teens, recruiting and training volunteers, public speaking, public relations, fund raising and close work with the members of the YoungLife Committee.
In addition to his day-to-day employment Phil served two terms as the State Senator for the Tenth District of Alabama. During his tenure in the Senate Phil served as the Chairman for the Alabama Senate Committee on Fiscal Responsibility & Economic Development, and the Vice Chair for the Committee on Judiciary. Aside from his civilian experience Phil also comes from a family with a long military tradition. He is an Airborne Ranger and retired in July 2017 after 30 years of service with the rank of Colonel (USAR). Phil served two combat tours in the Global War on Terror, one each in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as one tour in the Pentagon on the Army Staff’s Special Operations Division. He served at all levels in both conventional and special operations forces. His last troop leading position was as the Battalion Commander for the 1-167 th Infantry. His final duty assignment was as a reserve instructor for the Joint Special Operations University, US Special Operations Command. Phil’s education includes a BS from the University of South Alabama and a Juris Doctorate from the Birmingham School of Law. He is also a graduate of the US Army’s Combined Arms and Services Staff School and the US Army Command and General Staff College. He is also a certified higher education instructor as a result of coursework through the Joint Special Operations University.
Among his associations and awards are the following: Phil is a Distinguished Fellow with the Alabama Policy Institute; a member in good standing of the Alabama Bar Association; He has been ranked as “AV-Preeminent” as a peer-evaluated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell; a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW); the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA); The National Infantry Association; The Order of St. Maurice; Club For Growth Foundation Fellow; Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International; and the Etowah County Patriots Hall of Honor. In addition he was licensed and ordained to ministry by the Southern Baptist Association.
His military awards include the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Star Medals, the Meritorious Service Medal, three
Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, the Humanitarian Service Medal, both the Afghan
and Iraq Campaign Medals with 3 campaign stars, The Ranger Tab, Senior Parachutist Wings, the Pathfinder Badge,
German Parachutist Wings and the Combat Action Badge.
Phil has been married for 35 years to his wife Charlene – they have two adult children and two grandchildren.
Boomer grew up in the "Heart of Dixie" but traveled all over the world through numerous missions endeavours. Always having a love for sports he decided to lay that aside and run after a Music Business Degree from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. He then went on to coordinate and manage dozens of Music Videos, Television Shows, and Award Shows all over the country. Finding his passion and niche in the music and entertainment industry, he coordinated Stadium Tours and was a tour manager for top Country Artists for several years. Shortly after the birth of their second child this past year, Boomer and his beautiful bride felt a calling to move back to Alabama to raise their two young kids. Now very blessed and honored to be a part of the Rightside Team, Boomer is looking forward to what all God has in store!