Bill Jarnigan, a Writer in the Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Area, Has Written for a Variety of Outlets:
Newspaper or magazine articles about a variety of subjects, including professional music, business and industry, tourism, history, etc.
He has written articles for Billboard, Alabama, Business Alabama, Alabama Arts, Mississippi, Country Music, Inside Country Music, Jubilation, Shoals Woman, UNA Magazine and Overdrive magazines. He has also written for The Birmingham News, TimesDaily, Mobile Press-Register, Shoals Tribune and Red Bay News newspapers.
Weekly and monthly commercial music columns
He has written music columns for the Truckers USA magazine and The Birmingham News, TimesDaily, SUNDAY, Fun ‘n’ Stuff, Giles Free Press and Democrat-Union newspapers.
As the executive director of the Muscle Shoals Music Association trade organization and director of university relations at the University of North Alabama, Jarnigan wrote news releases on a daily basis.
He has written annual reports for the university and a regional planning organization.
Radio, television, film and awards show scripts
Bill Jarnigan has written scripts for radio, television and film for various radio and television stations and the university. He edited a recruitment film for the university. He wrote numerous scripts for the Alabama Music Hall of Fame induction banquets and awards shows. He is currently working on a screenplay adaptation of a song written by a former Army friend Stewart Harris, a Birmingham native who has composed nine number one songs.
He moderates a private Facebook page entitled “The Muscle Shoals Sound.”
He did speech writing and delivered speeches as needed.
He has written and delivered eulogies.
He emceed the Alabama Folklife music stage for the first ten years of City Stages in Birmingham and for three years of Jubilee CityFest in Montgomery. He wrote the scripts for and emceed the first seven years of the George Lindsey Film Festival which he co-founded at the University of North Alabama.
He has written commercials/jingles, including one that helped win a political campaign.
As a freelance photographer, Jarnigan has had photographs published by People, Country Music, Jubilation and other magazines; in a George Jones biography; in an Arthur Alexander biography; in a BellSouth phone book; and in numerous other publications.
Jarnigan’s music research has been cited in books by various authors including Jack Isenhour, Ken Beck and Jim Clark, Bob Allen, Bob Gibson and Richard Younger.