Breakfast with Barry Lee…

Dishing out ample servings of positivity, humor, and community spirit.

I was born in Washington, D.C., and spent half of my childhood in Fairfax, the other half in Hialeah, Florida.  I got a degree in teaching from Florida Atlantic University but ended up in radio when I moved back to Virginia in 1977.  I have enjoyed doing morning radio on WFFV and WINC for 44 years, and have loved the connections with my “extended family” of listeners and co-workers.  What a blessing it is to start the day with a laugh, and to live in a very caring community.  My joy is working and chilling with the family around our cabin and garden in the woods, and watching sports and British mysteries on TV.  I am grateful for the life we have here, and I love sharing the tranquility.


Why “Breakfast” with Barry Lee?

My early radio show (5-9 am) was called Breakfast with Barry, so for my podcast and this website, I’m going back to my radio roots.


I’ve always been a morning person, which is why I was able to get up at 2:30 am for 44 years and do a morning radio show! 


Getting up in the wee hours makes you feel like you have the whole world to yourself! 


There’s something magical and miraculous about mornings – a new day – a new beginning – a fresh start – and of course, breakfast.


I love breakfast…(not just because my mom said it was the most important meal of the day) but also because of the homey sounds and smells of coffee brewing, eggs cooking, bacon frying, home fries crisping, and bread toasting. 


I treasure Sunday breakfasts at home with the family.


I also get pumped up meeting friends at the local diner for breakfast. It’s the anticipation of good food and good conversation, but most of all, the laughter.


Breakfast with Barry Lee Podcast