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People You Should Know

People You Should Know :  Annabeth Barnes

People You Should Know : Annabeth Barnes

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On this episode of People You Should Know host Hal Row talks to Annabeth Barnes, a native of Taylorsville, NC, who has made her mark on the racing world…did we mention she’s only a junior in high school?!?! Annabeth discusses life on the track as well as what is was like to be in a documentary film and have cameras in her house for a reality TV show. Read More »

People You Should Know April:  Michael Willard

People You Should Know April: Michael Willard

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This episode of People You Should Know introduces Michael Willard, publisher of the Observer News Enterprise in Newton, NC and host of the O-N-E shot podcast on The MESH. Join your host Hal Row and Michael as they discuss the challenges of bringing a newspaper into the digital age. Michael also relates how his interest in journalism began as a child growing up in Alabama and continues today as he experiences what it feels like to fight a fire and even voluntarily get tazed by area lawmen. Running Time: 43 Minutes Read More »

People You Should Know April:  Mark Seaman

People You Should Know April: Mark Seaman

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This episode of People You Should Know introduces Mark Seaman, General Manager of the Hickory Crawdads… the minor league baseball team located in Hickory, NC. Join your host Hal Row and Mark as they discuss obstacles and successes that managing a minor league team entails. Mark recalls his past experiences in sports management and the trials and successes that he’s faced during his journey to NC. America’s beloved pastime thrives in the city of Hickory, and Seaman explains how organization is key to bringing the sport of baseball to the masses in a way that satisfies the sports fanatics and the sports-clueless alike. A visitor to L.P Franz Stadium, home of the Crawdads, once told Mark that she thoroughly enjoyed her visit but doesn’t like baseball. We hear his thoughts on why a visit to a game is more than just a sporting event – it’s an experience you don’t want to miss. Running Time: 40 Minutes Read More »

People You Should Know March: Shane Cooper

People You Should Know March: Shane Cooper

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This installment of People You Should Know brings together your host Hal Row and guest Shane Cooper, founder and CEO of DeFeet International. DeFeet is an industry-leading athletic sock manufacturing company located in Hildebran, NC. Join Hal and Shane as they discuss the trials and tribulations that DeFeet has faced. From building the company from the ground up not once, but twice, join us on this episode of People You Should Know to find out how this father, biker, advocate and rocker became the award winning, successful businessman we think you should know. Read More »

People You Should Know: Betsy Cline

People You Should Know: Betsy Cline

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Betsy Cline, a Hickory native, is an Assignment Desk Editor at NBC News in Washington, DC. In this role, she is working with some of the faces that bring you the day's most important stories. Hal Row spends some time getting to know Betsy and listening to her improbable story. Running time: 39 minutes (NOTE: We forgot to add a contest code to this episode! Use the code "cline1234" to enter the contest - sorry about that!) Read More »

People You Should Know: Hal Row

People You Should Know: Hal Row

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It's time to turn the tables, as MESH co-founder Alan Jackson gets to interview regular show host Hal Row! Hal, having never been on the other end of an interview, gets to talk about his career in radio, his various DJ gigs, what he's learned over the years, and where he finds himself these days. Hal and Alan get to talk about the former importance of radio to the music scene, how things have changed over the years, and why it's been so important for Hal to be hosting a "positive" program at WHKY these days. It's a special episode of "People You Should Know" as we get to know our own host Hal Row! Running time: 52 minutes Read More »

People You Should Know: Katheryn Harlan

People You Should Know: Katheryn Harlan

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Hal gets to know Katheryn Harlan, a breast cancer survivor that puts together a calender featuring other survivors as part of her organization, Through Healing Eyes (www.throughhealingeyes.org). Using artistic photographs of regional breast cancer survivors, along with their personal words of inspiration and hope, these calendar pages are created as daily reminders of breast health, advocating for breast cancer awareness, and promoting a rich, meaningful life for those affected by breast cancer. The calendars are produced in partnership with Hickory photography studio Fanjoy-Labrenz (http://fanjoylabrenz.com/). Running time: 46 minutes Read More »