Making. Living. Better.

Hosted ByHal Row

Catawba County, North Carolina is ideal for those who have a sense of adventure and a heart for hard work: for people with a passion for making something of themselves, their community, and the future.

Catawba County, North Carolina is ideal for those who have a sense of adventure and a heart for hard work: for people with a passion for making something of themselves, their community, and the future. On “Making Living Better,” WHKY radio host Hal Row gets to know locals who are actively crafting a living and a life rich in both tradition and promise. They love life in Catawba County, and they have unique and interesting stories to tell about what “Making Living Better” means to them.

Your Host:

Hal Row is the host of First Talk with Hal Row, a broadcast news magazine on WHKY radio weekday mornings featuring news, weather, sports, and conversations with local guests. Known as the voice of Catawba County, Hal is deeply connected to the community and has been recognized with numerous community service awards due to his ongoing volunteer work with local nonprofits. When he’s not behind the microphone or lending a hand, Hal enjoys golf, movies, and vacationing in North Carolina. What does Hal love most about living in Catawba County? “I don’t know of any other place where I could do what I love and receive the support and encouragement I have received from all over this community.” Sounds like a pretty awesome gig.


All Episodes

Making. Living. Better: Jessica Lopez

When Jessica Lopez followed her faith to Puerto Rico after finishing...

Making. Living. Better: Austin Pearce

Known as the energetic and resourceful director of the Hickory Soup Kitchen, Austin shares some lesser known parts of his story. Learn about what fuels Austin’s passion for Catawba County and the people he’s met along the way on this episode of Making. Living. Better.

Making. Living. Better: Jay Brown

s both a business owner and realtor, Jay makes living better for people every day.

Making Living Better: Jennifer Rowan

How strong is Catawba County’s draw? Just ask Jennifer Rowan and her husband, who fell in love with the Town of Maiden and bought a house there on their first day visiting from southern California.

Making Living Better: Patrick Broos

Listen in as host Hal Row learns about the many things – mountain biking with his boys, walking his dogs, his famous college-campus barista wife – that make Catawba County feel like the best reward of all for journeyman Patrick Broos.

Making Living Better: Anna Price

Guest Anna Price talks about her deep roots in Catawba County.

Making Living Better: Justus Rowe

Guest Justus Rowe discusses creating a homestead lifestyle.

Making Living Better: Asia “Mae” Magness

Not every woman gets confused with her grandma, but 31-year-old Asia...

Making Living Better: Ariel Allensworth

As a rocket systems specialist at Fort Bragg, Ariel Allensworth wasn’t...

Making Living Better: Angela Pisel

From the time she was in junior high, Angela Pisel knew...