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: Marietta Burke

Imagine teaching yourself how to make stained glass without the benefit...

Making Living Better: Lucy Her

 When she was in third grade, Lucy Her and her...

Making Living Better: George & Soraya Place

He was hitchhiking in El Salvador while on a Peace Corps...

Making Living Better: Kelly Stewart

Sometimes it really does take a village. For Kelly Stewart, a...

Making Living Better: David Williams, Barber & City Council Member

How does a barber who comes to Catawba County with just...

Making Living Better: Justin Fox, Farmer & Industrial Designer

From industrial designer to cider maker, Justin Fox transformed his passion...