I grew up in Jefferson, North Carolina. I'm a proud graduate of Appalachian State University, and got my start in radio at WKSK in West Jefferson, North Carolina. I moved to the Triad after getting the call from our sister station, Q104 in 1998, and now I'm a happy resident of Wallburg, N.C. When I'm not working at WPTI, I'm usually taking a nap because 3:45am is not a normal time to rise and shine! Seriously, I enjoy attending Winston-Salem Dash games with my family and hanging out anywhere that has an all you can eat buffet, an asphalt oval, live music, and a golf course. I also enjoy performing as a live DJ for all occassions such as weddings, events and parties. I can also be heard weekends on our station station 99.5 WMAG
When you grow up about 15 miles away (as the crow flies) from Doc Watson as I did, you were never too far away to go catch a gig with Doc and his many friends and family. I was thrilled to learn that Doc would by performing at the yearly downtown festival in
So here I stood, totally embarrassed by the world's top notch picker in the middle of
It got me thinking after Doc's funeral last week, how lucky I was to have that experience with him back around 1987, and how it turned into a learning moment for me in my career.
It's kind of funny that I almost blew Doc Watson away one time, but he blew everyone away every time he performed. I'll sure miss you Doc, and I promise to check the monitor levels next time I see you.