The upstate is pretty much home. I wasn't born here, but the family moved to Greenville 40 years ago when Dad took a job in the textile business. Went to J. L. Mann High, then saw my daughter graduate from the same school. I started in the radio business after one semester of college, which I found out was too hard. (College, not this!) I was lucky to get started here at WESC 30 years ago, and haven't found anything else I really wanted to do more. And I like the things we have on WESC ... I do like country music, I do like racing, I just don't like getting up at 3 am.
From time to time on WESC I’ve mentioned that the Sprint Cup Series used to run at the Greenville Pickens Speedway. It was called the Grand National Series then, different name but still the top level of stock car racing. Richard Petty, David Pearson, and Junior Johnson all won on the track. Between 1951 and 1971, 29 Cup races took place at Greenville Pickens, including the first stock car race televised on a flag to flag basis. Mash right here to see the list of races. Click the blue race number in the far left column to get details on each race. (Notice the purses weren't as big back then!)