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.
A listener named Lois pointed out to me that Darius Rucker, and the truck driver he hitches a ride with in “Wagon Wheel,” are going the wrong way! The song lyric is, “but he’s a headin’ west from the Cumberland Gap, to Johnson City, Tennessee." The problem with that is Johnson City is EAST of the Cumberland Gap. have no explanation for this, perhaps Bob Dylan was high when he wrote it, or he’s just really bad with directions. If you know why the song it written like this, leave me a message and let me know!