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.
Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis is off to a fine start in his rookie season in the majors, he's hit 6 home runs and has 16 rbi's already. Gattis was what they call a "can't miss" player in high school, but the trip to big league stardom had several turns, including thoughts of suicide and a trip to a mental hospital. MASH RIGHT HERE to read his astonishing story.
In 1999, there was a controversy surrounding the
UNDATED (AP) — Here are some of the things George Jones' fellow musicians have had to say about the country music legend on his passing.
"The world has lost the greatest country singer of all time. Amen." — Merle Haggard
"The greatest voice to ever grace country music will never die. Jones has a place in every heart that ever loved any kind of music." — Garth Brooks
"My heart is absolutely broken. George Jones was my all time favorite singer and one of my favorite people in the world." — Dolly Parton
"Nobody could sing like George Jones. Everyone who could imitate him did. I wrote and recorded a song, 'Bartender's Blues,' as a tribute and, in an instance of life-imitating-art, George recorded it and asked me to harmonize. It was the second dream come true of my career." — James Taylor
"It's going to be a big void not having George out there. But you know we've got his music and that music will last forever. He did a lot of crazy things in his career, and no matter how crazy he got everybody still loved him. That's just the kind of guy that George was. We're just going to miss him. It's a sad day for the music business, for sure. — George Strait
"The greatest country blues singer to ever live." — Ronnie Dunn
"It's a sad day for country music and a great loss for those of us who knew him. I was blessed to call George my friend. He was one of the best country singers there ever was." — Loretta Lynn
"George Jones and I happen to share the same birthday. The first and only time I met him...I told him that. His response, 'You must be trouble.' Takes one to know one, I am so proud to say. George, his music and his mischievous trouble, will all be missed. He is a country legend." — Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland
"I believe if you ask any singer who was the greatest country music singer of all time, they would say 'George Jones'. He was without question and by far the BEST! I first met and worked with him when I was 13 years old; I am so very grateful that he was my friend." — Barbara Mandrell
"If I'm blessed enough to make it there, I look forward to you giving me the grand tour. Rest in peace George Jones!!!!!" — Keith Urban via Twitter
"He had a voice that was the truth, raw and unfiltered. You can't get any realer, any more tortured or any more alive. No one can do what George Jones does, and that's why 50 years later, he still stands out as one of the greatest singers in any genre of all time." — Kenny Chesney
"George Jones was my friend and I loved him." — Trace Adkins
"Such a sad day ... May you Rest in Peace George Jones." — Sheryl Crow via Twitter
"Really REALLY bad news. We've lost a country music legend. And I've lost a hero and a friend. Goodbye George Jones ..." — Blake Shelton via Twitter
In 1908! Looks a little different than today, doesn't it? Be it time machine, wayback machine or tardis, jump into your favorite vessel for time travel and enjoy these photos from days gone by. MASH RIGHT HERE to see a few more really cool old pictures!
Congratulations to Brad Cox of Pickens! Brad figured out that the Darlington tickets were in Section L, row 14, seats 14 - 17. He wins tickets to the Bojangles Southern 500 and more! Thank you so much for playing the game, and please keep listening to win more great race tickets on Your Racin' Station, 92.5, WESC!
Tony from Spartanburg just guessed row 13. That's too low, so the next guess should be just right! Join me at 8:05 for your chance to win a weekend ar Darlington!
We know your Darlington tickets are in Section L, now we continue the search for the row number. Guesses on the radio this week have been row 6, which is too low, and row 15, which is too high. Here’s a new clue to help you find your seats: they are above row 10, but below row 15. Give me the correct row, and one of the four seats, and you’ll win tickets to the weekend at Darlington and pre-race pit passes! Your next chance to win is Thursday morning at 7:05. Keep the numbers handy, 291-9372 or 1-800-845-9372. Good luck!
We're still looking for the row for your Darlington tickets. This morning, Ray from Easley guessed row 6. That's too low, and we learned yesterday that row 15 is too high. Another chance for you to grab these tickets happens just after 8 this morning on WESC. Get ready to call 291-9372, or 800-845-9372. Good luck!
We now know your Darlington seats are in Section L. Your next project to find your seats is to tell me what row they’re in. Here’s a clue…they’re somewhere in the first 25 rows. Crystal from Woodruff guessed row 15 this morning, she was jut a little bit too high. Join me tomorrow at 7:00 AM for your next chance to win a weekend at Darlington from your racin’ station!