Bob’s Blog

  • Roger Epperson May 28, 2018

    We lost Roger Epperson on Memorial Day, to heart failure. He had been in a Nashville hospital fighting for over a month. Roger worked in the News department at Holston Valley Broadcasting as our afternoon anchor. Roger also worked for me at WZXY in the 80’s. Roger was one of the most Happy-Go-Lucky guys I’ve ever known. He was the same age as me. It’s the first time someone I currently worked with has passed.  Read More »
  • Virginia 529 Day May 24, 2018

    Virginia 529 day is May 29th! It’s your chance to sign up for a college fund that pays you back…tax free. Here is Devon Copeland who explains this year’s Virginia 529 day festivities!  Read More »
  • Bill Boyd April 23, 2018

    Bill Boyd passed away last week. Bill was the owner and Chairman of the Board of Glenwood & Holston Valley Broadcasting Co. When I was hired in December of 2012, Bill called me personally to welcome me aboard. I was very surprised, and impressed.  Bill lived in California and would come to town for board meetings and company dinners. He was one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met. Along with his wife Nancy, we would go out to dinner and they both were very easy to talk to and socialize with.  Read More »
  • Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon November 1, 2017

    I am very pleased and proud to be associated with the Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon, an annual affair to raise money and awareness for the hospital, which is the only children’s hospital in the region. We held a press conference yesterday to kick off the 2018 campaign. A wonderful couple, appropriately named the Christians, kicked things off with a $100,000 donation! Years ago when I worked for a different radio group (under Don Raines,  Read More »
  • Mike Padgett October 24, 2017

    I lost a good friend, former co-worker and wonderful human being today. I met Mike Padgett in the mid 70’s. We were direct competitors as he was on the air at WKPT the same time I was on WKIN. We got to be good friends and use to hang out together. Fast forward several decades and I got the chance to work with Mike at Holston Valley Broadcasting. Mike had moved on to sales,  Read More »
  • College time

    August 15, 2017-It’s a bitter-sweet time for us. We spent yesterday moving our daughter into her college dorm. With her dual enrollment credits she has been officially listed as a sophomore! Today is her 18th birthday….happy adulthood baby girl! I know you will thrive and excel in your new environment. Although Mom & I will miss you dearly, I know it’s time to spread your wings and soar. I spent all day Sunday building bed risers so she could have storage in her dorm.  Read More »
  • 529 College Fund

    May 16, 2017 My daughter is graduating high school next week. It’s hard to believe but she will be starting college soon. Since she was born I have been contributing to a 529 college fund for her, which we will be tapping into soon. A 529 plan is a wonderful way to save for college. I had the opportunity to interview Mary Morris, the CEO of Virginia’s 529 program. She explains how it works.  Read More »