I had the opportunity to really take in the many ways our little corner celebrates our nation’s birthday this week and I have to tell you – we do it up pretty well.

First, on Sunday more than 5,000 attended the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra’s concert at Festival Park. Fireworks added a nice touch to the Orchestra’s take on Stars & Stripes Forever at the end. This was the city’s “official” celebration, produced by Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Rec and co-sponsored by PWC. Nice …

On Wednesday, the 4th, I had the honor of helping resurrect the reviewing stand at the Hope Mills Parade with my friend Miss Sarah from Q98. They haven’t had a reviewing stand or emcee since before the Dam Lake catastrophe more than 15 years ago. It’s been a hugely successful parade all these years – makes you wonder how much difference a parade emcee makes. Still, I had fun …   

(Pics courtesy of my buddy Frank Maness)

Cruised out to Fort Bragg – having a one-year gate pass helps a lot … A LOT, I recommend it – for the big annual celebration on the Main Post Parade Field.

This didn’t really have anything to do with July 4th – I just always like to acknowledge other Dolphins sufferers ..  er, fans.

Then I headed to Hope Mills to catch the last bit of Rivermist’s show. Those guys are awesome and you’ll get to see them again at Fayetteville After 5 on July 13th. This is a view of the Hope mills fireworks from the All American Expressway before Raeford Road. I watched them all the way in.



Cumulus Media, including Q98, Magic 106.9, Rock 103 and WFNC 640am have teamed up with Fayetteville Urban Ministry once again, to help our neighbors and friends this holiday season. We will be at Westwood Shopping Center 6am, to 6pm, broadcasting live, and collecting your donations. New, unwrapped toys, baby items, non perishable food, coats, jackets,…

Who said Rock is dead?

Who said Rock is dead?

For the first time in several months, not 1 but 2 rock acts are featured in the TOP 5 of the Billboard 200.

Alive and well it is!  But you already knew that. 

Ozzy : Thumbs up!

Ozzy : Thumbs up!

2 thumbs up for Ozzy Osborne! His infection has cleared and he is looking forward to NYE!