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  • Gary McNair: The "My Turn, Your Turn" Guy ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Gary McNair: The "My Turn, Your Turn" Guy ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Sunday, January 21 2018 5:30 PM EST2018-01-21 22:30:08 GMT
    Gary McNair will retire in February after a decade as General Manager of WECT-TV.  Many known him as the person who shares his opinion on the "My Turn, Your Turn" editorial segments. (Source: WECT)Gary McNair will retire in February after a decade as General Manager of WECT-TV. Many known him as the person who shares his opinion on the "My Turn, Your Turn" editorial segments. (Source: WECT)

    Gary McNair will retire next month, ending a broadcasting career spanning nearly 50 years. He spent most of that time behind-the-scenes at television stations. But when McNair interviewed for the General Manager's job at WECT-TV in 2008, he learned the responsibilities would include doing editorials on-air, which became "My Turn, Your Turn" segments. “I said ‘you don’t want me on TV’,” McNair remembers. 

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    Gary McNair will retire next month, ending a broadcasting career spanning nearly 50 years. He spent most of that time behind-the-scenes at television stations. But when McNair interviewed for the General Manager's job at WECT-TV in 2008, he learned the responsibilities would include doing editorials on-air, which became "My Turn, Your Turn" segments. “I said ‘you don’t want me on TV’,” McNair remembers. 

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  • Tony Silvagni: Coming off another Top-10 surfing season ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Tony Silvagni: Coming off another Top-10 surfing season ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Sunday, January 14 2018 6:24 PM EST2018-01-14 23:24:52 GMT
    Pro surfer Tony Silvagni of Carolina Beach is the guest on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)Pro surfer Tony Silvagni of Carolina Beach is the guest on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)

    Tony Silvagni’s surfing accomplishments would lead you to believe he was born close to the ocean. He wasn’t. Tony’s father moved the family from Williamsport, Pennsylvania to Kure Beach in 1993, because of the boom in construction. That put the Atlantic Ocean in Tony’s backyard for the first time, providing the opportunity for his newfound love of surfing to grow. 

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    Tony Silvagni’s surfing accomplishments would lead you to believe he was born close to the ocean. He wasn’t. Tony’s father moved the family from Williamsport, Pennsylvania to Kure Beach in 1993, because of the boom in construction. That put the Atlantic Ocean in Tony’s backyard for the first time, providing the opportunity for his newfound love of surfing to grow. 

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  • Charlie Daniels: Still playing "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Charlie Daniels: Still playing "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Sunday, December 17 2017 6:12 PM EST2017-12-17 23:12:06 GMT
    Charlie Daniels talks about his new memoir on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)Charlie Daniels talks about his new memoir on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)

    When your records have sold millions of copies, you've more than three dozen awards for songs and accomplishments, you’ve entertained fans around the world for more than five decades, you were invited to join the Grand Ole Opry and inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame, you have plenty of material to write a memoir. Charlie Daniels put down his fiddle and guitar long enough to write Never Look at the Empty Seats, a look back at his life and career.

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    When your records have sold millions of copies, you've more than three dozen awards for songs and accomplishments, you’ve entertained fans around the world for more than five decades, you were invited to join the Grand Ole Opry and inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame, you have plenty of material to write a memoir. Charlie Daniels put down his fiddle and guitar long enough to write Never Look at the Empty Seats, a look back at his life and career.

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  • Charles “Mark” Gurganus: From Wilmington to the front lines of War on Terrorism ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Charles “Mark” Gurganus: From Wilmington to the front lines of War on Terrorism ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Sunday, December 10 2017 5:30 PM EST2017-12-10 22:30:07 GMT
    Retired Major General Charles "Mark" Gurganus commanded thousands of marines on the front lines of America's war on terrorism. (Source: WECT)Retired Major General Charles "Mark" Gurganus commanded thousands of marines on the front lines of America's war on terrorism. (Source: WECT)

    In his 37-year decorated career with the United States Marine Corps, Charles “Mark” Gurganus served at installations and bases across the United States and around the world. He rose to the rank of Major General, commanding thousands of men and women on the front lines of America’s war on terrorism. Gurganus’ career came to an end in 2014. He was forced into retirement, the result of an investigation into a terrorist attack at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.

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    In his 37-year decorated career with the United States Marine Corps, Charles “Mark” Gurganus served at installations and bases across the United States and around the world. He rose to the rank of Major General, commanding thousands of men and women on the front lines of America’s war on terrorism. Gurganus’ career came to an end in 2014. He was forced into retirement, the result of an investigation into a terrorist attack at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.

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