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Strangest Holiday Traditions



Around here, we’re most comfortable with the jolly old elf, a turkey — or even Christmas ravioli?  Christmas traditions around the world can seem anything but “traditional” when compared to how we celebrate the holiday. Guest host DC Lucchesi quizzes Don Yager and TJ in this “true or false” contest.

The Big Christmas Bike Drive



Don and DC welcome WBT’s John Hancock to talk about the of the biggest bike and toy drives in the city. The Kids’ First Christmas event kicks off next week with an on-air auction, a BIG bike drive, and a volunteer day. Here’s how this event has impacted tens of thousands of families’ lives— and how you can be a part of it.


Lowrys Christmas Parade



It doesn’t get much more old fashioned that this, folks! The town of Lowrys, South Carolina host a seriously family-friendly holiday parade that swells this tiny town of about 200 to more than 10,000. What’s so great about old-timey tractors, horse-drawn floats and hundreds of horses? Listen in to find out what makes it a holiday tradition for folks all over the Carolinas.


Outdoor Guys Talk – 12/8



Don Yager is back from the wilds and here in the studio to talk holiday traditions. What’s on the menu when family comes to town for Christmas? DC Lucchesi pinch hits for the rodeo-bound Bill Bartee in this episode of the Carolina Outdoors.


Ski Beech



Ski Beech has a new lift open, snow on the ground & is open for business.  Talia Freeman gives us the lowdown on the upcoming ski season at Beech mountain & early opportunities that we may have.

Talia L. Freeman | Director of Marketing 
BEECH MOUNTAIN RESORT, INC. www.beechmountainresort.com Banner Elk, NC 28604


Enjoy the Night Sky at a Local Planetarium



Enjoying the night sky at a local planetarium is easy to do at the Schiele Museum in Gastonia. Will Snyder is Planetarium Director & he’s going to share what we can see if you are a sky gazer.  Snyder shares his passion & knowledge through educating & entertaining people about stars, planets, comets & more.  We learn about the Christmas Comet, Geminids Meteor Shower, Orio, a schedule of events, tickets to come.

Will Snyder, Planetarium Director
Schiele Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
1500 East Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054
http://www.schielemuseum.org
http://www.schielemuseum.org/schiele-planetarium/shows.html


Bear Friendly (or Not) City-Asheville, NC



Bear Friendly (or Not) City-Asheville, NC with Bruce Henderson
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/article221903215.html

Naturalist, William Bartram wrote in his journal when in western NC in 1774, complaining, “the bears are yet too numerous.” However, the topic that has been in the news the past few years is human/bear cohabitation, and North Carolina’s largest mountain city, Asheville, is a hotbed of the topic.


The #OutdoorGuys Talk About December



The #OutdoorGuys talk about December & skiing close by, a bear-friendly city where the welcome may becoming worn & what you can see in the Winter Night Sky.


Mount Kilimanjaro



Mount Kilimanjaro & Macon Dunnagan are becoming synonymous in Charlotte.  This local man has climbed it 40+ times & willingly shares information with new people attempting to check off their bucket list.  Listen in as the #OutdoorGuys chat about training, travel, safari & getting to the top of Africa.

He’ll be presenting on Africa on November 29th , 6:30 p.m. & December 1st, 4:30 p.m. both at Jesse Brown’s-Charlotte.


Goodbye to a River Keeper



Goodbye to a River Keeper is instore on the Carolina Outdoors as outgoing Catawba Riverkeeper, Sam Perkins, comes on to share the successes and challenges faced during the last 6 ½ years in his capacity on the river chain.  Coal ash, awareness & development are some of the topics that we’ll cover.  Also, the future River keeper as Perkins moves onto a new challenge.
www.catawbariverkeeper.com