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If you're passionate about App State football and App State sports then you'll love The Black & Gold Podcast. Your hosts, AJ and Big C, are alumni that are passionate about all things Appalachian State. With a new episode every Wednesday, you'll be able to keep up with App State's on field performance and anything else that's going on off the field that you need to know about. From a recap of the previous game, a preview of the next game and everything in between, for fans of App State, The ...
 
Straight out of Boone, NC and Appalachian State University, Brandon Dickson, Chris Kroeger and Justin Ckezepis bring you an hour of non-stop sports talk and laughs every Monday and Wednesday. We bring you segments like "Funny or Felon", "Random Rant" and "The Checklist", cover everything in the sports world, take your calls and interview the best writers, athletes and personalities in sports today. We bring you the best sports talk in college radio on 90.5 WASU-FM and online at WASUrocks.com ...
 
Adventure outside with Luis Escobar, trail running legend, race director, running mentor and photographer, as he converses with athletes and public figures about all things extreme sports. We’ll cover everything from sell-out trail races to the most unknown ultra-running adventures around the globe, swing over into the world of rock climbing, and dive into mountain biking, triathlons and more.
 
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The 9th annual Back 2 School festival is fast approaching. This annual community event helps school children gather the necessary supplies they need for the school year ahead, while also providing opportunities to boost the confidence and excitement level of families from across Watauga County. On this week's installment of Mind Your Business, we h…
 
“There was a distinct point where I made that choice to live authentically and to transition.” Karma Park is a runner in Alabama and is currently on some amazing running streaks. Hear her story in running and life as she transitions into an authentic version of herself. Support Road Dog Podcast by: 1. Joining the Patreon Community: https://www.patr…
 
Businesses are complex and negotiating the space for your business may be even more complex! It's important to have a strong advocate representing you as you make important decisions about where your business will operate, and what the space you have selected will actually allow you to do. James Milner, President/Founder of Appalachian Commercial R…
 
“The origin story for UltraSignup runs through Western States.” David Callahan and Jay Kelley are the new owners of UltraSignup. Luis sits down with them in Olympic Valley just before the start of Western States 100. Hear how UltraSignup is not just for long distance races and the changes coming down the pipe like virtual races, social aspects and …
 
There are enough stresses in life. Worrying about the to-do list at your beautiful vacation home should not be something that keeps you from enjoying your time in the High Country. This week's Mind Your Business podcast introduces you to Catherine & Stuart Smith of C.S. Smith Property Management. C.S. Smith Property Management is a comprehensive pr…
 
“There is such a thing as doing way too much for a 100. What is it? I think it’s 80/20 mind and body.” Patrick Reagan is a professional endurance runner and a musician. Recorded live at Olympic Valley just a couple days before the start of Western States 100. Hear how Patrick got his start running, playing music, his favorite ultra races and how he…
 
The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce continued the State of the Community Series last week, highlighting local education partners. We thank Blue Ridge Energy for their continued support of this series of important conversations. Education is a major component of the High Country's economic engine. Local educators are not only training the workforce o…
 
“If you wait around for a perfect time you are never going to do something. I needed to find out more about myself.” Jennifer Charpentier is thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail during this chat with Luis. They discuss Born To Run Ultramarathon, photojournalism, being adopted, and all the steps she took to get to the A.T. Hear how Jen got her trail na…
 
Short-term housing and rental accommodations come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and applications in our tourism-friendly area. As people are looking for experiences, now they are seeking a place to stay that is just as much a part of the adventure as that scenic hike, twisting ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway, or day on the river. A few years ago, K…
 
“The most important part of what we do I’d say is probably getting other like-minded people together.” Diane Frederic is President of the Donner Party Mountain Runners. In this episode she chats with Luis about the Castle Peak 100k and some other running adventures she has planned. Support Road Dog Podcast by: 1. Joining the Patreon Community: http…
 
It's time for our quarterly economic check-in with Allen Wealth Management. Jonathan Allen discusses the discussion around inflation, potential tax policy changes, and other helpful information regarding the High Country's economic conditions. Mind Your Business is produced each week through a partnership between Appalachian Commercial Real Estate …
 
“I love this. I love being outside. This hurts. You know after about 16 miles it really hurts. But I love this and I found myself coming back into the essence of who Mirna Valerio is.” Mirna Valerio is a mom, wife, teacher, musician, ultrarunner from Brooklyn, NY. She talks about diversity and inclusion in the running community and experiences as a…
 
We have all heard and seen evidence of our area's understaffed workforce. Some businesses have been forced to scale back services or even close their doors during normal periods of operation due to staffing shortages. The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce is conducting a series of member survey's to populate a weekly Workforce Rundown, which will prov…
 
“Running in nature, there’s just something about it, it’s a magical experience. I want to give others that same experience that I’ve experienced.” Zachary Friedley is an adaptive athlete who started a non profit called Mendecino Movement Project to help people with different challenges move their bodies. Zachary discusses the difference between a b…
 
Education is what we do in Watauga County. Local educators are not only training the workforce of tomorrow, but these professionals comprise the staffs of two of the three largest employers in our area. The High Country is also the beneficiary of millions of dollars in recurring revenue from our post-secondary population and the campuses that host …
 
“There’s more astronauts in the US then there are masters of wine.” Michael Juergens is a wine master, rum maker, author, and runner. In this episode recorded at High Camp in Squaw Valley, he discusses his knowledge of wine and creating wineries in the Kingdom of Buhtan. Bradley Escobar also joins the conversation on his 34th birthday as well as so…
 
A high volume, sales machine of a business in Boone reopened this week after being closed eight weeks for remodeling. What would cause a franchise operator to take a well performing store off line for that long? The answer may come to you in the context of operating a popular local restaurant, but the lesson applies to any business that is trying t…
 
“I loved the idea that I could run all day. And after my first 50 miler, I just kept going.” Craig Slagel is an ultrarunner and the creator of the RunGo app. Craig lives and runs up in Vancouver. Hear why he created the Run Go navigation app. Find out about GPS art and how to create it and all the uses of the RunGo app to make your running a better…
 
Not many folks would think that the timing was perfect to start a business at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, unless that business could benefit directly from people spending more time in their homes. Help us celebrate the one year anniversary of A Designer's Touch by Lauren on this week's Mind Your Business. Hear how Lauren Brown's decades of …
 
“My goal is not to finish the next ultra, my goal is to keep running when I’m 80.” Emily Bello is an ultra runner and ambassador for All We Do Is Run. Details her experience with the Badwater 135, Born To Run 200 and Nashville Ultra 50. Dennis Freeman operates the Nashville Ultra and a race director for many others in the Tennessee area. Dennis det…
 
“When the sun comes up on the second day of an ultra, it’s like a brand new day. It’s like you forget about all the miles before that.” Laura Chancellor is an ultrarunner and author of the book Get To The Sunshine: Life Lessons That Brought Me To The Western States Finish Line. Laura details her experience writing and publishing her book and finish…
 
“I am just as comfortable sleeping outside, camping under the stars as I am in a million dollar house.” Max Krakoff is living free and running. Max travels the states and beyond as the wind blows him. In this episode, Max shares his train hopping tips, running stories and donating a liver to his brother. Support Road Dog Podcast by: 1. Joining the …
 
“The work is rewarding. We’ve assisted farmers and families to feed themselves for years.” Brett Harrison is a runner and educator living in Tanzania in East Africa. He teaches people how to sustainably farm, bee keeping, and tilapia farming. Brett chats with Luis about faith, and the races he puts on around Mount Kilimanjaro trails. Support Road D…
 
“Everyone has their own reasons why they run but for me, I like being around people. I love sharing miles with people.” Edwin Ettinghausen likes to run, a lot! He has completed close to 200 one hundred mile races. Edwin chats with Luis about his love of running, his future goals, why he wears a jester costume, and his struggles with depression. Edw…
 
“I feel honored to get to run with Sebastian, like knowing what this kid is going to do in the future ... I’m in the presence of greatness.” Max King is an ultrarunner and outdoorsman. He talks about his running camp, Bend OR., coaching Sebastian, and jorts. Sebastian Salsbury is a 15 year old trail runner. Hear how he got his start running. Hear a…
 
"So the rapids makes you feel more vulnerable, which seems to open you up in a different way.” Chris Thornley is the Founder/Owner of Squirrel’s Nut Butter. He grew up in Cool CA. Talks about his love of Western States 100 and his role at the river crossing at that race. Chris shares his experiences rafting the Colorado River solo. Hear how he bega…
 
Former App State QB Logan Hallock joins the BGP Lounge! We recorded this episode a while ago but it's perfect for a week like this! Many Mountaineers will recognize the name Logan Hallock as that guy that came in out of NO WHERE to help beat Western Carolina back in 2012. He threw 20 consecutive complete passes in a winning effort in Cullowhee. It'…
 
“I don’t make shows to get fans, I make the kind of show that the fans that I want would like.” Scotty Kummer is the founder and host of Ten Junk Miles Podcast. Hear how Scotty got started podcasting, listen to his tips of being a good podcaster, his struggles with addiction and hear about races he is the race director for. Support Road Dog Podcast…
 
“You don’t start recording until you crack open the third beer, cause that’s when the good conversation starts.” Luis hangs out with Clint Welch and Jack Rosenfeld from Beer On The Run Podcast and drinks beers and swaps stories. Hear how they started Beer On The Run podcast, preferences between drinking out of a can or bottle, Rocky Mountain Oyster…
 
“So we moved from a life of success in business to wanting a life of significance where we could impact other people.” Mara Klassen sees herself as a professional volunteer. Hear why she loves running an aid station and serving people, how she battled weight loss, why she donates time and money to Compassion International, and hear her journey from…
 
IT'S HERE!!!! After 21 years of waiting, App State basketball will play in the NCAA Tournament. Coach Kerns graciously joins us to talk about their experience in Indianapolis so far and we preview the matchup and remember App State Hoops past with App State Hall of Famer David Jackson. We also review baseball, talk about baseball finally breaking t…
 
“So I’m looking at 5 ½ thousand to 6 thousand miles of rowing. 6 month journey at sea.” Lia Ditton is a professional sailor, ocean rower, motivational speaker and conceptual artist. She is the World Record holder rowing from San Francisco to Hawaii in just 86 days. Lia describes her training and future goal of rowing over 5,000 miles from Japan to …
 
“All I thought about was working on the website and subsequently my running suffered.” Learn how Mark Gilligan created UltraSignup.com, how the idea for the ranking system came into existence, and who he just sold it to. Listen to Luis chat with the new owners Jay Kelley and David Callahan and hear about some new plans for the website like adding a…
 
App State legend Shemar Jean-Charles visits the BGP Lounge and tells some incredible stories about his time at App State and how he got to Boone from South Florida. We’re also joined by former App State Pitcher, Tristan Helms to break down App State’s 3-1 weekend. Finally, Assistant Coach Moynihan joins BGP to discuss the 2OT victory at GASO and th…
 
“The 100 mile concept was really cooking down a number into doable chunks.” Kara Lubin is the CEO/founder of the 100 Mile Club. The 100 Mile Club presents students with a straightforward challenge: run, jog, or walk 100 Miles over the course of the school year. Hear how Kara started this organization and how it grew to 5,100 schools across the nati…
 
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