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1on1 with Jon Evans

We're talking to the newsmakers, but not in the way you are used to seeing on the nightly newscasts. "1on1" gives me the chance to find out more about the people who lead your community, where they got their start, important decisions in their lives, mistakes they made and what they learned from it. Please let me know how you enjoy these episodes! 

Jun 16, 2018

If you want to know anything about the history of Wilmington, NC, Wilbur Jones is the best person to ask. He’s lived it, researched it, written about it and helped preserve it. Wilbur is about to publish his 19th book, a memoir that recounts a life of service to community, country and family.


Jun 9, 2018

Bobby Sanguinetti’s grandmother bribed him to take medicine as a child. Bobby used that money to buy his first pieces of hockey equipment, and he hasn’t stopped skating since. Playing professionally around the world gave him the chance to play for the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team in 2018. Bobby talks about his career,...


Jun 2, 2018

Joshua Johnson had some big shoes to fill in January 2017. National Public Radio fans that had listened to Diane Rehm for decades heard his voice as host of the new show 1A. Johnson honed his talents in Miami and San Francisco, and now interviews the biggest newsmakers in the country. We sat down with Johnson during his...


May 26, 2018

His name is Brandon Hickman. But fans know him best as ‘Bigg B’, the man behind the voice they hear on the “Bigg Ride Home” every weekday on Coast 97.3. Bigg B’s impact on Wilmington goes far beyond his DJ work. He is a mentor, a volunteer, a leader and an entrepreneur, always encouraging others to know...


May 19, 2018

Beth Troutman met one president and campaigned with another. She hosted nationally syndicated television shows, appeared on network news programs and anchored newscasts in North Carolina’s largest media market. Then she walked away, telling God she would “listen to His call”. The 2018 Azalea Festival Queen...