News Talk 94.1 Local Matters

Local Matters

Education, Sports, Faith & Everything In Between

Originating from News Talk 94.1 the show deals with community issues and interests that affect listeners closer to home. With topics from major events across the nation and how they impact our area to interesting people and figures from across the Upper Cumberland. Local Matters is where local, matters.

Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday.
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1,172 Episodes
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Ben Rodgers & Mayor of Cookeville & Mayor of Putnam County

Ben Rodgers is joined by Mayor of Cookeville Laurin Wheaton & Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter.  They talk about the four Christmas parades that take place in Putnam County, the trees on display for the city and county along with other decorations, and a a city and county update from…
1 Dec 10AM 34 min

Tiffany Anton & Meet Nikki Gray, Gray's Pest Services

Tiffany Anton sits down with Nikki Gray, co-owner of Gray's Pest Services in Cookeville.  They talk about how Nikki and her husband decided to go in together on their own pest control business, some of the services they offer for the coverage area, and what is different about the small…
29 Nov 10AM 34 min

Buddy Pearson & Meet Cookeville High School Math Teacher Chelsey Forgey

Buddy Pearson meets with CHS Math Teacher Chelsey Forgey. Chelsey talks about if you ever need algebra when you become an adult, how she prevents burnout from overworking and other pressures within the job, and what the phrase "teaching with desire" means to her. Listen to the latest Local Matters…
28 Nov 10AM 34 min

Tiffany Anton & Meet Homero Gonzalez, Owner of Harmacy Hot Sauce Co.

Tiffany Anton sits down with Homero Gonzales, the owner of Harmacy Hot Sauce Company. Homero talks about the pitch competition he recently won with only seven minutes to pitch his idea, what happened after the Covid lockdown procedures hit while he was stll in school, and how many different sauces…
22 Nov 10AM 34 min

George Halford & Monterey's Bill Wiggins

George Halford sits down with Monterey's Bill Wiggins. The two talk about Bill begins with who he is with being born in his grandmother's home, remembering Monterey when he was a kid and how the town changed, and the evolution of Meadow Creek Park from rock climbing to renting kayaks…
20 Nov 10AM 34 min

Ben Rodgers & The Four County Mayors of Smith, White, Cumberland, & Jackson Counties

Ben Rodgers meets with Jeff Mason, Denny Wayne Robinson, Allen Foster, and Randy Heady, four County Mayors of Smith, White, Cumberland, and Jackson Counties. Mayor Mason discusses Smith County implementing the 1981 Financial Management Act, what are the advantages the '81 Act brings, and some miscellaneous topics with their counties…
17 Nov 10AM 33 min

Sam Brooks & Meet Tennessee Tech Football Coach Sam Williamson

Sam Brooks visits with Sam Williamson, the defensive line and associate head coach for the TTU Golden Eagles football team. They touch on life growing up in Greeneville, Alabama and very tight knit community, when he saw he had more of a future playing football, and his experiences going from…
16 Nov 10AM 34 min

Tiffany Anton & Irrationale's Kitchen + Taps Torey & Katy Hess

Tiffany Anton meets with the owners of Irrationale Kitchen + Taps, Torey & Katy Hess. They touch on if it was it always a dream of theirs to own a restaurant, some of the specials they offer from Wings Up Wednesdays to offering Sunday brunch, and if there has ever…
15 Nov 10AM 34 min

Buddy Pearson & Director of Warren Co. Schools' Grant Swallows

Buddy Pearson sits down with Grant Swallows, the Director of Schools for Warren County. They discuss what he's been able to achieve from the goals he set when he took the job, how he deals with safety in schools on a daily basis, and what is different today about being…
14 Nov 10AM 34 min

George Halford & Meet Cookeville Pastors Steve Tiebout & Bobby Davis

George Halford visits with Steve Tiebout, Pastor at The River Church, and Pastor Bobby Davis of Life Church. Bobby and Steve both look back on their upbringings, what we are doing today with the state of faith in our region, and where they both think we're going with faith and…
13 Nov 10AM 37 min

Ben Rodgers & Meet Junior Jones, White Co. Property Assessor

Ben Rodgers talks with Junior Jones, the Property Assessor for White County. They touch on Junior's background spending most of his life in White County and what led him to the assessor of property role, discussing the transitional support he received from the staff when he took office, and when…
10 Nov 10AM 34 min

Sam Brooks & Upper Cumberland Golf Pros Matt Manzaro & Lee Maxwell

Sam Brooks visits with Matt Manzaro & Lee Maxwell, golf pros for the Cookeville City team that took part in the Cookeville Cup. They discuss Lee and Max discuss their memories of playing in their first Reels Cup, how huge of a lead four points is with teammate Paul Ballard…
9 Nov 10AM 34 min

George Halford & Rafferty Cleary, Monterey Depot Museum

George Halford visits with Rafferty Cleary from the Monterey Depot Museum. They touch on growing up in Kingsport discussing family being a big part of his background, some of the stories and other experiences Rafferty has found since living in Monterey, and some history of the town and what's to…
6 Nov 10AM 34 min

Ben Rodgers & Meet Cookeville City Councilman Chad Gilbert

Ben Rodgers talks with Cookeville City Councilman Chad Gilbert recapping his first year in office. They touch on things like any surprises Chad's encountered in his first year on the city council, when he began thinking about the idea of wanting to run for an elected office, and how the…
3 Nov 10AM 34 min

Sam Brooks & UC Golf Pro JB Rittenberry Pt. 2

Sam Brooks meets with JB Rittenberry, a golf pro in the Upper Cumberland for part two after last week's part one. They pick up with more on JB's partnership with Fly on the golf course, how equipment has evolved and different brands have come along to get more interested in…
2 Nov 10AM 34 min
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