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Catawba County Launches 'Making. Living. Better.' Podcast Series

Catawba County Launches 'Making. Living. Better.' Podcast Series

Published: April 16, 2018

As part of its community marketing initiative, Catawba County has launched a new podcast series entitled “Making. Living. Better.” Featured on The MESH network, the first episode is now available for download at or on iTunes and other podcast distributors.

The “Making. Living. Better.” podcast series is based on the “Making. Living. Better.” radio show that airs monthly on WHKY 1290 AM/102.3 FM. During the live radio show, WHKY host Hal Row interviews residents who have unique stories to share about why they love living in Catawba County. These interviews are then reproduced as podcasts and made available through The MESH to reach more listeners.

The first podcast in the series features an interview with Justin Fox, an industrial furniture designer who returned home to Hickory to raise his family and pursue his dream of becoming a cider maker.

The radio show and podcast series are part of Catawba County’s “Making. Living. Better.” brand platform, which highlights Catawba County’s reputation as a place for makers and doers who work together to make a difference for themselves, for others, and for the community. The platform focuses on first-person storytelling by inviting residents to tell their own stories about what makes life better in Catawba County.

The next “Making. Living. Better.” podcast episode will be released April 30. Beginning in May, future episodes will be released on the 15th of every month. The “Making. Living. Better.” radio show airs live from 8:30-9:00 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month on WHKY. These and other first-person stories will also be published online at starting in May.

For more information about the “Making. Living. Better.” first-person storytelling series, visit To learn more about “Making. Living. Better.” in Catawba County, visit or follow Catawba County on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.