Rich Rushforth & Jason Smith

Rich Rushforth

Rich hails from New York and migrated south to earn his degree from UNC Greensboro. From there..the shady pines, greens, fairways and microphone brought him to Moore County. As Rich Puts it, “being host to the morning airwaves here for 25+ years has put me in the company of some amazing people — who make our community the best place in the world to live”.

Rich’s children are of the four-legged variety. But, he is the favorite uncle to 2 nieces and 3 nephews. He keeps busy with golf, fishing, friends and family.

Rich is dedicated to the Sandhills community, and he also loves a great adventure. Checked off…so far…on his bucket list are: NASCAR laps at 180MPH, parasailing, and a few jumps out of airplanes.

Jason Smith

A devoted family man, Jason moved to the Sandhills in the early 2000s. He is married to his high school sweetheart, and they have two grownup kids they raised almost entirely here in the Pinehurst area.

Jason is a mountain boy, even a little bit of a hillbilly, who grew up in West Virginia and still spends as much time as possible in the great outdoors hiking, kayaking, sightseeing, and fly fishing. If you want to lose 30 to 45 minutes you will never regain, just ask him a seemingly simple question about fly fishing.

Jason is a retired soldier and a second-time broadcaster. He served in the U.S. Army in the early 1990s before becoming a radio news anchor for Westwood One affiliates in Memphis and Louisville. He then returned to the active-duty Army in late 2001 and recently retired. He is a self-described radio nerd and news weirdo who gets a kick out of listening to other stations, all formats and sizes, while on road trips and is thrilled with another opportunity to stand behind a microphone and to interact with the great people who make up this community. And, his greatest regret is that eBay and Etsy seem to have displaced the weekend radio swap-shop program