Not Your Boyfriend’s Radio Hour Nov 14th: Addie Rising, Share Charlotte & Melonee Hostetler, Carolina Breast Friends

Photo of Addie RisingThe holiday season is fast approaching and like most years top of mind for me has been family dynamics, gift giving, over indulging in red wine, and George Bailey. I want to make my approach different this year. I want to focus on the idea that the holidays can be more meaningful if I stopped thinking about the superficial aspects and look to serve others in the community.

While researching different ways to contribute, I came across Share Charlotte. The organization encourages members of our community to donate whatever they can to whoever they want. I was drawn to this non-profit as soon as I understood their message. It’s not about a specific charity, but rather reminding us all to do what we can because it’s important to give back to your community.

On Monday, November 14th I’ll be in-studio for another Not Your Boyfriend’s Radio Hour show airing LIVE on Charlotte Community Radio at 7:00pm. Addie Rising, content manager of Share Charlotte, will be joining me to discuss the #GivingTuesdayCLT campaign that kicks off Tuesday, November 15th at Unknown Brewing Company. The two-week long campaign benefits 173 local charities, ones that help the sick, homeless, animals, and our environment. In 2015, Share Charlotte raised 4.2 million dollars and this year they hope to exceed that.

My second guest is Melonee Hostetler of Carolina Breast Friends and the Executive Director of The Pink House. Carolina Breast Friends is one of the local charities that is a part of #GivingTuesdayCLT.

NYBRadioHour Show ImageNot Your Boyfriend’s Radio Hour, hosted by Amelia Coughlin, airs every other Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm via CharlotteCommunityRadio.org, CLTCRadio.org or Mixlr.com/CLTCRadio where you can chat with our hosts.

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Not Your Boyfriend’s Radio Hour Oct 17th: Samantha Busch, Lifestyle Blogger/Philanthropist & Lauren Wilson, Fashion Entrepreneur

Photo of Samantha Busch taken by Ryan Kingsbur

Photo by Ryan Kingsbury

Lifestyle Blogger and Philanthropist, Samantha Busch was thrust into the spotlight when she married NASCAR superstar Kyle Busch in 2010 and has since used her notoriety for good. Samantha plays a pivotal role in the Kyle Busch Foundation that provides struggling children, families, and communities with the essentials that allow them to live their best lives.

The couple also started the Kyle & Samantha Busch Bundle of Joy Fund which awards funds to families struggling with infertility. The fund assists with the expenses associated with infertility treatment through the REACH Clinic of Charlotte. Samantha was inspired to start the fund because she too has struggled with infertility. She is now the proud mother of their son, Brexton.

On top of her philanthropic and family duties, Samantha keeps up with a very robust lifestyle blog, one bursting with fashion, fitness, and lifestyle tips.

Photo of Lauren Wilson by Jessie McDowell of You Make Me Shutter

Photo by Jessie McDowell of You Make Me Shutter

Fashion Entrepreneur, Lauren Wilson is a close friend of mine and actually connected me with Samantha.

Lauren has worked in the retail fashion industry since graduating from the University of Tennessee in 2010. Just last month she opened the doors to her athleisure boutique, Well Kept, located in quaint downtown Davidson. I’m excited to talk to Lauren about opening her own business and of course fashion. The seasons are changing and I know I am struggling with that to wear. I thought Lauren might have some insight on what staples to pick up to round out our fall wardrobes.

I am excited to have two such powerhouse women on my LIVE Charlotte Community Radio show at 7pm on Monday, October 17th.

NYBRadioHour Show ImageNot Your Boyfriend’s Radio Hour, hosted by Amelia Coughlin, airs every other Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm via CharlotteCommunityRadio.org, CLTCRadio.org or Mixlr.com/CLTCRadio where you can chat with our hosts.

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Not Your Boyfriend’s Radio Hour Oct 3rd: Rescue Me 5k Representative, Sara Enos & Writer, Kylie Moore

Sara Enos

Photo By Poppy Blue Photography

Since starting this journey with Not Your Boyfriend’s Radio Hour on Charlotte Community Radio I have had my mind opened to new points of view, subjects, and cultures and I expect this next episode to be impactful as well. On the Monday, October 3rd show I am welcoming two guests into the studio, Sara Enos and Kylie Moore.

Sara Enos  is the Founder & CEO of the American Pit Bull Foundation and she will be in-studio to talk about an upcoming The Rescue Me 5k fundraising event scheduled for Saturday, October 15th benefiting Operation Sidekick. This  organization trains rescued pit bulls as service dogs to help our veterans overcome the struggles of PTSD and depression.

Kylie Moore, Writer at Charlotte Agenda I will also have writer Kylie Moore in-studio. She writes a series for Charlotte Agenda that I’ve grown fond of called Cash Confessional. It is masterfully entertaining and like nothing I have read before. I scheduled Kylie before the events that rocked our city last week. So I also want to talk to her about the environment of working in a media outlet during what is sure to be a week that goes down in Charlotte’s history as one of our worst.

NYBRadioHour Show ImageNot Your Boyfriend’s Radio Hour, hosted by Amelia Coughlin, airs every other Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm via CharlotteCommunityRadio.org, CLTCRadio.org or Mixlr.com/CLTCRadio where you can chat with our hosts.

Amelia Coughlin ~ NYBRadioHour

Not Your Boyfriend’s Radio Hour Sept 19th: Comedian, Blayr Nias

Comedian, Blayr Nias

Photo by MsDig Photography

On the September 19th Not Your Boyfriend’s Radio Hour, airing LIVE on Charlotte Community Radio at 7:00pm, we will have a full circle moment!

The first episode of the show premiered on February 1st with local comedic sensation Blayr Nias as my in-studio guest. (If you weren’t able to catch that episode, you can read the blog post and listen to the recording here). She was cool enough to trust me and be the first guest ever. I suspected that whatever happened we would have some laughs. We put my theory to the test when Blayr arrived 10 minutes late (I give better directions now) and I was sweating buckets trying to figure out how to fill time, but we still managed to have a fantastic first show! Now, seven months later, Blayr is making her return!

Blayr continues to make waves in comedy and grow her audience; performing all over this great nation in cities like Chicago, New York City, Atlanta, and DC. Recently, she opened for Steve-O and Josh Wolf. This week, Blayr is featuring at the Stardome in Birmingham, Alabama. She still hosts and produces The Almost Famous Comedy Show at The Charlotte Comedy Zone. The last show of the year is Wednesday, September 28th, starring Mike Mello.

I am really excited to catch up with Blayr on Monday night so tune in for some chuckles and to hear how far we both have hopefully come (ha-ha).

NYBRadioHour Show ImageNot Your Boyfriend’s Radio Hour, hosted by Amelia Coughlin, airs every other Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm via  CharlotteCommunityRadio.orgCLTCRadio.org or Mixlr.com/CLTCRadio where you can chat with our hosts.

Amelia Coughlin ~ NYBRadioHour