Sean McHugh : Music Curator 7AM – 11AM
Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, Sean has lived in Wake Forest for the past five years. After attending many Grateful Dead and Phish shows and following the bands on tour, Sean knew he wanted to integrate music into his career. Realizing he was not wired to play instruments or be a musician, he discovered The Broadcasting Institute of Maryland and graduated from their Radio program. Sean has worked in radio for 18 years and has programmed and hosted shows on various stations in a variety of formats.
Sean’s musical taste covers a broad landscape including Roots, Rock, Blues, Folk, Bluegrass, World Music, and R&B. Outside of radio, Sean enjoys family time with his wife Melissa, kids Makenzie and Cayden, and boxer pup Penelope. Sean can also be seen out and about at concerts on any given night of the week!
Arielle : Music Curator 3PM-7PM & Festival Reporter
Meet Arielle! Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, she grew up listening to Bob Seger, Eric Clapton, and the Allman Brothers. One of her siblings is even named after an Allman Brothers song! Her passion for radio began in college when she attended the University of Alabama and worked at the college station 90.7 The Capstone. Arielle did a little bit of everything from hosting reggae and jam band shows to working as the Station Manager. Her passion for radio continued after college so she created a jam band podcast called Jambience. When Arielle is not interviewing bands, seeing live music, or on the radio, she loves snowboarding, scuba diving, and traveling. You can hear Arielle on That Station covering local music festivals, hosting interviews with artists, and sharing her adventures!
Kristen : Music Curator
Originally from Chicago, Kristen considers Raleigh her home since she moved to the City of Oaks at a young age. A graduate of Appalachian State University, she caught the radio bug working at her college station. Her love for Bluegrass, Americana, and Alternative Rock stemmed from living in Boone and attending concerts at her favorite venue — Legends.
Kristen’s eclectic musical taste ranges from Dave Matthews Band, The Lumineers, and Hozier all the way to Earth, Wind, & Fire. Her most memorable concert was when Boone native band Rainbow Kitten Surprise played in Asheville for the first time after they “made it big,” bringing a huge hometown feel with them. Aside from going to concerts, Kristen enjoys hiking, anything outdoors, sipping on craft beer, and painting. She also has a love for all animals — especially baby goats.
That Old North State Radio Hour :
Join local music journalist, David Menconi for an hour of hand picked local favorites
Blues Kitchen :
Join Near Blind Ken for an hour of blues and blues-inspired music on That Station.