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Chattin on the Ridge

Chattin on the Ridge

By J.C.

Join awarding-winning journalist J.C. as he goes Chattin on the Ridge, interviewing countless colorful characters from Central Florida. A bimonthly podcast in collaboration with The Daily Ridge at dailyridge.com.
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Ep. 01: Kelly Sanford

Chattin on the RidgeApr 04, 2023

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Ep. 12: Eric "Stogie" Miner

Ep. 12: Eric "Stogie" Miner

In this very special episode, we'll be discussing an upcoming fundraiser for a young boy fighting a rare form of leukemia. Eric "Stogie" Miner joins us to discuss the fundraiser as well as his organization, "Legion of St. Michael's."

To learn more about how you can help young Luke Shaver and his family, visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/820840626112959

Chattin on the Ridge is a collaboration with The Daily Ridge at dailyridge.com

Podcast logo made using clip art from Vecteezy.

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Music by Kevin MacLeod on incompetech.com

Sep 19, 202312:54
Ep. 11: Melanie Brown Culpepper

Ep. 11: Melanie Brown Culpepper

Melanie Brown Culpepper has a heart for her community. Her organization, Culpepper's Cardiac Foundation, has raised money to install nearly two dozen AEDs throughout Polk County. Melanie joins us today to discuss her philanthropy and her upcoming fundraiser, Saving Lives Matter.

Chattin on the Ridge is a collaboration with The Daily Ridge at dailyridge.com

Podcast logo made using clip art from Vecteezy.

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Music by Kevin MacLeod on incompetech.com

Sep 05, 202320:38
Ep. 10: Blake Jones

Ep. 10: Blake Jones

With more than two decades worth of culinary experience under his chef's hat, Blake Jones was able to become the executive chef of Tua Pasta in Downtown Bartow, all while overcoming cancer of the tongue! Learn more about him and his culinary career in this week's episode.


Chattin on the Ridge is a collaboration with The Daily Ridge at dailyridge.com

Podcast logo made using clip art from Vecteezy.

Half orange clipart by gstudioimagen. Microphone clipart by pch.vector.

Music by Kevin MacLeod on incompetech.com

Aug 22, 202324:21
Ep. 09: Hayleigh Rodgers

Ep. 09: Hayleigh Rodgers

Hayleigh Rodgers has been horseback riding since she was six years old. Now, this 14-year-old barrel racing prodigy won the prestigious title of 3D Youth World Champion at the NBHA Youth and Teen World Championships. Hear all about her horseback riding career and her accomplishments in this week's episode.


Chattin on the Ridge is a collaboration with The Daily Ridge at dailyridge.com

Podcast logo made using clip art from Vecteezy.

Half orange clipart by gstudioimagen. Microphone clipart by pch.vector.

Music by Kevin MacLeod on incompetech.com

Aug 08, 202315:49
Ep. 08: Korey Ketchum

Ep. 08: Korey Ketchum

Ever since he performed as a young boy on stage alongside Brad Paisley, local musician Korey Ketchum has had a passion for music. Now he's a father of three who regularly performs at various Winter Haven establishments. Learn more about his musical career in this episode.


Chattin on the Ridge is a collaboration with The Daily Ridge at dailyridge.com

Podcast logo made using clip art from Vecteezy.

Half orange clipart by gstudioimagen. Microphone clipart by pch.vector.

Music by Kevin MacLeod on incompetech.com

Jul 18, 202317:29
Ep. 07: Zachary Kirkland

Ep. 07: Zachary Kirkland

What started as a high school project delivering gifts to children in the hospital has since turned into an award-winning non-profit. Zachary Kirkland joins us to discuss his nationally-acclaimed charity Silly Sock Saturday.


Chattin on the Ridge is a collaboration with The Daily Ridge at dailyridge.com

Podcast logo made using clip art from Vecteezy.

Half orange clipart by gstudioimagen. Microphone clipart by pch.vector.

Music by Kevin MacLeod on incompetech.com

Jul 04, 202321:21
Ep. 06: Joey Foley

Ep. 06: Joey Foley

From Nashville to Orlando, wherever he goes and performs, local artist Joey Foley proudly represents his Central Florida roots. Joey joins us this episode to discuss his love of music and Florida.


Chattin on the Ridge is a collaboration with The Daily Ridge at dailyridge.com

Podcast logo made using clip art from Vecteezy.

Half orange clipart by gstudioimagen. Microphone clipart by pch.vector.

Music by Kevin MacLeod on incompetech.com

Jun 20, 202319:24
Ep. 05: Angela Ardrey

Ep. 05: Angela Ardrey

Everyone has a story to tell. Some are happy. Others are tragic. For many trauma survivors, their stories can be...complicated. That's certainly true for Angela Ardery, who shares her own story of overcoming trauma in her book, "Where Does Your Story Take You?" She'll be discussing her book and writing career in this episode.


Chattin on the Ridge is a collaboration with The Daily Ridge at dailyridge.com

Podcast logo made using clip art from Vecteezy.

Half orange clipart by gstudioimagen. Microphone clipart by pch.vector.

Music by Kevin MacLeod on incompetech.com

Jun 06, 202329:56
Ep. 04: A.B. Kayge

Ep. 04: A.B. Kayge

For homicide detectives, serial killers are a dime a dozen, and solving their cases is part of the job description. But what happens when their case becomes personal. That's the problem the main character faces in "The Dicer", the debut thriller novel of local author A.B. Kayge. We'll be chatting with her about her novel and her upcoming apperance at the Writers Block Party in Bartow in this week's episode.


Chattin on the Ridge is a collaboration with The Daily Ridge at dailyridge.com

Podcast logo made using clip art from Vecteezy.

Half orange clipart by gstudioimagen. Microphone clipart by pch.vector.

Music by Kevin MacLeod on incompetech.com

May 15, 202319:40
Ep. 03: K Tenee'

Ep. 03: K Tenee'

K Tenee' had a unique musical background, growing up in a family of blues musicians, gospel singers, and disc jockeys--all of which inspired her unique musical style. We'll be chatting about her and her newest single, "A New Me", in this week's episode. Learn more about her and her music at her website at: https://ktenee.com/


Chattin on the Ridge is a collaboration with The Daily Ridge at dailyridge.com

Podcast logo made using clip art from Vecteezy.

Half orange clipart by gstudioimagen. Microphone clipart by pch.vector.

Music by Kevin MacLeod on incompetech.com

May 02, 202324:39
Ep. 02: Mark Barie

Ep. 02: Mark Barie

They say truth is stranger than fiction. And no historical truth is stranger than the mysterious explosion of the USS Marine in 1898 which triggered the Spanish-American War.

Award-winning novelist Mark Barie speculates on this mystery in his newest book, "Love and Terror in Havana." He joins us to discuss his novel and his career writing historical fiction. His book and other works can be found on his website: https://www.markbarie.com/


Chattin on the Ridge is a collaboration with The Daily Ridge at dailyridge.com

Podcast logo made using clip art from Vecteezy.

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Apr 18, 202321:47
Ep. 01: Kelly Sanford

Ep. 01: Kelly Sanford

In The Most Important Thing in the World, Emma the guinea pig joins her new animal friends on a misadventure through the wilds of Florida, where they learn that true clarity comes when one refuses to be shaped from the outside in and instead tells their own story from the inside out—however unexpected that story may be.


Author Kelly Sanford joins us to discuss her new children's book and share an excerpt from her audiobook. Her book and other works can be found on her website, kellysanfordwrites.com


Chattin on the Ridge is a collaboration with The Daily Ridge at dailyridge.com

Podcast logo made using clip art from Vecteezy.

Half orange clipart by gstudioimagen. Microphone clipart by pch.vector.

Music by Kevin MacLeod on incompetech.com

Apr 04, 202328:21
Chattin on the Ridge - Promo

Chattin on the Ridge - Promo

For the past decade, I've enjoyed an illustrious award-winning career interviewing countless colorful characters as a freelance journalist in Central Florida. Now I wish to use that experience to interview countless colorful characters as a podcaster. Join me in my new bimonthly interview as I go—Chattin on the Ridge!


Chattin on the Ridge is a collaboration with The Daily Ridge at dailyridge.com

Podcast logo made using clip art from Vecteezy.

Half orange clipart by gstudioimagen. Microphone clipart by pch.vector.

Music by Kevin MacLeod on incompetech.com

Mar 31, 202301:32