Highway 64 with Big Al

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BIG AL has over 27 years of experience behind a microphone, with a vast knowledge of Country Music. BIG AL got his broadcasting start working for the former Impact Broadcasting Group in Clifton Forge, VA. His first gig was as an advertising account representative. Then, as a morning show host on Hot Country 103.9 FM W.X.C.F. His first morning show was "BIG AL in the Morning" on Hot Country 103.9 FM. All of AL's radio experience has come from the Alleghany Highlands and Southeastern West Virginia.

BIG AL worked in community radio at WCHG 107.1 FM in Bath County as a volunteer DJ for a little over 3 years in the early 2000's for Allegheny Mountain Radio before coming back to commercial radio in 2004. BIG AL worked weekends and eventual mornings from 2004 until January of 2013 at Big Country 101 - W.I.Q.O. FM in Covington, VA. In January of 2013 BIG AL brought "Highway 64 with BIG AL to the airwaves on what is now 103.5 BIG COUNTRY and hasn't looked back!

Al is one of us! He’s lived in the Alleghany Highlands for over 50 years. He knows the people in our region and has many ties to the movers and the shakers. If it’s happening, BIG AL is on top of it!

On Highway 64 with BIG AL, BIG Al will bring you the "Superstars of Country" every Monday thru Friday from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. Such Superstars as Garth Brooks, Luke Combs, Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, George Jones, Tim McGraw, Conway Twitty, and Alan Jackson. BIG AL will also update you on the National Day Calendar, Country Music News from Nashville, Star Birthdays, Local Birthdays, Stupid News Headlines and the days 5 Random Facts.  Throw in current events and world happenings that are important to you and your family and you have "Highway 64 with BIG AL.

Highway 64 with BIG AL is heard on The Bear 103 - WRON FM in Lewisburg, WV and on 103.5 BIG COUNTRY and WKEY AM 1340 in Covington, VA, weekdays from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

BIG AL loves to make appearances at special events and would be glad to broadcast LIVE to endorse your business or product by bring Highway 64 with BIG AL to your place of business or event. Please contact our sales representatives for more details and pricing. Call Highlands Media Group at 540-962-1133 or Radio Greenbrier at 304-645-1327. You may also contact BIG AL by email at:


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Here’s What’s Happening sponsored by West Rock for the week of April 19, 2021

--The 70th Annual National Day of Prayer will be observed in the City of Covington on Thursday, May 6th at 12 p.m. at Good News Church in Covington. The theme this year is, “Lord, Pour Out Your Love, Life, and Liberty, from 2 Corinthians 3:17. The National Day of Prayer was set by an act of Congress, set aside for the first Thursday in May each year. Americans across the country are called to pray for our nation’s safety, strength, and protection as one nation under God, with liberty, and justice for all. Pray that we will love God and each other so much, that we will agree clearly, unite visibly, and pray extraordinarily for the next Great Spiritual Awakening in America! Let’s join our hearts together in prayer for our nation, community, and loved ones on May 6th at Good News Church in Covington.

--Kars Unlimited will be hosting a Cruise In at the River Rock Amphitheater in Covington on Sunday May 2, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. This event is being held as a benefit for Jani Williamson. Jani is a local resident who is currently battling cancer. She is currently in remission, but she has incurred enormous medical expenses. The cruise in itself is a FREE event open to anyone. Donations will be accepted, and 50/50 drawing will be held, as well as the raffling off of assorted items during the evening. There will also be a bake sale held during the cruise in, with a great selection of homemade baked goods. DJ Eugene "The Lone Wolf" Windsor will be on site playing your favorite cruisin' music, and there will be door prizes. For more information, please contact any Kars Unlimited member. In the interest of current state guidelines, you are asked to respect each other’s space and abide by current policies. Hand sanitizer will be available for use at the tables. Kars Unlimited is committed to hosting a safe event.

--Back for 2021, it’s Kars Unlimited Cruise Nights, beginning Friday, May 7. Cruising the town, just like the old days! The Cruise Night will also take place on May 21, June 4 and June 25, July 9 and July 23, and August 6 and August 20. Each Cruise night will begin at 6 p.m.

--Covid 19 vaccines are now available at Alleghany Family Pharmacy, located beside Subway in Covington. There is no cost, but please bring all of your insurance information including your red, white, and blue Medicare card if you have one. Call 540-965-2160 to make an appointment. Again Covid 19 vaccines are available at Alleghany Family Pharmacy 540-965-2160”

--The Alleghany Foundation will be hosting an online 24-hour fundraising event on June 15th, to support the nonprofit organizations that make this area stronger. This fundraising event is open to all nonprofits with programs that serve the populations of Covington and Alleghany County, and there is no registration fee! Organizations can register at GiveLocalAH.org. The Alleghany Foundation will be providing over $30,000 in prizes and bonus incentives that will foster friendly competition between organizations and encourage everybody to give local!
Nonprofit organizations interested in participating in Give Local Alleghany Highlands have until May 14th to register, but registering early will provide opportunities to participate in free webinars and access to other resources to help make the event a success. If you have any questions please visit the GiveLocalAH.org website, or contact Daniel Grizzard at daniel.alleghanyfoundation@gmail.com or (540) 962-0970.

--Ridgeline Physical Therapy is currently accepting donations for the Alleghany Humane Society and their Community Pet Food Pantry. Specific items needed include Friskees Canned Cat Food, Temptations Cat Treats, Kitten Replacement Milk, Pedigree Wet/Dry Dog Food, Marrow Bones, Alpo Snaps, Dog/Cat Toys, and Blankets. All name brand foods are welcome for the Community Pet Food Pantry.

--The City of Covington has announced that a Spring Clean Up is still planned and citizens will be given ample notice as to the schedule. The city is currently working with state agencies to permit an increase in the daily tonnage limit at Peter’s Mountain Landfill to ensure staff and citizens a smooth transition with spring cleanup. Your patience is appreciated. Please direct any questions, comments, or concerns that you may have to the Covington Public Works Office at 540-965-6321 or 540-965-6322.

--COVID-19 vaccination efforts have advanced to Phase 2 in the Central Shenandoah Health District. All individuals age 16 and over in Rockbridge, Bath, and Highland Counties, and the Cities of Lexington, and Buena Vista, will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Call Bath Community Pharmacy to schedule your COVID-19 Vaccination 540-839-7350. Bath Community Pharmacy, formerly known as The Hot Springs Pharmacy, is a full-service drug store and pharmacy owned and operated by Bath Community Hospital. The new location at 9405 Sam Snead Hwy in Hot Springs offers drive-thru service and ample parking for retail shoppers.
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday – 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays.We accept VISA, Master Card, Discover, and American Express credit cards along with most drug cards and prescription plans.

--Coming in May, the Virginia Department of Health will partner with the Blue Ridge Independent Living Center to host a clinic for individuals with disabilities. The clinic will be held on Wednesday, May 5 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. If you need an accommodation to participate in this clinic, such as assistance with transportation costs, American Sign Language interpreter, etc. please let the VDH staff know when you call to register. Call BRILC at 540-342-1231, VA Relay 711 or 1-866-244-0740 to register. Additional vaccines at area pharmacies can be found here: vaccinefinder.org/
VDH is also looking to transition to smaller, community based vaccine events as demand for large scale PODs decreases. If your organization reaches a vulnerable or special needs population and you would like to explore hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic, please complete the form here: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJ9hepxpw2CUoY1YcAQM32i6YgLTb0QHAmbYeDMWqMgiyhlg/viewform?usp=s...

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