I am missing Ralph Epperson today. It was ten years ago since the day I interviewed him for my documentary about his radio station in Mount Airy, NC.
I met Ralph in 1995 at the station for the first time. I was twelve. He talked about starting the station in 1948. I knew that day I wanted to do a documentary about Ralph and the early years of WPAQ. He was my good friend for the next eleven years.
When I met Beth Crookham in 2005 at the tv show One Tree Hill she told me to go with my plan for the documentary. On April 11, 2006 Beth and her friend Chris Varner met me and my mom and dad at WPAQ for the big interview with Ralph.
It was a dream come true for me to talk with Ralph about starting the station. I will always remember the day in my heart.