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Get to know Alethes Realty Agent, Derek Altman, in this special episode of The Spotlight.
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The Spotlight: Melanie Paterak
Melanie Paterak is known throughout the community for her photography skills, but it's her mentorship and the other aspects of her life that leave a footprint for the people around her. Hear her story today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Adam McCampbell
The new campus pastor of the Baptist College Ministry at Arkansas Tech University Adam McCampbell stops by to discuss his vision for the ministry here.
The Spotlight: Nathan George
Nathan George is a downtown jewelry savant at Joshua's Fine Jewelry. But he's also a dad, rockstar and avid Star Wars fan. He and Drew talk about all of these things today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Jennifer Haley
Tax collector can be two scary words, but Pope County Tax Collector Jennifer Haley is here to help ease your mind, give great information, dispel some rumors and give some helpful tips on paying and finding resources.
The Spotlight: Daniel and Kori Freeman
Daniel and Korri Freeman decided to go all in on their dream, an art based entrepreneurial endeavor, Kaleidoclasm, in downtown Russellville. But the road wasn't easy and their story is fascinating. Hear it today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Ryan Harmon Returns
Former American Idol contestant Ryan Harmon stops by The Spotlight to talk about his music, and the man who changed both his and Drew Brent's life: Anthony Caton.
The Spotlight: Caitlin Pyle
Caitlin Pyle stops by The Spotlight to discuss her upcoming album, her recent engagement, and bouncing back from a turbulent time in her life.
The Spotlight: Some Guy Named Robb
Robb McCormick stops by to talk about his latest album "The Adventures of Indie Boy," while he and Drew Brent talk about what is good music. It's a great conversation today on The Spotlight
The Spotlight: Christie Graham Returns
The tourism director for the city of Russellville, Christie Graham stops by to tell us all about things coming up in the area, and the story behind a group who is making things happen in the area: the calendar girls.
The Spotlight: Danielle Housenick (First 2022 Appearance)
Danielle Housenick makes her first appearance on the show for 2022 talking all things Main Street Russellville, and talking smack to Josh Dunbar.
The Spotlight: Josh Dunbar Returns
RVF4K's Josh Dunbar returns to The Spotlight to challenge Danielle Housenick to an American Gladiators' match, the move to a new location, and his love of Whitney Houston.
The Spotlight: Jeff Piker
Jeff Piker stops by to discuss the new "100 Families" initiative in Pope County, and the good they are doing for those in need in the community today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Dr. Mark Gotcher
Today on The Spotlight, new Dardanelle School District Superintendent Dr. Mark Gotcher discusses COVID response, his new role with the Dardanelle School District, his call to the Arkansas River Valley, and more.
The Spotlight: Shane Jones Returns
Pope County Sheriff Shane Jones returns to The Spotlight to discuss the need for a new detention center, law enforcement in the area, and clarifying statistics about law enforcement in Pope County
The Spotlight: Nolan Edwards
Brad and Brent sit down with Nolan Edwards to discuss Main Street, life after ANO and more.
The Spotlight: Mayor Richard Harris (Third)
Mayor Richard Harris discusses his decision not to run for mayor for a second term, and what he is hoping to see in the next mayor today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Brent Preddy
On today's Spotlight, Alethes Realty's principal broker Brent Preddy shares his thoughts on business, the market, and how "The Spotlight" came to be.
The Spotlight: Eddie Shaffer and Kylie Burge
The Department of Children and Family Services in Yell County is constantly working to bring broken families back together. In their mission, they have required resources that, at times, have been difficult to locate. Then, a partnership with Home Church in Dardanelle helped elevate the mission from both organizations. Hear their story today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Abby Niemann
Being a realtor isn't easy, but what about having a realtor for a dad? We talk to Abby Niemann about the challenges and successes of living with the River Valley's 2021 Best of the Best Real Estate Agent, plus her own dreams of teaching and helping people today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Brad Niemann
Brad and Drew discuss all things real estate and life today on The Spotlight!
The Spotlight: Denise Barnett
Well-traveled agent Denise Barnett has seen a thing or two. From touring the country with her husband in a country music group, to moving from state to state for work Denise has seen a lot, but loves that Russellville is her home. Hear her story and see the brief return of Pickles McGee today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Wade Graham
Wade Graham is practically Ozark royalty. His upbringing include Ozark football games, hunting and all things Ozark. Now in Russellville with a successful career, Wade looks at his past and talks about moving forward in an industry he loves. Hear this Hog fan today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Christina Reinold
Christina Reinold recently returned to Alethes after a hiatus in real estate. How does she balance the life of a superstar agent, mother to three kids and military wife? Find out today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Jamie McClendon
Jamie McClendon has lived an interesting life, full of rabbits and funny stories. She shares her life today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Derek Altman
This week we meet the agents at Alethes Realty. Today, Drew and Derek visit about hobbies, sandwich making and Michael Jordan. All this and more today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Jeremy Haymes
Jeremy Haymes is the chief proprietor of "The Gunslingin Burger' in town, but is also a prison minister and hockey enthusiast. Hear his story of ministering to inmates while also crafting the most unique gourmet burger in Russellville today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Kevin Suter
If you've attended a classic car show in this area recently, you've likely seen Kevin Suter. Seemingly known by everyone, "Kevo" has built a reputation for giving back to the community through a love of cars. Hear his story today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Tom Kamerling
Tom Kamerling has been the public address voice for Arkansas Tech University for fifty years. During that time, he was the voice of the Russellville Cyclones, the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys, had a local radio show and has experienced the best of times in the river valley, as well as the lowest point in this area's recent history. Tom shares stories from the press box and the day he and Johnny Story followed notorious murderer R. Gene Simmons today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Abbi Balch
No question you've seen some of Abbi Balch's jewelry designs at Joshua's Fine Jewelry, you may just not have known they were hers. We find out about her inspiration and balancing life as minister, designer and mom today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Dr. Chris Housenick
Dr. Chris Housenick has a famous last name for Spotlight viewers, but the political science professor from Arkansas Tech University has a diverse palette of interests, an immeasurable competitive spirit in chili, and understands the role of being "First Gentleman of Main Street Russellville." Hear his story today on the Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Matt Ketchum
Matt Ketchum decided to change the community through video games. Just two years after that decision, his show Game4Change raised nearly $1,500 for a local charity. Hear his story today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Johnny Story
Johnny Story's voice is among the most recognizable in the entire river valley. Beginning his career in the mid-70's, Johnny has seen it all in the river valley. Hear funny stories and his reason for staying in Russellville for nearly five decades today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Kelly Davis
Kelly Davis knows a thing or two about a thing or two. Between his time at ATU in Alumni Relations, to serving as color commentator for ATU broadcasts, to being a new grandfather, Kelly wears all of the hats. Hear about this community pillar today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Danielle Housenick (Sixth Appearance?)
Main Street Russellville Executive Director Danielle Housenick joins The Spotlight for a record setting sixth time as she and Drew discuss Holiday Glow and more!
The Spotlight: Raul Torres Returns
On this episode of The Spotlight, Main Street Mission director, Raul Torres, discusses Main Street Mission's Thanksgiving initative.
The Spotlight: Brooke and Caitlin Pyle
Brooke and Caitlin Pyle were just living their lives, posting on TikTok. And then suddenly, overnight, they were instant national sensations. Hear their story of how 41 million people saw them from Russellville today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Nikki Stone Returns
In Nikki's second appearance on the show, we discuss her involvement with several non-profits and the need for balance.
The Spotlight on Veterans: John Reinold
On this special Veteran's Day edition of The Spotlight, Drew talks with SFC John Reinold about his experience overseas, the struggle after getting home, and readjusting to civilian life.
The Spotlight: Jimmy Streett Returns
Today on The Spotlight, local community organizer and attorney Jimmy Streett gushes about his home city, and why the new downtown renovation project could be a once-in-a-generation improvement.
The Spotlight: Cass-Capan Housely and Susan West
Arkansas Tech University instructors Cass-Capan Housely and Susan West have a unique friendship. Their energy has been called infectious, and they have a reputation for making education fun.
Hear their hilarious stories, plus, they play a variation of "The Newlywed Game" on this episode of The Spotlight!
The Spotlight: Jeff Allen
Jeff Allen is one of the top personalities on the number one radio station in the state of Arkansas. You can hear his show everyday on The Point 94.1. And yet, he still makes his home in Russellville, a place that shaped his life and career. Hear his stories from the era of Magic 105 and Jeff and Drew talk about their relationships with Paul Eells today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Sharpe Dunaway
Sharpe Dunaway is no stranger to the river valley. Former host of "Sharpe 99.3" and frequent performer at Front Street Grill, Dunaway's media experience goes beyond the area, as a former host for the legendary Magic 105. Hear behind the scenes stories and a deep conversation about people today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Rashad Woods Returns
Rashad Woods is back on "The Spotlight" today as he and Drew discuss the depth of community in the river valley, and Rashad interviews Drew!
The Spotlight: David Ewing
Russellville Police Chief David Ewing stops by to discuss safety during the holidays, work-life balance and more! Hear his thoughts today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Steve Pyle
Journey Church Pastor Steve Pyle is used to doing things in an unorthodox manner. But the latest move is a bold step towards helping the community in a practical way. Hear his story today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Alex Perry
The Spotlight goes on the road to talk to local author Alex Perry, whose new book "Pighearted" was released today! Hear her story about developing the novel, her eperieinces as a teacher and more. Plus, co-owner of Dog Ear Books Pat Young joins us as well! All this and more today as The Spotlight goes on the road!
The Spotlight: Genney Baker
The Arkansas River Valley Chapter of CASA's executive director, Genney Baker joins Drew in this episode of The Spotlight. Together they discuss the advocacy of children in the River Valley area, and how those in the community can help.
The Spotlight: Bethany Bratton
This week Alethes Realty is putting an emphasis on CASA, (Court Appointed Special Advocates). Coming up later this week is Genney Baker, and today we feature Bethany Bratton, representing the 5th Judicial District. Their job is to be the voice of children in less than desirable situations, and Bratton explains, the role can be challenging. That's today on "The Spotlight."
The Spotlight: Fred Teague
On this episode of The Spotlight, Fred Teague joins Drew as he discusses the new non-profit center, his consistent role in advocating for the homeless at the Russ Bus and ARVA, and more.
The Spotlight: Latimore House
From the 1930's to the time the house closed in the 70's, the Latimore House was a safe haven for African American families traveling between Little Rock and Fort Smith. Today on The Spotlight, Betsy McGuire, Randy Hendrix and Steve Bennet discuss their project to save the Latimore House, its significance in "The Green Book", and more.
The Spotlight: Stacey Daughtrey
Making her second appearance on The Spotlight, Stacey Daughtrey reveals the guest speaker for the next Dardanelle Chamber of Commerce banquet, and discusses life in Dardanelle.
The Spotlight: Greg Hinds
In this episode of The Spotlight, Drew speaks with Greg Hinds, Event Director of the Arkansas River Valley Bike Festival.
The Spotlight: John Dinelli
In this episode of The Spotlight, John Dinelli, Site Vice President of Arkansas Nuclear One (ANO), joins Drew to discuss the current outage, and addresses the rumors of ANO leaving the River Valley.
The Spotlight: Jimmy Witt Returns
In his second appearance on The Spotlight, Dardanelle Mayor, Jimmy Witt, talks about the city's dreaded roundabouts.
The Spotlight: Tech Week - Pete Kelly
In the final episode of our special Spotlight series covering Arkansas Tech Week 2021, Drew interviews a man who embodies ATU itself, Pete Kelly.
Hear his thoughts on the university, his upbringing and an upcoming recognition!
The Spotlight: Tech Week - Sam Strasner
The "Voice of Arkansas Tech" shares stories from his time in green and gold country, it's a fascinating interview from a river valley legend!
The Spotlight: Tech Week - Carrie Harris Phillips
It's day three of ATU Week on "The Spotlight!" Today, Drew is joined by Carrie Harris Phillips, Director of University Marketing and Communications. Join them as they reminisce on days in college together, television, and the role of the community and university. It's another fun interview for Alethes and ATU today!
The Spotlight: Tech Week - Cass-Capan Housely and Dr. Dan Belongia
In the second interview of The Spotlight's ATU Week 2021, Drew sits down with Cass-Capan Housely and Arkansas Tech Director of Bands, Dr. Dan Belongia.
The Spotlight: Eli Cranor
Eli Cranor has found success in nearly aspect of his life; fatherhood, football and writing. But the success didn't come easy, and he draws on that for inspiration. Hear him discuss his upcoming book "Don't Know Tough" and more today on "The Spotlight."
The Spotlight: Shane Hillis
The host of KWKK 100.9's morning show, Shane Hillis is a relative newcomer to the broadcasting scene. His poise, natural talent and charisma has made him a local favorite in short order. But this wasn't the plan he started with. Hear how he fell into broadcasting and listen as he and Drew discuss the mentorship of Johnny Story today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Mayor Richard Harris Returns
In his second appearance on The Spotlight, Mayor Harris discusses new reports of Russellville growth, the Arkansas Bike Festival and the upcoming commemoration of September 11th.
The Spotlight: Sam Allbright and Josh Cannon
Sam Allbright returns to The Spotlight along side Josh Cannon to discuss Saturday's "Sam Allnight Music Festival" and the all new "American Cowboy" album set to release Monday.
The Spotlight: Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson is Russellville's "Renaissance Man," from teaching martial arts to history and delving into the world of podcasting, Wilson has helped create an eclectic community within Russellville. Hear his story today on "The Spotlight."
The Spotlight: Richard Setian
Richard Setian has worn many hats over the last few years, among them the hat of Fire Marshal for the city of Russellville. He spoke with The Spotlight today to discuss new building codes, the streamlined process, and why he loves this city.
The Spotlight: Nik and Sam
Nik and Sam have made their names known in the Nashville scene, but before dreams of the bright lights of Music City came the grind of making it. Hear their story about going from Dover to Nashville plus, a special performance in studio! It's a fun episode of The Spotlight!
The Spotlight: Ryan Harmon
Ahead of his appearance at "Downtown at Sundown," former American Idol contestant Ryan Harmon sits down with Alethes to discuss coming up in the area and making it out in Nashville.
The Spotlight: Breanne Davis
State Senator Breanne Davis stops by The Spotlight to discuss life in Russellville, and the pressures of balancing mom-life with political life.
The Spotlight: Harry Komprood and Rex Surrette
Harry Komprood and Rex Surrette join Alethes Realty's The Spotlight to discuss the upcoming fishing tournament at Lake Dardanelle, and also the functions of the DAV, and how veterans can receive benefits they may not know about. All this and more today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Kristin Pearson
Main Street Russellville has a myriad of volunteers and two staff members that work tirelessly to create an amazing downtown atmosphere in Russellville. One such staff member is Kristin Pearson, the engine behind MSR. Hear her story today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Kristy Williams
The River Valley United Way is a driving force behind much of the non-profit work in the area. The person behind that driving force is Kristy Williams, and she shared her vision with Drew today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Christie Graham
Christie Graham loves Russellville, and as the director of the Russellville Tourism and Visitor's Center, she wanted to find a way to convey it. Not only did she accomplish that, but the community bought in. Hear the conversation about love of community between Christie and Drew today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Jenny Riley
An often overlook conversation in the river valley is the plight of some senior citizens. Jenny Riley from the Area Agency on Aging discusses some of those issues that sometimes get overlooked, and what her organization is doing to help.
The Spotlight: Will Prewitt
Will Prewitt's fascinating take on sports goes far beyond his experience as GAC Commissioner. He's also a high school football official and Dardanelle basketball public address announcer. Listen to his take on the state of high school and college sports today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Rick Smith
Rick Smith's professional gospel singing debut occurred with one of the most prominent singers of the era in front of 9,000 people. His journey would lead him into the gospel music world, a pastorate and even the theatre. Hear his remarkable story today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Shane Jones
Law enforcement wasn't on the mind of Shane Jones when he was growing up in Yell County. In fact, he wanted to be a music star. But an encounter with the late Jay Winters changed all of that. Hear his story today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Emily Young
From surviving cancer to delivering pizzas, Emily Young has seen a wide spectrum of events in her life. The owner of three local businesses downtown shares her story of entrepreneurial ambition, to becoming a newlywed on today's edition of The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Justin and Amberlee Wesselhoft
After Justin and Amberlee Wesselhoft decided to purchase the former Maxx Nutrition, they knew their lives would change. But their story of changing careers, moving back to the area and making a difference in Russellville is much more than the gym. Hear from the owners of the new Hoft's Maxx Nutrition today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Lucas Skaggs
New Dardanelle Athletic Director Lucas Skaggs discusses taking over the prestigious Dardanelle athletic department, his background and more in today's edition of The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Eddie Meador
After graduating from Russellville High School in 1955, Eddie Meador was certain a life in the military was for him. But after getting drafted to the Los Angeles Rams in 1959, his life took an unexpected turn. The Rams all-time interceptions leader joins today for a look at life, football and Russellville on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Mayor Randy Tankersly
Mayor Randy Tankersly is optimistic about Pottsville's growth potential, and all of the things happening within the city. He sat down with Drew Brent today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Keith Stokes
Keith Stokes and his family are firmly rooted in Yell County, known for their farming heritage and community involvement. But their statewide recognition comes from taking care of the state's most beloved mascot, Tusk. Hear the story of how it all happened and what Razorback gameday looks like for the Stokes' on today's edition of The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Marshunda Jones
With record high temperatures forecasted for the next few days, Entergy's Marshunda Jones joins us to give us tips on how we can be more energy efficient in the hottest part of the year.
The Spotlight: Nikki Stone
If you've been to a non-profit event in the River Valley, chances are you have seen Nikki Stone. The Oklahoma native made Russellville home five years ago, and since then has become a pivotal part of the non-profit community. Hear her story today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Kyle Shipp
As football season approaches, third year head coach Kyle Shipp discusses the upcoming season, landing the job as the head Wonderboy, crazy days from college, and COVID protocols. A great interview from the head coach at Arkansas Tech!
The Spotlight: Patricia Wood
After losing her husband unexpectedly in January 2015, Patricia Wood had a decision to make. "I could die with him, or I could live. I chose to live." Armed with her new motto of "Keep shining," Patricia has made a name for herself in the area as "the dancing lady," but more than her dancing she hopes to make the community a better place. Hear her story today on "The Spotlight."
The Spotlight: Sam Allbright
Sam Allbright found his love for music at an early age. Now he's dropping his second single from his upcoming album "American Cowboy." Hear his amazing story today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Josh Dunbar
Josh Dunbar is the executive director for River Valley Food 4 Kids. The summer feeding program is in full swing, plus he talks about a major non-profit development in the city that could revolutionize charity work in the area. Don't miss him today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Mark Downey
Fifteen years ago, Mark Downey took his first Division II head coaching position at Arkansas Tech. After leading the Wonderboys to a number one ranking and post season play, he left to pursue other opportunities. Now in his second season in as many stints with the green and gold, Downey looks to over come the pandemic, a slow first year and personal challenges to achieve the dream of national championship glory. Hear his heartfelt interview today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Raul Torres
Raul Torres' life was changed by an encounter with Main Street Mission co-founder Marilyn Williamson several years. Since then, Raul has devoted his life to making sure people in this area have what they need. Raul Torres walks us through his experience and the dedication of his work for Main Street Mission today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Holten Lee
Holten Lee believed from an early age it was his destiny to own the bowling alley in town. Now, three years into the process, he discusses the ups and downs as well as the balance in family life. The lead man at Strikers Bowling Alley discusses all of this and more today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Zac George
Zac George is one of the frontmen for River Valley supergroup "Beards and the Bees," but his illustrious music career didn't start there. Hear his story of playing music from Switzerland to SafeCo Field in Seattle, and how he's found his calling in life helping those who desperately need it.
The Spotlight: Tarshawn Whitehead
Tarshawn Whitehead has dedicated his life to helping kids, and now has made it a career with the Boys and Girls Club of the Arkansas River Valley. Hear his story in this extraordinary interview today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Danielle Housenick Returns
Main Street Russellville Executive Director Danielle Housenick makes her second appearance on The Spotlight, discussing Downtown at Sundown, the Fourth of July celebration and more!
The Spotlight: Amber and Justen Roberts
The downtown "power couple," Amber and Justen Roberts have established themselves individually as successful downtown business owners. Now both are up for the distinction of the "Best Of" in Arkansas. Hear their thoughts and story on today's edition of The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Judge Ben Cross
Pope County Judge Ben Cross discusses the county's strategic growth plan as well as achievements in his first three years in office.
The Spotlight: Justin Campbell and Ryan Taylor
Longtime friends Ryan Taylor and Justin Campbell swing by to discuss Ryan's new album as well as Justin's new pillow invention you have to see to believe. It's all today on The Spotlight!
The Spotlight: Pete Kelly
River Valley legend Pete Kelly's influence can be measured in the lives of people he's touched: literally thousands. Hear his story of humble beginnings, the education process and hilarious stories from a former Tech student!
The Spotlight: Randy Hendrix
"Spaceman" Randy Hendrix has seen it all in his time in the River Valley. From being a broadcaster to activist, hear his story as he discusses his career and his father being inducted into the River Valley Black Hall of Fame on today's edition of The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Spencer Kilgore
Director of The Hope Center in Russellville, Spencer Kilgore talks about how his staff is assisting people struggling with addiction in the community, and how The Hope Center is restoring families.
The Spotlight: Sam Niemann
Sam Niemann is a purple heart recipient and the chaplain for the DAV in Russellville. His work with veterans and his time in the service is discussed plus a special Memorial Day presentation at the end of the show. This on a special Memorial Day edition of The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Jimmy Witt
Dardanelle Mayor Jimmy Witt talks about overcoming challenges, the advances Dardanelle has made, and why the River Valley is the place to be!
The Spotlight: Robb McCormick
Robb McCormick stops by to talk about his latest album "The Adventures of Indie Boy," while he and Drew Brent talk about what is good music. It's a great conversation today on The Spotlight
The Spotlight: Lights on Linker
When Brooke Brewer met Mike Lacefield ten years ago, neither of them even hung up Christmas lights during the season. Now, their home is the sight for the most prominent lights how in the entire river valley. Hear their story today on The Spotlight.
The Spotlight: Mike Stringer
River valley native Mike Stringer talks about his time in Russellville and a cause dear to his heart.