Russ grew up in this area with family in Harnett and Sampson Counties and grew up in Fayetteville.  Russ has 39 years experience in Radio having worked at stations in Fayetteville, Jacksonville, Greensboro and for the past 20 years stations in the Mountains of NC.  He recently moved back to the area and once again calls this area home.  Russ has two children Mary and Jake.