• June 18, 2024

    GUESTS: John Etheridge and Chris Scott with PLC Commercial Real Estate


    https://www.plccommercial.com/


    Episode Sponsors:


    McLeod Health

    Victor's Restaurant in Hotel Florence

    Carolina Bank

    Pepsi Cola of Florence, SC

    Micky Finn's One Stop Party Shop

    McCall Farms

    MPD Electric Cooperative

    PLC Commercial Real Estate

    Francis Marion University


    #nostoplights #kenard #florencesc #plccommercial

    38m - Jun 19, 2024
  • June 6, 2024

    GUEST: George Jebaily, Attorney and Florence City Councilman on the history and future of Florence


    George Jebaily, local attorney and member of Florence City Council joins "No Stop Lights with Ken Ard". 


    In this episode, George talks about his family moving to Florence, his passion for downtown development, and why he decided to get into politics. He tells a detailed story on how the improvements to Levy Park came about.


    This episode was recorded on June 5, 2024. The democratic mayoral primary is June 11, 2024. George explains why he has endorsed Florence City Councilwoman Lethonia "Peaches" Barnes for Mayor.


    Episode Sponsors:


    Micky Finn's One Stop Party Shop

    McCall Farms

    MPD Electric Cooperative

    McLeod Health

    Victor's Restaurant in Hotel Florence

    Carolina Bank

    Pepsi Cola of Florence, SC

    PLC Commercial Real Estate

    Francis Marion University


    If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the channel! 


    #nostoplights #kenard #florencesc #nostoplightswithkenard #jebaily #florencecitycouncil #lawyer #citycouncil

    1h 12m - Jun 6, 2024
  • May 22, 2024

    GUEST: Rick Havekost, owner of Micky Finn's in Florence, SC


    Rick Havekost joins "No Stop Light with Ken Ard" this week and tells the Micky Finn's story. We guarantee you'll learn something you didn't know!


    Episode Sponsors:


    Micky Finn's One Stop Party Shop

    McCall Farms

    MPD Electric Cooperative

    McLeod Health

    Victor's Restaurant in Hotel Florence

    Carolina Bank

    Pepsi Cola of Florence, SC

    PLC Commercial Real Estate

    Francis Marion University


    If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the channel! 


    #nostoplights #kenard #florencesc #mickyfinns #partyshop #nostoplightswithkenard

    54m - May 22, 2024
  • May 17, 2024

    GUESTS: Ken Jackson and Rhett Spencer of PLC Commercial Real Estate


    https://www.plccommercial.com/


    Episode Sponsors:


    McLeod Health

    Victor's Restaurant in Hotel Florence

    Carolina Bank

    Pepsi Cola of Florence, SC

    Micky Finn's One Stop Party Shop

    McCall Farms

    MPD Electric Cooperative

    PLC Commercial Real Estate

    Francis Marion University


    #nostoplights #kenard #florencesc #plccommercial

    31m - May 17, 2024
  • May 7, 2024

    SPECIAL GUEST: Shane Beamer, Head Football Coach, University of South Carolina talks NIL...and more


    In this special "Garnet Trust" edition of "No Stop Lights with Ken Ard", our guest is University of South Carolina Head Football Coach Shane Beamer.


    Coach Beamer discusses coaching in the NIL college football era.


    Episode sponsor : Micky Finn's


    If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the channel! 


    #gamecocks #universityofsouthcarolina #nil #shanebeamer #kenard #nostoplights #mickyfinns #gamecockfootball #garnettrust

    23m - May 8, 2024
  • May 1, 2024

    GUEST: Stephen Wukela, Attorney and former Mayor of Florence, SC


    On this episode of "No Stop Lights with Ken Ard", Ken talks to Attorney and former Mayor of Florence, SC Stephen J. Wukela. Ken and Stephen may not agree on much politically, but they certainly agree on Florence downtown revitalization and development. You'll hear how some of the downtown growth came about. 


    It's the "Life and Times of Stephen Wukela!" You'll learn about his growing up, education, and career path into politics. Stephen tells the story about how he won the Florence Mayor's race by just one vote!


    Episode Sponsors:


    McLeod Health

    Victor's Restaurant in Hotel Florence

    Carolina Bank

    Pepsi Cola of Florence, SC

    Micky Finn's One Stop Party Shop

    McCall Farms

    MPD Electric Cooperative

    PLC Commercial Real Estate

    Francis Marion University


    If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the channel! 


    #nostoplights #kenard #florencesc #wukela 

    1h 10m - May 2, 2024
  • April 26, 2024

    GUESTS: Octavia Williams-Blake and Charity Gerald from McLeod Health discuss workforce recruiting


    Octavia Williams-Blake, Chief Human Resources Officer / Senior Vice President and Charity Gerald, Director of Workforce Development join "No Stop Lights with Ken Ard" to talk about workforce recruitment at McLeod Health. 


    McLeod Health is the largest employer in the area. There are many career paths available at McLeod. On this episode, you'll learn about how their career recruiting has changed with the times.


    Who knows, you may be inspired to consider a career with McLeod!


    Episode Sponsors:


    McLeod Health

    Victor's Restaurant in Hotel Florence

    Carolina Bank

    Pepsi Cola of Florence, SC

    Micky Finn's One Stop Party Shop

    McCall Farms

    MPD Electric Cooperative

    PLC Commercial Real Estate

    Francis Marion University


    If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the channel! 


    #nostoplights #kenard #florencesc #mcleodhealth #mcleod

    38m - Apr 26, 2024
  • April 17, 2024

    GUEST: Grey Raines, Principal and Managing Partner of The Raines Company in Florence, SC


    With 57 properties across the southeast either owned or managed, and nearly 2000 employees, Florence, SC based Raines Company has seen tremendous growth. 


    On this episode of "No Stop Light with Ken Ard", Grey Raines tells us about his family getting into the hospitality business and how it started with one hotel. He steps us through years of growth, including difficult times. 


    How did we end up with a boutique hotel in downtown Florence? You'll find out.  


    Episode Sponsors:


    Victor's Restaurant in Hotel Florence

    Carolina Bank

    Pepsi Cola of Florence, SC

    Micky Finn's One Stop Party Shop

    McCall Farms

    MPD Electric Cooperative

    PLC Commercial Real Estate

    Francis Marion University

    McLeod Health



    If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the channel! 


    #nostoplights #kenard #florencesc #victors #hotelflorence #raines

    59m - Apr 17, 2024
  • April 9, 2024

    GUESTS: Marion Swink and Henry Swink, owners of McCall Farms in Effingham, SC


    Marion Swink and Henry Swink are the owners of McCall Farms. McCall Farms is one of America’s leading producers of farm-fresh canned vegetables and fruit. 


    Their brands include:


    Glory Foods

    Margaret Holmes

    Peanut Patch Boiled Peanuts

    Bruce's Yams

    Allens

    Veg-All

    Princella

    Trappey's


    The business supports over 1200 jobs in our area, and produces several million servings every day. 

    In this episode, you'll hear the story of McCall Farms directly from the owners. 


    https://www.mccallfarms.com/


    Enjoy!


    Episode Sponsors:


    McCall Farms

    MPD Electric Cooperative

    Francis Marion University

    McLeod Health

    Pepsi Cola of Florence, SC

    Victor's Restaurant in Hotel Florence

    Carolina Bank

    Micky Finn's One Stop Party Shop

    PLC Commercial Real Estate


    If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the channel! 


    #nostoplights #kenard #florencesc #mccallfarms #effinghamsc #peanutpatch #boiledpeanuts

    56m - Apr 9, 2024
  • April 2, 2024

    GUEST: Tim Norwood, Entrepreneur and Owner of Victor's Restaurant in Hotel Florence


    In this episode, Ken talks with Tim Norwood. Tim is a visionary entrepreneur and has played a vital role in the revitalization of downtown Florence, SC. Tim has always supported Florence and the entire Pee Dee region.


    You will learn Tim's story....how he got where he is, and what motivates and inspires him today.


    Episode Sponsors:


    Victor's Restaurant in Hotel Florence

    Carolina Bank

    Pepsi Cola of Florence, SC

    Micky Finn's One Stop Party Shop

    McCall Farms

    MPD Electric Cooperative

    PLC Commercial Real Estate

    Francis Marion University

    McLeod Health



    If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the channel!


    #nostoplights #kenard #florencesc #victors #hotelflorence


    1h 11m - Apr 2, 2024
  • March 25, 2024

    GUEST: Taylor Edwards - Director of Player Personnel at the University of South Carolina


    Taylor Edwards is Director of Player Personnel with the University of South Carolina. Taylor works daily with the student athletes and discusses recruiting, transfer portal, and NIL (Name - Image - Likeness). 


    If you have an interest in college athletics (behind the scenes), you will enjoy this episode of No Stop Lights!


    Episode sponsor:


    Micky Finn's One Stop Party Shop


    #nostoplights #kenard #nil #universityofsouthcarolina #uofsc #gamecocks #gamecockfootball


    51m - Mar 26, 2024
  • March 19, 2024

    GUEST: Robin Tallon, former US Congressman, business owner, and Pee Dee character


    Check out this episode of No Stop Lights with Ken Ard. 


    Robin Tallon has stories to tell.....you'll want to hear them.


    Episode Sponsors:


    Carolina Bank

    Pepsi Cola of Florence, SC

    Micky Finn's One Stop Party Shop

    McCall Farms

    MPD Electric Cooperative

    PLC Commercial Real Estate

    Francis Marion University

    McLeod Health

    Victor's Restaurant at Hotel Florence


    If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the channel! 


    #nostoplights #kenard #florencesc #robintallon #uscongressman


    1h 10m - Mar 19, 2024
  • March 11, 2024

    The tables are turned on Ken! Guest host Rodney Berry interviews Ken Ard with no subject off limits


    You'll learn about Ken's family, his upbringing, and his time in politics, and how it all has led to success in media with the "Wake Up Carolina" radio show for Community Broadcasters and the "No Stop Lights with Ken Ard" podcast. And yes, Ken discusses leaving the office of Lieutenant Governor. 


    Give it a listen, you may learn something you didn't know.


    Episode Sponsors:


    Carolina Bank

    Pepsi Cola of Florence, SC

    Micky Finn's One Stop Party Shop

    McCall Farms

    MPD Electric Cooperative

    PLC Commercial Real Estate

    Francis Marion University

    McLeod Health

    Victor's Restaurant at Hotel Florence


    If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the channel! 


    #nostoplights #kenard #florencesc #communitybroadcasters #wfrk #live95 #radio


    1h 12m - Mar 11, 2024
  • March 6, 2024

    Social Security - Are they screwing you? Just think about what might have been.


    Ken goes through an exercise to present what social security might look like if it was privatized and designed truly in the interest of the American people. 


    WARNING: Watching this episode might make you angry!


    Episode Sponsors:


    Carolina Bank

    Pepsi Cola of Florence, SC

    Micky Finn's One Stop Party Shop

    McCall Farms

    MPD Electric Cooperative

    PLC Commercial Real Estate

    Francis Marion University

    McLeod Health

    Victor's Restaurant at Hotel Florence


    If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the channel!


    #nostoplights #kenard #florencesc #socialsecurity

    14m - Mar 6, 2024
  • February 26, 2024

    GUEST: Dale Barth talks the Past, Present, and Future of Red Bone Alley in Florence, SC


    Red Bone Alley is a local institution. Dale Barth joins No Stop Lights and tells the story of how Red Bone began and what the future holds. He also addresses the recent rumors that the restaurant is closing.


    If you have lived in Florence at any time in the last 30+ years, you will enjoy this episode!


    Episode Sponsors:


    Carolina Bank

    Pepsi Cola of Florence, SC

    Micky Finn's One Stop Party Shop

    McCall Farms

    MPD Electric Cooperative

    PLC Commercial Real Estate

    Francis Marion University

    McLeod Health

    Victor's Restaurant at Hotel Florence


    If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the channel!


    #nostoplights #kenard #florencesc #redbone #redbonealley

    48m - Feb 26, 2024
  • February 22, 2024

    Ken passionately discusses the Trump verdict **and outrageous fine** in NY. Is this America?


    Try to take "Trump" out of the equation for a moment. Ken walks through a "hypothetical" scenario and gets passionate about what 1 prosecutor and 1 judge in the state of New York are doing.


    Episode Sponsors:


    Carolina Bank

    Pepsi Cola of Florence, SC

    Micky Finn's One Stop Party Shop

    McCall Farms

    MPD Electric Cooperative

    PLC Commercial Real Estate

    Francis Marion University

    McLeod Health

    Victor's Restaurant at Hotel Florence


    If you like what you see, please subscribe to the channel! youtube.com/@nostoplights

    2h 23m - Feb 22, 2024
  • February 20, 2024

    The debate over Ukraine funding continues. Should it be tied to border security?


    Follow the MONEY. Not SOME of the time, not MOST of the time. ALL of the time. 


    As usual, Ken takes a deeper dive into the proposed appropriations. The name of the bill is misleading (at best). Why can't the congress just shoot the American people straight?


    Episode Sponsors:


    Carolina Bank

    Pepsi Cola of Florence, SC

    Micky Finn's One Stop Party Shop

    McCall Farms

    MPD Electric Cooperative

    PLC Commercial Real Estate

    Francis Marion University

    McLeod Health

    Victor's Restaurant at Hotel Florence


    If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the channel!


    26m - Feb 20, 2024
  • February 13, 2024

    GUEST:Joe Waters, owner Salty's Surf Shop in Florence, SC is moving on in search of the perfect wave


    If you have lived in Florence, SC any time in the last 40 years, you will love this episode.


    As recently announced on Salty's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=887571333376973&set=pcb.887571626710277), "Salty Joe" is moving on to bigger adventures and to find the perfect wave.


    Everyone in Florence knows Salty's Surf Shop. In this episode, Joe tells the entire Salty's story and tells us what's next.


    Episode Sponsors:


    Carolina Bank

    Pepsi Cola of Florence, SC

    Micky Finn's One Stop Party Shop

    McCall Farms

    MPD Electric Cooperative

    PLC Commercial Real Estate

    Francis Marion University

    McLeod Health

    Victor's Restaurant at Hotel Florence


    If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the channel!


    41m - Feb 13, 2024
  • February 9, 2024

    SC Primary: It's not Nikki Haley vs. Donald Trump. It's Establishment Normalcy vs. Unique Disrupter


    Ken offers a unique perspective as a former Lieutenant Governor that served under Nikki Haley. He witnessed the beginning of her rise in politics. This is an analysis that you won't find anywhere else.


    Read Ken's recent Facebook Post about the South Carolina Primary: https://www.facebook.com/ken.ard1/posts/pfbid02frCKiFDsD4yqBVufN1s1HYfuQz8KoxAzQH9aCX1tLFarkThsJbDdfHpikexGXoHol


    Episode Sponsors:


    Carolina Bank

    Pepsi Cola of Florence, SC

    Micky Finn's One Stop Party Shop

    McCall Farms

    MPD Electric Cooperative

    PLC Commercial Real Estate

    Francis Marion University

    McLeod Health

    Victor's Restaurant at Hotel Florence


    If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the channel! 

    10m - Feb 9, 2024
  • February 6, 2024

    Ken's commentary: The government enables and incentivizes having a child and not getting married


    This commentary responds to a recent debate about whether taxpayers should be funding school lunches for children.


    Episode Sponsors:


    Carolina Bank

    Pepsi Cola of Florence, SC

    Micky Finn's One Stop Party Shop

    McCall Farms

    MPD Electric Cooperative

    PLC Commercial Real Estate

    Francis Marion University

    McLeod Health

    Victor's Restaurant at Hotel Florence


    If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the channel!


    23m - Feb 6, 2024
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