WSGE 91.7 Honors The 2017 Phenomenal Woman

WSGE 91.7 Honors The 2017 Phenomenal Woman

WSGE 91.7 FM Honors Anna Hall as The Phenomenal Woman for 2017

WSGE 91.7 FM, the non-commercial public radio station that broadcasts from its studio on the Dallas Campus of Gaston College, chose a local woman for being a phenomenal member in their community in honor of Women’s History Month in April.

WSGE LogoThe purpose of this award is to honor the contributions and achievements of the women in the greater-Charlotte area.  A committee of WSGE staff and community members selected Anna Hall of Hickory, NC for her volunteer work within her community along with her online newsletters and website ( that provides families with information for free or inexpensive outdoor activities.   Ms. Hall’s goal is to get families outside and active while reducing “screen-time”.  Her site now boasts over 14,000 subscribers. 

Anna was nominated by her husband, Eric Hall.  She was rewarded with a Certificate of WSGE Radio Station Phenomenal WomanRecognition, a $100 VISA gift card, and was interviewed on-air during WSGE’s Premiere Public Affairs show The Roundtable Sunday Edition with Randy Walker. Affairs show The Roundtable Sunday Edition with Randy Walker. 

WSGE is honored to recognize the other nominees for the Phenomenal Woman for 2017 award. The women listed each have a positive impact on their local community that is no less phenomenal and we thank you.

  • Laurie Palmirei of Denver, NC
  • Jessica Sikes of Stanley, NC
  • Juliann Lehman of Gastonia, NC
  • Margaret Sheppard of Bessemer City, NC
  • Stephanie Barfield of Lancaster, SC
  • Lisa Beal of Gastonia, NC

Past Phenomenal Women Winners: 

2013: Dr. Linda Greer, formerly of Gastonia, NC,
Mrs. Karen Williams, Gastonia, NC  & Ms. Rhonda McLean, Belmont, NC

2014:  Dr. Amy Sifford, Gastonia, NC

2015:  Judge Yolanda Trotman, Charlotte, NC


About WSGE 91.7

The mission of WSGE is to provide distinctive music and informational programming designed to stimulate, educate and entertain. The station’s slogan, “Your Independent Music Source, WSGE 91.7,” reflects the fact that WSGE is unlike commercial stations that are owned by a corporate entity.

WSGE’s eclectic music programming supports local and independent artists and musicians and includes Alternative Country, Folk, Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Gospel, and Jazz, in addition to Beach Music. The station also offers original programming like “The R&B House Party,” “The Independent Artist Spotlight,” and “The Roundtable Sunday Edition.” WSGE has been named the “FM Station of the Year” at the Carolina Beach Music Awards in 2011, 2015, and 2016.

WSGE is a 7,500-watt radio station with a broadcast signal that can be heard in 10 counties. Since it went on the air in 1980, the station’s audience has grown to over 35,000 listeners every week, according to the Nielsen ratings data. Online streaming reaches listeners throughout the U.S. and in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany, Taiwan, and many other countries.

For more information about WSGE 91.7 FM, contact Cathis Hall at 704-922-6552 or

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