A Christian County native and former WHOP employee who has been successful across the country and internationally spoke to students at Christian County Middle School this morning about setting high goals and working hard to reach them.
Mitch Faulkner lives in Hopkinsville again and does his radio imaging and advertisement work from his home. Faulkner said he wanted to speak to the students because they are at a crucial time in their lives when encouragement can mean a lot.
Faulkner said his time at WHOP had an impact on him and said radio legends such as the late Colonel Dink Embry were influential in his life.
Speaking to the students, Faulkner said it was retired Christian County High School teacher Patsy Brandon who had the greatest impact on his life when she took interest in his ability to speak to his classmates with an unusual comfort for a young man.
Ms. Brandon was there and said Faulkner’s words meant more than he could ever know.
Faulkner’s work is heard by approximately eight million listeners a day across the United States and across the world.