Sunday 9/6/2015

SUNDAY 9/6/2015 - TODAY IS NATIONAL COFFEE ICE CREAM & READ A BOOK DAY. It's going to be a little warm outside today so you might want to eat that ice cream inside while reading a book.


Friday August 14, 2015

HAPPY FRIDAY! TODAY IS NATIONAL CREAMSICLE DAY Go out and get you one! Be sure to tune in to BrightStar Radio Fun 101 for the best oldies and beach music, share with your friends, we love new listeners.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU Bill Lovelace-Gastonia, Nancy Bailey, Troy Campbell, Jimmy Jackson and Cynthia Liftin - Belmont Perry Buroughs, Gary Farmer, Kathy Lane, Chase Mulberry, Tyler Mullis and Mary Alley of Mt. Holly Celebrity Birthdays are Actors Steve Martin & Halle Berry Novelist Danielle Steel Cartoonist Gary Larson Basketball Great - Magic Johnson Football - Tim Tebow

Friday 8/14/2015

If you are looking for something to do tonight, come down and join your friends for music, food and shopping tonight from 6-9. Arts on North Main in Mt. Holly.


Wednesday August 12, 2015

CRUISING: A social activity that primarily consists of driving a car. Cruising can be an expression of the freedom of possessing a driver's license. Cruising is distinguished from regular driving by the social and recreational nature of the activity, which is characterized by an impulsively random, often aimless course. A popular route (or "strip") is often the focus of cruising. "Cruise nights" are evenings during which cars drive slowly, bumper-to-bumper, through small towns. A cruise can be a meeting of car enthusiasts at a predetermined location, organized predominantly through the internet (in recent times) but also largely through mobile phone, word of mouth or simply by a cruise being established enough that it becomes a regular event. COME BY THE BRIGHTSTAR GRILL TONIGHT AND SHOW OFF YOUR CLASSIC CAR OR BIKE, sit back and enjoy conversation with other collector/owners and have a delicious half priced milkshak


Monday August 10, 2015

Happy Monday - Today August 10, 2015 is National Lazy Day and S'mores Day So be lazy and eat s'mores all day, that should help the Monday Blues Happy Birthday to the following listeners and Celebrities Melissa Steinkraus-Belmont Brittany Snipes and Ruth Wilmont of Mt. Holly Actor/Singer - Jimmy Dean



BrightStar Radio wishes the following locals and celebrities a Happy Birthday Brenda Petty - Mt. Holly Donald Ritten - Dallas Duke Wellman - Gastonia Country singer - Mel Tillis Tennis Pro - Roger Federer Actors - Dustin Hoffman and Keith Carradine

Saturday 8/8/15

HAPPY SATURDAY - Hope you had a chance to visit the Farmer's Market today Today is National Happiness Day and Bowling Day - so be happy while fixing the fresh veggies and then go bowling.....make it a great night! No matter if you at home or work, you can enjoy Brightstar Radio Fun 101 - Tune us in and Turn it up! We offer the same great music you hear in the restaurant, oldies from the 50's, 60's, and 70's and always some of the best Carolina Beach music



THURSDAY 8/6/15 Today is National Wiggle your toes day. A great day to enjoy the oldies and the BEST Carolina beach music. Close your eyes, listen to the music, pretend you are at the beach and wiggle your toes in the sand. BrghtStar Radio Fun 101 would like to wish the following a Happy Birthday Michael Vinsant-Denver; Lana Rogers-Charlotte, Jimmie Lazenby and Vickie Rivenbark of Mt. Holly


Wednesday 8/5/2015

WEDNESDAY 8/5/2015 Today is National Underwear Day, so wear your favorite pair BrightStar Radio and team wishes the following listeners a Happy Birthday Shannon Goad-Mt. Holly, Alicia Plott-Belmont, and Leon Helms of Stanley Our Celebrity Birthdays are Astronaut - Neil Armstrong Actor - Loni Anderson Singer - Maureen McCormick


MONDAY 8/3/15

MONDAY 8/3/15

MONDAY 8/3/2015 - Today is National Watermelon day Hope everyone has a great week-end and ready for the week. Remember that week-end feeling can last all week. Tune in to BrightStar Radio and enjoy your favorite and the best Carolina beach music. Happy Birthday to the following listeners Jeremy Caldwell-Cramerton; Linda Alexander-Charlotte and Terry Walker of Mt. Holly Celebrities Birthdays are: Actor - Martin Sheen Football great - Tom Brady TV Personality and Homemaker - Martha Stewart


FRIDAY 7/31/2015

Today in History: 1932: George Washington quarter goes into circulation 1952: The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare is created 1964: Rolling Stones concert is stopped after 12 minutes due to riots 1981: MLB strike ends after 42 days DON'T FORGET THE MT. HOLLY FARMER'S MARKET TOMORROW MORNING

FRIDAY 7/31/2015

Friday July 31, 2015 - Today is National Mutt Day, be sure to give yours a big hug Happy Birthday to the following BrightStar Radio listeners Lisa York of Belmont; Crystal Human of Stanley; Kathie Brown and Peggy Poindexter of Mt. Holly Today's Celebrity Birthday's are: Actor (Lurch / The Munster's) - Ted Cassidy Actor - Dean Cain Singer - Gary Lewis Ex Panther - Kevin Greene Author (Harry Potter series) J.K. Rowling



Thursday July 30, 2015 - Today is National Cheesecake Day and Chili Dog Day Don't Forget the Lowell Farmers Market today from 4-7pm BrightStar Radio wishes Lawrence Ronland of Mt. Holly a Happy Birthday Our celebrity Birthday's today are: Former Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig Singers: Buddy Guy and Paul Anka Actors: Lisa Kudrow, Delta Burke, and Arnold Schwarzenegger

Thursday 7/30/2015

Thursday 7/30/15 Hope you are having a wonderful day! Tune in to BrightStar Radio Fun 101 and enjoy the best of the oldies and Carolina Beach music Today in History: 1928: George Eastman shows the 1st color motion picture 1956: US Motto "In God We Trust" was authorized 1969: Barbara Streisand opens for Liberace at International Hotel in Las Vegas 1971: Ex Beatle George Harrison released Bangladesh


Friday July 10, 2015

TGIF - Today is National Collector Car Appreciation - So if you have one show it off Don't forget - Mt. Holly's Farmer's Market Saturday Morning Our local Birthdays today are: Jerry Smith-Charlotte, Debbie Ellington-Belmont. Carol Cope-Mt. Holly, Dana Simpson-Dallas and Kristy Whittington-Gastonia Celebrity Birthdays Include: Fred Gwynne aka Herman Munster, Sofia Vergara and Jessica Simpson Toady in History: 1913: Death Valley, CA. hits 134 degrees, the highest temperature recorded in US history 1962: Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested during a demonstration in Georgia. 1979: Check Berry sentenced to 4 months in jail for tax evasion 1985: Coca-Cola Co. announced they would resume the "old" coke Formula


Thursday July 9, 2015

Happy Thursday - It's National Sugar Cookie Day, have one with a cup of coffee or glass of milk while listening to the BrightStar Radio. BrightStar Radio Fun 101 - The BEST online radio for the 50's, 60's 70's and Carolina Beach music. TUNE US IN AND TURN IT UP! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the following BrightStar Grill & Radio fans Robert Baltzegar-Mt. Holly, Yates Pryor-Mt. Holly, Dorothy Nilson-Mt. Holly, Mary Robinson-Belmont and Kim Helms-Mt. Holly Today the following Celebrities are also celebrating birthdays Football great - OJ Simpson, Actors Tom Hanks and Fred Savage III Today In History 1922: Johnny Wessmuller aka Tarzan swims 1st 100m Free Style in under 1 minute. 1932: Boston Braves Football forms the Washington Redskins 1953: 1st passenger helicopter 1956: Dick Clark's 1st appearance on American Bandstand 1972: 1st tour of Paul McCarty and Wings 1997: Mike Tyson banned from boxing after biting Holyfield


Wednesday July 8, 2015

Wednesday July 8, 2015 Today is National Chocolate with Almonds Day A big BrightStar Birthday Wish to: James Inscoe-Gastonia, Robert Cloniger-Stanley, Rachel Hoffman-Mt. Holly, Alyssa Sturgill-Mt. Holly and Tabetha Pruitt of Rock Hill SC Celebrity Birthday's include: Famous Chef Wolfgang Puck, Country Singer Toby Keith, Actor/Rapper Jaden Smith, and Actor Kevin Bacon. Today in History: 1975: Gerald Ford announced he would seek the Republican nomination for President of the U.S.A. 2011: Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the US Space Shuttle Program


Tuesday July 7, 2015

Tuesday July 7, 2015 Today is National Father/Daughter Take A Walk Day and Strawberry Sundae Day - so Dad, take your little girl for a walk and share a big strawberry sundae, she will always remember it. BrightStar Radio Fun 101 would like to wish the following a Happy Birthday Jeffery Welch-Gastonia, Ricky Hagans-Gastonia, Jackie Stewart-Charlotte, Tammy Roberson-Charlotte, Steven Edwards-Belmont, Elisa Phillips-Belmont and Steve Mullinex-Gastonia Celebrity Birthday includes Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr Today in History: 1930: Construction begins on the Hoover Dam 1972: 1st group of women were sworn in to the FBI BrightStar Radio Fun 101 plays your favorite oldies from the 50's, 60's, and 70's and the BEST Carolina Beach Music - so tune us in and turn it up while at work or home. We are always on the air


Monday July 6, 2015

Monday July 6, 2015 Today is National Fried Chicken Day Please joining the BrightStar in wishing the following a Happy Birthday Wanda Franks-Mt. Holly and Archie Huffstetler also from Mt. Holly Celebrity Birthdays include: Janet Leigh from Psycho, Burt Ward aka Robin from Batman & Robin, Sylvester Stallone and the 43rd President George W. Bush Today in History: 1924: 1st photo sent experimentally sent across the Atlantic by radio 1928: 1st all-talking motion picture was shown in NY 1933: 1st All-Star Baseball Game - played in Chicago 1942: Anne Frank's family goes in to hiding 1947: Soviet Union start production of the AK-47 1957: Paul McCarty & John Lennon meet for the first time 1994: Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump hits the movie theaters.


Sunday July 5,2015

Sunday July 5, 2015 THANK YOU for all that came out yesterday to the fundraiser for America Diabetes all proceeds go to the association in memory of Howard Black. Happy Birthday to our local listeners; Dick Dubler-Mt. Holly, and Dale Parker of Gastonia Celebrity Birthday - Huey Lewis, singer Today in History: 1865-The Salvation Army was Founded 1946-the bikini was introduced


Saturday July 4, 2015


1776 - AMERICA DECLARES INDEPENDENCE - HAPPY 239th BIRTHDAY TODAY 10am - Noon join the team for a American Diabetes Association fundraiser in memory of Howard Black, there will be Music, Food, Prizes and Surprises. Happy Birthday to our local patrons, Eleni York-Gastonia; Ronnie Huffstetler-Mt. Holly, Lisa Brakett-Belmont; Lisa Thompson-Belmont and Ginger Richmond-Gastonia.


Friday July 3, 2015

July 3, 2015 Come enjoy the Best Oldies and Carolina Beach Music while enjoying great food at the BrightStar Grill - But if you can't make it Tune us in online, where the music never stops. REMINDER: Come join us for a America Diabetes Association fundraiser in memory of Howard Black. There will be Music, Food, and Prizes, 7/4 from 10:00-Noon Join BrightStar Radio in wishing Trevor Shuping of Gastonia a Happy Birthday Celebrity Birthdays include: Geraldo Rivera , Montel Williams Talk Show Hosts, Aaron Tippin - country music singer and Tom Cruise - actor Today in History: 1985: Back to the Future was release


Thursday July 2, 2015

Thursday July 2, 2015 FIREWORKS TONIGHT - DOWNTOWN MT. HOLLY REMINDER: Come join the BrightStar team for a fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association in memory of Howard Black. No local birthdays to report Celebrity Birthdays include: NASCAR 7 time champion Richard Petty and Sam Hornish Jr. who drives for Richard, WWE Superstar Brett "the hitman" Hart, and actress Lindsay Lohan. Today in History: 1937: Amelia Earhart disappears 1992: Chevrolet builds its 1 millionth Corvette 1997: Men In Black premiers


Wednesday July 1, 2015

Hey Mike what day is it???? Hump Day! This is a special week for American and The BrighStar Grill - Please plan to join us on Independence Day from 10 AM until noon as we have a special fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association in memory of the late Howard Black! We will have free burgers and hotdogs for everyone who joins us! With face painting for the kids, live music, baked goods for sale, and a raffle with awesome prizes, everyone can find something to enjoy while supporting a great cause! For more information, contact us at the restaurant! 704-827-0212 We hope to see you there! No local birthday's to report Celebrity Birthday's are Dan Aykroyd and Pam Anderson Today in History: 1979 the first Sony Walkman goes on sale 2005 The last Ford Thunderbird was produced

Wednesday July 1, 2015



Tuesday June 30, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM BRIGHTSTAR RADIO - Tina Russell of Mt. Holly Celebrity Birthdays include: Mike Tyson-Heavyweight Champion; Michael Phelps-Olympic swimmer and Cody (Rhodes) Runnels-WE wrestler Today in History - 1936 - Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone With The Wind" was published 1938 - Superman appears for the first time in comic books 1953 - The first Chevrolet Corvette was built


Monday June 29, 2015

Happy Monday.... BrightStar Radio Fun 101 would like to wish Happy Birthday to Jason Jackson-Mt. Holly and Martha Bostick-Gastonia Todays celebrity birthdays include: Gary Busey, Slim Pickens, and NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr. Today in History in 1995 - for the first time a US Space Shuttle docks with Russians Space Station


Saturday June 27, 2015

National Sunglasses Day, get out there and show off your's The following announcements are brought to you by BrightStar Radio-Fun - the best internet radio around. If you are looking for something to do today, here are just a few options Mt. Holly Farmers Market - downtown Mt. Holly - 8am to 12 noon Belmont - Local Market & Community Garden - downtown Belmont - 9am-8pm The Floating Goat (Cramerton 704-734-8599) and Lake Wylie Kayak Rentals/Tailrace Marina (Mt. Holly- both offer a variety of kayak, canoes, and pontoon boats for rent, Please call or email ahead of time to make reservations.


Friday 6/26/2015

Friday June 26,2015

A SPECIAL NOTE FOR MT. HOLLY RESIDENTS: Smoke Detector Program If you are a resident within the City of Mount Holly, you qualify for a free smoke detector for your home. Our goal is to have every home in the city with a working smoke detector on every level of the home. If you are in need of a smoke detector - Please contact the Mount Holly Fire Department at 704-822-2927 or send an email to

Friday June 26, 2015

Today is National Forgiveness Day -Take someone to BrightStar Grill for lunch to show them that you forgive them - and check out the best of the 50's, 60's, and 70's music along with the best NC Beach music. BrightStar Radio Fun 101 is on-line, check us out. Big Birthday wishes from the BrightStar family to Eugene Williams-Charlotte; John Henkle-Denver; Robert Witchey-Belmont; Ken Shannon-Mt. Holly; Bryan Ballard-Stanley; Joshua Miller-Stanley; Joshua Doster-Gastonia. Today's Celebrity Birthdays are: Derek Jeter, Michael Vick, Ariana Grande, and Chris Isaak


Thursday June 25, 2015

Today is National Bomb Pop Day Happy Birthday from BrightStar Radio Fun 101 Judy Paxton-Gastonia; Grace Godwin-Mt. Holly; Charlotte Paxton-Gastonia; Sandra Fisher-Gastonia; Mark Upton-Gastonia; Tammy Lester-Mt. Holly Celebrity Birthday' s include Dell Curry Basketball great and father of NBA MVP Stephen Curry Carley Simon and George Michael Today in History: 1973 - John Dean admits that President Richard Nixon took part in the Watergate cover-up


Wednesday June 24, 2015

Today is National Celebration of the Senses Day - A great day to test your sense of Taste while enjoying lunch or dinner at the BrightStar Grill and listening to BrightStar Radio Fun 101 A BIG BrightStar Birthday wish to Melanie Mills-Stanley; Angel Buraghs-Mt. Holly Celebrity Birthday wish to Mick Fleetwood drummer for Fleetwood Mac Today in History: 1896: Booker T. Washington was the first African American to receive an Honorary MA degree from Harvard University. 1953: John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier announce their engagement BRIGHTSTAR RADIO FUN 101 TUNE US IN AND TURN IT UP!


Tuesday June 23, 2015

Today is National Public Service Day BrightStar Radio wishes to wish the following a Happy Birthday Ashley Cook-Midland; Peggy Hales-Belmont; Sharon Bell-Charlotte; Renee Ewing-Mt. Holly; Libby Dellinger-Stanley; and Martha Johnson-Gastonia Celebrity Birthdays include American Idol judge Randy Jackson Today in History: 1860- Secret Service was created


Monday June 22, 2015

Good Morning from BrightStar Radio Fun-101 Today is National Onion Rings Day - Stop by the BrightStar gill to get yours The BrightStar Radio Fun-101 wishes our local listeners a Happy Birthday Erica Walter-Lowell; Rodman Falls-Gastonia; Gary Carter-Charlotte; Tracy Walls-Mt. Holly; Alan More-Gastonia Celebrity Birthday's are: Football great - Kurt Warner and Actress Meryl Streep Today in History: 1970-President Richard Nixon lowers the voting age to 18 1981-Mark David Chapman please guilty to killing John Lennon


Sunday June 21, 2015

HAPPY FATHERS DAY! And BrightStar Radio Fun 101 would like to wish the following a Happy Birthday Jim Owen-Mt. Holly; Charla Ellis-Gastonia; David Abernathy-Charlotte Celebrity Birthdays: Prince William Today in History: 1939-American great baseball player Lou Gehrig quits baseball due to diagnosis of ALS 1982-John Hinkley Jr. was found guilty of attempting to assassinate President Ronald Reagan


Friday 6/19/2015

The Mount Holly Farmers Market open from 8am-Noon If you are looking for some water fun there are a couple local places offering kayaks, canoes and/or pontoon rentals In Mt. Holly - Lake Wylie Kayak Rentals / Trailrace Marina 704-827-0000 and Cramerton - The Floating Goat - 704-734-8599 or 704-914-5552. Both places request you call ahead for reservations.


Thursday 6/18/2015

Don't forget your pets, they need cold water too




Wednesday June 17 - Stewart's Root Beer Day BrightStar Radio - the best Internet radio around - the best oldies of the 50's, 60's and 70's and always the best Carolina Beach music. Happy Birthday to the following: Kath Oglesby-Belmont; Kimberly Best-Mt. Holly; and Shawn Mathis-Lowell

Wednesday June 17, 2015

Summertime is the best time for a vacation to the beach, however, due to the recent shark attacks at 2 separate NC beaches please be careful and cautious.


Sunday June 14, 2015

Good Morning - It's going to be a HOT one today so stay inside and tune in to BrightStar Radio Fun-101 for the best oldies and Carolina beach music. BrightStar Radio would like to wish the following a Happy Birthday Merle McColloch-Charlotte; Gina Johnson-Charlotte; April Carver-Lincolnton and Jeff Stack-Charlotte.


Saturday June 13, 2015

Saturday June 13 - Graduation Day in Gaston County - Congratulations to the Class of 2015 BrightStar Radio would like to wish the following a Happy Birthday Boyd Helton-Stanley; Gail Warlick-Alexis; Christy Cook-Denver; Robert Sanders-Mt. Holly; Pam Burgin-Alexis; and George Lehay-Charlotte


Wednesday June 10, 2015

Wednesday June 10, National Iced Tea Day - Enjoy a BIG Glass! It's another great day at BrightStar Radio Fun-101 so Tune us in and Turn it up. And It’s a special day at the BrightStar Grill, come by for Cruise-In and Ice Cream Wednesday. Show off your car and enjoy special pricing on Ice Cream and Milk Shakes. Happy Birthday from BrightStar Radio Fun 101 Robert Ward-Mt. Holly; William Millsap-Charlotte; Eva Knight-Belmont And Happy Anniversary to Nicole Wright-t. Holly; Richard Griffin-Mt. Holly Kelly Smith-Mt. Holly; Gwendolyn Waddle-Mt. Holly; Jody Cash-Gastonia; Scott Ligon-Belmont


June 9, 2015

Tuesday June 9, 2015 - Today is Donald Duck Day, can you talk like Donald? The BrightStar Radio family would like to wish a Happy Birthday to Joe Mullins-Mt. Holly; Rodney Wike-Mt. Holly; June Whitley-Belmont; Brandon Berckman-Gastonia; Mark Mills-Belmont And a Happy Anniversary to Robert Odell-Belmont


Monday June 8, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM BRIGHTSTAR RADIO FUN 101 Charles Cloinger-Gastonia; Jeff Kerns-Charlotte HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO: John Maslo-Mt. Holly; Eddie & Pamela Morton-Lake Wylie; Amy O'Donnell-Belmont Today is Best Friends Days, be sure to call yours and let him/her know how you feel


Saturday June 6, 2015

Happy Birthday from BrightStar Radio Fun 101 Dorey Dias-Dallas and a Happy Anniversary to Harley Cook-Charlotte and Lisa Presswood-Alexis If you are looking for something to do tonight - go see "Arts in the Park" Enjoy music of the Gaston Symphonic Band and Gaston Dance Theater Ensemble, just to name a couple. The fun starts at 5pm at Biggerstaff Park, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Hwy - Dallas. This is a free event.


Wednesday June 3, 2015

June is going to be a busy month so rest up, take some time to sit back and enjoy BrightStar Radio Fun 101. We promise to give you some of the best music of the 50's, 60's and 70's and always playing the greatest Carolina Beach music. Saturday June 6th, Mt. Holly will resume its annual Farmers Market, stop by and pick up some fresh veggies for dinner and then head to Tuckaseegee Park for the Lego movie. Fun starts at 7:00pm and the movie starts at dusk. Mark your calendar! East Gaston and South Point High School's will hold graduations on Saturday June 13th at 9:00 am. Tickets are required at both school's. Arrive early to beat the traffic and get the best seat .


Saturday May 30, 2015

BrightStar Radio would like to wish the following a Happy Birthday! Ellen Jordan - Mt. Holly Renee Trutza - Gastonia Daniel Switzer - Mt. Holly Bobby Mulwee - Belmont Jacob Sprinkle - Stanley



Tune Us in and Turn Us UP!!

Wednesday 5/27/15

Hump Day and you are looking for something to do, Turn the TV off, move the furniture back and Tune in to BrightStar Radio Fun 101 and dance the night away. We offer you the best of the 50's, 60's, 70's and Carolina Beach music.

If you have announcements you would like to hear on the radio, send an email to and someone will be in touch.


Tuesday May 26

Back to work today.....So tune in to BrightStar Radio Fun 101 and enjoy the music.
We have the best on-line station bringing you the music of the 50's, 60's, and 70's and Carolina Beach music.

Stay tuned Exciting news coming soon

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Saturday May 23, 2015

The weatherman is calling for a great weekend, so get out and show your support for our fallen hero's at the Lowell 10th annual Freedom Festival - where you can enjoy great food, games, and rides. Located at Harold Rankin Park, 519 Park Circle.

Or visit the new featured exhibit at the Schiele Museum - "The Scoop on Ice Cream" Celebrating Tony's Ice Cream 100th Anniversary. 

If you are interested in advertising on the radio contact for more information.


Friday May 22, 2015

There are some great things happening this weekend so get out and enjoy the FUN

Friday 5/22-

In downtown Belmont you can shag the night away starting at 7:00 PM located at Stowe Park contact Vince Hill at
704-829-7711 for more info.

Saturday 5/23 -

10th annual Lowell Freedom Festival - enjoy food, crafts, rides, and games located at 519 Park Circle -FUN starts at 10:00 AM for more info:

More exciting activities to come, brought to you by BrightStar Radio Fun-101 - Tune us in and Turn it up!


Thursday May 21

Today is National Waiters and Waitress Day

Come by and let our wonderful staff serve you while listening to the best oldies and Carolina Beach Music around