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Author: Jones-Onslow EMC

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Flippin' the Switch is the monthly podcast of Jones-Onslow EMC, an electric cooperative located in southeastern North Carolina. Listeners can learn more about JOEMC's community programs and involvement, get quick and easy energy tips that'll save them money around the home, and hear how the co-op is using the latest in technologies to assist in providing the best customer experience possible.
16 Episodes
September is Honey Month, so we're sitting down and talking with our resident expert, the co-op's Marian Jones, about beekeeping. Marian, who's worked at JOEMC for 55 years, has been raising bees and harvesting honey with her husband for just as many years (that's right..55!). Check out the fantastic interview with Marian and learn a little bit about the sweet stuff!Run Time: 30 minutes
Topics this episode:Paula Redick talks with Dawn Rochelle, CEO of the non-profit One Place, about the impact Dawn's organization is having on our community;Find out Watt's Happening at the co-op with Krystal Phillips;Linda Mathiasen talks with right-of-way supervisor Clayton Jones about the role his team plays in helping fulfill JOEMC's mission; and Steve Goodson welcomes Eric Heden of NOAA to discuss the predicted outlook/activity level for this year's hurricane season as well as a few things members can do to prepare.Run Time:43 minutes
After taking a COVID break for the past several months, Flippin' the Switch returns with great interviews and timely information for the members of JOEMC. In this episode:Paula Redick learns how volunteers are making a BIG difference from Clay Calhoun with Onslow Senior Services;Find out Watt's Happening at the co-op with Krystal Phillips;Learn some safety do's and don'ts with Linda Mathiasen and Safety Manager Chris Banks; and Steve Goodson talks about Customer Service with JOEMC's Wanda Jones.
Onslow County Emergency Management Director Norman Bryson joins the podcast to talk about the 2020 Hurricane Season and hurricane preparedness. Also, coming back this month to Flippin' the Switch is the co-op's Wanda Jones. Wanda will update listeners on the last as it relates to JOEMC and working with our members during these challenging times. Krystal Phillips shares news and notes in "Watt's Happening" and in the final segment, Paula Redick joins the show to talk about Jones-Onslow and our community relations programs. Run Time:46 minutes
The last several weeks have been extremely different for everyone in our community, state, country, and the world because of the pandemic COVID-19. JOEMC's Wanda Jones joins the podcast to talk about the co-op and customer service during this time. Right-of-way crew foreman Clayton Jones comes on to talk about planting the right tree in the right spot for safety around your home. Krystal Phillips, the co-op's Communications/Community Relations Coordinator, takes over the microphone and shares with listeners "Watt's Happening at the co-op". And finally, JOEMC's energy guy, Charles Westmoreland, phones in and give five great tips for heat pump maintenance before summer gets here. Run Time:38 minutes
The first official day of spring is March 19, so JOEMC's energy efficiency guru, Charles Westmoreland, joins Flippin' the Switch to tell listeners a few ways they can save energy and money. Krystal Phillips, the co-op's Communications/Community Relations Coordinator, takes over the microphone for a new segment titled "Watt's Happening at the co-op". And finally, Co-Bank's Sherry Johnson and No Barriers John Toth join the show to talk about the phenomenal community program, No Barriers Warriors Expedition, where JOEMC members (who are disabled veterans) can win a trip of a lifetime.  Run Time:38 minutes
As we move through February and we're thankful that the groundhog didn't see his shadow (and spring will be here soon), this edition of Flippin' the Switch has some great information for listeners. Features include Brent Anderson from the Onslow Complete Count Committee talking about the 2020 Census and why it's important to community, and the co-op's energy duo of Charles Westmoreland and TJ Smith giving listeners three DIY projects that they can do around the home to save energy and money. And in the last segment of the show, new employee, Krystal Phillips, Communications/Community Relations Coordinator, interviews the show's host, Steve Goodson, about Jones-Onslow's upcoming Annual Meeting of Members.Run Time:33 minutes
Happy New Year's from JOEMC and the crew of Flippin' the Switch. This month's episode features the co-op energy efficiency guru, Charles Westmoreland, talking INSULATION 101. Paula Redick, who works with our local educators and schools, stops by to talk about the 2020 Rural Electric Youth Tour. And finally, AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) Project Manager, Aaron Spencer, provides listeners with a status update on this technology project that the co-op kicked of in 2019.Run Time:35 minutes
Topics discussed in this episode: On this Christmas Edition of Flippin' the Switch, Charles Westmoreland, the co-op's resident energy efficiency guru, joins us to talk holiday energy savings and safety tips. William Jones, JOEMC engineer, sits down next to answer the question, "My neighbors have power...why don't I?" And finally, Senior Network Administrator Devin Costa provides some great safety suggestions and tips for those looking to do a little online shopping this holiday season.Run Time:35 minutes
Run Time:45 minutesTopics discussed in this episode: We sit down with North Carolina Electric Cooperative's Kristie Aldridge to talk about National Co-op Month and what it means to be a part of a cooperative. We visit with Jones County native Mary Ann LeRay who was recently recognized for her commitment to the community by Touchstone Energy in their #WhoPowersYou Contest. Finally, we talk National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and steps JOEMC takes to secure member data and personal information with the co-op's Andy Shepard.
Run Time:37 minutesTopics discussed in this episode: We sit down with past Bright Ideas Grant Winner Tracy McIntyre to talk about the impact the program has in our schools and talk 2019/20 application deadline dates. Energy efficiency guru Charles Westmoreland joins the podcast to talk about a few things you can do around the home this fall that can save you money now and later down the road. Finally, we talk to President/CEO of the United Way of Onslow County, Raquel Painter, about the impact the non-profit is making in our community.
Run Time: 33 minutesTopics discussed in this episode: We sit down with the co-op's energy efficiency guru, Charles Westmoreland, and talk about a few weekend DIY projects you can do to make your home more energy-efficient. We talk with Touchstone Energy's Mary Ann Cristiano about the #WhoPowersYou Contest that recognizes our community's unsung heroes and the final guest on the podcast is JOEMC's Safety Director, Chris Banks, who joins the show to talk portable generator safety.
Run Time: 30 minutesTopics discussed in this episode: A sit down with JOEMC youth tour representative Drew Shugart, a variety of options to pay your electric bill with the co-op's VP of Commercial Operations Wanda Jones, and member service representative (and energy efficiency guru) Charles Westmoreland talks about the Goldilocks Syndrome as it relates to properly sizing your heating and cooling system.
Welcome to the first episode of Flippin' the Switch from Jones-Onslow EMC. In this month's episode we'll talk electrical safety (after all May is Electrical Safety Month), advice on what you can do to help your heat pump operate efficiently this summer, and the co-op's Bright Ideas Educational Grant Program which is celebrating 25 years of giving back to our local schools and educators.
Topics this episode:Paula Redick talks with Onslow County Schools' Brent Anderson about the co-op's Bright Ideas Educational Grant Program and its impacted on our local schools;Get the latest co-op news from Krystal Phillips and  Watt's Happening;Steve Goodson talks with the co-op's Barbara Marshburn about FlexPay, a new billing/payment program that can put JOEMC members in the driver's seat when it comes to paying their electric bill; andLinda Mathiasen and TJ Smith talk BEATING THE HEAT this summer with a few low-cost and easy energy-saving tips for your home.Run Time:33 minutes
Run Time: 37 minutesTopics discussed in this episode: Hurricane Preparedness with Onslow County Emergency Management Director Norman Bryson, PTSD Month with Commander Andrew Martin, United States Navy, and JOEMC rolls out a new technology (advanced metering infrastructure or AMI) this year and project manager Aaron Spencer talks "AMI 101".
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