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Thompson Square Live on the Lot

June 15th, 2012 in Events

Thompson Square Live on the Lot

Thompson Square will be Live on the Lot at carl Black Kennesaw on Friday, June 22 from 12 noon to 2:00Pm. While there will be no performance, WKHX PM Drive host Mike Macho will be on site to conduct an interview and take questions from the audience. Thompson Square will sign autographs after the interview.

Hooters Girls will be on site with Free Wings. We will cook up some world famous Carl Black lot dogs on the grill and have drinks in the back of the pick up.

Head to Carl Black and register to win these great prizes.

  • Thompson Square’s very own (2) tickets to the concert that night at Gwinnett Arena as part of the SOLD OUT Lady A Tour
  • A Thompson Square Autographed Guitar
  • A Carl Black Stage Pass that includes (2) tickets to the show and a meet and greet for (2) with Darius Rucker, also on the show.
  • A Darius Rucker autographed guitar.

GM Outreach at Carl Black of Kennesaw

March 21st, 2011 in Events

GM Outreach
At Buick and GMC, we have a renewed focus on our customers. And we’re here to listen to you. On March 26, you’re invited to meet with key Buick and GMC executives for an open discussion on any questions or suggestions you might have. We want to know what’s on your mind. We’re here to listen, not sell. This is a chance for us to get feedback from the people who matter most, our customers. We look forward to seeing you soon. More importantly, we look forward to listening. Join us Saturday March 26th from 10 AM to 6PM.




T Scott Jordon

T. Scott Jordan
Buick GMC
Executive Manager
Carl Black Chevrolet

Scott got his start at Carl Black in March 2001 as a sales manager in the fleet/commercial operation and has progressed his way through the ranks as GMC sales manager, general sales manager, general manager and executive manager as of July 2006.

Scott Malatesta

Scott Malatesta
Buick GMC Zone Manager

Scott has worked for GM for over 23 years, starting while still a college student. His first real job after college with GM was working in the Buick Customer Assistance Center taking calls serving our customers. “Listening to and helping customers all day long was a great foundation for all the work I’ve done since then,” says Scott. “We make one sale to one customer, one day at a time. We know how important it is to retain our customers for life.” Scott’s travels for GM have had him in seven different assignments, mostly in the Southeast and Southwest. “Buick and GMC both have fantastic products today. Buick, in fact, is the fastestgrowing brand in the U.S.“

Matthew Prantera

Matthew Prantera
Manager, GM
North America Quality

Matthew has worked in the auto industry since 1991 in a variety of functions within General Motors including purchasing, supplier quality, warranty cost recovery and quality. His current assignment within quality is to provide the warranty and external survey performance data and reporting and the global business systems to support. This supports Team GM’s World’s Best Vehicles objective and our goal to be a quality leader in every segment in every market where we compete. Additional assignments in supplier quality in support of launch products both overseas and here in the U.S. made Matthew realize how critical initial product quality is to our customers and how it drives overall customer perception.

Gena Vitale

Gena Vitale
Executive Technical Assistant
Global Chassis Organization

Gena started working for GM as a college intern in 1995. Gena has spent the majority of her career working within the chassis organization. Her design engineer assignments have been in driveline, brakes and suspension. She also worked on the 2007 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra launch team. Her responsibilities were to lead a crossfunctional team in the design issue resolution process at five manufacturing facilities located in three countries (Canada, USA, Mexico). Gena earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University and a Master of Science degree in engineering science management of technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Barbara Leising

Barbara J. Leising
Manager, Electrical/Electronic Partition
Global Aftersales Diagnostics and Electrical Engineering

Barbara joined General Motors as an intern with Delco Electronics (now Delphi) as an electrical engineer working on engine control modules. She transferred to Saturn and was in the first group to locate in Spring Hill, TN. She worked with the electronic component suppliers to ensure quality. Now, as a member of Customer Care and Aftersales, she supports all of the electrical systems globally to provide the GM dealers with what they need to properly diagnose and repair the electrical systems. Barbara has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and also her Master of Business Administration from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.

Dennis Fredell

Dennis Fredell
Staff Assistant
Service Parts
Assistance Center

The Service Parts Assistance Center is the group that works to expedite getting parts to dealerships. Dennis grew up in Flint, Mich., in a GM family—his father, two brothers and a sister all worked (or currently work) for GM. He joined the company right out of high school, just three weeks past his 18th birthday, and started on the assembly line building Buick bodies. That was 37 years ago. Since then he’s spent 14 years in manufacturing, and went on to other assignments in GM’s Parts Technical Assistance, Powertrain, Global Security and Technical Assistance Training activities. He took a short break during the oil embargo to serve in active duty in the U.S. Navy in Italy and Hawaii, and also spent six years in the reserves.

Carl Black Kennesaw has teamed up with Cadillac Jack and Kicks 101.5 Crew to host Live on the Lot on Saturday March 26.  The Carl Black Stage goes Live at Five with a truckload of Nashville’s newest talent performing their future hits.   Check them all out here.

Big KennyBig Kenny is our Host

Big Kenny of Big and Rich will host our Live on the Lot event.   Don’t miss a chance to hear Big Kenny talk about how Carl Black was there in the beginning and helped Big and Rich make it to The Big Time!  Catch up with Big Kenny and the upcoming Big and Rich tour right here at



Dirt DriftersThe Dirt Drifters

Five guys, one dream and rocking first single called Something Better.  After several years together, road tested, club polished, they signed to Warner Brothers Records in Nashville.  Their first single is just now making its way on to Country radio and up the charts.  The Dirt Drifters are a Country band that writes and lives their own songs.  Check them out on



Troy OlsenTroy Olsen

Growing up in rural Arizona, Troy Olsen has lived the life of an American cowboy.  There he honed his songwriting skills and made a good living playing clubs and opening for national acts.  In 2002 he moved to Nashville and started the long haul of landing a record label deal at EMI Capitol Records in 2009.  Troy’s current single is Good Hands and you can find out more about it at



Bradley GaskinBradley Gaskin

You don’t know his name yet, but you will not forget his voice as he launches into his first single Mr.   Bartender.   A resident of Duck Springs, AL, Bradley caught the attention of John Rich on the Get Rich Talent Search as he won the completion and then landed a record deal at Columbia Nashville.  Bradley had his record deal a mere 9 days when he stole the thunder at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville.  Bradley is so new that there currently is not a web site, photo’s, bio, etc.  But trust us, you don’t want to miss this kid steal the show in Atlanta.



Corbette JacksonCorbette Jackson

Local talent Corbette Jackson has scored a home run with his heart felt single Heart of a Champion.  The song was penned for Coweta County Firefighter Chris Landrea as he began treatment for stage four lung cancer.  The song debuted on WKHX radio with Cadillac and Dallas and has now brought a community together to help this family in need.  Downloads of Heart of a Champion are available on ITunes and 100% of the proceeds go to help the Landrea family.

Josh Thompson Live on the Lot

November 5th, 2010 in Events

Josh Thompson Live on the Lot Wednesday November 17 6p-8p

Josh Thompson will be Live on the Lot Wednesday, November 17 to sing his hits and sign autographs.  Josh is a new artists that has found his way up the charts with a string of hits including  Beer on the Table, Way out here and his new single,  I won´t be Lonely Long.   Bring your own chair and get here early to claim your front row spot and place in the autograph line.  Hooters girls will be on site with FREE wings and soft drinks in the pick up.

Luke Bryan - Live on the Lot

May 5th, 2010 in Events

Live on the LotJoin WKHX and Carl Black of Kennesaw Monday May 10th from 5pm to 7pm as we celebrate Luke’s ACM top new Artist.  Luke wants to see all of his GA friends Live on the Lot for an interview with Cadillac Jack and a free autograph signing.  Hooters will be on site with free wings and you’ll have the opportunity to win tickets to Rome River Jam.

Live on the Lot - Eric Church & BomShel

February 7th, 2010 in Events

Bomshel at Carl Black Kennesaw Friday, February 12 Noon to 2

Curb recording artists Bomshel will be Live on the Lot at Carl Black on Friday, February 12 from noon to two.  Cadillac Jack and the Kicks 101.5 crew will be on site to kick start your Valentines Day Weekend with plenty of prizes, giveaways, free food, the works.  Bomshel will perform hit singles Fight Like a Girl and 19 and Crazy and then stick around to sign every autograph.  Get here early, you don’t want to miss this live performance.

Eric Church at Carl Black Kennesaw Saturday, Feb 20 Noon to 2

Eric Church will be Live on the Lot at Carl Black Kennesaw on Saturday, Feb 20 Noon to 2.  Pack the cooler, fill the tank, bring the whole family  and head to Carl Black Kennesaw Saturday, Feb 20 for a FREE acoustic performance by Eric Church.

Eric will be singing tunes off his new album Carolina as well as crowd favorites.  Regulars, you know the drill.  Get here early and claim your front row seats for the show.   Eric will also sign as many autographs as he can before heading to Wild Bills for his full band show Saturday night.

WKHX’s morning personality and voice of Carl Black, Cadillac Jack and the Kicks 101.5 team will be on site to host the event.

Eric Church Live on the Lot at Carl Black Kennesaw Saturday, February 20 noon to 2.

Bomshel Live on the LotEric Church Live on the Lot

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