Two Chairs No Waiting 27: Russell Hiatt Interview Part 2

by Floyd on April 15, 2009

Host: Allan Newsome
Special Guest: Russell “Floyd” Hiatt
Running time: 0:11:33

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(NOTE: Sorry for those that got the garbled version of the audio on this episode.  I made an uploading mistake on the MP3 file. It should be correct now. -Allan)

This interview was recorded on April 24, 1998 when Jan and I took a trip up to Mt. Airy for a visit.

One big memory of this trip was watching my son who was born in December 1996 get his first haircut. Russell is the person who did that first haircut for Adam and he even has a certificate from Russell testifing to the fact of that first haircut.

This is the conclusion of our two part interview with Russell Hiatt who is owner of Floyd’s City Barber Shop in Andy Griffith’s hometown of Mt. Airy, NC.

Russell tells us about some of the things in Mt. Airy that talked about on The Andy Griffith Show. People come from all over the country to sit in the barber chair and visit with Russell.

Thanks for listening!  Tell your Mayberry friends about the show and leave some comments or questions at iMayberry.com/podcasts or using the contact information given in the podcast.

Adam Newsomes first haircut by Russell Hiat (April 1998)

Adam Newsome’s first haircut given by Russell Hiat (April 1998)

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Mr. Schwamp April 21, 2009 at 8:38 pm

Hearing Russel (Floyd) Hiatt’s interview brought back memories of one of my visits to Mt. Airy and getting a haircut from him. His personality and love of people is the thing that makes Mt. Airy turn into Mayberry for all the fans that go to Mayberry Days . Keep doing what you love and enjoy the podcast are fun to hear .

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TeresaH July 11, 2010 at 8:39 pm

I meet Russell just a few days ago..he is so nice….I’m sure in his younger days he was a Ladies man…just sayin’

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Tim Bradshaw January 22, 2013 at 6:36 pm

This was a great interview Allan. I know that Howard McNair and Mr Hiatt are two different people, but listening to this interview I found it amazing there there is some resembalence in their voice and the way they talk. How appropriate that you were able to have your son get his first hair cut here. I know this had to be very special to you in the fact that you are the Contribute Artist for Floyd the Barber !

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