Saturday, September 17, 2016

Go Vols beat Ohio!

The 101 Audio Vault travels back to 1975...thanks to Bob Catron for this WIVK 30 second promotional air check~


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101 heard from several new Your Dave Young 101 Wall of Fame members-

Mike Beck~ "Thanks George! It's quite an honor to be on a list like this. Ain't that right Miss Mull"

Tony Igar~ "What an honor to be included. Thank you"

Robin Huff (aka The Aardvark aka Scott Majors)~ "It's an honor and one that I'm very proud of... Well deserved to all who were elected!"

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

The Your Dave Young 101 Wall of Fame~

Today is the 9th anniversary of our Knoxville Radio History 101 blog, and we added our 101 Facebook page a few years later!

Thanks to all for your photographs and memories and air checks!

...and now, our latest inductees in to our YDY 101 WOF~

  • Andy & Alison
  • Bob Kaghan
  • Colvin Idol
  • Dan Bell
  • Dick Winstead
  • Ed Martin
  • Frank Erwin
  • Glenn McNish
  • J. Bazzel Mull
  • Jefferson Kaye (Loren Owens)
  • Jim Dearman
  • Jimmy Hyams
  • Jimmy Vineyard
  • Mike Beck
  • Mike Clark
  • Norman Majors
  • Pete Dreyer
  • Possum Riley (Paul Dickerson)
  • Robin Huff
  • Tony Igar


Sunday, September 04, 2016

Curtis Parham is perhaps most remembered for his teaming with Walker Johnson on WRJZ and U-102. CP spent some time at WIVK too, as we unleash the 101 Audio Vault...(along with Channing Smith from '85!)~


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The new YDY 101 Wall of Fame class will be unveiled on the blog's 9th anniversary (9/7), cast your ballot to 101!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Possum Riley looks back on some super jocks...WKGN, circa 1970~

Jim Dearman (news anchor/sidekick at WKGN, who I hired as PD in 1970). Great presence on the air, later shifted by Mooney Broadasting to its WMAK in Nashville.
Ted Ferguson, who did afternoons at WKGN, starting in 1970, then went on to Detroit.
Jefferson Kaye (Loren Owens) Morning star at WKGN in '70-71. I was smart enough to hire him twice; in to Knoxville and out of it, to Buffalo. Loren has been half of "Loren and Wally" on WROR in Boston for decades.

Do you have WKGN memories from the late 60's, early 70's? Send your photographs and memories to 101...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Knoxville radio history is made daily!

Did you know Rick Kirk is still on the radio in Knoxville?

Rick was part of the original air team at WRJZ The New 62 back in 1976.

Rick can be heard weekends on B 97.5!

The station mantra is "Today's Hits & All Your Favorites".

530-10 Ashley, Brad & Michele

10-3 Valerie Anderton

3-7 Shane Cox

7-12 Delilah

12-6 John Tesh

I'm listening right now via the TuneIn Radio app! The station's calls are WJXB.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

101 travels to the fall of 1985... 

The CBS Morning News anchors were Forest Sawyer, Maria Shriver, Faith Daniels, and Steve Baskerville.

The Vols beat #1 ranked Auburn 38-20!

Drive timers at WOKI-FM were Ron Harper (AM) and Jeff Jarnigan (PM).

Eddie Beacon and Bill Beason worked together at WNOX 990.

In October Curtis Parham and Jeff Jarnigan joined WMYU 102.1.

Chuck Tanner is hired to manage the '86 Braves. (Bobby Cox joined soon thereafter as GM)

The World Series pitted Royals versus Cardinals! ABC announcers were Al Michaels, Jim Palmer and Tim McCarver.

Claude Tomlinson along with Lester Longmire and Mr Schultz were still #1 in the morning on WIVK.

Where were you in the fall of '85?

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Here's a classic photo...from Fulton High School (1977). Jeff Jarnigan and Dr Al Adams!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

It's the summer of '74...

As June kicked off long time WKGN PD Bob Baron left for WCFL Chicago and Kent Newton (Tom Kent) moved across state to WHBQ in Memphis.

WKGN 1340~ 6-10 Wayne Bernard 10-3 Jeff Stevens 3-7 Frank Erwin 7-12 Dave Young 12-6 Todd Martin.

Johnny Pirkle's WOKI FM-100 "The Only One" was new and featured...King in the Morning, Dave Lambert, Jack Bean, Johnny Pirkle, Mike Beverly, and JL Myers.

CP was on WETE 620 (morning drive) along with Mike Beach and Jim Humphries.

Later that month WKGN shuffled their deck creating "The Dave Young Morning Show" with Wayne Bernard going back to afternoons and Mike Beach joining in the 7p slot.

W-149 featured Gary Adkins on morning drive followed by Bob Hamilton/Bill Johnson, and Eddie Beacon was afternoons!

Where were you in June '74?

Friday, August 05, 2016

Ktown Ratings

The spring '16 Nielsen ratings for Ktown have been released with WIVK still at the top, but with a 13.7. WWST jumps in to the number 2 slot with a 9.7. WIMZ falls from 2 to 3 with a 9.4. WJXB maintains a 9.3 share of the 12+ Mon-Sun 6am-midnight. The next 4 are WKHT at 6.3, WNOX 4.3, WCYQ 3.9, and WOKI 3.6. As a VFL living in Florida, I tune in daily to WNML, their AM/FM combo share is 3.2. I wonder where WMYL would be if they had more power, this groovy sounding country station comes in at a 1.2. Have you ever participated in a ratings diary, etc? Me neither...

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Happy Birthday Mike Beach!

HBD to "The Beachman"!

Mike is a transplanted East Tennessean (like me) living in Central Florida these days! Mike most recently worked as the swingman/weekend DJ at 105.9 here in Orlando, the oldies station, but he was sounding as young as he did back in '74!

It's June '74 and Mike joins WKGN 1340 as the 7p-midnight DJ.

Wow, what a line up...

6-9 Dave Young
9-12 Frank Erwin
12-3 Jeff Stevens
3-7 Wayne Bernard (PD)
7-12 Mike Beach
12-6 Todd Martin

Joe Anderson
Walker Johnson
Jack Gregory

David Todd
Jack Gregory

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Who was the WKGN DJ who played trumpet in the HS band?