Wednesday, May 25, 2016

CP...Curtis Parham, was the morning DJ at MOR format WETE 620 AM back in the mid 70's in Ktown! Enter major market sounding WRJZ in November '76 and the Wall of Fame team of CP and Walker was created, and...drum roll, the rest is history.

WRJZ lasted, in it's original format, for about five years...CP and Walker made the move to U-102 and WHIG. WHIG? Yes, WIVK 850 was renamed WHIG, for about 3 days, then flipped back to WIVK 850.

Here's CP on WIVK~

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Sunday, May 22, 2016



These two worked at many Ktown dial positions...Your Dave Young and Bill Miller aka Suitcase Simpson!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

In late '76 Ktown saw WETE become WRJZ "The New 62", the CP and Walker morning team was formed and soon after John Boy Isley became the night DJ. The station definitely had a major market sound!

I worked there in '82 when the station had gone country...Steve Bridgewater was our PD with Eddie Beacon anchoring middays! 

The 101 Audio Vault dusts off the voice of PD Bob Kaghan, circa '76~


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Saturday, May 14, 2016

101 travels to early 1985, where were you?





Grady's Goodtimes was the taste of the town, located at Kingston Pike and Papermill Road!






The Vols basketball team featured Tony White, Michael Brooks, and Rob Jones.




WIMZ on air staff~ Phil Williams 6-10, Keith Lambert 10-2, Scott Paulson 2-7, George Allen 7-12, and Dave Ball 12-6.




George Foster was baseball's highest salary at $2.04 million per season.




Scott Sams was the weatherman at Team 6 WATE...and Alan Williams anchored sports.




Jean Ash was the morning news anchor at WIVK, with The Great Day Show!




Ktown was dumped with 9" of snow...all in one day! And then a few weeks later an even larger snow fall occurred.




Don Farmer and Chris Curle were the big names on CNN.



The USFL was playing football.







Thursday, May 05, 2016

#Bob4Mayor

Since the early 80's WIVK-FM has only had two midday disc jockeys...Bob Thomas and Colleen Adair!

Bob has now officially announced he is a candidate for mayor (#Bob4Mayor)...today the 101 Audio Vault dusts off 1985 and Bob~



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Tuesday, May 03, 2016

101 is going to spend some time in 1985!

The 101 Audio Vaults dusts off WIVK and WIMZ, Ed Brantley on afternoon drive and a "Top 5 at 5" promo via Phil Williams~


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Wednesday, April 27, 2016



101 is in the Florida panhandle this week so I wanted to post this classic of WKGN veteran Chris Hampton from his days at WBSR Pensacola!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Kim Carson has a new link~

Simple Food Life
Today WKGN 1340 is a sports talk station...it's great to dial twist in to the station again, it was a favorite back in the early days when rock and roll was king!

The 70's saw Bob Baron and Wayne Bernard at the helm, followed by the influx of Your Dave Young and Mike Beach. By '75 the station was nearing it's end playing top 40 music as AOR and disco followed.

Dr Al returned in '75 as PD and drive time jock. Frank Erwin, Mike Beach, and Joe Anderson had booming voices there too.

The fill in/swing/weekend DJ at that time was Butch Brannum aka "David Todd" on the air. Here's David via the 101 Audio Vault~

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Thursday, April 07, 2016

Hello from Possum Riley...Skip Broussard and "The Church Lady"~


The Church Lady 
Skip Broussard programmed WKGN for a couple of years in the late 1960s, before moving on to WMPS in Memphis. Skip came out of WTIX in New Orleans and was a good PD. He got WKGN’s nose out of the mire where it had sunk after exporting most of its talent to WMAK, when Mooney Broadcasting bought that station in Nashville.

Broussard was a snappy dresser, kept his hair cut neatly and was a very presentable representative for the station. His concessions to the times were bell-bottom pants, boots and a tendency to wear a scarf cinched loosely around his neck.
One afternoon, he came back from downtown and was talking to me in the production studio and he rubbed his knee a couple of times. He finally pulled up his pant leg and there was a bruise across his knee.
Here’s the tale he told. I wasn’t there, but Skip was always a straight-up dude with me:
He was walking down the street that fronted the old Millers Department Store and saw a street preacher with a little flock gathered around him. Rather than try to work his way through them, Skip crossed the street and was walking down the other sidewalk, when the preacher raised his voice and started pointing at him. Skip kept on walking and crossed back at the corner. When he did, a few of those who had been exhorted by the preacher broke away and caught up with him. One of the men told him he needed to give up his evil ways and a little old lady creamed him across the knees with her umbrella.
Salvation came with a sting those days in K’town. It might still.
 

Monday, April 04, 2016











George - This happened up the road a bit from Ktown, but I thought you might like to know that Maxine Humphries is being inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame in May. I did an Associated Press story on her when she celebrated her 60th anniversary on the air at WGRV in Greeneville a few years ago. She has since retired - but not until some time after her children did. Maxine is a true East Tennessee radio gem.



Paul Randall Dickerson (aka Possum Riley)

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Praise 96.3 is having it's 25th birthday today...we're celebrating with an open house and sharing memories of the Rev. Mull tradition all day...

 
Jack Ryan
Merle 96.7 and WYSH Radio