Sunday, December 21, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Mike Clark has been on the radio in Knoxville for nearly 40 years...how many folks can say that about themselves? Not many!

Mike cut his radio baby teeth on the WATO 1290 Oak Ridge board, from there it was off to the big time, news at Knoxville's new U-102~ and the best is history!

This classic photo is of the U-102 WMYU news room...Happy B'day Mike!!!



Saturday, December 20, 2014

Back in the mid 70's WKGN was a breeding ground for young radio talent...Wayne Bernard was PD followed by Dr Al Adams...

Naming just a few- Scott Sams, Allen Free, Mike Beck, Rusty Brown, and from the 101 Audio Vault, Kerry Lambert~



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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Wilhite and Wall are back! When Claude Tomlinson retired WIVK added this dynamic duo as the new morning team...check out their Facebook page and listen in! Ain't it great to be able to dial twist the entire planet!



Monday, December 15, 2014

Happy Monday from Bob Catron~

"I always thought Claude had the perfect 'radio voice'. When I went to work there in '70 he was General Manager, no longer with his own 'show', and he was doing very little stuff for the air; station IDs and the like. What impressed me most at the time was his voice welcoming the crowds to the WIVK shindigs at the Coliseum, but as I recall, he didn't introduce any of the acts, preferring to stay backstage. Me being the opinionated newbie, I told Jim Dick that Claude's vocal talent was being wasted in the big chair. It was a year or so later that Claude went back on the air in Morning Drive, Kenny went to mid-day before leaving for WSMG Greenville, bumping me into the news department until he left; at which time I was back on from 10 to 1. Great times with a talented bunch. Claude was a very good sketch artist, too; wish I had kept the caricature he did of me."

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Here are two voices that travel back to the 70's...Pete Michaels and Sonny C aka Larry Steele~


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Birthday wishes to Darren Wilhite!

Monday, December 08, 2014

It's Dave Foulk Day in Knoxville!!!

Don't  you wish that more of these type photos existed! This classic is of the WKGN DJs from 1975, can you name them?

I downloaded a ton of Ktown radio photos onto our Facebook page...search Knoxville Radio History 101 once you log into Facebook!

Friday, December 05, 2014

Back in '77 disco was king, sort of...Dick Winstead was enjoying the moniker "Disco Dick"~


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Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Scott Sams and I became friends in the 70's...before his TV days he worked at quite a few Ktown dial positions...WBLC in Lenoir City, WETE, WKGN, 15Q, WNOX, and WOKI (did I forget any?). 

Back in '77 he was the afternoon DJ at WOKI FM 100 when it was automated. Automation was the primitive version of voice tracking. 

The 101 Audio Vault features Scott...


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Monday, December 01, 2014

There's only one way to kick off the month of December, the 101 Audio Vault has tracked down Claude Tomlinson on WIVK~


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Saturday, November 29, 2014



Do you recognize these two?

I shot this photo at the Vols versus Kansas basketball game in Orlando on Friday...and Bob will be in Nashville today to provide the PBP of the Vandy football game, Go Vols!

Bert Bertelkamp and I graduated together at Bearden High (Spirit of '76) and later that year when I joined WIVK as a weekend DJ Bob Kesling was our sports reporter!

Monday, November 24, 2014

It's January 17 1972 and a new morning DJ hits the airwaves at WKGN 1340...Allen Dennis!

Here's the DJ line up~
 
6  Allen Dennis
9  Bob Baron
12 Sonny Knight
3  Bobby Rivers
6  Wayne Bernard
9  Brother John
12 Frank Erwin
 
News...Mary Newman, Brian Turner, Jim Dearman, Ron Mitchell
WE DJs...Bob Parker, Ken Burger, Jimmy James

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Everyone knows that the 103.5 dial position has been rockin' for decades, but the steel guitar was present back in the late 70's! 

Here's the 101 Audio Vault~


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