Gary Adkins found some great (and never before seen) 15Q photos...Alan Sneed, Dave Elrod, Bob Kaghan, Michael Ambruzinni, Leslie Shelor, Bob Gross, Bob "Shotgun" Kelley, Mick Rizzo, Steve West, and more!
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
There was an article posted on our Knoxville Radio History 101 Facebook page about WROL from the late 40's.
Don't you love the control room photos! This is Allen Stout, listed as a WROL announcer. Also on staff were Ron Ashburn and Harry Moreland.
At that time WROL was 5000 watts at 620 KC and 76000 watts on WROL-FM 97.3. The tag line was "NBC for East Tennessee".
Monday, February 18, 2019
It doesn't get much better than the vintage control room on air photos...from 1978 this is Phil Jarnagin on WSBM!
Please send your photographs and memories to- email@example.com
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Eddie Beacon was squeezed in between morning DJ Dr. Don West and afternoons via Jessica James on 62 WRJZ. His show was action packed...callers talked with a Chicago psychic, he had a dating game, and he gave away cash!
The 101 Audio Vault swings back to 1982~
Mrs. James A. Dick, matriarch of Dick Broadcasting, passed away this week. May her memory be eternal!
Saturday, February 09, 2019
Chris Hampton was asked "if you had to do it all over again, what station would you pick?"
"That's a toughie! WKGN in Knoxville where I broke out of my hometown comfort zone and began to be one of those guys I used to look at and want to be. I really took charge and within a year and a half I got the promotion to Program Director at WBSR. Those were wonderful days as I took what I learned from really good PDs as well as what I had learned from some not so good PDs as well and melded that knowledge with what kind of PD I wanted to be. You weren't there in the 80's for the WOWW107 days. All three of those stations were milestones for me filled with great people and great times, but I would go with WOWW. It was a tremendous experience with great people and the best GM I ever worked with. I also, finally, found out that I could indeed be a morning man. It was part of the job as PD there, so I had no choice. Its like I said, it's a hard choice and there are other stations that are dear to me as well, starting with WMOC where I started in 1964. WDXB where I learned so much other than just being a jock. You had to do production, news, public appearances, anything and everything involved in programming. I was lucky to work for some great stations but WKGN, WBSR, and WOWW are my top three and WOWW gets the nod as the best period in my career. It was top shelf all the way!"
Friday, February 08, 2019
They're Back! The former WIVK morning team of Darren Wilhite and Tim Wall is now entertaining Ktown weekday mornings 5-9a on Merle-FM!
Wilhite and Wall are also nominated for DJs of the Year via the ACM!
If you live outside of East Tennessee, the TuneIn Radio app is a good way to dial twist in to the W/W show!
Thursday, February 07, 2019
Saturday, February 02, 2019
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Back in '82 WRJZ 620 played country music...who didn't that year, ha! Some great personalities were heard...Dr Don West aka Steve West from 15Q, Eddie Beacon, Bill Beason, mE, Jessica James, Bob Ziegler, Brad Schultz, Ernie Baker, David Henley, Ron Sprowl, Jim Wilson, Jim Montgomery, John Dalton and- this gentleman anchored the all night show~ Martin Baker via the 101 Audio Vault!