Monday, April 24, 2017

Here's JJ Stevens on WKGN 1340 via the 101 Audio Vault~

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Monday, April 17, 2017

got sports radio?

Talk radio (versus music radio) is becoming a more dominant force in our transistors! In Ktown alone there are now three sports radio stations! 

The morning show on Sports Radio WNML now has a permanent morning cohost to replace Mickey Dearstone...VFL Tyler Ivens joins Heather Harrington on the First Quarter, weekdays from 6 to 9a!

Tyler joins from KGYM in Cedar Rapids Iowa...and his Twitter bio reveals some groovy traits~ "Radio talker, whiskey drinker, cigar enthusiast. Often found with his four legged friend Murphy. Formerly at Mr Cacciatore's on Sullivan Street. #VFL

101 welcomes Tyler home to Big Orange Country!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Mark Thompson found fame as part of the legendary Mark and Brian morning show, first on WAPI-FM Birmingham (101 air checked their farewell) and for many years thereafter at KLOS-FM in Los Angeles. (25 years on KLOS-FM). In his early years, he was part of the team at 62 WRJZ~

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Friday, April 07, 2017

Frank Erwin was a long time fixture at WKGN 1340 in the early to mid 70's! Frank eventually worked every day part...and was part of the air patrols that featured Bob Baron, Chris Hampton, Jack Diamond, Wayne Bernard, Dave Young, Mike Beach, Dr Al Adams, and the list goes on and on!

Theses days you can find Frank at...click on his link at the right side panel of our 101 blog!


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Saturday, April 01, 2017

Alan Copeland takes us back...PS~ 101 needs more from the 60's!!!

I know normally you don't go back quite this far on your site. I was the drummer for a local band, The Loved Ones, from 1966-1968! (search facebook)...We were the first band to open The Place on Cumberland Avenue in 1966. WKGN was our radio home with our manager William "Bill" Ballie. Here are a couple of shots taken in the radio station in 1966. These were some of the DJs that paved the way for later Knoxville radio...

Charlie Champion

Joe Sullivan
                                                   

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Another Ktown great was Your Dave Young...it's his birthday. RIP Your Dave!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017



Hello Knoxville Radio History 101,

I'm Maurice Turk on the air as James "Slick" Maurice and just wanted to thank you for the great job you are doing. Quick update I'm still in radio in Ohio as a broadcast media specialist (Account Executive) and doing some voice overs and also a background actor (Movie Extra) I love giving myself titles. Most recently you can see me for a split second in the movie "Draft Day" with Kevin Costner I have a link on You Tube just Google James "Slick" Maurice Draft Day and it should come up I'm jumping up down behind Vontae' Mack at his draft day party in his home I play Uncle Moe and finally my Birthday is Wednesday, March 29...After all these years I still LOVE RADIO !

Sunday, March 26, 2017

John Boy and Billy are a famous morning DJ duo, syndicated throughout planet earth! Back in the day, John Boy honed his radio skills working as the night time DJ at 62 WRJZ~

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

JJ Scott was a WRJZ original...great DJ and great production guru. The 101 Audio Vault travels back to 62~

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"Just out of curiosity, any idea whatever happened to J Worthington Smith? I remember him (or someone with the same name) in Greenville SC." (Joel Rogers)

Monday, March 06, 2017


WIVK "swag" via Darren Wilhite. He and Tim Wall were the morning team there for seven years succeeding Claude Tomlinson.

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Birthday wishes on March 5 to Bill Beason! Bill is a Ktown legend having worked on many Knoxville dial positions. While a morning DJ in Nashville Bill used the on air name "Buzz Daily"!

Happy Burfday on March 3 to Bob Thomas~ the mayor to be!

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Let's "Kirk" it up a notch!

Continuing with our look back at WRJZ 1979...Rick Kirk via the 101 Audio Vault~

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Happy Birthday to (future Knox County Mayor) Bob Thomas!!!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

101 presents the life and times of 62 WRJZ!

Sitting all the way down on the left side of the AM dial, this was a premier broadcast station for it's less than decade existence as a Top 40 station.

John Boy, JJ Scott, Tim Edwards, Ernie Baker, Adele, Jeff Jarnigan, etc. and the morning duo of CP and Walker provided a very personality oriented sound!

We kick off our look back of WRJZ with CP and Walker~


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Thursday, February 09, 2017

Bean Counters 1 Common Sense 0

Mickey Dearstone is out as morning host and programmer at Sports Radio WNML!


I left Knoxville 30 years ago, but dial twist everyday listening to all the shows on WNML.


Mickey and his Dad Kenny are life long fixtures at WIVK/WNML.


Mickey will continue as PBP announcer for the Lady Vols!


...my mornings will never be the same!