Wednesday, November 21, 2018

...continuing with our previous post featuring Disco 13, in August '79 Keith Lambert exited for WBIR-FM, soon to be WIMZ, and Suitcase Simpson arrived as Program Director.

6-10 Bob Hamilton
10-3 Stuart Clark
3-7 Suitcase Simpson
7-12 Randy Miller
12-6 Jim Donovan

Fast forward to September and Randy Miller takes over morning drive! Here's their line up including several new voices...

6-10 Randy Miller
10-2 Suitcase Simpson
2-6 Jim Byrd
6-12 Chuck Edwards
12-6 Jim Donovan

By November Randy Miller had exited Disco 13 for WNOX 990...and Mike Beach had returned to WKGN as morning drive.

At high noon on Saturday December 1 "The New WKGN" arrived, out with disco and in with adult contemporary including "gold rush weekends"!

Monday, November 19, 2018

It's early 1979 and WKGN 1340 is in to the disco craze as "Disco 13"...Kerry Lambert is PD and the station's disco jocks include Randy Miller, Jim Donovan, Stuart Clark (Keith Brunson) and Mike Swaggerty. That fall Kerry (Keith Lambert on the air) exits to join the all new AOR formatted WBIR-FM, soon to become WIMZ.

The 101 Audio Vault features Keith Lambert on Disco 13...



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HBD this week to Ed Brantley!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

...in the previous post we listed some summer of '72 DJ line ups, today we fast froward to July 3 '72 and a new WKGN roster.

Bobby Rivers exited and Gary Drake and Jerry Steele were added to the 1340 team!

6-9 Bob Baron
9-12 Gary Drake
12-3 Chris Hampton
3-7 Wayne Bernard
7-12 Frank Erwin
12-6 Jerry Steele

News- Jim Goodman, Walker Johnson, and Joe Anderson

Weekends- Sonny Knight, Ken Burger, and Steve Pell

Saturday, November 10, 2018

It's the summer of '72...

WNOX 990
6-10 King in the Morning
10-12 Eddy Roy
12-3 Ken Mynatt
3-7 Your Dave Young
7-12 J Worthington Smith
12-6 Robert E Lee

WKGN 1340
6-10 Bobby Rivers
9-11 Bob Baron
11-3 Chris Hampton
3-7 Wayne Bernard
7-12 Frank Erwin
12-6 Monte Morgan

W149
6-10 Gary Adkins
10-2 Clay Gish
2-4 Johnny Pirkle
4-7 Charlie Bruce
7-12 Brother John
12-6 Jim Price

Where were you in the summer of '72?

Monday, November 05, 2018

The 101 Audio Vault dusts off the old cassette tape and enjoys Brad Allen on U-102, back in '92!


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Trick or Treat

Darren Wilhite and Tim Wall followed Claude Tomlinson as morning hosts on WIVK's "Great Day" morning show. More than 25 years later they are still a syndicated morning show team!!! Click Here

The 101 Audio Vault travels back to the early days of Wilhite and Wall on WIVK...



Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Joe Sullivan

Joe is one of the Ktown legends and a member of our "Your Dave Young 101 Wall of Fame"!

Joe began his radio career at age 16 in Manchester TN at WMSR. He was afternoon drive and a grand celebrity hosting "Jolly Joe Sock Hops"...a precursor to his future endeavors.

Six years later (1964) Joe landed at WKGN 1340 becoming PD only one year later. Under Joe's watch WKGN rose to #1 in the ratings.

Like many under the George Mooney umbrella, Joe was transferred to WMAK Nashville in '68 and was made program consultant for all Mooney stations.

Fast forward a couple of years and Joe founded Sound Seventy Productions...in his career Joe also sat on the board of the CMA, for 16 years.

In 1990 Joe took his brand to Branson MO producing and promoting live events for the next 24 years before retiring.

Joe passed away this past June...RIP!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Ron Ashburn was one of the true legends in Ktown radio history...he spent decades behind the mic at WNOX 990.

We dust off the 101 Audio Vault and travel to 1977-



Wednesday, October 17, 2018


Happy Birthday wishes to Randy Miller...

Randy and I were weekend DJs together at WIVK back in the late 70's. Randy went on to master the airwaves in Ktown at WKGN and WNOX before launching a many decades dominance of morning drive in Kansas City! HBD!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018


WATO 1290 Oak Ridge studios...in its elder years. Tons of great DJs sat in that chair.

Saturday, October 06, 2018

15Q aka WKVQ was hatched in the spring of '76, its life was short. 

By November the station was monikered as 1490 'KVQ.

Here's the DJ line up at that time-

6-10 George Patrick Dooley
10-12 Suitcase Simpson
12-3 Robert Michael Beach
3-7 Michael Henry Martin
7-12 The Birdman
12-2 The Brothers
2-6 Mark McKinney


Monday, October 01, 2018

Happy 101 October

Bob Thomas made his debut on WIVK (AM 850) on Saturday July 2, 1977...he worked 4-9p that weekend, both Saturday and Sunday.

Other weekend DJs at WIVK at that time were me, Jeff Winters and Randy Miller.

WBIR-FM featured Big Jim Hess as the morning DJ, they played country.

The sports director at Channel 10 TV was Jim Cline.

WKGN's format was AOR...jocks were Alan Sneed, Dave Elrod, Mike Beck, and Kerry Lambert. PS- those were not their on air names.

Adele worked the midnight to 6a shift at 62 WRJZ.

The A/M ratings listed WIVK at a 23.8 followed by WRJZ 18, WEZK 14, and WNOX 9.

In August '77 Scott Sams joined WOKI-FM 100 as afternoon drive...they voice tracked at that time.

Where were you in the summer of '77?


Saturday, September 29, 2018


These little pamphlets were so cool...if you have any, please send our way-

ktownradio@gmail.com

Eddie Beacon!