Sunday, January 25, 2015

Remembering Your Dave...

Dave Young passed away today, he fought the good fight...and will be greatly missed.

Known as "Your Dave", Dave was my radio mentor, helping me secure a weekend DJ position at WIVK when I was an 18 year old starting at UT, and remaining life long friends!

Dave was a great DJ...from WNOX to WKGN to WIVK! I loved The Dave Young Morning Show on WKGN back in the mid 70's, never knew I would soon be working with Dave at WIVK.

Dave replaced the legendary Bobby Denton as afternoon drive DJ at WIVK...and the ratings didn't skip a beat!

Dave you will be missed, and you will always be "Our Dave Young"~ go rest high on that mountain!

Send your memories to 101 at-!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Inside the 101 Audio Vault today is James Maurice via WNOX 990~


Monday, January 19, 2015

In Memory...

Today 101 pauses to remember Dan Anderson, many of you worked with his dad Joe Anderson. Dan and I go back to the 70's and like many of us we got reacquainted via Facebook...he fought the good fight against cancer, and now is cohosting a great radio show upstairs with his dad!


Friday, January 16, 2015

Sargent Sam was mentioned recently on 101, today we feature her final sign off reporting traffic from "The Spirit of 99" for WNOX...(101 Audio Vault)~


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101 had an inquiring reader ask about Jack Bean, do you remember Jack from the 70's on the Ktown airwaves?

Friday, January 09, 2015

Now this is a true classic photo...WKGN days with Mike Beck, Ted Nugent, Kerry Lambert and PD Alan Sneed! 

The 101 Audio Vault features Kerry~


Thursday, January 08, 2015

Happy Birthday Phil Williams!

...still going strong on the radio! This photo grab (101 grabbed it) is from The River!

L to R~ Joe Stutler, Phil, David Henley, and Frank Murphy!

PS...The River was WOKI and now Phil is on 98.7 WOKI, the circle of call letters!

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Do you remember Jeff Winters on WIVK? How about Jeff Shannon on WNOX? I worked with Jeff at WIVK and at WETQ, he was the morning DJ at Q94 when the station was birthed in '81 (sister to WATO). Oh, and his real name is Jeff Hawkins, he and I both reside in Orlando these days. Check out his website "Dangling Participle Productions".

Here's Jeff in the dusty 101 Audio Vault~


Monday, January 05, 2015

Here are some classic photos from WRJZ back in'82...the world came to Knoxville that year and 62 AM was playing country! 

Ernie Baker
Jessica James
Eddie Beacon
Bob Ziegler

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Kyle Tasman debuts this morning at 10a on 1180 WVLZ! (TuneIn Radio App)...1180 The VLZ has returned as a sports station!

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Line Up...get your line up!

If you live 650 miles from Big Orange Country it's a treat to be able to stay sports connected 24/7, gotta love modern technology! Sometimes I do not think it should be called a "smart phone", however being able to utilize the WNML radio station app keeps me/you in the Vols loop.

WNML is live and local from at least 6a to 7p daily...

6-10 is Doc, Jeff, and Heather; 10-noon features the News Sentinel Sports Page and Vince Ferrara; Sports 180 with Josh Ward and Will West is up next; and afternoon drive is the long running duo of John Wilkerson (fellow Bearden grad) and Jimmy Hyams on Sports Talk.

The station recently re branded itself from mainly The Sports Animal to be more clearly identified as WNML Sports Radio.

Sports on the radio is nothing new for this broadcast group...back in the mid 70's Paul Lyle was full time reporting on sports at WIVK (sister station), plus a young Bob Kesling was a cub reporter, VFL Michael Gayles was behind the mic, and Stan Cotton joined in the late 70's.

As a weekend DJ at WIVK in the 70s I ran the network board for the Vol network, including all network commercials. I fondly recall Gus Manning always coming up to the station on Sunday nights to record his weekly segments, and Joe Thompson and Tim Priest arriving at the station either before or after Vols games to star on Football Finals, hosted by Mike Hammond.

These times are now part of folklore and Knoxville Radio History 101! Awh, the good old days!

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Go Vols!

It was 101% fun cheering on the Vols to victory at the TaxSlayer Bowl!!!

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy 2015!!!

It appears Dick Clark will live forever as Ryan Seacrest now plays the host roll ringing in the new year in "The Big Apple" but the title of the show continues to carry Dick's name...of course Jenny McCarthy, Taylor Swift, Fergie, etc. are candy apple attractions too. This TS photo is not from NYE but is a classic via 101's brother~ fotos via Pakie!

101 asked...where were you? It was great hearing from Paul Lyle~

"I wanted to answer your question of where was I in the fall of 1977. I had left WIVK to go to Nashville (Jan 1 of that year) to work at 'KDA-'KDF for Jim Dick. Jim Ragan had been fired and Bill Hays was brought in as GM. I was hosting and selling all the spots on Football Finals which I had brought from WIVK. The next spring would see Vic Rumore take over for Bill as our GM and the rest was history. Ideas came to our Company! And it was a blast! I learned how to make advertising work from Vic. I still use his basic principles of Great Ideas for my Clients at Brentwood Adv. Those were good times…but honestly these right now, are the best times of my life! Havin’ a Blast!!" (Paul Lyle)

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The 101 Audio Vault features WBIR-FM, circa '77...


Saturday, December 27, 2014

101 hopes you had a wonderful Christmas...flip flops and palm trees greeted Santa here in Orange County Florida!

Back in the fall of '77 WIVK was THE news leader in East Tennessee...this top of the hour bumper includes some big voices~ Claude Tomlinson, Rod Townsend, Dan Bell, Mark Thomas, and Jimmy Vineyard.

I was starting my sophomore year at UT then and worked weekends on the air at WIVK, where were you?