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!

Friday, September 28, 2018

These days Scott Sams anchors the morning news on KRLD 1080 Dallas...in 1976 he worked at three Ktown stations, starting with WKGN, followed by 15Q as Jamie Rivers, and finally at WNOX 990.

The 101 Audio Vault captures Scott on WKGN~



Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Regarding the previous post of the WNOX DJs...

I know the faces, but I can't put a name with them today! Maybe I'll remember them tomorrow! The fellow on the bottom left looks like Jim Clark. The one on the right is possibly Jim King. John Alexander's dad, was Noel Alexander, who retired from WATE-TV in the early 60s. He worked at 620 before the TV days. (Buster Sutton)


Page 3...

Birthday wishes this week to Jean Ash!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Do you recognize these radio personalities?

WNOX 990 back in the day...




Sunday, September 16, 2018

...a 101 Photo Reload!

101 posted this photo a few years back! 

In modern times photography is 101% ingrained in to society as our smart phones double up as cameras, back in the day, not so...most photos from the 70's can be categorized as "vintage and classic".

Do you recognize this duo? Dennis Willard and Mike Clark, two Ktown radio veterans!



Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hello from Darren Wilhite of the famed Wilhite and Wall radio show...

Hey George, just saw we got added to Dave’s HOF! What a great honor to have our name next to some K-Town legends. Especially Dave, who was a great friend to us. [Bowing] “We’re not worthy...we’re not worthy!” Thanks!!

Friday, September 14, 2018

They're Back!

Ed Brantley and Bob Thomas are back...via podcasting! It's a tremendous new genre...Ed and Bob worked together at WIVK (I was there too) starting in the 70's. More recently they hosted the Ed and Bob show on WNOX FM 100. I was privileged to be a guest back in 2010.

Here's the link...Ed and Bob!

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Here's a 101 Reload (previously posted)-

I loved "The Birdman"...he came to 15Q from Chattanooga. One afternoon Tom Dooley brought him into the control room to meet me, and have me show him the board. Bird said, I was listening on the way in and "man I want to sound like you". I told him, he could never sound like me...but the best thing he could do was "SOUND LIKE HIM". He certainly took those words to heart and became one of the most unique personalities anywhere. He was one of my best friends...someone who would go to war for/or with you. He was a wonderfully crazy man and a great talent. It was a pleasure knowing and hanging with him the short amount of time he had on the planet. There was only ONE Bill "Birdman" Thomas. I will always miss him! (Mike Beach)

Friday, September 07, 2018

101 turns 11 years old today...

On this day each year we add new members to the "Your Dave Young 101 Wall of Fame".

Congrats to...

Bernard J. Quayle
Bob Anderson
Bob Byerley
Bob Crenshaw
Carson Cooper
Chris Hampton
Don Lindsey
Ed Hooper
J Bazzel Mull (and Lady Mull)
Jefferson Kaye
Jerry Howell
Pete Michaels
Ron Meredith
Vic Rumore
Wilhite and Wall

This fantastic group has contributed immensely to the long and storied history of Knoxville radio (fact and fiction)! There are now 100 members in our Wall of Fame!