Monday, November 23, 2020

Kim Carson on WKVQ


This was my first radio job. I attended high school year round so I could graduate early and move down to Knoxville to be on the radio. Ron Baptist hired me. I worked the front desk, I did sales, wrote and voiced commercials, did the weather and news and held down my own air shift. When I started it was soft AC then changed to Christian. I worked there for 6 months, lost my aircheck on an airplane, a stewardess found it, knew what it was, and gave it to Bob Goode, a program director at WROK in Rockford Illinois. He called me and hired me. This photo was taken in early 1976.

Kim Carson

(Mornings with Kim Carson, FM 106.5 WVFM)

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Rest in Peace

Shocking news today as 30 year WIMZ radio personality William Winningham aka Billy Kidd has passed away. He was the afternoon drive host at the rock station. RIP!

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

101 heard from two of the legends after Tuesday's post...

Alan Sneed said hello and sent this groovy photo..."Lambert sitting between me and the late Mike Swaggerty on the roof with our air staff in 1977."

Kerry Lambert..."Thanks George! I appreciate that you've kept a history of Knoxville Radio. It's fun to reminisce about The Good Old Days!"

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Many broke in to radio in the mid 70's at WKGN The Famous 1340 (aka Album Rock 'KGN)...Scott Sams, Russ Brown, Mike Beck, and Kerry lambert, to name a few.

The 101 Audio Vault travels to 1978 and Kerry Lambert- 


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The Swingin' Deacon

Did your radio career cross paths with Eddie Beacon? Mine did twice, 1981 at WETQ and 1982 at WRJZ. 

This glamour shot is current day Eddie aka Elwood P Suggins!

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PS- I also enjoyed working with Eddie and Jimmy Vineyard on a weekly racing show called Bumper2Bumper on WNOX FM 100.3, this was around 2010 and for the next few NASCAR seasons, vroom!

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The 101 Audio Vault travels to 1979 and Ed Rupp on WIVK...


Sunday, October 11, 2020

In the late 70's Bobby Denton gave up afternoon drive at WIVK but stayed on the air. Bobby moved to the 10a-noon slot and was followed by Ed Brantley at noon and Your Dave Young at 3p. At that time the AM and FM had been split daily between 10a-3p.

It's always fun when you hear Bobby saying your name, on this 101 Audio Vault he mentions that I am on the air that day subbing for Ed.



Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Everyone knows the Eddie Beacon story of venturing out of Ktown for the sand and sun of Daytona Beach and WMFJ, but did you know...

Tim Edwards worked at WMFJ before his years at WRJZ! 

Here's the 101 Audio Vault-


Thursday, September 17, 2020

Before his arrival at The New 62 WRJZ in the fall of '76, JJ Scott was spinning the hits in Charleston SC. 101 has obtained this exclusive air check. Here's JJ via the 101 Audio Vault-


Monday, September 14, 2020

 Here is WKGN 1340 AM from the spring of '72...

6 Alan Dennis

9 Bob Baron

12 Sonny Knight

3 Bobby Rivers

6 Wayne Bernard

9 Brother John

12 Frank Erwin


Joe Anderson

Jerry Eaton

Chris Hampton

Saturday, September 05, 2020

It's hard to believe this was over 40 years ago! My high school friend and DJ pal, Jamey Kerr via the 101 Audio Vault on WIVK, January 1, 1980...


Monday, August 17, 2020

Wayne Bernard, from Rogersville, made a big splash at WKGN in the early 70's, first as afternoon DJ, then as the Program Director. Like many in the Mooney world, Wayne's talent took him to Nashville and sister station WMAK. Wayne Became Charlie Chase, and as they say, the rest is history.

The 101 Audio Vault features Wayne producing an Osmond family Atlanta concert-