Tuesday, May 03, 2016

101 is going to spend some time in 1985!

The 101 Audio Vaults dusts off WIVK and WIMZ, Ed Brantley on afternoon drive and a "Top 5 at 5" promo via Phil Williams~


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

101 is in the Florida panhandle this week so I wanted to post this classic of WKGN veteran Chris Hampton from his days at WBSR Pensacola!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Kim Carson has a new link~

Simple Food Life
Today WKGN 1340 is a sports talk station...it's great to dial twist in to the station again, it was a favorite back in the early days when rock and roll was king!

The 70's saw Bob Baron and Wayne Bernard at the helm, followed by the influx of Your Dave Young and Mike Beach. By '75 the station was nearing it's end playing top 40 music as AOR and disco followed.

Dr Al returned in '75 as PD and drive time jock. Frank Erwin, Mike Beach, and Joe Anderson had booming voices there too.

The fill in/swing/weekend DJ at that time was Butch Brannum aka "David Todd" on the air. Here's David via the 101 Audio Vault~


Thursday, April 07, 2016

Hello from Possum Riley...Skip Broussard and "The Church Lady"~

The Church Lady 
Skip Broussard programmed WKGN for a couple of years in the late 1960s, before moving on to WMPS in Memphis. Skip came out of WTIX in New Orleans and was a good PD. He got WKGN’s nose out of the mire where it had sunk after exporting most of its talent to WMAK, when Mooney Broadcasting bought that station in Nashville.

Broussard was a snappy dresser, kept his hair cut neatly and was a very presentable representative for the station. His concessions to the times were bell-bottom pants, boots and a tendency to wear a scarf cinched loosely around his neck.
One afternoon, he came back from downtown and was talking to me in the production studio and he rubbed his knee a couple of times. He finally pulled up his pant leg and there was a bruise across his knee.
Here’s the tale he told. I wasn’t there, but Skip was always a straight-up dude with me:
He was walking down the street that fronted the old Millers Department Store and saw a street preacher with a little flock gathered around him. Rather than try to work his way through them, Skip crossed the street and was walking down the other sidewalk, when the preacher raised his voice and started pointing at him. Skip kept on walking and crossed back at the corner. When he did, a few of those who had been exhorted by the preacher broke away and caught up with him. One of the men told him he needed to give up his evil ways and a little old lady creamed him across the knees with her umbrella.
Salvation came with a sting those days in K’town. It might still.

Monday, April 04, 2016

George - This happened up the road a bit from Ktown, but I thought you might like to know that Maxine Humphries is being inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame in May. I did an Associated Press story on her when she celebrated her 60th anniversary on the air at WGRV in Greeneville a few years ago. She has since retired - but not until some time after her children did. Maxine is a true East Tennessee radio gem.

Paul Randall Dickerson (aka Possum Riley)

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Praise 96.3 is having it's 25th birthday today...we're celebrating with an open house and sharing memories of the Rev. Mull tradition all day...

Jack Ryan
Merle 96.7 and WYSH Radio

Hello from Mike Beach~

We gave a free concert and filled less than half the house. Why? No one actually believed it was FREE. Guess we should have charged .99 cents and we would have packed the place. Early lesson learned. Many times if it is FREE it has little to no value. Anyway...enjoy the leap back in time, to a day when radio was tons of fun!
Mike Beach

Monday, March 21, 2016

Dr Al...cures hear aches!

We unleash the 101 Audio Vault from WKGN, circa~ '75...


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Dan is back!

101 heard from Dan Bell...
It's official I'm now the afternoon deejay on Praise 96.3 WJBZ! I'll work 2-6 on the air, handle Music Director duties on one of America's best gospel music stations! I'm proud to do this as part of the Merle-FM network of stations, and I will still do The Sunday Survey on Merle-FM 96.7 on Saturdays 10-2.
Mid-days will be Brittany, she's been on WYSH Clinton...Ron Meredith/Jack Ryan are new owners at Praise, also WQLA Lafollette. They are simulcasting WYSH on WQLA now. Mike Clark will stay on as Mike in the Morning, Shane King is taking a full time gig at Dollywood as a sound tech, but will stay part time at Praise 96.3.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

The 101 Audio Vault visits Phil Michaels on WKGN 1340, circa '75~


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Birthday wishes to Carson Cooper and Bill Miller aka Suitcase Simpson!

Monday, March 07, 2016

The 101 Audio Vault travels to 1975 and WETE 620. This was one year before the dial position morphed in to WRJZ. Here's Ben Clifton, brother of midday DJ Jim Humphries...