Tuesday, July 16, 2019

These days he calls the greater Nashville area home, not too long ago we were almost neighbors here in Central Florida...hello to Jeff Hawkins!

Back in the day Jeff ran the circuit working at several prominent Knoxville radio stations...WIVK, WNOX, WKGN, WETQ, etc.

Most recently Jeff has been mic'd up at WHIN in Hendersonville TN.

PS- Jeff has been aka Jeff Winters and aka Jeff Shannon on the radio!

The 101 Audio Vault travels to the 70's and Jeff on WIVK...

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The 3rd installment of our 101 podcast adventure is now available and in living color at-

This go around we look in to the WNOX DJ strike from 1972!

Friday, July 12, 2019

It's 1973...WKGN 1340 is making it's rounds to schools in Knoxville (I saw this presentation in the auditorium at Bearden Junior High).

What an all star line up-

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

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Any memories of this DJ line up? WKGN 1340 from the early 60’s!

Saturday, July 06, 2019

I discovered this on the www, don’t know the back story but thought it was groovy. If you recall Big Jim’s time at WCRK send 101 the story.

Many Ktown greats worked in Morristown, I was offered a spot at WCRK back in the early 80’s but life had me changing directions and my headphones never debuted! 

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The 101 podcast is now available on the “Apple” platform...simply search [talkgeorge]!

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Happy 4th of July

The latest (2nd) 101 podcast has dropped in to the world wide web!

Today it's "Slick Maurice's Thanks for the Memories"

One of my most memorable and funniest moments when I was at WNOX didn't happen when I was on the air but while I was off the air. It was during the Scott "Scooter" McLeod era. His idea of programming was to be a little edgy and he came up with a station mascot the WNOX Mother Duck. I'm sure you can figure out what it really meant. I volunteered to dress as the mascot and the Duck was heavily promoted on the air and he was everywhere.

One time the circus came to town and they had the traditional elephant walk downtown to the Civic Coliseum and the Mother Duck rode on the elephant. It was fun but scary and all I was thinking was please don't fall off, please don't fall off.

Since the Duck couldn't talk we got a duck caller so when little kids would come and talk to the duck...he would go quack and I would do the WNOX Mother Duck dance. I remember being at a grand opening of a store and one of the people there was watching me do the Duck dance and I guess he thought that I couldn't hear because he said "I don't know who's in there but he sure has a lot of rhythm". I laughed so hard I almost swallowed the duck caller!

- James Slick Maurice Turk

Saturday, June 22, 2019

My Kind of Country!

Classic photos I snapped back in 1982 at WRJZ “My Kind of Country”...top is Ron Sprowell with Jim Wilson, bottom is Bill Hays!

Friday, June 21, 2019

Do you go back to the "Boss Jock" days at WKGN 1340? 101 would love to hear from you! This is Jefferson Kaye, morning DJ at WKGN back in the 60's!

These days (and for decades) Loren Owens ie- his real name, has hosted The Loren and Wally Show on WROR in Boston!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Good Guys

This is from the late 60’s! Do you remember Steve York?

Monday, June 10, 2019

February 1966 at WIVK! 

The FM had been on the air for a few months and the AM was targeting June 1 as the switch from 860 to 850. This would make WIVK A/F one of the most powerful stations in America.

Oh, and Bobby Denton had just recently returned after a few months in Jacksonville, FL as a DJ...and the rest is history!

Sunday, June 09, 2019

Happy Birthday to Alan Sneed...Alan Douglas on the radio!

Alan teamed with Gary Adkins in the early years to form the very popular "The Brothers".

Along the way Alan programmed several groovy stations...WKGN Knoxville, WKDF Nashville, 96 Rock Atlanta, and  97 Rock Houston! (and more)

These days Alan calls Indy his home!

HDB Alan...and bring on "The Brothers"!!!

Saturday, June 08, 2019


Happy Birthday to Eddie Beacon "The Swingin' Deacon". Eddie, like Johnny Pirkle, is one of the greatest names and personalities in Knoxville radio history!

I think Eddie has been seated at all the East TN dial positions...or almost. 

I was excited to team up with Eddie and Jimmy Vineyard to cohost "Bumper2Bumper" a weekly racing show heard on WNOX-FM 100.3 back a few years ago. 

Eddie is very insegrevious and 101 wishes him a healthy and happy new year!