Saturday, May 19, 2018

In the early 80's U-102 and Program Director Bill Burkett took the Ktown airwaves by a storm! The 101 Audio vault features Steve Harrison...

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

It's May 1982 and the world has arrived in Knoxville via The 1982 World's Fair!

WOKI FM 100 featured Rich Randall, Jeff Jarnigan, and Chuck Edwards.

Over at Rock 104 (WIMZ) Beach and Williams were blasting the air waves in morning drive.

Dr Dave Dunaway and Bill Burkett were the drive time DJs at U-102.

Your Dave was back home at WNOX 990...Proud Country!

WRJZ was also playing country and featured Dr Don West (Steve Bridgewater) as PD and morning DJ. Eddie Beacon anchored middays.

Where were you in '82?

Monday, April 30, 2018


Not to get political but Tuesday May 1 is a bigly day! 

I've known Bob Thomas since the mid 70's when we were weekend DJs at WIVK. I'm still a friend of Bob (FOB). Bob is a great guy, a family man, a business man, and a great leader.

Vote for Bob and also get out the vote!!!

The 101 Audio Vault travels back to '82 and Bob on WIVK...

Friday, April 27, 2018

Proud Country

WNOX 990 ruled the rock n roll roost for decades, but in April of 1982 the station became "Proud Country". 

 Here's their DJ line up-

6-9 Rick Kirk
9-2 Scott Majors
2-6 Dave Young
6-12 Jim Donovan
12-6 Suzanne

The 101 Audio Vault features Scott Majors (aka The Aardvark)~

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Good luck to WVLT personality Chynna Greene as she exits Ktown for a new telly position!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

It's the summer of '82 and The World's Fair has invaded Ktown!

After rockin' East Tennessee since late 1976, WRJZ 620 has gone country and is tagged "My Kind of Country".

Eddie Beacon and Ernie Baker have found a home there and with Steve Bridgewater as Program Director the station has a bigly sound!

I was a weekend DJ, and so was this gentleman with big pipes...Bill Beason via the 101 Audio Vault~

Monday, April 16, 2018

Hello from Suitcase Simpson!

I was 18 and doing afternoon drive at 50,000 watt WFLI Jet-Fli in Chattanooga. Getting a nice paycheck while playing the Beatles, Stones, Bob Dylan, CCR, Hendrix, Zeppelin, Aretha, etc. Plus, I had those Martin Van Buren sideburns and a bunch of crazy young women beating on my door. Fine times indeed! 

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Only one question remains- What was Suitcase aka Bill Miller aka...on air name at WFLI?

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The 101 Time Machine travels to early 1997 and Dick Broadcasting in Ktown...


6-10 Wilhite and Wall
10-3 Colleen
3-7 John Garrett
7-12 Chris Huff
12-6 Terry Womack

News/Talk 99

6-9 Mike Hammond
9-12 Hallerin Hill
12-3 Rush Limbaugh
3-7 Mike Keith

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

101 "Platter Chatter" from our Facebook page...

Ed Hooper- I was great friends and working on a radio series with Bill Perkins who was the overnight guy on WEZK in the late 80's. He passed away on the air one night and was found by the morning drive guy. Bill was a piece of broadcasting history in his day.

Dave Jeffries- Yes, that morning guy was John Wilkerson!

Chris Hampton- I always thought those were the coolest call letters in town. WEZK! Easy to say and so many ways to connect them to your sound and to Knoxville...

Doug Hullander- For many books, in the 80's, WEZK pulled respectable numbers, in the older demos. But that in the end, added up to its demise. So in 1990, it abandoned the BM format and jettisoned the "over 54" listeners for a more upbeat and contemporary sound. The change got the attention of the younger audience and ever since its numbers have been decent and a challenge to perennial front runner, WIVK.

Chris Hampton- Remember when we were at the height of our careers and we looked at people like us (old) and said "who needs 'em?". Welcome to the world of American Idol!

Monday, April 02, 2018

The 101 Audio Vault~

There's just some thing special about air checks from the 60's! Here's Wayne Perkey on WNOX!

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Hop on over to the 101 Facebook page where Bob "Shotgun" Kelley of 15Q fame recently shared a photo!

Monday, March 26, 2018

At Uncle Sam's in about '76 with one of the best...Mike Swaggerty. I truly miss him.

(Mike Beach)

Friday, March 23, 2018

So, George. I can't recall whether I've ever told this one, but it's absolutely true.

The late Bob Crenshaw, when he was Mooney Broadcasting's VP and the GM at WKGN, dropped a line one day in the lobby that made me wonder why we didn't have him on the air. Crenny loved his hunting dogs and, on this particular fine fall day, he took the afternoon off to give them a run n the woods. He swung by the station on the way home to check the mail and I happened to be in the lobby. There was Crenshaw - usually duded up in suit and tie - wearing boots, jeans and a work shirt. Polly Loy was the secretary at the time. She looked outside and saw Bob's Olds Cutlass convertible parked in front of the station. He had the dogs in the trunk and had put an extra car key in the trunk lock and popped it open to give the dogs ventilation. Polly saw those keys and called out, "Crenshaw, somebody's going to steal your car with the key in it like that." Crenny just looked at her and shook his head as though gravely disappointed in her. "Polly," he said, "Them dogs can't drive." A moment later, he was out the door with a wink and a grin at me.

Possum Riley

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The 101 InBox~

Hmmmm. Interesting. I had no idea that W&W were syndicated. Not only are they syndicated but they are here in Panama City, FL on Wild Willie 100.1. I did a search for them and the website for Wild Willie 100 popped up. I had no idea that was even a station here! (I don't listen to country music). I'll give the guys a listen. Interesting.

Mike Bridges
Panama City, FL

Monday, March 19, 2018

There was a period of time when WOKI-FM 100 was known as I-100! The 101 Audio Vault travels back to the 80's...can you name this jock?