Thursday, February 21, 2019


Gary Adkins found some great (and never before seen) 15Q photos...Alan Sneed, Dave Elrod, Bob Kaghan, Michael Ambruzinni, Leslie Shelor, Bob Gross, Bob "Shotgun" Kelley, Mick Rizzo, Steve West, and more!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019


There was an article posted on our Knoxville Radio History 101 Facebook page about WROL from the late 40's.

Don't you love the control room photos! This is Allen Stout, listed as a WROL announcer. Also on staff were Ron Ashburn and Harry Moreland.

At that time WROL was 5000 watts at 620 KC and 76000 watts on WROL-FM 97.3. The tag line was "NBC for East Tennessee".

Monday, February 18, 2019

Photographs & Memories

It doesn't get much better than the vintage control room on air photos...from 1978 this is Phil Jarnagin on WSBM!

Please send your photographs and memories to-

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day

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Congrats~ Bobby Denton has been named a member of the "Country Radio Hall Of Fame"

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Big Money Hi-Lo

Eddie Beacon was squeezed in between morning DJ Dr. Don West and afternoons via Jessica James  on 62 WRJZ. His show was action packed...callers talked with a Chicago psychic, he had a dating game, and he gave away cash!

The 101 Audio Vault swings back to 1982~

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Mrs. James A. Dick, matriarch of Dick Broadcasting, passed away this week. May her memory be eternal!

Saturday, February 09, 2019 his own words~

Chris Hampton was asked "if you had to do it all over again, what station would you pick?"

"That's a toughie! WKGN in Knoxville where I broke out of my hometown comfort zone and began to be one of those guys I used to look at and want to be. I really took charge and within a year and a half I got the promotion to Program Director at WBSR. Those were wonderful days as I took what I learned from really good PDs as well as what I had learned from some not so good PDs as well and melded that knowledge with what kind of PD I wanted to be. You weren't there in the 80's for the WOWW107 days. All three of those stations were milestones for me filled with great people and great times, but I would go with WOWW. It was a tremendous experience with great people and the best GM I ever worked with. I also, finally, found out that I could indeed be a morning man. It was part of the job as PD there, so I had no choice. Its like I said, it's a hard choice and there are other stations that are dear to me as well, starting with WMOC where I started in 1964. WDXB where I learned so much other than just being a jock. You had to do production, news, public appearances, anything and everything involved in programming. I was lucky to work for some great stations but WKGN, WBSR, and WOWW are my top three and WOWW gets the nod as the best period in my career. It was top shelf all the way!"

Chris's Career...


Friday, February 08, 2019

101 is sad to report that Chris Hampton (Bud Mayes) passed away today. Chris was a long time DJ with Mooney Broadcasting and is a member of the 101 Wall of Fame!

Thanks to Alan Sneed for this info...Alan and Chris were high school classmates at Brainerd in Chattanooga.

May his memory be eternal!


They're Back! The former WIVK morning team of Darren Wilhite and Tim Wall is now entertaining Ktown weekday mornings 5-9a on Merle-FM!

Wilhite and Wall are also nominated for DJs of the Year via the ACM!

If you live outside of East Tennessee, the TuneIn Radio app is a good way to dial twist in to the W/W show!

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Rock 104

It's 1982 and WIMZ housed some great DJs including PD Keith Lambert, Mike Beach, Phil Williams, even Arch Bishop for a period of time. The 101 Audio Vault features Kim Mayo...

Saturday, February 02, 2019

The 101 Audio Vault travels to U102 and the iconic voices of Mike Clark and CP (Curtis Parham)...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Back in '82 WRJZ 620 played country music...who didn't that year, ha! Some great personalities were heard...Dr Don West aka Steve West from 15Q, Eddie Beacon, Bill Beason, mE, Jessica James, Bob Ziegler, Brad Schultz, Ernie Baker, David Henley, Ron Sprowl, Jim Wilson, Jim Montgomery, John Dalton and- this gentleman anchored the all night show~ Martin Baker via the 101 Audio Vault!

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Friday was Jamey Kerr's birthday...he would have been 59!

Monday, January 21, 2019

WIVK AM 850 was a 50000 watts station, but daytime only. The 101 Audio Vault features Jimmy Vineyard and the nightly sign off...