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-


Friday, August 07, 2020

Greetings from Lower Sugarloaf Key, 101 is on our Vavacation!

Let's dust off the 101 Audio Vault and travel to 1978 and enjoy CC McCartney on 99 WNOX-


Sunday, August 02, 2020

Happy Birthday!

101 Salutes Mike Beach on his birthday. 

These days Mike can be heard on his own station called Global Radio Daytona. Check out the website or download the app. There are thousands of groovy tunes waiting on you!

...from WBLC to WNOX to WKGN, don't forget W149, or Beach and Williams on WIMZ!

HBD Mike and many more!

Friday, July 24, 2020

Before Disco Dick...

It's the summer of '73 at WKGN 1340!

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

News- Joe Anderson and Walker Johnson
Weekends- Jack Gregory and Ken Burger

Before he became Disco Dick at WNOX 990 and Flanigan's Cabaret, Dick Winstead worked mid mornings at WKGN 1340. 

Let's dust off the 101 Audio Vault- 

Friday, July 17, 2020

Remember the...

...'KGN Clean Machine-

Page 3...

Hello to the Bandit (Bob Anderson). He reached out and said hello this week.

Monday, July 13, 2020

The 101 Audio Vault features Bob Baron on WKGN...

Also, here's a 101 Reload from a 2008 Gary Drake post-

I was working in Asheville as a midday DJ in 1972. I got a call from Bob who had come to town to listen to my competition, he liked me instead. I did 9a-noon on 'KGN. Bob was a marketer. We did everything from putting stickers all over the city, bumper stickers, every on air game or contest we could think of, including the LAST CONTEST. We even did WPFC on WKGN. After promoting this for over a week, we found out that WPFC means We Play Fewer Commercials- at least during the promotion. 

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Ktown radio memories from our 101 Facebook page...

  • Colvin Idol Dr. Al Adams was in St. Louis when I went to St. Louis U from
    Knoxville in ‘64. My first taste on-the-air was KBIL, The Voice of St. Louis U. I was 17.

  • Mike Clark I remember listening to Dr. Al when I was in elementary school. Later, when I was in college and he was PD at WKGN, he let me do some practicum work for college credit. I was there at the same time as Joe Anderson, Mick Rizzo, Kerry Lambert, Scott Sams, and Mike Beach. Hung out with Beach a bit. It was good times.

    • Mike Clark George Mooney owned U-102 when I went to work there in 1981. I was working at WATO when I heard that Mooney had bought 102, so I called him. He put me in touch with Bill Burkett who put me in touch with Colvin Idol, who hired me to do news. I was there for 14 years.

  • Glen Prosser Bobby hired me as a UT student to be a weekend DJ at WIVK. Bobby, Johnny Majors and I also shared a room at Tansi Resort during the annual Majors golf tournament. Needless to say, I heard some interesting viewpoints on various topics of the day, including those involving Jake Butcher and his banking problems. Bobby was generous in praising my work at WIVK and the Vol Network. His memorial service included a video segment featuring Dolly Parton, whom Bobby had dated. I still miss his iconic work as the public address announcer at Neyland Stadium. Bobby and John Ward will long be remembered for their association with UT athletics.