Sunday, September 16, 2018

...a 101 Photo Reload!

101 posted this photo a few years back! 

In modern times photography is 101% ingrained in to society as our smart phones double up as cameras, back in the day, not so...most photos from the 70's can be categorized as "vintage and classic".

Do you recognize this duo? Dennis Willard and Mike Clark, two Ktown radio veterans!



Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hello from Darren Wilhite of the famed Wilhite and Wall radio show...

Hey George, just saw we got added to Dave’s HOF! What a great honor to have our name next to some K-Town legends. Especially Dave, who was a great friend to us. [Bowing] “We’re not worthy...we’re not worthy!” Thanks!!

Friday, September 14, 2018

They're Back!

Ed Brantley and Bob Thomas are back...via podcasting! It's a tremendous new genre...Ed and Bob worked together at WIVK (I was there too) starting in the 70's. More recently they hosted the Ed and Bob show on WNOX FM 100. I was privileged to be a guest back in 2010.

Here's the link...Ed and Bob!

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Here's a 101 Reload (previously posted)-

I loved "The Birdman"...he came to 15Q from Chattanooga. One afternoon Tom Dooley brought him into the control room to meet me, and have me show him the board. Bird said, I was listening on the way in and "man I want to sound like you". I told him, he could never sound like me...but the best thing he could do was "SOUND LIKE HIM". He certainly took those words to heart and became one of the most unique personalities anywhere. He was one of my best friends...someone who would go to war for/or with you. He was a wonderfully crazy man and a great talent. It was a pleasure knowing and hanging with him the short amount of time he had on the planet. There was only ONE Bill "Birdman" Thomas. I will always miss him! (Mike Beach)

Friday, September 07, 2018

101 turns 11 years old today...

On this day each year we add new members to the "Your Dave Young 101 Wall of Fame".

Congrats to...

Bernard J. Quayle
Bob Anderson
Bob Byerley
Bob Crenshaw
Carson Cooper
Chris Hampton
Don Lindsey
Ed Hooper
J Bazzel Mull (and Lady Mull)
Jefferson Kaye
Jerry Howell
Pete Michaels
Ron Meredith
Vic Rumore
Wilhite and Wall

This fantastic group has contributed immensely to the long and storied history of Knoxville radio (fact and fiction)! There are now 100 members in our Wall of Fame!

Monday, September 03, 2018

WRJZ 620 picked a good year to feature a country format in Ktown...and the world came to East Tennessee that year! (The 1982 World's Fair). Country music was red hot, even WNOX formatted country and introduced their new country FM, WNKX!

I was a DJ at WRJZ that year, and got hired to join the original on air staff at WNKX aka KiX 95!

WRJZ brought in a solid on air line up...PD Steve Bridgewater, local legend Eddie Beacon as midday DJ, Bob Ziegler was nights from Z93 in Winston Salem, and these two- The 101 Audio Vault features Martin Baker and Jessica James-



Tuesday, August 28, 2018

These days Chuck Edwards is the morning drive host at WYCD-FM 99.5 Detroit, back in '82 he was the overnight DJ on U-102. 

6-10 Dave Dunaway 
10-12 Bill Miller 
12-4 Steve Harrison 
4-8 Mark Holliday 
8-12 Tom Van Hart 
12-6 Chuck Edwards 

 Here's The 101 Audio Vault-


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The 101 Audio Vault features a WETQ jingle and station ID, circa '82...


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Ken Russell spent his entire career at WIVK, from the early days of the station until his retirement...in the early 80's Ken returned to behind the mic to host a weekend program. He was "Big Music"~


Saturday, August 11, 2018

Like many, I am saddened by Carson's passing. I first met him in 1978 when I was hired for weekends at WATO in Oak Ridge. Carson moved to WBIR-FM (when it was country) and later recommended me for a position there, which I was offered and accepted. Carson and I were the only two on-air personalities who survived the format change to album rock (station later became, and remains to this day, WIMZ.) We loved working together. I owe him a lot for teaching me about radio, and he was just such a funny and fantastic guy. It was great to see Carson at the WIMZ reunion in 2005, sadly the last time I saw him, although we shared e-mails on a regular basis. I took a 34-year break from radio, but have recently returned to the airwaves on Sundays (3-5 PM eastern time) at WCOM-FM in Carrboro NC, doing a "deep tracks" album rock and jazz program. My first show was last weekend and I thought of Carson often while on the air.


Larry Solomon

Monday, August 06, 2018

1982 was an interesting country year in Ktown...WIVK AM 850 was fully separated from the FM, ie- Claude Tomlinson hosted Great Day on the FM while across the hallway the CP and Walker show was on the AM. WNOX became Proud Country, Q94 (94.3) beamed its signal in from Oak Ridge, and WRJZ had flipped from Top 40. All these stations attracted top talent...Your Dave was back at WNOX and Eddie Beacon was on WRJZ.

WRJZ had brought in Steve Bridgewater to program and work morning drive alongside veteran newsman David Henley. The 101 Audio Vault features Steve aka Dr Don West...


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Thoughts and prayers and get well wishes soon to Bob Anderson aka The Bandit, he's recovering from an accident!

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

~rest in peace


East Tennessee native and life long broadcaster Carson Cooper has passed away. 

Carson grew up in the Atomic City and was a big part of the WBIR-FM/WIMZ early days.

He headed south to Tampa where he became a radio fixture, hosting the morning show on WUSF for nearly three decades and as a host at Radio Margaritaville.

May his memory be eternal!

Monday, July 30, 2018