Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Back in 1985 CP and Channing Smith were sharing the morning mic at WIVK AM 850!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Mick Rizzo was one of the many superstars on the original 15Q staff in 1976. Here's a sampling of Brother Mick~
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Paulsen left Ktown the next year for Pittsburgh, where he remains today! Scott currently hosts the afternoon show on ESPN 1250.
The ARB ratings in Ktown that year, as announced in July~
Sunday, June 14, 2009
"Normally I guess we never talk much about engineers. Never on the air and always involved in the technical. But……..I know a lot of people will remember Ernie “Buster” Sutton. He did the engineer thing at WTVK, WKGN, WOKI and no telling where else. He also taught at the Professional Academy of Broadcasting. His treatise on amplifiers, applefryers and rectumfryers was one the funniest things I have ever heard. I have no idea where Buster is today, but I feel certain many folks will have a good laugh recalling some of Busters many activities over the years."
"One night after I finished my air shift at W*** I went over to visit Terry. After a while – more like several hours Claude “The Cat” came in for his morning show. This was when he still ran his own board. Claude apparently noticed us before we saw him. While he was out in the hallway he did a voice of an old lady which scared the crap out of us both. It was a good laugh for us all but something about that voice stuck in my mind. I had heard Claude do Lester and Old Man Schultz but this female voice. It was much later that I learned (though a daughter of Claude’s), that he did the voice of Granny Loomis – of Country Sausage commercials. I often wonder if Claude’s talents were fully known by his loyal listeners."
Thursday, June 11, 2009
"Hi George, just found your excellent blog again today via a link about Paul Oscar Anderson. I remember so well the way he said Paul OSCAR Anderson. Thanks for the great job on the blog. I'm enjoying reading about and seeing pictures of my great friends and the radio heroes of my youth. I'm sending along a photo of the 'KGN staff from 1977 (I think). This was taken on the roof of the studios on Alcoa Hwy during the Abrams Superstars days. From left to right: Gina Logue, Alan Sneed, Dave Elrod (standing), Kerry Lambert (sitting), Mike Swaggerty, Mike Beck (check out the groovy station t-shirt), and Frank Greene. Thanks again for the blog!" (Mike Beck)
TCI Radio Norfolk
WNOR - WAFX - WJOI
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Monday, June 08, 2009
Somehow we missed Your Dave Young's birthday on April Fool's Day...Happy 39 YDY! A few posts ago 500 MegaWatt mentioned the station where Dave got his start in radio. Here's Dave...
"George, I am proud to say that I started in radio at WBNT on January 15th, 1966. The first record I put on the turntable was, You Didn't Have To Be So Nice by the Loving Spoonful."
Saturday, June 06, 2009
Friday, June 05, 2009
"All of us in or formerly in radio started from somewhere – Even Dave Young was rumored to have once been at WBNT in Scott County, TN. So far as I remember Kent Newton, AKA Tom Kent was the only DJ who really went to a major station – WLS. That is not to say that other DJ didn’t go to equally important stations and were equally as good. But TK was the only guy luckily enough to go to a big station where you had to had to count the zeros in your paycheck to know how much you made." (500 MegaWatt)
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
One of our favorite personalities to come thru Ktown was Jack Diamond at WKGN, one of a host of great nighttime DJ's to work that time slot...remember Johnny Walker and his trumpet, Dr Al Adams at night, and Cookin' Kent Newton aka Tom Kent! For almost 30 years now, Jack (now Coyote Calhoun) has been operating and DJing at WAMZ Louisville. Here's Jack...
"This is really one of the best radio websites I've seen. Even though I only worked in Knoxville for a short while (Feb. 73 - Sept 73) it's really alot of fun to read up on some of the folks I worked with, and others who even though I never had a chance to work with, were Knoxville legends. Very entertaining!"
A couple of contributors commented about, whatever happened to Ken Mynatt?...
"Last account I had of Skinny Kenny, he was a motorcycle officer with the Roane County Sheriff's office. Snuffy Smith was hanging out in NC." (Dave Young)
"Ken Mynatt bought an AM station in Harriman and operated it for a time before deciding to pursue an interest in law enforcement. After stints with a couple of police departments in Roane County, he is now a big-shot with the Roane County Sheriff's Office, in charge of the new jail. Down that way he is known as Major Kenneth Mynatt..." (A Nony Mouse)