Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Happy Hump! Here's a 101 Reload~

Today 101 takes a look back...30 years to the summer of '80!

The #1 country song as June arrived was "He Stopped Loving Her Today" by George Jones.

Celeste was the midday DJ at WIVK, soon to be replaced by Bob Thomas (of course Bob returns on 8-2 to 100.3's new morning show).

Phil Williams was working 10a-2 on WNOX 990. Other DJs there were Eddie Rogers, Randy Miller, Scott Majors, Tom Michaels, and James Maurice.

WKGN was known as "Love 13" and featured Jeff Winters, POA with a talk show from 9a-noon, Arch Bishop, and Chuck Edwards.

Bob Kagan left WRJZ for WBCY Charlotte and was replaced by JJ Scott as Operation Manager and Fred Story as Program Director.

A new country night club opened that summer in West Knoxville. It was called Sam Houston's and Jamey Kerr and I were the DJs!

In Oak Ridge WOKI's line up was Michael Henry Martin from 6-10a, Gary Adkins 10-noon, Joe Blackmon noon-3p, Mike Beverly 3-7p, Brother John 7-12, and The Brothers at midnight.

The April/May ARB ratings were-

WEZK 19.9
WIVK-FM 19.7
WRJZ 10.5
WIVK 9.9
WOKI 8.3
WNOX 7.1
WIMZ 6.1

Mike Beach was morning DJ at WIMZ but left for Kansas City...Kerry Lambert, Kim Mayo, Dave Elrod, and Carson Cooper could also be heard on Rock 104!

And in September '80 Bob Kesling left WIVK radio to become Sports Director at WBIR-TV Channel 10...