Friday, June 21, 2024

It's Your Cowboy Pal Gunner...

 ...and that's a wrap! After 36 years behind a microphone on the radio, including the last 25 years at WIVK, afternoon DJ Ted Ousley has exited stage left.

Gunner got his feet wet at WMDR "The Doctor" 1470 in Maryville, jumped into FM at 94.3 and then spent a decade at 100.3. 

Since the 1970s WIVK has had only 5 afternoon drive DJs...Bobby Denton, Your Dave Young, Ed Brantley, John Garrett, and Gunner.

In November 1998 then PD Mike Hammond moved John Garrett down the dial to WXVO 98.7 and Gunner assumed his 25 years from 3-7p on WIVK. At that time Andy & Alison were mornings, and Colleen middays!

Now that Gunner has gone fishin', nighttime DJ Sean McNally aka Mac will slide into the coveted afternoon slot. Mac has been at WIVK since 2016, previously he was PD at WPLZ in Chattanooga, and also worked at WQLK in Richmond, Indiana.

Did anyone ever notice that Gunner resembles Alan Jackson? 

PS- Gunner is being inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame this summer.