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Good Golly, It’s Folly

Show business legends like Bob Hope and Danny Kaye always impressed me with their ability to do it all: sing, dance, act, tell jokes, etc. I have trouble carrying a tune and moving my feet to the beat. In order to grow, … Continue reading

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K-Town Smithy

Sherrie Shuler of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee sent me one of the nicest acknowledgement letters I’ve ever received. The leadership of CCETN was very pleased with the amount of money raised at the 16th Annual Kids Helping Kids Fun … Continue reading

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The Match Batch

The family whistle caught my attention on Friday night as I was about to go on stage. I turned around to see that my wife had the camera pointed at me. I love the picture she took because it reminds … Continue reading

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Cashdance

The sixth annual Star 102.1’s Dancing with the Knoxville Stars was a tremendous success, raising $128,752 for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. The totals keep growing every year. In 2009, the first edition of the event raised $27,674, which exceeded all … Continue reading

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Tale of Wogan

WATE sports director Jim Wogan will take a new job as director of communications for the Diocese of Knoxville on July 1. The Diocese emailed me the official press release today. I was unsure what the news meant for Bill … Continue reading

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Better Off Ted

Ted Hall was an extremely popular news anchor on WBIR-TV when he left Knoxville eight years ago. That’s when he took a job in a top-ten market at WXIA-TV in Atlanta. When he renewed his contract in Atlanta two years … Continue reading

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Photo Finish

Alexis Zotos of WATE and Kyle Warnke of WVLT covered the New Year’s Eve festivities on Market Square. I met Kyle for the first time on Tuesday. I’ve known Alexis for a while. She is also a fellow member of … Continue reading

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The Seventh Commandment

One of the things Mark Machado posted on Facebook yesterday was the comment, “Oh, just saw my dog on TV. He is huge!” I saw that before I saw the reason Mark and his dog were on the news. His … Continue reading

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So Light ‘Em Up

Five months ago, during the City of Knoxville’s Patriotic Bike Parade on Market Square, I got the idea to ask if the new incarnation of WNOX could be included in other city events. One of the events I specifically had … Continue reading

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Stratospheric McCloud

Stacy McCloud hinted on Facebook that she would soon have blogworthy news. Her friends guessed that she might be moving from Nashville to a larger market. She is not leaving Nashville but she is going network. The former Knoxville anchor … Continue reading

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WOTW, Grover’s Mill

This week’s episode of American Experience on PBS commemorates the 75th anniversary of the classic 1938 radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds. I watched the show, as well as some great bonus footage, on the show’s website. I … Continue reading

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James’ Bonds

The pictures tell the story of the 3rd Annual Hearth Scares Ball. The event is a benefit for James White’s Fort, also known as Knoxville’s first home. WNOX was the radio sponsor and I did some light emceeing duties on … Continue reading

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Miss American Fry

Jane Harris of The Best Around Concessions has been one of my Facebook friends since we met at the Tennessee Valley Fair in 2011. That’s how I knew she would be on an episode of Deep Fried Masters on Monday night. “Mama … Continue reading

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Madam, What Else Is News?

This week, I’m remembering Independence Days of the past. In looking at the archives of my blog, I was surprised to realize how long it’s been since my wife and I attended Knoxville’s Festival on the Fourth. We haven’t been to the City of … Continue reading

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