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Bran Recognition

A simple question turned into an unexpected and delightful conversation. On Saturday morning, I did a remote broadcast on WNOX from the Publix Super Market in Turkey Creek. We had a steady stream of listeners who had heard the broadcast on … Continue reading

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Fryer Challenge

Two of my co-workers moved to Knoxville within the past year and had not yet attended the Tennessee Valley Fair. They heard me raving about the Fair Food Throwdown several months ago when the Fair’s Sarah Thompson came to the … Continue reading

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Waterfell

The “waterfall” effect has always been a highlight of Boomsday as fireworks cascade down the side of the Henley Street Bridge into the the Tennessee River. For the past few years, there has also been a waterfall of rain.  This year, … Continue reading

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Lavell You Say

 Lavell Crawford took second place on Last Comic Standing in 2007. More recently, he’s recognized from his role as bodyguard Huell Babineaux on Breaking Bad. Lavell is appearing at Side Splitters Comedy Club this weekend. He stopped by WNOX for … Continue reading

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Full Tilt Boogie

A fellow named Boogerman made me laugh a long time ago when he sang a funny version of the Lucky Charms jingle at a St. Patrick’s Day KROQ remote broadcast. He wrote to me three years ago to express his … Continue reading

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Gizzard Awareness

James Sibley rattled off the names of several improv games after our interview ended. He said he used to do improv and that he incorporates “Fill in the Blank” into his stand-up act. James is headlining at Side Splitters Comedy … Continue reading

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Needing Pardo

“Hello Frank? This is Don Pardo calling.” I was thrilled but confused. The man with the famous voice said he was returning my call. We soon figured out that a pink phone-message slip intended for Bill Wendell had been placed … Continue reading

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Stayin’ Alive

Forensic pathologist Dr. Judy Melinek said something on NPR that resonated with me. The author of Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, And The Making Of A Medical Examiner was being interviewed on Sunday’s All Things Considered. The more you … Continue reading

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Big Rascals

Spanky Brown is unlike most of the comedians I’ve interviewed on the Classic Hits 93.1 Comedy Couch. Because he lives in Knoxville, we have crossed paths at various events around town. He’s even seen me perform improv and stand-up at … Continue reading

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Bacon Bit

The Bacon Brothers played the Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Friday night. Before their show, they called WNOX to do a phone interview with me. Kevin had just landed in Knoxville. Michael and the rest of the band were already in Greenville. … Continue reading

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Johnny on the Spot

Comedian Johnny Beehner’s last name has given him a ton of material to use on stage. He’s appearing at Side Splitters Comedy Club this weekend. During our interview on WNOX, I suggested that Beehner could be a good name for … Continue reading

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A Moment’s Notice

WINC-FM in Winchester, Virginia, has long been one of my favorite stations. I listened to them in the early ’80s when I was still dreaming about a career in radio. My friend Paula worked there for many years and I … Continue reading

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Etta May Day

Comedienne Etta May joked that her appearance at Side Splitters Comedy Club this weekend may be her last performance. She is soon headed to the swamps of Florida to film an episode of a hunting show for NBC Sports. She … Continue reading

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Tradio

According to the book Knoxville’s WNOX, Scripps Howard owned WNOX-AM from 1935 to 1982. The historic call letters will once again come under the Scripps banner in 2015. The original WNOX was 990 on the AM dial. Over the years, the … Continue reading

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