Knoxville's WIVK

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Arcadia Publishing, 2008 - History - 127 pages
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WIVK was established in 1953 and quickly became one of Knoxville's most popular radio stations, featuring programs that would become part of broadcasting lore in both the city and East Tennessee. The station went much further than anyone ever expected. It climbed through the ranks of broadcasting to become regarded as one of the United States' premier full-service country music radio stations. Its unique style of music, news, weather, and information has been a part of daily life in East Tennessee for more than 50 years. This is the story of a real Knoxville landmark and the people who made WIVK the broadcast legend it is today.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
The Independent Voices of Knoxville
23
The Original Information Station
45
4 Forging a Heritage Format
61
Always Give Something Back
89
WIVK from Then to Now
109
Bibliography
127
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About the author (2008)

Images of America: Knoxville's WIVK is Ed Hooper's fourth book with Arcadia Publishing. He is a longtime journalist and Knoxville resident, and once worked for WIVK as a news anchor and reporter. He has covered East Tennessee and the South throughout his career in both broadcast and print as a general assignment and military affairs reporter.

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