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Compilation of interview tributes to UT legend John Ward

Compilation of interview tributes to UT legend John Ward

All four of our weekday, live, local sports talk shows on 99.1 The Sports Animal here in Knoxville had numerous guests join them to pay tribute, share memories and reveal insight on the life and legacy of the iconic “Voice of the Vols” John Ward.MORE

Forward D.J. Burns Signs with Tennessee

Forward D.J. Burns Signs with Tennessee

The Tennessee basketball program has added a promising frontcourt prospect to its roster, as forward D.J. Burns has signed and submitted an institutional aid agreement to the university.MORE

Lady Vols in the WNBA Update

Lady Vols in the WNBA Update

As the 2018 WNBA season enters its third week of competition, several former Lady Vols are seeing significant action for their respective teams.MORE

ETSU, UTEP game times and broadcast info set

ETSU, UTEP game times and broadcast info set

After opening the season against West Virginia at 3:30 p.m.on CBS in the Belk College Kickoff in Charlotte, N.C., the Tennessee football team will return home to host ETSU and UTEP in a pair of afternoon games on the SEC Network.MORE

Gregg Wins 2018 Senior CLASS Award® in Softball

Gregg Wins 2018 Senior CLASS Award® in Softball

All-American shortstop Meghan Gregg has been selected as the 2018 Senior CLASS Award® winner in softball. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.MORE

2018 SEC Spring Meetings Central: All Interviews From Destin Here

2018 SEC Spring Meetings Central: All Interviews From Destin Here

The 2018 SEC Spring Meetings are taking place Tuesday through Friday this week in Destin, Florida. Jimmy Hyams once again brings you unmatched coverage of this huge annual event with one-on-one interviews, group interviews and press conferences with the latest on SEC news. Jimmy will have interviews with Tennessee representatives like Jeremy Pruitt, Rick Barnes,…MORE

Preston McKamey Account Executive

My name is Preston McKamey. I am a graduate of the University of Tennessee Knoxville (GO VOLS) with a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media and a focus in Media Sales. I have been in sales for six years. Coming from the fitness industry and the cellular industry my take away for getting results for…MORE

Tennessee’s APR Numbers Impressive Once Again

Tennessee’s APR Numbers Impressive Once Again

The NCAA on Wednesday announced its 2016-17 NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate data, and Tennessee’s APR numbers once again rank among the most impressive in the 14 years in which the data has been published.MORE

2019 NFL Draft to be Hosted in Nashville

2019 NFL Draft to be Hosted in Nashville

The 84th NFL Draft will take place on April 25-27, 2019 in Nashville, incorporating iconic city landmarks across the Music City stretching from Lower Broadway to Nissan Stadium.MORE

Account Executive Brea Pate

Hi there! I’m Brea Pate and I was born and raised here in Knoxville, Tennessee. I started in radio at iHeart radio, and have been working in radio and TV sales for five years. I grew up listening to WIVK, and I could not be more excited to be apart of the WIVK family. My…MORE

Account Executive Kent Wilkins

Kent is a graduate of East Tennessee State University with a B.S. degree in Marketing and with over ten years of experience at WIVK helping automotive, financial and other retail clients increase their customer base.  Kent is very passionate about University of Tennessee Sports and customizes sports packages to meet the clients’ needs.  Kent is…MORE

Account Executive Bob Thomas

Bob Thomas has spent a lot of his life at WIVK. This is his second stint at the Frog Station. Bob previously spent 20 years at WIVK in sales while also hosting the highest-rated midday radio show in America for over 16 years. Bob spent 15 years in Los Angeles writing, producing and starring in…MORE

Account Executive Cory Dickson

Cory Dickson is Senior Account Executive at WIVK Radio.  She began working for Dick Broadcasting (now Cumulus Radio) in 1998 and has held numerous positions throughout the company.  Her responsibilities include developing creative advertising strategies, campaigns, and promotions for client businesses.  Her expertise is developing unique ways to bring her client’s brands and message to…MORE

Account Executive Ashley Suggs

Hello, my name is Ashley Suggs, I have 15 years experience working in the Knoxville market for some of the leading radio and TV stations, including over 10 years at WIVK. I also know what it is like to be on the other side and know how important your money is to you. I have…MORE

Former SEC Commissioner Mike Slive dies at age of 77

Former SEC Commissioner Mike Slive dies at age of 77

Mike Slive, the seventh commissioner of the Southeastern Conference and one of the most respected and accomplished leaders in the history of intercollegiate athletics, died Wednesday in Birmingham, Alabama, at the age of 77.MORE

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