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The Sports Animal’s Coverage From The SEC Tournament

The Sports Animal’s Coverage From The SEC Tournament

99.1 The Sports Animal is on-location covering the 2019 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. 2019 SEC Basketball Tournament Bracket Our coverage is presented by the great staffs at Image Matters and Hiwassee Window and Door. Please support them and thank them for helping make our coverage possible! Image Matters…Office technology you…MORE

Account Executive – Molly Webber

Hi there, my name is Molly Webber. I could not be happier to be a part of Cumulus Knoxville. WIVK, WNML The Sports Animal and NewsTalk 98.7 are all stations I believe in, and that have been a part of my life for years. I am coming into the wonderful world of radio from the…MORE

Turner Sports Hires Candace Parker as NBA and NCAA Commentator

Turner Sports Hires Candace Parker as NBA and NCAA Commentator

Turner Sports has announced that it has reached an agreement with Lady Vol hoops legend and UT graduate Candace Parker on a position that includes full-time contributions as an analyst and commentator for the NBA on TNT and NBA TV throughout the 2018-19 season.MORE

Tennessee Brings Fight to the Bye Week

Tennessee Brings Fight to the Bye Week

Jeremy Pruitt was proud of the way his team fought at Georgia on Saturday after the Vols made it a game early in the fourth quarter, cutting their deficit to 12 on a Ty Chandler touchdown.MORE


One of Knoxville’s longest and well-known sports talk shows, Sports Talk, can be heard on weekdays, 3-7 p.m., with local media legends John Wilkerson and Jimmy Hyams. Stay up-to-date with the latest in Tennessee athletics Monday thru Friday on your afternoon commute as Sports Talk brings you the best coverage of the University of Tennessee.…MORE

Sports 180

WNML’s Midday show, Sports180, gives the audience thorough content with an entertaining spin as Josh Ward and Will West hit on a bevy of topics every weekday from 12-3 p.m. Sports180 is fast-paced and unravels the latest in Tennessee football and the world of sports. The well-rounded show connects its audience to the University of…MORE

Former Roane County School Board Member Killed by Lightning

A former member of the Roane County School Board was killed Friday night when he was struck by lightning. Officials say Everett Massengill had just finished mowing his lawn and was headed inside when he was struck by the lightning and killed instantly. It happened in Walnut Grove in Kingston around 5:00 p.m. His wife…MORE

Photo Gallery: SportsTalk

Here are images from the crew of SportsTalk…John Wilkerson, Jimmy Hyams, Vince Ferrara and Brian Akins. Click on the first image and scroll through the gallery full screen!MORE

Photo Gallery: Sports 180

Here are images from the crew of the Sports 180…Josh Ward, Will West and Joel Silverberg. Click on the first image and scroll through the gallery full screen!MORE

Photo Gallery: First Quarter

Here are images from the crew of the First Quarter…Heather Harrington, Tyler Ivens and Eric Cain.  Click on the first image and scroll through the gallery full screen!MORE

Carlin Carlton Account Executive

My name is Carlin Carlton and I am excited to help you grow your business! Although I am not a native, Knoxville has been my home for the better part of 13 years. I am an avid traveler, work out fanatic and lake bum. I have been in fitness sales for over 11 years prior…MORE

First Quarter on Social Media

 Here are all the ways you can connect with the show! First Quarter Tweets by FirstQuarter99 Tyler Ivens Tweets by TylerIvens Eric Cain Tweets by _Cainer Show Facebook Page The 1st Quarter with Heather and Tyler Instagram Heather Tyler Eric Contact Us Email The First Quarter Have a question or comment for the show? Who…MORE

First Quarter

Kickoff your workday with The First Quarter weekdays from 6-9 am! VFL Heather Harrington and Knoxville native Tyler Ivens get you in the fast lane with everything you need to know about Tennessee football on your morning commute. The First Quarter covers everything on the hill regarding Jeremy Pruitt’s first season, Rick Barnes’s championship squad,…MORE

J.P. Arencibia

J.P. Arencibia

Former Vol and Major League catcher JP Arencibia is a student assistant for the Tennessee baseball program. Wednesdays at 10:30am ET during the baseball season, you can hear J.P. Arencibia on The Erik Ainge Show! JP chats with Erik and Brian weekly, sharing his unique insights on the Vols baseball program, the SEC, college baseball,…MORE

The Weeklys

The Weeklys

During the college softball season, Erik Ainge and Brian Rice get the inside scoop on the Lady Vols softball program from it’s long-time successful co-head coaches, Karen and Ralph Weekly. Mondays at 10:30am ET during the season, Karen and Ralph Weekly talk about the Tennessee players, schedule, injuries, the SEC, strategy, various other fun subjects…MORE

Ryan Callahan

Ryan Callahan

Recruiting. Recruiting. #Recruiting Recruiting wins in big-time college football. We know it matters. We also know where to go for recruiting news regarding the Tennessee football team. Every Tuesday, GoVols247 recruiting editor, analyst and team reporter Ryan Callahan joins The Erik Ainge Show for a weekly update on all things Tennessee football and recruiting. Whether…MORE

Florida, Alabama or Georgia

Florida, Alabama or Georgia

How well do you know your UT athletics rival states? How well do Erik Ainge and Joel Silverberg know those rival states? Brian Rice finds out each weekday with Florida, Alabama or Georgia, brought to you by Big Kahuna Wings, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00am ET on The Erik Ainge Show on 99.1 The Sports…MORE

The Game Plan

The Game Plan, presented by LBMC, can be heard daily at 9:05am ET at the start of The Erik Ainge Show! Hosts Erik Ainge and Brian Rice look ahead to the biggest topics they’ll be discussing on that day’s show. They’ll also tell you about upcoming guests on the show and everything else you need…MORE

The Erik Ainge Show Endorsements

Erik Ainge proudly endorses these great businesses… Kings Of Real EstateLoudon County FenceDr. Jim KotsianasBed’r MattressFox & FarmerCoachman Clothiers42nd Street Web DesignsLenny’s Sub ShopLBMC Brian Rice proudly endorses these great businesses… YMCAGolf TecMORE

Photo Gallery: The Erik Ainge Show

Here are images from the crew of The Erik Ainge Show…Erik Ainge, Brian Rice and Joel Silverberg. Click on the first image and scroll through the gallery full screen!MORE

The Erik Ainge Show

Get a feel for what it’s like to be a Tennessee Football player every weekday from 9 am-12 pm on the Erik Ainge Show. The EA Show dives deep into the playbook as VFL Erik Ainge takes the audience inside the huddle following every Tennessee Football game. Have questions on play-calling, personnel moves or need…MORE

The Erik Ainge Show on Social Media

 Here are all the ways you can connect with the show! Erik Ainge Tweets by ErikAinge3 Brian Rice Tweets by briancrice Joel Silverberg Tweets by JoelSilverberg Show Facebook Page Instagram Erik Brian Joel Contact Us Email The Erik Ainge Show Have a question or comment for the show? Who do you want to contact?Erik AingeBrian…MORE

Call The Show

Interact with the show! Call our studio hotline with questions or comments! 865-656-9900 1-866-656-9900 99.1 The Sports Animal (WNML – also on AM 990) Streaming live here on or listen on the free WNML mobile app!  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

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

Account Executive – Randy McCoige

“Customer Service is my Highest Priority” Just like my clients, I am focused on delivering the best product/results possible. After nearly 16 years of consulting businesses throughout the Southeast and 8 years of service to the United States Marine Corps two things remain the same…my commitment to detail & excellence. I understand how to listen…MORE

More Seasonal Shows

In addition to the list of shows currently airing on 99.1 The Sports Animal that you can find above in the Shows tab, we have more great programming that is seasonal. Lookout for these events and shows returning in the months to come! Game Day All Day UT Football Pregame Shows        …MORE

KPD Police Cheif David Rausch Applies for TBI Director

Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch has applied to be the next director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Rausch is one of 44 people who have applied for the position. Rausch has been with KPD for 25 years, starting in patrol and moving up the ranks. The TBI director’s position provides a unique opportunity in which…MORE



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