WNFZ Flips To News/Talk

Knox Talk Radio 94.3 WNFZ 95.7 The X Knoxville 850 WKVL Rude Awakening Drive Russell Smith Glenn Beck Sean HannityUpdate 11/3: As Oak Ridge FM reassumed operations of 94.3 WNFZ on Friday, the station flipped to News/Talk “Knox Talk Radio“.

The station is sharing some content with 850 WKVL including the Rude Awakening morning show hosted by Mike Howard and David “Shyne” Thompson. BenMac.com reports the rest of the WNFZ lineup includes Glenn Beck, Dave Ramsey, The Drive with Russell Smith, Herman Cain, Alex Jones, and Coast To Coast AM. WNFZ will also add Sean Hannity when he departs Cumulus’ 98.7 WOKI at the end of the year.

Original Report 10/25: When John Pirkle’s Oak Ridge FM reassumes programming control of 94.3 WNFZ Powell/Knoxville on Friday, November 1 at least some Talk content will be in tow.

When Pirkle’s group completed the sale of then Talk 100.3 WNOX to Journal Broadcasting in May, the company moved the bulk of its lineup to 850 WKVL, which it began leasing from Blount Broadcasting.

Russell Smith, who hosts the afternoon sports show “The Drive” on WKVL is promoting that his show will be heard exclusively on 94.3.

94.3 WNFZ is currently simulcasting with 95.7 WVRX, which will become the sole home of Active Rock “The X” on 11/1.

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