WENK - AM 1240 - Union City, TN

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WENK-AM 1240 went on the air with 250 watts day and night from the upstairs of a furniture store on October 26, 1946. WTPR-AM 710 ... See more went on the air with 250 watts daytime from the second floor of a building on the square in downtown Paris in 1947. Both were owned by the Dixie Network of Jackson. Both had a Variety format in those days. WENK featured the talents of people like Hank Huggins and Lou Wrather during the early days. WTPR was home to future Nashville star Ralph Emery and future WPSD-TV newsman Dan Steele. WENK caught the Rock and Rollbug in 1956 and pretty much remained a popular music or Top 40 station until WWKF took that format in 1982. John Dixon Williams, a future WPSD-TV newsman and general manager was an early star. WTPR continued to play a variety of music over the years. WENK increased its power to 1000 watts in the early 60’s and WTPR was able to increase its power to 1000 watts daytime as well. During this period personalities like J.R. Moore and Ed Taylor were heard on WENK, along with Jolly George and John True. WTPR featured Bill McCutcheon. The late Gary Powley who worked at WTPR in the 90’s and until his death in 2005 actually got his start at WENK in 1968.

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