WDVX Station Founder Tony Lawson Returns As Creative Consultant And Afternoon Announcer

For immediate release:

Contact: Linda Billman, WDVX General Manager, gm@wdvx.com, (865) 544-1029 #225
Tony Lawson

Tony Lawson, pictured at right with Grace

KNOXVILLE (June 27, 2016)—The Board of WDVX public community radio, known worldwide for its daily live radio show “The Blue Plate Special,” has retained station founder Tony Lawson as Senior Creative Consultant and afternoon on-air personality.

“Tony has an expert understanding of the music industry and its trends. We are thrilled that he is willing to bring his unique creative skills and knowledge—that included creating WDVX—back to the station.” says Billman. “It’s an exciting time for WDVX as it heads into its 20th year on the air.”

Lawson will be returning to the afternoon airwaves beginning July 7. As Senior Creative Consultant to the station, Lawson will advise on program strategy, music, and fundraising. He has more than 30 years’ experience in broadcasting.

WDVX is a listener supported radio station popular throughout the world for its American roots mix of music that includes Bluegrass, Blues, Folk, Swing, Celtic, Alt-Country, Classic Country, Classic Rock, and more. The station is a service of non-profit organization Cumberland Communities Communications Corporation. Its broadcast on 89.9 FM reaches eleven counties in East Tennessee and Southeast Kentucky, on 102.9 in downtown Knoxville, and 93.9 in the Seymour and Kodak areas and its webcast is heard online around the world at wdvx.com.

More information on the station can be found at wdvx.com, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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11 thoughts on “WDVX Station Founder Tony Lawson Returns As Creative Consultant And Afternoon Announcer”

  1. John Job says:

    Tony, you were lost like a ball in high weeds up in Bristol. Couldn’t be happier to know you’re coming home where the fields are kept manicured. Now I can listen to ‘DVX again. It was goin’ nowhere fast.

  2. Gay Bryant says:

    YAAAAAAAY!!! What great news, Tony!!!

  3. Jerry Thornton says:

    Welcome back, Tony!

  4. Michael Fox says:

    Grace is gorgeous; Red is hot; but Tony is the afternoon’s best friend.

  5. Michael Fox says:

    Ditto—-good to have you back.

  6. Terri Jones says:

    So excited to have you back, Tony!!

  7. Ken Adams says:

    Welcome Back! Knoxville is lucky to have you. Ready for you to share your music choices with us.

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  9. Dick Ketelle says:

    Welcome Back Tony! You’ve been missed. My afternoon drive home feels like old times again!!

  10. Judy Rice says:

    I thought I recognized you voice last Thursday, but today I googled you and found you are back to announce and consult. Welcome back, but do stay!

  11. Tony, I am tickled to hear you will also be helping Jason Herrera in Oak Ridge with Secret City Radio. Don’t know if you remember me, but I appeared on on Tennessee Shines five or six times and told my humor stories. I live in Oak Ridge and would love to share some of those for your Oak Ridge audience if you ever have a need. Happy New year. Judy DiGregorio

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