The Secret City Radio Show | 10.19.18

The Secret City Radio Show Debuts on WDVX

Join East Tennessee’s own WDVX in kicking off its new monthly series, The Secret City Radio Show, broadcast live from the new American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The Secret City Radio Show will showcase the Cumberland Mountain and Clinch River Valley’s rich heritage with performances from musical guests, interviews with historians and local artists, and stories of the latest in innovative science.

The public is invited to join the live audience for The Secret City Radio Show’s debut broadcast:

WHEN: Friday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Live from AMSE’s new location at 115 Main Street East in Oak Ridge  

HOW: Tickets are $28 and benefit WDVX and AMSE. CLICK HERE for tickets!

RSVP on Facebook here!

The debut show will feature bluegrass, country, and Americana musician Tim O’Brien with Jan Fabricius, followed by Traditional Irish musical guests Four Leaf Peat. Bill Alexander, the Appalachian Hippie Poet, will visit with his spoken word poetry and share the story of his regional restoration projects. Jeff Nichols will talking about the power of super computers and what it means to have the world’s most powerful computer in Oak Ridge, during the first science segment supported by Team UT-Battelle. Members of the live studio audience will be treated to an exclusive off-air concert by both musical guests in the show’s segment Behind the Fence.  

The Secret City Radio Show will broadcast live on WDVX at 89.9 FM, 102.9 FM in Knoxville and 93.9 FM in Seymour and Kodak, and online at WDVX.com. The series will run for 10 months; the next program is currently scheduled for November 4 at AMSE.

This debut broadcast follows AMSE’s grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony, happening October 18 beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The Secret City Radio Show is made possible by its presenting sponsor, ORNL Federal Credit Union, and official sponsorship support from UCOR, The East Tennessee Foundation, RSI EnTech, Strata-G, Team UT Battelle, and Celebrate Oak Ridge, and technical support sponsorship from AMSE and Pellissippi State.

WDVX Fall Fund Drive October 3-14, 2018

 

2018 has debuted three new events that are inspiring and entertaining for East Tennessee and beyond!

The Smoky Mountain Jamboree in Maryville and Blount County, The Summer Sessions in Oak Ridge, and the new Downtown Jam at Blackhorse in Knoxville are the newest additions to the WDVX community lineup. 

We’re also working on implementing a new streaming player on WDVX.com with an updated playlist feature, more accessible archives, and personalized podcasts! 

 

Click here to see all of our fall fund drive thank you gifts.

 

 

Anyone who makes a donation to WDVX Monday, October 1st through Wednesday, October 17th will be automatically registered.

You may also enter to win by stopping by the WDVX offices, located at 301 South Gay Street, during business hours.

Click here for the full list of rules and regulations.

The winner will be announced during Tennessee Shines Radio Show on Wednesday, October 24th.

 

 

REAL LIVE MUSIC AT WDVX : October 2018

We have plenty of Real Live Music headed your way this month, and just in case you miss it on the airwaves, we made this Spotify playlist to keep you in the know. All of these artists are playing a WDVX event in October, whether it’s the Blue Plate Special, Tennessee Shines, Six O’Clock Swerve, First Friday Live, or other special event.

Check out our event calendar here for more information on upcoming shows.

Follow WDVX on Spotify here.

Happy listenin’!

Tennessee Shines October/November 2018

We just announced and put tickets on sale for lots of new Tennessee Shines Radio Show dates! Check it out, and RSVP on Facebook via the links below. Advanced tickets for Tennessee Shines shows are available for purchase here.

We are going to finish 2018 strong y’all, starting next week September 24 with Western Centuries : Tennessee Shines!

October 3 Emi Sunshine : Tennessee Shines

October 10 Night Colors : Tennessee Shines

October 17 Geoff Achison : Tennessee Shines

October 24 Town Mountain : Tennessee Shines

October 31 Halloween show : TBA

November 7 Tennessee Sheiks : Tennessee Shines

November 14 Mike Seal : Tennessee Shines

November 21 The Young Fables : Tennessee Shines

November 28 Thomas Cassell Band : Tennessee Shines

December 5 Front Country : Tennessee Shines

The Smoky Mountain Jamboree

East Tennessee’s Own WDVX and the Clayton Center for the Arts present The Smoky Mountain Jamboree

Saturday, September 29th at 2PM at the Smoky Mountain Heritage Center in Townsend, with your host Alex Leach and special guests Ralph Stanley Two and the Clinch Mountain Boys. Also featuring Roscoe Morgan and a special East Tennessee Farm Table with Amy Campbell, spotlighting the winners of Blue Ribbon Day!

RSVP on Facebook

This is a (free!) live 90 minute variety radio show supported by The Blount Partnership and The East Tennessee Foundation.

RUMBLE ON, Doug!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Celebration of Life for Doug Lauderdale. It was a beautiful night of friends, music, and fun that Doug would have loved. For those who were too far away or unable to attend, you can view a PDF version of the slideshow below. We have the best listeners! Thanks for supporting WDVX & RUMBLE ON!

DOUG LAUDERDALE SLIDESHOW

 

Rumble on Doug Lauderdale

Rumble On for Doug Lauderdale : A Celebration of Life

The world lost a bit of it’s “Rumble” on July 27, 2018 with the passing of our friend Douglas Lauderdale. We will gather for a celebration of Doug’s life on September 20, 2018 to have a party the way Doug would have wanted us to, with music from The Royal Hounds, Jonathan Sexton, and more at Barley’s Knoxville.

RSVP to Rumble On for Doug Lauderdale on Facebook

Doug Lauderdale an irreplaceable part of the WDVX family. Whether you knew him in person or through the airwaves, you wouldn’t hesitate to call him a friend. He was a fantastic deejay and a passionate music lover, with unbelievable personality and the ability to make anyone laugh. Doug never missed a beat, was extremely quick witted, and you better believe that when he was on the air he liked to play the music loud. We will miss him dearly, but his legacy will “Rumble On” at WDVX with every song we play and every record we spin, and for Doug we will be sure to play it loud. We hope that Doug’s friends and fans will join us for a Celebration of Life honoring Doug on Thursday, September 20th at 7pm at Barley’s Knoxville, featuring music from one of Doug’s very favorite bands, The Royal Hounds.

RSVP to Rumble On for Doug Lauderdale on Facebook
Doug’s obituary
Gofundme page for family’s expenses

The Hillbilly Ball | 11.16.18 | A WDVX Benefit Show & Birthday Party at The Standard

Friday, November 16th from 6-10 pm

 

Tickets will go on sale at 9:00 am on Friday, September 7th.

 

 

Live music from Billy Strings!

 

This year’s event will bring you entertainment from Billy Strings whose latest album has been described as, “the head-banging speed of a thrash metal band channeled through flat-picked guitar and mandolin, with a touch of end-of-the-world psychedelia”.

 

 

 

Come dressed in your Hillbilly best!

 

A silent and live auction, seated dinner, and musical entertainment await you at this one of a kind, Hillbilly Ball. 

 

 

 

Enjoy a “hillbilly inspired” menu!

 

Hors-d’oeuvres catered by Holly’s Eventful Dining, dinner from Sweet P’s Barbeque, and dessert from Magpie’s Bakery. Wine and beer included in the ticket price.

 

 

 

 

Interested in becoming a sponsor or donating an auction item?

 

Click HERE  for ways to get involved or send an email to sponsors@wdvx.com for more information.

 

Host a table!

Parties are always more fun with friends! To reserve a table of 8 send an email to sponsors@wdvx.com.

 

Support for the 2018 WDVX Hillbilly Ball Comes From:

Dewhirst Properties and The Standard

Magpie’s Bakery

Holly’s Gourmet Market

Sweet P’s BBQ

The Smoky Mountain Jubilee : Tickets & Info

WDVX and Clayton Center for the Arts Announce New Series of Live Radio Shows,
“THE SMOKY MOUNTAIN JAMBOREE”

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

RSVP on Facebook

East Tennessee’s Own WDVX and the Clayton Center for the Arts present The Smoky Mountain Jamboree, a live variety radio show debuting Friday night August 31 at 7:00PM at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville, Tennessee. The live radio show will be 90 minutes in length with a second set for the Clayton Center theatre audience to follow. Tickets are be $25, $20 for Seniors and Groups of 10 or more, and $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Box Office at 865-981-8590 or at www.claytonartscenter.com.

The Smoky Mountain Jamboree will be hosted by Scott Hinds and produced by WDVX’s Tony Lawson. Conceived by Lawson to be a monthly show, Clayton Center for the Arts General Manager, Blake Smith, has been in talks with Lawson about the concept since last fall. “When Tony approached us with the Live Radio Variety Show idea last fall, I was very interested. We have partnered with WDVX in the past with great success. After several meetings where Tony laid out his intent for the show at the Clayton Center to focus on Blount County, I knew it would enhance our community and partnering with WDVX would help bring it all together. think it will be a boon for us to highlight all Blount County has to offer and to expose more people to the Clayton Center and the talent and businesses that call Blount County home.”

The first show of this planned series features the multi-talented Darrell Scott …. Author and Actor Eugene Wolf with new tales and music from his one man play “The Book of Mamaw”…. Blount County’s Own songbird Robinella as well as surprises from Pistol Creek Catch of the Day. Lawson, General Manager of WDVX, said “WDVX is very excited to produce a program that improves and highlights our quality of place through live music and culture. Collaborating with the Clayton Center for the Arts is a natural for WDVX to give Blount County and the region a platform for localism and community pride.” Each show is planned for the last Friday of the month. Some months, shows may be taken on the road to a different location and the plan is to produce shows 10 months out of the year.

REAL LIVE MUSIC AT WDVX : August 2018

We have plenty of Real Live Music headed your way this month, and just in case you miss it on the airwaves, we made this Spotify playlist to keep you in the know. All of these artists are playing a WDVX event in August, whether it’s the Blue Plate Special, Tennessee Shines, Six O’Clock Swerve, First Friday Live, or other special event.

Check out our event calendar here for more information on upcoming shows.

Follow WDVX on Spotify here.

Happy listenin’!