Friday, April 23, 2021

Leaving WNPC
Change, Transition and New Opportunities; they all are a part of life. Some of the changes are welcomed....others are not. And while some changes are easy, others are very difficult. Yours truly is about to make some changes, and although difficult, they are necessary. It was in September 1978, just after graduating from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, that I had a job offer in Newport, a town I had never heard of before. I had a job offer here from Wayne Harris, went back to Birmingham on a Sunday, put a 'For Sale' sign on the lawn of my home and Monday morning both Sylvia and I turned in our two week job resignations. Two weeks later we arrived in Newport on a Saturday and WNPC signed on the air as a new radio station, the following day. Forty-two years ago. The sale of the property with my home in Bybee, closed recently, and I will be moving to a cabin on a mountaintop in Luray, Virginia in the near future. It is situated just 30 minutes from my daughter Tina and my granddaughters, Hope and Faith, all of whom have been pushing for the move. I plan to take a short breather and then look at my alternatives, possibly in the area of radio news consulting because I am frequently told that is my area of expertise. My roots in Cocke County are deep, and the transition will be difficult......but the decision has been made. Thank You to all my friends who have been supportive of my work, and have assisted me in my attempts at keeping the region informed for these many years. WNPC has been wonderful to work with, for which I am grateful. Dale Jones who many of you have been listening to for several years, will be taking my chair in the newsroom. Good luck to each of you, My Friends, and please stay in touch. You can readily contact me on Facebook.

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

  • US 411 Project News
  • Mill Creek Wildfire Update
  • More Bad News For Smokies' Fans

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021

  • Mill Creek Wildfire doubles in size
  • Goodbye Smokies?
  • Keep Cocke County Beautiful
  • Cocke Co. High School Remote Learning today!

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

  • The fireflies are coming!
  • Burnout Operations on MillCreek wildfire today
  • Gas prices drop
  • Tennessee keeps all US House seats

    Monday, April 26, 2021

  • Boat accident victim ID'd
  • Traffic stop yields drug arrest
  • Cocke County Wildfires

    Friday, April 23, 2021

  • Leaving WNPC
  • Mathis announces candidacy
  • Newport drug roundup
  • Cruise Against Cancer
  • Jobless numbers