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Knoxville Center Mall is Closing

Knoxville Center Mall is Closing

Knoxville’s Center Mall is closing. The official announcement came Thursday morning. Also known as East Town Mall, the mall has been a fixture in East Knoxville for almost 35 years. With anchor stores leaving and safety concerns, the mall has been in financial trouble for years. “This decision was not an easy one to make.…MORE

The NFL Report – Sundays 10am to 12:30pm

The NFL Report – Sundays 10am to 12:30pm

A longtime tradition on the Knoxville airwaves returns once again for it’s 18th season…The NFL Report! Host John Wilkerson drives the bus as the show starts Sunday mornings at 10 and takes you up to the NFL Game of the Week pre-game show from Sports USA Media at 12:30pm. For two and a half hours,…MORE

2019 High School Football Playoff Broadcast Schedule & Podcasts

2019 High School Football Playoff Broadcast Schedule & Podcasts

UPDATE: The Playoff schedule will be added here each week. All AM 990 game podcasts will continue to be archived at the bottom of this page! Friday, November 29 AM 990: (5A Semifinal) West at Central – 7pm *Scoreboard Show follows the games until 11pm Friday, November 22 AM 990: (5A Quarterfinal) West at Powell…MORE

Sunday NFL Game of the Week

The world’s most popular sport returns to 99.1 & AM 990 The Sports Animal! The National…Football…League! Right after WNML’s The NFL Report, Sunday afternoons starting at 12;30pm, listen to the NFL Game of the Week from Sports USA Media. Follow VFLs in the NFL, other local players, your fantasy team stars or just your favorite teams…MORE

Big Orange Hotline – Mondays 8-9pm on The Sports Animal

Big Orange Hotline – Mondays 8-9pm on The Sports Animal

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Vol Network’s “Big Orange Hotline” football season radio show airs at 8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central each Monday across the state of Tennessee live from the patio at Dead End BBQ restaurant on Sutherland Avenue in Knoxville. You can listen to the show in Knoxville and East Tennessee on FM…MORE

Vols Calls – Wednesdays 8-9pm on The Sports Animal

Vols Calls – Wednesdays 8-9pm on The Sports Animal

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — “Vol Calls,” the official statewide call-in radio show for University of Tennessee athletics airs Wednesdays on location from Calhoun’s On the River in downtown Knoxville. The one-hour show airs at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT across the state of Tennessee including right here in Knoxville and East Tennessee on FM 99.1…MORE

2019 SEC Football Media Days Central: Podcasts, Videos and Stories

2019 SEC Football Media Days Central: Podcasts, Videos and Stories

99.1 The Sports Animal is live in Hoover, Alabama at The Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel all week (July 15-18) at the 2019 SEC Football Kickoff Media Days. We’ll once again be set-up on Radio Row as well as blanketing the building with our 6-person staff of Jimmy Hyams, John Wilkerson, Josh Ward,…MORE

The Gentlemen’s Hour Podcast

The Gentlemen’s Hour Podcast

It’s a laid back, cigar smoking, beer drinking, 60 or so minutes of sports talk. The Gentlemen’s Hour Podcast with The Starting Lineup’s Tyler Ivens and Eric Cain hits the website each and every Wednesday to talk Tennessee football and the hottest topics in sports. Join in on the fun by reaching out on Twitter…MORE

Rubber Roof Ripped Off Building Downtown

Rubber Roof Ripped Off Building Downtown

A rubber roof blew off an apartment complex in downtown Knoxville. Crews were called in Thursday night to the 1100 Studio Apartments on Lula Powell Drive for reports of a collapsed roof. They found the rubber membrane and some metal flashing had blown off of two buildings. About 150 different units were affected. No injuries…MORE

The Sports Animal’s Coverage From The SEC Tournament

The Sports Animal’s Coverage From The SEC Tournament

99.1 The Sports Animal is on-location covering the 2019 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. 2019 SEC Basketball Tournament Bracket Our coverage is presented by the great staffs at Image Matters and Hiwassee Window and Door. Please support them and thank them for helping make our coverage possible! Image Matters…Office technology you…MORE

Account Executive – Molly Webber

Hi there, my name is Molly Webber. I could not be happier to be a part of Cumulus Knoxville. WIVK, WNML The Sports Animal and NewsTalk 98.7 are all stations I believe in, and that have been a part of my life for years. I am coming into the wonderful world of radio from the…MORE

Turner Sports Hires Candace Parker as NBA and NCAA Commentator

Turner Sports Hires Candace Parker as NBA and NCAA Commentator

Turner Sports has announced that it has reached an agreement with Lady Vol hoops legend and UT graduate Candace Parker on a position that includes full-time contributions as an analyst and commentator for the NBA on TNT and NBA TV throughout the 2018-19 season.MORE

Tennessee Brings Fight to the Bye Week

Tennessee Brings Fight to the Bye Week

Jeremy Pruitt was proud of the way his team fought at Georgia on Saturday after the Vols made it a game early in the fourth quarter, cutting their deficit to 12 on a Ty Chandler touchdown.MORE

Sports 180

WNML’s Midday show, Sports180, gives the audience thorough content with an entertaining spin as Josh Ward and Will West hit on a bevy of topics every weekday from 12-3 p.m. Sports180 is fast-paced and unravels the latest in Tennessee football and the world of sports. The well-rounded show connects its audience to the University of…MORE

Former Roane County School Board Member Killed by Lightning

A former member of the Roane County School Board was killed Friday night when he was struck by lightning. Officials say Everett Massengill had just finished mowing his lawn and was headed inside when he was struck by the lightning and killed instantly. It happened in Walnut Grove in Kingston around 5:00 p.m. His wife…MORE

Photo Gallery: SportsTalk

Photo Gallery: SportsTalk

Here are images from the crew of SportsTalk…John Wilkerson, Jimmy Hyams, Vince Ferrara and Brian Akins. Click on the first image and scroll through the gallery full screen!MORE

Photo Gallery: Sports 180

Photo Gallery: Sports 180

Here are images from the crew of the Sports 180…Josh Ward, Will West and Joel Silverberg. Click on the first image and scroll through the gallery full screen!MORE

Photo Gallery: First Quarter

Photo Gallery: First Quarter

Here are images from the crew of the First Quarter…Heather Harrington, Tyler Ivens and Eric Cain.  Click on the first image and scroll through the gallery full screen!MORE

Carlin Carlton Account Executive

My name is Carlin Carlton and I am excited to help you grow your business! Although I am not a native, Knoxville has been my home for the better part of 13 years. I am an avid traveler, work out fanatic and lake bum. I have been in fitness sales for over 11 years prior…MORE

First Quarter on Social Media

 Here are all the ways you can connect with the show! First Quarter Tweets by FirstQuarter99 Tyler Ivens Tweets by TylerIvens Eric Cain Tweets by _Cainer Show Facebook Page The 1st Quarter with Heather and Tyler Instagram Heather Tyler Eric Contact Us Email The First Quarter Have a question or comment for the show? Who…MORE

First Quarter

Kickoff your workday with The First Quarter weekdays from 6-9 am! VFL Heather Harrington and Knoxville native Tyler Ivens get you in the fast lane with everything you need to know about Tennessee football on your morning commute. The First Quarter covers everything on the hill regarding Jeremy Pruitt’s first season, Rick Barnes’s championship squad,…MORE

J.P. Arencibia

J.P. Arencibia

Former Vol and Major League catcher JP Arencibia is a student assistant for the Tennessee baseball program. Wednesdays at 10:30am ET during the baseball season, you can hear J.P. Arencibia on The Erik Ainge Show! JP chats with Erik and Brian weekly, sharing his unique insights on the Vols baseball program, the SEC, college baseball,…MORE

The Weeklys

The Weeklys

During the college softball season, Erik Ainge and Brian Rice get the inside scoop on the Lady Vols softball program from it’s long-time successful co-head coaches, Karen and Ralph Weekly. Mondays at 10:30am ET during the season, Karen and Ralph Weekly talk about the Tennessee players, schedule, injuries, the SEC, strategy, various other fun subjects…MORE

Ryan Callahan

Ryan Callahan

Recruiting. Recruiting. #Recruiting Recruiting wins in big-time college football. We know it matters. We also know where to go for recruiting news regarding the Tennessee football team. Every Tuesday, GoVols247 recruiting editor, analyst and team reporter Ryan Callahan joins The Erik Ainge Show for a weekly update on all things Tennessee football and recruiting. Whether…MORE

Florida, Alabama or Georgia

Florida, Alabama or Georgia

How well do you know your UT athletics rival states? How well do Erik Ainge and Joel Silverberg know those rival states? Brian Rice finds out each weekday with Florida, Alabama or Georgia, brought to you by Big Kahuna Wings, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00am ET on The Erik Ainge Show on 99.1 The Sports…MORE

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