As the Monday through Friday host of WDVX’s “Blue Plate Special” on 89.9 FM, Red Hickey oversees a legendary radio program in the studio located on bustling Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. Read more


Knoxville celebrates its 225th birthday this October. I’ve lived here since 1984. You’d think the place wouldn’t hold too many secrets left for me to discover. Or at least that’s what I thought. Read more

The Tennessee Shines Radio Show happens every Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and is broadcast live on award-winning, listener-supported radio station WDVX FM and online at Read more


Tennessee Shines

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Tennessee has long been renowned for its musical heritage from the banks of the Mississippi River where Memphis has the blues and Elvis to the rolling hills of Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry. Read more


Many young performers in and around Knoxville have joined the area’s older mountain musicians to contribute to the city’s growing reputation as an American music hub. The everybodyfields. Robinella. Scott Miller. Wild Blue Yonder. Read more