WDVX 89.9 FM

Region: Downtown
301 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 544-1029 Ext. 221
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WDVX is an independent, listener-supported community public radio station and roots music is what we’re all about. We serve counties in the Cumberland Mountains and the Great Valley of East Tennessee.

Live performance is an important part of WDVX programming, which features a variety of the roots music we’re all about. It’s a mix of Bluegrass, Americana, Classic and Alternative Country, Western Swing, Blues, Old Time and Appalachian Mountain Music, Bluegrass Gospel, Celtic and Folk.

WDVX is proud of its commitment to local and regional musicians, providing an outlet for their talents on live radio shows in front of an audience and in-studio performances at our studios located in the Knoxville Visitor Center in downtown Knoxville.

Sprinkled into that is roots music from other parts of the world, as well as some good old rock ‘n’ roll, and local artists. WDVX offers our listeners a variety of specialty shows featuring music you can’t hear anywhere else.

Featured programs:

Blue Plate Special
The WDVX Blue Plate Special® is a live performance radio show held at noon at the WDVX studio inside the Knoxville Visitor Center Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. The Friday performance, "The Big Plate," is at Barley's in the Old City on Jackson Avenue.  Red Hickey hosts Monday through Friday and Evie Andrus hosts on Saturday.

Kids Stuff
A Show for Kids and the Kid at Heart, Kidstuff is full of high-quality music geared to kids of all ages airing every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. EST.

Tennessee Shines
A live, weekly radio show that broadcasts Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. from Boyd’s Jig and Reel in Knoxville’s Old City. Show host Katie Cauthen celebrates East Tennessee’s musical and broadcasting heritage by featuring top-notch musicians from near and far, interviews, spoken-word artists, and other surprises.

Word Stream
Fridays at Noon at WDVX and Visit Knoxville with hosts Linda Parsons and StellaSue Lee. Featuring authors, poets, playwrights and more.

Find more programs and stream archives on our website.