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Virtual Camping for Cans

Virtual Camping for Cans

The Virtual Camping for Cans Food Drive for Second Harvest Food Bank is underway in memory of Billy Kidd. Join us in helping our friends and neighbors in East Tennessee by making an online donation.

Project Shine

Project Shine

WIVK is proud to be a part of Project Shine! We’ve teamed up with VolunteerMatch to encourage you to donate your TIME this holiday season!

$10,000 Christmas Shopping Spree

$10,000 Christmas Shopping Spree

The WIVK $10,000 Christmas Shopping Spree has returned! Listen to WIVK to find out how you can win a $10,000 shopping spree at Turkey Creek Shopping Center!

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Eric Church Thankful to Have “Grown Closer to Family” During Helluva Year

Eric Church Thankful to Have “Grown Closer to Family” During Helluva Year

Musically speaking, Eric Church has a lot to be thankful for in 2020, including winning his first CMA Entertainer of the Year Award, scoring a No. 1 single with Luke Combs (“Does to Me”) and earning a Grammy nomination for Best Country Solo Performance (“Stick That in Your Country Song”). During this season of Thanksgiving—in…

Sam Hunt Drops New Video for “Breaking Up Was Easy in the ’90s” [Watch]

Sam Hunt Drops New Video for “Breaking Up Was Easy in the ’90s” [Watch]

Sam Hunt released a new video for his current single, “Breaking Up Was Easy in the ’90s.” Penned by Sam, Chris LaCorte, Zach Crowell, Josh Osborne and Ernest K. Smith, “Breaking Up Was Easy in the ’90s” is featured on Sam’s No. 1 sophomore album, Southside, which was released in April 2020. The new breakup…

1990s Country Star Hal Ketchum Dead at 67

1990s Country Star Hal Ketchum Dead at 67

1990s country star Hal Ketchum, 67, died on Nov. 23, according to a post made by his wife Andrea on Hal’s official Facebook page on Nov. 24: “With great sadness and grief we announce that Hal passed away peacefully last night at home due to complications of Dementia. May his music live on forever in…

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Vince Gill & Amy Grant Announce 2021 “Christmas at the Ryman” Shows

Vince Gill & Amy Grant Announce 2021 “Christmas at the Ryman” Shows

One of Nashville’s longstanding holiday traditions—Vince Gill and Amy Grant’s Christmas at the Ryman shows—will not take place in 2020 because of the ongoing pandemic, but plans have already been announced to bring the festive shows back to the Mother Church in 2021. Vince and Amy announced their 2021 Christmas at the Ryman shows will…

Garth Brooks Reveals Why He Ditched Track No. 13 on New “Fun” Album

Garth Brooks Reveals Why He Ditched Track No. 13 on New “Fun” Album

Garth Brooks released his new album, Fun, on Nov. 20. While there are 14 songs on the new project, fans will notice that Track 13 is actually two seconds of emptiness. Don’t worry, it’s not a glitch from the production team, according to Garth. Track 12 on Fun is the album’s most serious song, “Where…

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UT Athletics Director Phillip Fulmer Tests Positive for COVID-19

Tennessee Athletics Director Phillip Fulmer has announced he’s tested positive for COVID-19. Fulmer says the positive results came back Thursday and he immediately began following isolation protocols. He took a second test which confirmed the diagnosis. In his statement Friday morning, Fulmer says he is asymptomatic and feeling fine. He’s working from home remotely and adhering…

Escaped KY Inmate Spotted in Claiborne County

A Kentucky inmate may be on the run in Tennessee. 43-year-old Harold Hatfield was serving a 10-year-sentence on an Assault charge. Authorities say he escaped from a career development center in Richmond Kentucky in a gray SUV. Hatfield has ties to Tazewell Tennessee and was spotted in Claiborne County yesterday. Deputies were called to the…

Wildfire in Fentress County 95% Contained

A 150 acre wildfire in Fentress County Tennessee is said to be 95 percent contained. The fire is on the west side of Hoodtown Road and South of Jamestown. Crews were able to put down bulldozer lines around the fire Thursday night and started back burning operations. Officials say no structures are threatened. There’s no…

Knox County Board of Health Calls Special Session

The Knox County Board of health has called a special session Friday night. On the agenda is a discussion on further actions the Board can take to protect public health. Director of the Knox County Health Department Dr. Martha Buchanan will update board members on the local situation. They also plan to review regulations instituted…