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Greg Walker’s “Sportstalk” lands new home
Posted By Clarksville Online News Staff On Monday, January 2, 2012 @ 10:00 am In News | No Comments
Clarksville, TN – Local sports talk host Greg Walker is moving his legendary talk show to another radio station in 2012. Since signing on at WJZM in 1980, Greg’s twice per week “Sports-Talk” has been a local mainstay on local radio, but will make the move to Waverly Tennessee’s WVRY in 2012.
After negotiations fell through on a purchase of WJZM by Greg and his broadcast partner, Dave Loos Jr, they turned their attention to WVRY.
The move is a dream come true for Walker who has always wanted to be a station owner, and move his show to a station that offered more coverage for his sponsors. It’s the first time Greg Walker has been a part owner of a radio station.
His previous relationship at WJZM involved him buying the airtime, then “re-selling” it to sponsors. Greg is also the play-by-play man for Austin Peay State University basketball, with Dave Loos Jr as his co-anchor on governor broadcasts.
Walker and Loos Jr are also joined by local businessman Mike Parchman in the purchase of WVRY. Parchman was previously a minority owner of WJZM when it was purchased by Hank Bonecutter in 1994. “We’re excited for Greg and Dave to realize their dream of radio ownership, and wish them the best in the future” said Bonecutter. “Greg leaves a legacy at WJZM and in Clarksville to move to a different market.” Bonecutter said.
Programming changes have not been announced by the station, and at press time the sale had not been officially completed. WVRY is the broadcast home of Austin Peay sports, carrying a schedule of football, basketball and baseball games. Walker also hosts a television show called “One on One” that can be seen weekly on local cable outlets.
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