KNOXVILLE, TENN. ̶ July 23, 2014
Jayson Swain, host of the popular "The Swain Event" radio show, is moving to WKVL on Sept. 1. Swain is not only getting a new home, he's getting a new time slot - moving from afternoon to morning drive-time.
From 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday, Swain's sports talk show will air on WKVL (850 AM), a 50,000-watt station broadcasting from Blount County which reaches virtually all of East Tennessee and a large portion of western North Carolina. "We spent years building an audience for The Swain Event," Swain said. "I tried to provide insight and entertainment for Vol fans, and they responded. I believe our listeners will be proud of the product we're launching on WKVL. It will be everything they've come to expect from the show and more.
"I have signed on both Jamal Lewis and Leonard Little to be part of The Swain Event every week. It will add a whole new perspective for listeners. Seth Stokes is coming with me and we'll have Inky Johnson's 'Inkspirations' segment. This will be The Swain Event that listeners know and love ... only bigger and better."
Swain had a remarkable career as a wide receiver at the University of Tennessee where he played from 2003 to 2006. Born in Chicago and raised in Huntsville, Alabama, Jayson was a three-year starter in basketball and a four-year started in football during his high school athletic career. He was heavily recruited by major colleges across the country before committing to the University of Tennessee.
At Tennessee, Swain racked up more than 500 yards receiving and five touchdowns during his senior year in 2006. He later played for the Chicago Bears in the NFL. With first-hand experience as a Volunteer, and a deep love for sports, Swain brings an infectious enthusiasm to his show that has a broad appeal with listeners. Funny, intelligent, insightful and entertaining, The Swain Event is an important part of the day for tens of thousands of Vol fans across the country.
Since 1953, WKVL has played a major role in the East Tennessee radio market. In the 1970s and 1980s, it was the AM simulcast of WIVK FM and later broadcast the WUTK programming from the University of Tennessee. Blount Broadcasting Corporation owns WKVL (850 AM), which is one of only four 50,000-watt AM stations in Tennessee (all of the others are based in Nashville). The Swain Event on WKVL (850 AM) will debut on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 at 7 a.m. The Tennessee Sports Radio app for iPhone and Android will automatically convert to The Swain Event app for the more than 100,000 people who use it.
Jayson Swain appears on the FOXville 43 High School Football Preview Monday-Thursday during the month of July on Fox 43 10 O'clock News.