Radio Show Podcasts


Beginning July 31, 2016, Inside of Knoxville and WUTK (90.3 FM) formed a partnership to produce “Knoxcentric: Powered by Inside of Knoxville,”  an hour-long radio show focused on downtown Knoxville. Running each Sunday morning from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, the show is co-hosted by Inside of Knoxville’s Alan Sims (AKA Knoxville Urban Guy) and WUTK’s Jennell “JJ” Pershing. The fast-paced hour includes a review of events in downtown, interviews with current downtown movers and shakers, music from local musicians and a look at what’s coming up in the city.

You can tune into the show every Sunday morning at 10:00 AM on your FM dial at 90.3 FM, or stream it online. Below you’ll find guest lists for upcoming shows and podcasts from all the previous shows (Just click the date you’d like to hear).

Obviously, we’d love to have you listen and spread the word but, perhaps less obviously, we’re looking for more sponsors for the show. If you’d like to have your business information included during the segment, email me at and I’ll connect you up.


Upcoming Shows: 

January 21: Focus on Feeding the Homeless


Archived Shows:

January 14, 2018: Chelsea Allison and Dr Sarah Colby talk about Fruvapalooza; Jennifer Johnsey talks Chocolate Fest

January 7, 2018: Jeff Heiskell talks about the latest Heiskell album, “Emotional Terrorism.”

December 31, 2017: No Show Due to New Year’s Eve

December 24, 2017: No Show Due to Christmas Eve

December 17, 2017: Flossie McNabb of Union Avenue Books!

December 10, 2017: Susan and Tim Lee discuss the new Bark Album, “Year of the Dog.”

December 3, 2017: Al Murrian discusses an upcoming two-weekend fundraiser for Young-Williams @ Scruffy City Hall, Paula Johnson discusses her new book, “Lost Restaurants of Knoxville.”

November 26, 2017: No Show Due to Thanksgiving Weekend

November 19, 2017: State Representative Rick Staples

November 12, 2017: Show cancelled due to technical issues @ WUTK

November 5, 2017: Interviews with District Six City Council Candidates Jennifer Montgomery and Gwen McKenzie

October 29, 2017: Interviews with District Four City Council Candidates Lauren Rider, Harry Tindell and Amelia Parker

October 22, 2017: Interviews with District Three City Council Candidates James Corcoran and Seema Singh Perez

October 15, 2017: Interviews  with District Two City Council Race Candidates Wayne Christensen and Andrew Roberto

October 8, 2017: JJ interviews William Mahaffey of the Knoxville Horror Film Fest and Brian Salesky of Knoxville Opera

October 1, 2017: Brent Waugh and Kara Finger of Big Brothers Big Sisters

September 24, 2017: Interviews with District One City Council Candidates Stephanie Welch and Rebecca Parr

September 17, 2017: Kim Bumpus of Visit Knoxville

September 10, 2017: Vance Thompson discusses the upcoming Knoxville Jazz Orchestra season/Jimmy Buckner discusses GatorHator Week and raising money for hunger via the Scarecrow Foundation

September 3, 2017: Jake Reser of Beardsley Farm and Jeff Dealejandro of Oli Bea discuss the farm and the upcoming Long Table Dinner

August 27, 2017: Preston Flaherty discusses DreamBikes and the Upcoming Gears and Beers Benefit

August 20, 2017: Ellen Zavisca, Principal Transportation Planner with the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization discusses cycling, crash data and help that may be on the way

August 13, 2017: Rachel Rui from the Asian Festival discuss the upcoming event/Tyler Sonnichsen talks Friendlytown Comedy

August 6, 2017: Cal Maclean of Clarence Brown Theatre to discuss the upcoming season/Michael Gill to discuss the upcoming season of Alive After Five

July 30, 2017: Tru Kids of the Tru Dog Network (along with Tinah Utsman) talk about their summer art show

July 23, 2017: Interviews with directors from the upcoming Scruffy City Film Festival

July 16, 2017: Blackberry Farm Brewery Representatives talk about their new line of canned beer, Zack Roskop of Knox Brew Tours talks tours and craft beer.

July 9, 2017: Jack Neely discusses the closure of the Mercury and his plans, Mary Pom Claiborne discusses the upcoming Truth and Consequences Symposium and the group discusses fake news and modern journalism.

July 2, 2017: Patrick Hollis talks about Mabry Hazen House and the 4th of July Party, Randall Brown talks about Quartjar’s new CD

June 25, 2017: William Mahaffey (Knox Horror Film Fest/Central Cinema)/Knoxville Musician Kevin Abernathy discusses his new album

June 18, 2017: Steve Jenkins, Director of Positively Living

June 11, 2017: Musician Al Murrian and Jen Green with Knox Pride

June 4, 2017: Host on Vacation

May 28, 2017: Jennell Pershing interviews Mom’s Demand Action

May 21, 2017: Jubal Discusses their New CD

May 14, 2017: Aram Demirjian, Knoxville Symphony Music Director

May 7, 2017: Dianna O’sickey talks about the upcoming Pecha Kucha

April 30, 2017: River and Rail Theatre with John Peterson and Bryan Terrill

April 23, 2017: Charlotte Tolley of Nourish Knoxville and the Market Square Farmers’ Market

April 16, 2017: No Show (Easter)

April 9, 2017: Rene Hoyas of the Tennessee Clean Water Network

April 2, 2017: Chyna Brakeen discusses and previews Rhythm n Blooms

March 26, 2017: Tom Cervone, Executive Director of Dogwood Arts talks about all the upcoming Dogwood Arts festivities.

March 19, 2017: Ashley Capps discusses and previews Big Ears

March 12, 2017: Patience Melnik of Keep Knoxville Beautiful discusses the recent Orchid Awards for Projects that made our city more beautiful.

March 5, 2017: Four Leaf Peat discusses their history, St. Patrick’s Day and their upcoming performance at the Bijou Theatre

February 26, 2017: Chris McAdoo of Best Behavior Creative Club

February 19, 2017: Jimmy Buckner on Taking Scarecrow National with the “Throw Long for Hunger,” Campaign

February 12, 2017: Sean McColough and Steph Gunnoe of the Lonetones on the new CD, “Dumbing It All Down”

February 5, 2017: Kent Oglesby of the Knoxville Music Warehouse

January 29, 2017: Waynestock Preview Episode with Rusty Odom and Steve Wildsmith!

January 22, 2017: Radio Show Personality Frank Murphy talks about the 33rd season of the Scholar’s Bowl on PBS

January 15, 2017: Virginia Adams talks about the Great Smoky Mountains Outdoor Expo

January 8, 2017: Filmmaker Michael Jordan and Bridget Kurt discuss their new documentary, Flannery O’Connor: Uncommon Grace

December 17, 2016: Chyna Brakeen of Attack Monkey Productions talks about the upcoming Black Lillies New Year’s Eve Show and more

December 11, 2016: Dustin and Lisa Burnett of Nothing Too Fancy give the details on some exciting new developments with the business.

December 4, 2016: Kelley Segars/Jon Livengood (Knoxville Biking/Tour de Lights)

November 27, 2016: Vance Thompson of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra

November 20, 2016: Matthew Cummings, Will Brady and Johnny Miller of Pretentious Glass and Pretentious Beer Company

November 13, 2016: Chefs Carol Scott and Holly Hambright discuss their work, plus “Women in the Culinary Arts.”

November 6, 2016: Carol Evans of Legacy Parks

October 30, 2016: Scruffy City Comedy Festival with Shane Rhyne

October 23, 2016: R.B. Morris

October 16, 2016: Dale Mackey and Shawn Poynter of The Central Collective (and Dale’s Fried Pies/Shawn Poynter Photography)/Jessie Evans (Happy Hollerpalooza)

October 9, 2016: Damian Messer with Rocky Horror Craziness

October 2, 2016: Caroline Cooley (Open Streets Knoxville) and Paige Travis (Brewer’s Jam)

September 25, 2016: Urban Guy Interviews Brian Salesky (Knoxville Opera) and Pedro Tomas (Hola Festival

September 18, 2016: JJ Interviews Rick Peeples (Clarence Brown’s “Crucible”), Urban Guy Interviews Evan and Tyler from Cereus Bright

September 11, 2016: Urban Guy Interviews Jimmy Buckner (Scarecrow Foundation) and Rusty Odom (Blank Newspaper) – Remembrances of 9/11/2001, Upcoming Gator Hator Week and More

September 4, 2016: Urban Guy Interviews Courtney Woolard (Theatre Knoxville Downtown) and Michael Gill (Alive After Five)

August 28, 2016: Becky Hancock (Tennessee Theatre) and Bradford Johnson (Liverpool Football Club/Barclay’s Premier League)

August 21, 2016: Randal Brown Guest Hosts and he and JJ Interview Kumi Alderman/Riddhi Shah (Asian Festival) and Tom Cervone (Dogwood Arts Knoxville Film Festival)

August 14, 2016: Rusty Odom (Blank Newspaper/Blankfest) and JJ and Urban Guy Interview Southern Cities (Band Playing Blankfest)

August 7, 2016: Scott Schimmel and Lisa Sorensen (Bliss/Tori Mason) and Jack Neely (Knoxville History Writer)

July 31, 2016: Wayne Blasius (E.T. Community Design Center)