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Dec 20, 2017

Recorded in December of 2016, this interview with historian and author Robert Broughton is the most in depth discussion ever of an infamous era in West Tennessee crime.

We discuss how a West Tennessee Sheriff named Buford Pusser became a symbol of 'heroism' because of a movie.

'Walking Tall' reached millions of people over two generations with its glamorization of one of the darkest periods in West Tennessee history.

I lived it day by day at that time in my life.

The whole story is here warts and all.

Take the time to listen to this show however you can.

Listen to it in one setting or break it up in chunks...either way this is the real deal.

Dec 19, 2017

I have always considered John Kilzer to be one of the greatest lyricists in songwriting history.

This show is a fantastic example of exactly what I am talking about.

In addition to some incredible songs, this show goes deep into the life changes John went through to get to the life he lives today. 

Music, memories and magic...that's what this show is all about.


Nov 16, 2017

Here is an early example of why Bill Way's show stayed #1 for more than 24 years. It clearly defines the 'I don't know what's coming next" style that Bill perfected.

This show was recorded in 1995 on the day AFTER the O.J. Simpson case came to an end with a not guilty verdict. The commentary on the show that day has proven to be right on target for sure.

You'll hear calls from a variety of people from Miss Willa at her best to the late and legendary Jack Knepp.

The interview with Delbert McClinton is one of very few that he has ever done. It will take you deep inside the mind of a unique performer who has been more successful than he will ever admit.

Nov 16, 2017

Recorded in 1998, this extraordinary show about the Delacardos and how it all began features Judge Christy Little and her husband Steve. You'll hear songs and inside stories about the group who performed for 33 1/3rd years. The magic moment came when rock legend Carl Perkins called. Unfortunately it was the last time I ever talked to Carl after years of interviews on both radio and television.

I'll never forget this day.

And neither will you if you take the time to hear this remarkable show.. 

Sep 12, 2017

Here's my conversation with one of the biggest stars of the 70's...KC of KC & The Sunshine Band. From record store employee to superstar he told it all when we talked in 2013. It's a truly amazing story of rags to riches and everything in between.

With the release of the self-titled second album KC and the Sunshine Band in 1975 came the group's first major U.S. hit with "Get Down Tonight". It topped the R&B chart in April and hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in August. "That's the Way (I Like It)" also became a number one hit[1] in November 1975 and the group did well at the 1976 Grammy Awards. The 1976 album Part 3 yielded two number one singles: "I'm Your Boogie Man"[1] and "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty".[1] Another hit, "Keep It Comin' Love", peaked at number two. Their success lasted until the fifth album; their last chart topping hit was "Please Don't Go" in December 1979, hitting number one[1] for one week in January 1980, and becoming the first number one hit of the 1980s.

Sep 7, 2017

Here is the final show Norbert Putnam and I did on Dec. 16, 2007.

That was the day Dan Fogelberg died.

Norbert's involvement with Fogelberg made music history.

Norbert's memories of one of America's most talented singer/songwriters defines the magic moment when major talents combine.

Great songs. Great singer. Great memories.

That's what this show is all about.

Sep 7, 2017

In my 30+ years doing talk radio this interview with a guy named Josh Wadley affected me more than any show I have ever done.

It’s brutally honest.
It’s heartbreaking in places.
It’s a story unlike any you have ever heard before.

Some elements of this show, especially the section about drugs, may be very upsetting. If drugs have affected you in any way, from personal use to enduring the trials of a family member, this show definitely WILL change your life.

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Aug 15, 2017

Dr. Roger White is a world renowned member of the The Mayo Clinic Cardiology staff. His expertise is sought out by physicians worldwide as a preeminent authority on treatment for the major killer known as heart disease. Anethesiology is his specialty. Telling his story in terms everyone can understand is what has made him famous. Prepare to learn a lot from Mayo Clinic staff member Dr. Roger White, M.D.

Aug 10, 2017

Few people have ever carried their talent from Jackson,Tn. to the world more widely than Wink Martindale.

This incredible conversation from March 7, 2000 (the date of WNWS's first Mardis Gras parade) will take you into a world more compelling than you can imagine. The career, the stars, the story of a life very well lived. 

From million selling records to 19 of television's most highly rated game shows, Wink tells it all.

Elvis, Bette Midler and Johnny Carson are just a few of the people Wink will tell you about in this very special show I still treasure as one of the best shows of my career. 

Aug 7, 2017

How did a town of 12,000 people turn out two men who are responsible for the sale of more than 100,000,000 records worldwide?

Turn up this episode from 2007 and you'll certainly know.

Norbert Putnam and Jimmy Johnson either played on or produced some of the biggest hits in Rock & Roll history. These are the guys who made superstars every day of their lives.

The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Seger, Paul Simon and Lynrd Skynrd are just a few of the major artists who found their biggest success when they found Norbert and Jimmy.

This episode is truly one of a kind.  

Aug 2, 2017

This show is living proof that you don't have to be a star to make a difference in people's lives.

What began as a casual meeting on the parking lot at the radio station turned into one of the most eye-opening, inspirational shows of my life.

Juanita Jones is the name.

Savings the lives of kids is the game.

When you're finished listening to this remarkable interview go to '' and find out all you need to know about Juanita.

Since the show ran in early 2017 Juanita has procured a building and the staff needed to take KMHG to the next level.


Aug 1, 2017

I rate this conversation among the very top of all of the interviews I have ever done. From the day Duane Allen founded the Oaks he has seen everything you can imagine in the show business world. Find out how The Oaks got Merle Haggard his first Dove Award for gospel music. Hear the show life way down deep from the touring life to why the Oaks had to go pop after a lifetime in gospel. This is the one to hear if you're hearing more than one.

Jul 19, 2017

Mark Donahoe is undoubtedly one of the nation's greatest trial lawyers. Listen to this conversation to find out why.

Jul 19, 2017

Larry Campbell made his way from Manhattan to an extraordinary career as one of America's best session players. He played for Bob Dylan for 9 years until he befriended Levon Helm. Larry and Levon made some of the epic records of all time. In fact, Larry produced Levon's autobiographical film 'Ain't In It for The Money.'

When he met 'a list' background singer Teresa Williams from Peckerwood Point, TN they formed a duet for the ages.

This interview will tell you everything about them.

With a music discussion you will thoroughly enjoy.

Jul 19, 2017

One day I will never forget was September 11th, 2001.

That's the day everybody in the world's lives changed forever.

Listen to this event to hear the emotions and fear that peaked out that fateful day.


Jul 17, 2017

Bill's conversation with Mega record producer Norbert Putnam is an interview for the ages. This is the first in a series of conversations with Norbert that will take you deep into the music business and what's required to work with some of the greatest artists of all times from Elvis to Joan Baez. A truly amazing show without a doubt.

Jul 17, 2017

Pure soul, straight from the heart...that's the way Denise has always done it. She's the only writer and singer that Bob Dylan ever asked to write a song for him. That story and more right here right now!

Jul 17, 2017

From winning the World Championship of Barbecue at Memphis in May to being one of America's most successful gourmet food providers, Darrel Hicks brought the best of Cajun country to tables nationwide. Here's just a taste of what made him 'the man.'