Darren Wilhite and Tim Wall
Wilhite and Wall in the Morning

Weekdays – 5 AM - 9 AM

Wake up each weekday morning with the CMA Award-Winning Wilhite and Wall in the Morning on 96.7 Merle FM!

Darren Wilhite and Tim Wall are excited to be back on the air in East Tennessee. Spending close to seven years cheering on the Vols in the 90's just up the radio dial before moving on to places like Detroit and Kansas City. Wilhite and Wall have been honored twice by the CMA for their show. Picking up one of those CMA honors while they were here in Knoxville. They were nominated for a third while in Kansas City. They are the only morning team in America to be a finalist in 3 different CMA categories. Darren and Tim have broadcast their show in Russia, Germany, Finland, and England and never got deported! They are one of the longest running morning shows in the U.S. with plenty of gas left in the tank and are proud to be back waking up East Tennessee on Merle FM.
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Temper Evans
Mid-days with Temper Evans

Weekdays – 9 AM - 3 PM

Enjoy your workday and lunch break with Temper Evans! Have a request? She'll play it. Like local music? Every Monday.

Jack Ryan
Afternoon Drive with Jack Ryan

Weekdays - 3 PM - 7 PM

Enjoy your drive home with Jack Ryan as he brings you news, traffic, and the best Total Country. Plus, he's known to have a bit of fun, too!

During his career, Jack has been nominated for on-air awards by the CMA and the ACM over a dozen times, winning the CMA Award for Radio Personality of the Year in 2009. Jack is a native East Tennessean and attended Karns, Farragut, and CAK schools, and graduated from The University of Tennessee in 1997. He has worked at several radio stations across the southeast. He is a father of two and resides in East Knoxville.
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Outlaw Nation
Evenings on Merle FM

Every night – 7 PM - 12 Midnight

Outlaw Nation is the premier show for REAL Country Music, sprinkled with the best of Texas Red Dirt, Bluegrass, and modern and classic Southern Rock. Merle FM is proud to offer a show that goes beyond playing the same top hick-hop country songs.

Outlaw Nation was born in the summer of 2013, in the smoky honky-tonks of Myrtle Beach, amidst the crowded tourist season. Bar owners, disgusted with the goofy teen pop music being released as “country” today, longed for the times when the epicenter of the genre was Nashville, not Hollywood. We were tasked with creating “Southern Music for Southern People“: Traditional sounding, but current, relevant, and rockin’! REAL Country Music, sprinkled with the best of Texas Red Dirt, Bluegrass, and modern and classic Southern Rock. In a few short months, word quickly spread across the South. And today, Outlaw Nation is proudly carried in many of the finest country bars and western saloons in America. Southern Rock, REAL Country, Free and Commercial Free, in dynamic High Definition Audio.
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Dan Bell
Sunday Survey on Saturday

Saturdays – 8 AM - 10 AM

Join Dan Bell as he counts down Merle FM's most requested songs of the week.

Mike Kelly
Sunday Mornings in the South

Sundays – 8 AM - 12 PM

Mike plays only the best of country gospel, blue grass gospel, and southern gospel on Sunday mornings.

David Aldrich
Chief Meteorologist/Captain Accurate

Daily Weather Forecasts on Merle FM

Whether your getting ready for your commute or planning a night out, David's forecasts are always spot-on. It ain't easy being accurate.

David Aldrich moved to Knoxville in May of 2010 to serve the people of East Tennessee. As a trained meteorologist, David knows the value of delivering an accurate forecast and enjoys the challenge each and every day. He was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, but traveled south to attend college. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology from North Carolina State University in 1999, David began his television career in Raleigh, NC at WNCN, then Huntington-Charleston, WV at WSAZ, followed by four years in Rochester, NY and lake effect snow country at WHAM. Next up, David got to return to his hometown by working at the fourth largest television market in the country: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There, he worked as the Weekend Meteorologist for four years at WTXF (Fox 29) and forecasted & produced the weather in the mornings for "Good Day Philadelphia." David Aldrich was then hired to serve as the Chief Meteorologist for WVLT in Knoxville from 2010 to 2019. That's where a nickname soon emerged: "Captain Accurate" David Aldrich also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio, Television & Motion Pictures from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. David has earned the distinction of becoming a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM AMS) #166 with the American Meteorological Society...and has his Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association (NWA). David and his wife Stephanie have two daughters, a cat, a chinchilla and a dog named Dew Point ("Dewey"). David and his family love to explore all that East Tennessee has to offer.
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