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Celebrate Your Local Volunteer Heroes

Tennessee is the Volunteer State – and the spirit of helping neighbors lives in everyone of us. Nowhere in the state does that spirit shine more… than across the Upper Cumberland. That’s why Lite Rock 95.9, 106-9 Kicks Country, and News Talk 94.1/AM 1600 are proud to join forces with Algood Drugs to celebrate the Volunteer spirit of our community. ... Read More »

Catherine Sullivan Of Cookeville High Is A Dream Big Scholar

Sullivan is very active both in and out of school. She is a member of the CHS Interact club and a columnist for Cookeville High School’s student newspaper, as well as a being a part time intern at ECOM Inc. Sullivan has accomplished all A’s while taking honors, AP, and dual enrollment courses. On top of academic accomplishments, Sullivan has ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: The Modern Media

A recent Gallup Poll suggested that Americans’ trust and confidence in the mass media “to report the news fully, accurately and fairly” has dropped to its lowest level in history. Just 32 percent of Americans said they had a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media. The number stood at 72 percent in 1976. Tennessee Tech Communications ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Big South Fork

It won’t be long before the Upper Cumberland’s natural beauty will again be on display as spring buds across its national and state parks. Hard to imagine many areas of the nation that are as blessed with such treasures as we are with our park space. We introduce you to some of those treasures as we await spring. We start ... Read More »

News Talk Winter Watch

Here are the latest closings, delays and cancellations from News Talk 94.1/AM 1600. Listen live now for the latest on road conditions, schedule changes and the forecast from our team of meteorologists. Keeping you ahead of the storm…News Talk 94.1/AM 1600.     Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Infant Health

As a new year begins, hundreds of new members will join the Upper Cumberland community. The health of these infants born across our region continues to be a concern to soon-to-be moms and dads as well as the community itself. Karen Parks sees this first-hand every day as the Neo Natal Education Nurse at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She looks ... Read More »

White County’s Caylee Tollison Is A Dream Big Scholar

White County High School’s Senior Caylee Tollison has been selected as one of the Lite Rock 95.9/106-9 Kicks Country Dream Big Scholars for the month of January. The award, presented by the Tennessee Credit Union, honors outstanding work in the classroom, leadership in school groups, and organization, achievement in extracurricular activities as well as work in the community. One student ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Air Safety

Since 9/11, our focus as it relates to airline safety centered on keeping those who wished to do harm off airplanes. Recent events in Europe and this month in Ft. Lauderdale show there’s another area of focus needed. Because airports bring together large numbers of people – and people that are often not focused on safety – they provide an ... Read More »

Stonecom Launches News Talk 94.1/AM 1600

A new year and the year’s first snow….good reasons to have a new source of news, weather, sports, and information in the Upper Cumberland. It has arrived with the launch of News Talk 94.1/AM 1600. The station signed on the air Monday bringing information and conversation to Cookeville, Monterey, Baxter, Sparta, Livingston, Gainesboro and Smithville. “We are excited to be ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Medical Marijuana

Tennessee will likely examine the issue of medical marijuana during the coming year as two legislators have introduced a bill to provide for the legal use of cannabis for medical reasons. A Tennessee woman has seen first hand what medical marijuana can do for those suffering with diseases and medical issues. Dana M. Arvidson is the founding member of The ... Read More »