WLIK Radio The Smokies Oldies
97.9FM / 1270AM

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 Swap & Shop 

Since 1954 the most popular local radio program has been Swap and shop.  Swap and Shop is an interactive program where listeners can call in twice daily at 6:45 a.m. and 11:35 a.m. for fifteen minutes and buy, swap, sell or trade items of interest that is not part of your regular stock and trade.  This has become a staple for barter and trade in our area.  Join us for Swap and Shop Monday thru Friday at 6:45 a.m. and 11:35 A.M. AND Saturday AT 8:00 A.M.

Bulletin Board

Community news of interest comes to everyone’s attention on the WLIK Bulletin Board.  The Bulletin Board is heard forty times a day.  If your church, school, club, civic organization or governmental agency has information that people need to know about be sure we have it and we will include it on the WLIK Bulletin Board.

Religious Programming

Since 1954 WLIK has been a community pulpit for many of our churches and religious leaders.  Each  Sunday throughout the day and Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and on Saturday from 8:15 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. hear live church services from the church, special sermons, and a variety of gospel messages designed to encourage, uplift the spirit and preaching of the Word.  You’ll appreciate the many and varied religious broadcast on WLIK.  for times of a specific broadcast refer to our programming schedule.


WLIK is a member of the CBS Radio Network and the Tennessee Radio Network (TRN).  CBS Radio News is the world’s largest news gathering source and is the premier news network in the world.   WLIK is affiliated with CBS Radio News. CBS News is heard at the top of each hour in the three minute format.   WLIK has state news from TRN at the bottom of the hour throughout the day.  TRN is a state wide network of stations for late breaking state news.    WLIK Local news is heard six times daily at 6:30a.m., 7:30 a.m. 8:30a.m. 12 noon, 4:04 p.m. and 5:04 p.m.


WLIK features our local weather forecast four times each hour.  We have the resources of meteorologist Matt Hinkin of channel 6 WATE-TV in Knoxville and the East Tennessee Weather Network to provide specific accurate forecast for our listening area.

Live Webcast

WLIK is proud to present a LIVE broadcast over the Internet of our high school sports broadcast – Swap & Shop and our religious programming.  Simply click on the LISTEN button to begin the LIVE webcast.

Public Affairs

WLIK presents two public affairs programs weekly.  Rick Brooks presents “Around Town with Rick” each Thursday at 8:00 a.m.   It’s a local event with guest from various organizations as well as our governmental leaders discussing issues or events that affect Cocke  Countians.  We present Tennessee Matters Sunday night at 8:00 p.m.   It’s a statewide program that addresses items and people of interest throughout Tennessee.


WLIK has been the sports source for Newport and Cocke County for over sixty years.  Currently WLIK is a member of the Atlanta Braves radio network.  all games are carried except on Sundays.  WLIK is one of the earliest members of the “Vol Network” and carries all of he University of Tennessee football and basketball games as well as a selected schedule of U.T. Lady Vols games.  WLIK features the broadcast of the Cocke County High School football games and a delayed broadcast of the Cosby High School football games.  WLIK broadcasts a fifteen game selected schedule of Cocke County High School and Cosby High School basketball games throughout the regular season, then all the games of each in the tournaments.  WLIK also broadcast some Cocke County High School baseball games and other high school sporting events.


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