John Pirkle’s Scruffy City Spin


In late March, a Knoxville radio veteran who acquired WNFZ in 1974 and enjoyed successful on-air stints at then-Top 40 WNOX-AM 990 and WOKI-FM “I-100” acquired an AM in what’s colloquially known to some as “Scruffy City” from Kirkland Wireless Broadcasters.

Now, the spin cycle is on for this market doyen: His company is selling it for the exact amount it acquired it for.

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