NASHVILLE --- A new daily outdoors segment is underway on Nashville’s famed radio station WSM-AM 650. The segment will air each weekday from 5:25-5:35 a.m.
Hosted by WSM’s Bill Cody and Joey Monteleone, the segment will feature a wide range of outdoor-related topics. The new radio segment is a partnership between WSM-AM, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation.
Cody, a member of the Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame, also serves as a co-host for the Tennessee Wild Side television show which is seen weekly throughout the state and in Kentucky. He has served as host of WSM’s morning show for 17 years and been on the airwaves for 40 years. Cody is a popular voiceover talent and also hosts the GAC (Great American Country) TV program “Master Series.”
Monteleone has been doing outdoor updates on Cody’s show for several years. An experienced Tennessee angler and instructor, he has been featured on Tennessee’s Wild Side doing the “Reel Tips” segments since the show began in 2001. He also speaks at numerous seminars.
“Our agency is honored to be working with WSM and our foundation to keep the public informed about the latest outdoor news,” said Don King, TWRA Chief of Information and Education. “It promises to be entertaining and informative.”
WSM-AM has been recognized as the most famed country music station in the world. The station’s
50,000 watt signal still spans most of the nation. In addition to listening to the station on the familiar AM 650 spot on the radio dial, listeners now can listen to the station anywhere in the world online at www.wsmonline.com
Top: WSM's Bill Cody
Middle: TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter (right) and Joey Monteleone
Bottom: (From left) Don King, TWRA Information and Education Division Chief, Bill Cody, Joey Monteleone, and Mike Bradley, Marketing Director for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation, Inc.