Chattanooga Radio Station US101 Wins CMA Awards & More Business News


US101 wins CMA awards

It has become common for WUSY-101.7 to win trophies at the annual Country Music Awards shows and this year is no different.

Afternoon show co-hosts Melissa “Mo” Wagner and Greg “StyckMan” Owens won the 2021 CMA Broadcast Award for CMA Broadcast Personality of the Year in the mid-market category. This is the 6th CMA of StyckMan and the 5th CMA of Mo. It is their 2nd team victory.

“Mo & StyckMan have a genuine relationship with their listeners and they work tirelessly to put their community first, share great country music and be a true companion,” said Justin Cole, Brand Manager, US 101, in A press release. “I witness the motivation, dedication and hard work every day; to see our listeners and the industry honoring them with this award makes me incredibly proud and grateful. “

“I’m so lucky to do a job that involves communicating with others on so many different levels,” Mo said. “From smiles to tears, our listeners are simply the best. Earning a CMA who recognizes that connecting with our amazing community is such an honor. It’s a lesson in humility to win such a prestigious award just for doing something I love. “

“Mo & StyckMan” is broadcast weekdays from 3pm to 7pm

The show can also be heard in the morning on 94.1 The Wolf (WLFP-FM) in Memphis and in the afternoon on Big 98.5.

NoogaRadio, Brewer changes station frequencies

Chattanoogans who tune into WPLZ-FM 92.7 expecting to hear the local and unionized talk shows they’ve grown accustomed to in recent months had a little surprise recently, and it wasn’t just because the station is broadcasting now Christmas music – in October.

NoogaRadio can now be found on FM 96.9 and owner Sabatino “Sab” Cuppeli said in a telephone interview Tuesday that he had plans for the station which will include broadcast on a “bigger antenna, but I signed a no -disclosure and I can’t talk about it at this time. “

He said he plans to announce the plans by the first of the year.

Additionally, Brewer Media has moved its programming, which includes local and national ESPN programming, to WALV-FM 95.3 from its former home to FM 105.1. The Sports Chat Station was once Big FM and now sits at 106.9 on the FM dial, giving it greater reach in the market.

Brewer sold frequency 105.1 to American Family and it is now WUIE-FM 105.1 and broadcasts religious programming.

Brewer also has WMPZ -FM 93.5 and WJTT-FM 94.3 locally.

Volkswagen’s ID.4 named to neighborhood list

Volkswagen’s 2021 ID.4 electric SUV was named in the Wards 10 Best UX list and recognized for its exceptional user experience.

The user experience, or the way the driver and passengers interact with a vehicle, includes voice commands, touch screens, connectivity, infotainment, intuitive controls and driver assistance technologies. The judgment consisted of an in-depth review of 33 vehicles available in the United States with entirely new or redesigned UX features, according to Volkswagen of America.

The ID.4 is Volkswagen’s first all-electric SUV, the brand’s first global electric vehicle, and is due to be built in Chattanooga next year.

“User experience is crucial to achieve widespread adoption of electric vehicles. From estimating range, planning routes and connecting to our devices, these experiences not only improve the owner’s connection with their vehicle, but also tackle the obstacles that have kept the mass market from changing. to electric vehicles, ”said Dustin Krause, director of electric mobility for North America at Volkswagen.

First Virtual Health Plan Offers 15% Lower Rates

UnitedHealthcare has launched what it calls a “virtual first” health plan where patients start with online health care providers before moving on to in-person visits as needed.

The nation’s largest health insurer this week announced the health plan as a way to cut costs at a time when the pandemic has prompted many to try online care.

As part of the plan, registrants pay a $ 0 co-payment when they log in to access primary care providers as well as virtual emergency care. Premiums will be around 15% lower than traditional benefit plans, said John Rex, chief financial officer of parent company UnitedHealth Group, during the company’s third quarter earnings call this month. .

UnitedHealthcare expects the savings to come in part from better integration of virtual and in-clinic care. Patients are matched with an Online Primary Care Provider (PCP) who connects patients with in-person health care providers as needed. Virtual PCPs are used by Optum, the division of UnitedHealth Group for healthcare services.

“UnitedHealthcare is using Optum’s virtual capabilities to introduce a new digital-first product suite offering an almost seamless experience between virtual and traditional primary, specialty and urgent care,” said Dirk McMahon, COO of UnitedHealth Group, in last week’s results. call.

– Compiled by Dave Flessner


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