Already seasoned radio personalities as solo air talents when they teamed in 1997, Andy Ritchie and Alison Mencer spent 20 years waking up Knoxville at the legendary WIVK.
During that time, Andy and Alison were consistently recognized by the industry as one of the top morning shows in America, with seven CMA Personality Of The Year Awards, three ACM Personality Of The Year Awards, two CRS Awards, and numerous local awards, too, from the Knoxville Sentinel News, and City View Magazine.
With their induction this year, Andy and Alison join former WIVK PDs Mike Hammond (2010) and the late Les Acree (2007) in the Country Radio Hall of Fame (CRHoF). The duo announced their retirement from radio in June of 2017. In the first of a series of “10 Questions” with 2018 CRHoF inductees, Andy and Alison talked to All Access about what the honor means, what station and personalities influenced them to get into radio, and the responsibility a top-performing radio show has to its local community.