WDKN Radio Announces Switch to Classic Hits Format, Launches as 101.5 The Ride

WDKN Radio, a staple in the Dickson community since 1954, is thrilled to announce its transition to a Classic Hits format, effective August 1 at 6am. The station will be rebranded as 101.5 The Ride, offering Dickson’s favorite Classic Hits to music enthusiasts of all ages.

101.5 The Ride will proudly present an unparalleled selection of the best music ever recorded, encompassing the timeless classics that have defined generations. With a lineup featuring iconic artists such as Billy Joel, Journey, The Eagles, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, and Tom Petty, the station guarantees an unforgettable musical journey for its listeners.

Continuing its unwavering commitment to the local community, 101.5 The Ride will retain its Dickson focus through various programming initiatives. The station’s Saturday morning lineup, Gospel Sundays, the Power Lunch, and Local Sports will remain as cherished components of the station’s offerings, catering to the diverse interests and tastes of the community.

Under the guidance and vision of R&F Communications’ Co-Owner and President, Kenneth Forte, 101.5 The Ride is poised to revolutionize the radio experience. Combining a deep commitment to honor the musical legends that have shaped generations, the station will curate an unparalleled selection of the greatest classics ever recorded. From the soulful melodies of Billy Joel to the electrifying sounds of Journey, The Eagles, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, and Tom Petty, listeners are in for an extraordinary musical journey. “We are thrilled to embark on this new journey with 101.5 The Ride, where we fuse the timeless classics that have defined generations with our unwavering dedication to the local community. As we become the soundtrack of your life, we promise to deliver an unparalleled radio experience, celebrating the best music ever recorded while continuing to support and connect with the wonderful people of Dickson. Together, we’ll ride through the decades with melodies that transcend time, forging memories that will last a lifetime.” — Kenneth Forte, Co-Owner and President, R&F Communications

In addition to the beloved existing programming, 101.5 The Ride is excited to introduce fresh voices and captivating shows to its lineup. Listeners can tune in to Anna and Raven in the afternoons, while starting their mornings right with The Morning Ride with Freeman, a rejuvenated morning show led by renowned host Freeman. The weekend lineup will also be enhanced with the inclusion of Kid Kelly, K-Todd, and many more talented individuals.

Robert Freeman, the Program Director at R&F Communications, expressed his enthusiasm for this new chapter in WDKN’s history: “We are excited to breathe new life into radio in Dickson with 101.5 The Ride! When you couple the greatest music of all time with our commitment to the local community, I don’t know what more Dickson listeners could want! We will still be your source for high school sports, the Cancer Auction, The Power Lunch, local election coverage, the Back 2 School Bash, and Kringle’s Kidz, but with our new music changes, we are becoming the soundtrack of your life!”

101.5 The Ride aims to provide an unparalleled radio experience for Dickson and its surrounding areas, with a perfect blend of classic hits and beloved local content. The station remains dedicated to supporting community events, highlighting local talent, and keeping listeners entertained throughout the day.