‘The Rooster is officially back in Manchester’

On July 9 a political forum was held at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center for the aldermanic and mayoral candidates for both Manchester and Tullahoma. The event was moderated by Lucky Knott of Rooster Radio and in partnership with The Manchester Times and The Tullahoma News.

Rooster Radio has returned to Manchester proper. The location in Manchester had to be closed for about four years due to water damage, and The Rooster operated out of Tullahoma. The station, located at 1027 Hillsboro Blvd., Manchester, reopened its doors on Monday, July 6.

The radio station had been in operation in Manchester since 1992 as WFTZ Fantasy before having to relocate due to the damage. In August of 2016, Bowman Broadcasting purchased WFTZ.

“The Rooster is officially back in Manchester,” said Lucky Knott, manager of Rooster and news director, said. “It’s great to be back in the community that pulls together in times of need. Whether it’s the weather, a pandemic, or an accident on the interstate, this community never fails to step up to the plate. I was part of the original crew and have wanted to move the station back as soon as I could.”

The voices of the on-air personalities have become familial to locals.

“Some of the popular programs are the Morning Show with Murphy, Sam, and Jodi, the Afternoon Show with Shelby B, and the local news eight times daily,” Knott said. “The Everyday Joe Show is another popular show that happens on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. We have plans to cover more local events such as sports. The music we play on the station is adult contemporary, so hits of the nineties to now with a little bit of music from the eighties.”

Knott will be a fixture at local games doing play by plays for the upcoming season, so feel free to say hello, he said.

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