WDKN Ribbon Cutting—“Your Hometown Station”
Surrounded by family, staff and supporters, Kenneth and Lori Reddon Forte cut the ribbon Oct. 13 at WDKN 1260 AM, Dickson’s hometown radio station. More than 25 people enjoyed cake and refreshments at the official opening of the radio station, which returned to the air July 27 under the ownership of R & F Communications, Inc. a company formed by the Fortes. “We want WDKN 1260 AM to be Dickson County’s primary source for news, information and radio entertainment,” said Lori Forte, CEO. With an emphasis on contemporary top 40 country music, news, talk, sports and gospel music, WDKN 1260 AM has experienced overwhelming support since its return to the airwaves. “Listenership is growing by leaps and bounds every week,” said Kenneth Forte, General Manager/COO. “And with our online streaming and on demand capability, people all over the world are listening to WDKN. We regularly receive calls and emails from former Dickson County residents all over the country and in several foreign countries who tell us they are regularly listening online. Our website has grown incredibly and with the recent addition of podcasts of all our programs, you can now download any WDKN show and listen to it at your convenience.” WDKN 1260 AM also continues to be the home for Dickson County High School and Dickson Middle School sports as well as Tennessee Titans football broadcasts. Swap and Shop continues to be extremely popular and the station’s new Power Lunch program, hosted by Kenneth Forte and News and Operations Director Chris Norman weekdays at 11:30 am, has become one of the stations most-listened to programs. The station’s website offers not only on demand and live audio streams of all programs, but includes all of the station’s news and daily lists from Swap and Shop, as well weather, a community calendar, obituaries and much more. “We’re very proud to be a part of the rich radio heritage in Dickson County and look forward to serving the people of Dickson County,” said Lori Forte.