Chattanooga radio station US101 wins CMA awards and other business news
US101 wins CMA awards
It has become commonplace for WUSY-101.7 to take home trophies at the annual Country Music Awards shows, and this year is no different.
The afternoon show co-hosts Melissa “Mo” Wagner and Greg “StyckMan” Owens won the CMA Broadcast Award 2021 as CMA Broadcast Personality of the Year in the Medium Market category. This marks StyckMans 6th CMA and Mos 5th CMA overall. It’s their second win as a team.
“Mo & StyckMan have an authentic relationship with their listeners and work tirelessly to put their community first, share great country music and be a loyal companion,” said Justin Cole, Brand Manager, US 101, in a press release. “I experience the drive, the commitment and the hard work every day. To see how our listeners and the industry honor them with this award makes me incredibly proud and grateful.”
âI’m very fortunate to do a job that involves connecting with others on so many different levels,â said Mo. âFrom smiles to tears, our listeners are just the best of such an honor. It’s humiliating to win such a prestigious award just because I’m doing something I love. “
“Mo & StyckMan” is broadcast on 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 Shift station frequencies
Chattanoogans who tuned in to WPLZ-FM 92.7 and expected to hear the local and syndicated talk shows they’ve gotten used to over the past few months have recently been surprised, and not just because the station is now playing Christmas music – in October.
NoogaRadio can now be found on FM 96.9 and owner Sabatino “Sab” Cuppeli said in a phone interview on Tuesday that he has plans for the station to “broadcast it on a larger antenna,” but I have signed a nondisclosure agreement and can don’t talk about it now. “
He said he plans to announce the plans by the first of the year.
Brewer Media also moved its programming, which includes local and national ESPN programming, from its previous location at FM 105.1 to WALV-FM 95.3. The Sporttalk station used to be Big FM and can now be found on the FM dial at 106.9, giving it greater reach in the market.
Brewer sold the 105.1 frequency to American Family and it is now WUIE-FM 105.1 and broadcasts religious programs.
Brewer also has WMPZ-FM 93.5 and WJTT-FM 94.3 on site.
Volkswagen ID.4 added to the wards list
Volkswagen’s ID.4 2021 electric SUV was included in the Ward’s 10 Best UX list and recognized for exceptional ease of use.
The user experience, or how the driver and passengers interact with a vehicle, includes voice control, touchscreens, connectivity, infotainment, intuitive controls and driver assistance technologies. The assessment, according to Volkswagen of America, consisted of a thorough review of 33 vehicles available in the United States with completely new or redesigned UX features.
The ID.4 is Volkswagen’s first fully electric SUV, the brand’s first global electric vehicle, and is scheduled to be built in Chattanooga next year.
âThe user experience is critical to widespread adoption of electric vehicles. From estimating range to planning routes to connecting to our devices, these experiences not only improve the owner’s connection with their vehicle, but also address the barriers that have prevented the mass market from shifting to electric vehicles, “says Dustin Krause, Volkswagen Director E-Mobility for North America.
Virtual First Health Plan offers 15% lower tariffs
UnitedHealthcare has introduced what is known as a âVirtual Firstâ health plan, in which patients start with online healthcare providers before moving on to face-to-face visits if necessary.
The country’s largest health insurer announced the health plan this week to cut costs at a time when the pandemic has led many to try web-based care.
Under the plan, attendees pay a $ 0 copay when they go online for access to primary care providers as well as virtual emergency care. Awards will be about 15% lower than traditional benefit plans, said John Rex, chief financial officer of parent company UnitedHealth Group, during the company’s third quarter conference call this month.
UnitedHealthcare expects savings in part through better integration of virtual and clinic-based care. Patients are matched with an online primary care provider (PCP) who connects patients with personal health care providers as needed. The virtual PCPs are used by Optum, the UnitedHealth Group’s health services division.
“UnitedHealthcare is leveraging Optum’s virtual capabilities to introduce a new suite of digital-first products that provide a nearly seamless experience between virtual and traditional primary, specialty and emergency care,” said Dirk McMahon, UnitedHealth Group’s chief operating officer , during the results of last week’s call.
– Compiled by Dave Flessner