The Early Years - History

WGNS' Bart Walker at the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame Banquet.
(Left) WGNS' Bart Walker, (Center) MTSU's Kent Syler, (Right) US Congressman Bart Gordon
Bart Walker while working at WAMB (Nashville)
(L to R) The late Bill Barry and Bart Walker
(L to R) Bart Walker with the late Dick Clark
(L to R) The late Bill Barry and Bart Walker
Bart Walker hosting a LIVE Big Band musical event inside 100 Oaks Mall, Nashville's first 'fully enclosed' shopping mall that opened in 1968.
Walker at age 15, sitting behind the microphone.
As a 7th grader, Bart Walker built a low-power AM radio station. It was evident in 1957 that he had a growing passion for broadcasting. But his passion didn't earn an income to pay the FCC when they came knocking on his door, which his mother Virginia was not excited about! This is a picture of Walkers bedroom radio station when he was a middle school student.