The Cody McClure Show hit the airwaves for the first time on Jan. 30, 2017, as part of Sports Radio 1180 WVLZ's rebuild of its local daily lineup. Longtime Knoxville, Tenn., radio host and former UT football player Jayson Swain kicks off the day with The Swain Event from 7 to 10 a.m. ET. Swain is followed by The Orange & White Report (a partner of The Cody McClure Show) hosted by Charlie Burris and Brad Matthews from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The "Voice of the Common Fan" Tony Basilio then rocks the lunchtime slot until 1 p.m. when the Knoxville News Sentinel Sports Page hits the air. On most days Mick Gillispie and the "Swamp Rat" Dewey Warren, a former UT quarterback, captivate audiences from 3 to 4 p.m. That's when the Cody McClure Show takes over to provide Knoxville with its most interesting afternoon drive sports talk show. The two-hour show began as an analysis- and guest-centered show but has slowly become more and more caller-driven. Cody is a somewhat "free-spirited" host, allowing callers to take the show in any direction as long as the focus remains on sports. Local coverage of Tennessee athletics takes precedent but national topics also are discussed daily. The show has weekly guests, as well as "breaking" guests to help provide perspective on current events. Co-host/producer Jordan Dajani joined Cody officially in March 2017 to help provide a new spark and since Jordan's arrival, the show's audience engagement has seen a significant uptick. As of now, the story is short. The Cody McClure Show plans to be around for a long time in the Knoxville market.
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