Twenty years ago…
WVLT actually went by WKXT 26 back then. The station had just changed affiliations from NBC to CBS.
The recently elected President, George H.W. Bush was completing his first 100 days in office.
The Jim Belushi movie K-9 was the hit in theaters.
Madonna's Like a Prayer was the top song on Billboard.
Back in Knoxville, two familiar faces, Alan Williams and Walter Lambert, joined the WKXT team. Can you believe the both started on the exact same day?
Alan Williams, previously the sports guy on WBIR, and then WIVK, arrived to host the new "Noonday" show.
Walter Lambert, once the Associate Vice President for State and Federal Relations at the University of Tennessee, donned his trademark apron and became Chef Walter.
Today, we can't begin to image WVLT Volunteer TV without these two. Walter is on every afternoon with his latest recipe and Alan always "thank[s] you for inviting us into your homes" every night with the latest headlines.
Join us in celebrating Alan and Walter's 20th anniversary! Leave your thoughts, comments and favorite memories below.
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