COOKEVILLE – A new era of broadcasting has begun in Tennessee as Stonecom Radio in Cookeville unveiled a brand new state-of-the-art 10,000-square-foot facility featuring a community meeting space that honors two local radio legends.
Thursday’s ceremony featured special guests, such as Putnam County Executive Randy Porter, members of the region’s Chambers of Commerce, United States Congressman John Rose, voice of the Tennessee Titans Mike Keith and the executive director of the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters, Whit Adamson.
The job of broadcasters is to serve the community. According to Putnam County Executive Randy Porter, that is exactly what Stonecom Radio does.
“Anytime we have asked Stonecom to assist, they have delivered 10 times the level of commitment we ever thought possible,” said Porter.
That sentiment was echoed by Whit Adamson, Executive Director of the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters.
“Stonecom is led by a true team of broadcasters who are proud to serve the entire region they touch with their signal of each of the respective stations in the cluster, which includes 106-9 Kicks Country, Lite Rock 95.9, Rock 93.7 and News Talk 94.1,” Adamson said.
Stonecom Radio, under the leadership of President/General Manager Larry Stone, now operates in the most state-of-the-art broadcast facility in Tennessee with the mission of serving the Middle Tennessee region with the most up-to-date news, weather, sports, community events and entertainment opportunities.
The campus also features a community meeting space named for Bob Gallaher and Drew Huffines, two men instrumental in the legacy of community-centered broadcasting across the Upper Cumberland. The room will be made available for community organizations and non-profits to utilize as a meeting space free of charge.
Stonecom would like to give special thanks to Border States Electric Supply for their assistance in the opening ceremonies.
Stonecom Radio is now located at 1 Stonecom Way in Cookeville.