Memories Remain As The Wittle White House Comes Down
Montgomery Gentry performed "Hillbilly Shoes" in the kitchen upstairs.
Darius Rucker, Chris Young, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Lee Brice, Rascal Flatts all performed live on the air.
Jake Owen had to spit out a mouth full of food to talk on the air because I wasn't paying attention and began my interview with him when he wasn't ready.
Dierks Bentley dropped by and performed and brought a cardboard cutout of his beloved dog, Jake.
I'm sure I've forgotten a bunch of the other artists that graced that building. I'm sure that so many more came before my time, which was October 1997. The Wittle White House not only was a showcase for country stars, but over time it housed some of the greatest radio personalities and broadcast professionals on the planet. And I kid you not when I tell you, I have never worked at a radio station anywhere that has had such a wonderfully close relationship with it's listeners, who you know we call The Wittle Family. That's not just some throw away name and that relationship remains no matter what building we call home.
On many levels, WITL is one of a kind.
Today, the one of a kind landmark that housed the station for so many years at 3200 Pine Tree Road came down. Years after all of us left and moved up the street to 3420 Pine Tree Road. Years after the property was sold and forgotten by many. Years after so many great relationships began and wonderful life changing events happened.
Years after many of the greats who touched our lives and who made that house great left us, and who we won't forget. Jay J., Jordan, Ray, Mark. Many more.
For all of them, I'm thankful.