About Us

Vine Radio is a family owned and operated station. We are located in the Southeastern United States among the mountains of East Tennessee where the trees are green and the pollen rains down daily. Our valley is formed by the Cumberland Plateau and the Appalachian Mountains.

If you have a few minutes, watch the videos below. They will give you an idea of what you will see in our front yard and back yard. Turn on your speakers and listen as you explore some of the scenery in our area of God's wonderful world.


Our Frontyard


Our Backyard


Our Roots


Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Mt. LeConte

Our roots go half way up the mountain, behind the fog cover. My great grandfather was a farmer and bear trapper until the Park Service bought up all of the land and he had to move to a location lower down the mountain. My grandfather lived just below his father where he was a farmer, postman, and school teacher until a few years before WW II. He then built a few cabins and started renting them to tourist, mostly from Knoxville. In fact, he was the first person to rent cabins in Gatlinburg. My father played guitar and sang for the tourist during the evenings, after he finished helping his father with the chores. He did this until he was drafted in WW II.

Local School/Church

Great-Grandfather & Grandfather

Mountain Home

When he came back from the war, he married my mother and moved to Knoxville. About two years later I was born. Shortly after my birth my father started preaching. He preached anywhere anyone would listen. My favorite place for him to preach was in the local jail. It was exciting for a five year old to be locked in a large cell with all of these strange men. Not many years later he became the pastor of a small church in a small town. From that time on we traveled all over the Eastern United States. I think I have eaten more fried chicken in more towns than most people have eaten in their on home.

I have told you a little about my earthly father, now let me tell you about my heavenly Father.


Father's Birthplace