Business

Change of tune

WFIV FM moves to 1960s, ’70s music format

Following nearly 18 years as a well-known local Adult Album Alternative radio station, Farragut’s WFIV, 105.3 FM has changed formats.

Instead of the likes of staples such as Sheryl Crow or Bruce Springsteen, or relatively newer artists such as War and Treaty or Ruthie Collins, the station began playing its new rotation of “Good Times, Great Oldies” music from the 1960s and ’70s Friday, Sept. 5.

Station chief manager Tony Cox, who also is publisher of farragutpress, noted the COVID-19 shutdown effectively zapped the station’s advertising revenue, leaving its future in serious peril.

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Saah family ‘buys the farm’ to open The Julianna venue

Saah Salon Suites Farragut owners Suzanne and Charlie Saah, longtime Knox County residents, are expanding their entrepreneurial dreams and purchased Hunter Valley Farms off Northshore Drive, rebranding it The Julianna, venue and events, to help make brides’ dreams come true.

While only a short distance from Northshore Drive, The Julianna appears “worlds away” in a country setting with its open fields and woodlands, Suzanne observed.

“We bought the farm,” she exclaimed, adding they named the 32-acre site at 9111 Hunter Valley Lane after their daughter. The Julianna is a family-owned and operated business with Julianna Saah and their daughters-in law, Jessica, Haley and Sandy Saah, as facility managers.

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Esthetician friends who share salon space open businesses

Two former co-workers and licensed estheticians have joined forces to each start their own business but share a salon space at Saah Salon Suites Farragut, 102 S. Campbell Station Road.

Andrea Sessis of Farragut has opened Hebe Esthetics, LLC., Friday, Aug. 28, while Whitney Hause of Kodak opened Hause Esthetics Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Both said they are excited about the future.

“I know it’s going to be an adventure,” Hause said. “Especially during the times that we’re living in right now, it’s even more of an adventure, but it will be really cool to see God work in business. I’m excited for the future.”

While Sessis is still getting her business going, she said it is “definitely growing.

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