Music City Center To Wine And Dine Convention Of 6,000 Convention Planners

Music City Center To Wine And Dine Convention Of 6,000 Convention Planners
The Music City Center spans six city blocks and feels enormous from the inside, even though it's much smaller than the country's largest facilities. Credit: Blake Farmer/WPLN

The Music City Center is preparing for its most important convention yet. It’s a group most people have never heard of, and they’re so important that tourism officials plan to wine and dine all 6,000 attendees.

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Power’s Out? There’s A Good Chance You Can Blame It On A Squirrel

Power’s Out? There’s A Good Chance You Can Blame It On A Squirrel
Squirrels hop along power lines in Gallatin, Tenn. It's harder for them to get up there in the nearby trees are trimmed, according to the Nashville Electric Service. Credit: Mike via Flickr

An unruly squirrel knocked out electricity to 145 homes earlier this week after chewing on a transformer. Perhaps it was trying to compete with the raccoon a few weeks ago that left an entire neighborhood in West Nashville without power.

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One Company Leaving Memphis May Explain Gaping Hole In Tennessee’s Budget

One Company Leaving Memphis May Explain Gaping Hole In Tennessee’s Budget
McKesson, which is based in San Francisco, recently moved its national distribution hub for pharmaceuticals from Tennessee to Mississippi. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Tennessee finance officials say they’re spending the summer trying to figure out why business taxes have continued to drop even as the economy improves. One explanation may lie with a giant corporation that left the state.

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It’s Official: Nashville Public Radio Finalizes $3.35M Purchase Of Vanderbilt’s WRVU

It’s Official: Nashville Public Radio Finalizes $3.35M Purchase Of Vanderbilt’s WRVU
Since building its offices in MetroCenter, Nashville Public Radio has bought 1430 WPLN AM and now WFCL 91.1. The sign may need to be updated. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

As of 10 AM Friday, Nashville Public Radio officially owns WFCL Classical 91One, formerly Vanderbilt’s student-run station. Money has finally changed hands after first announcing the deal three years ago.

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