Val Hoeppner

Executive Director

Val Hoeppner is the executive director of WMOT 89.5, executive producer of Wired In, 895 Fest, 895 Sessions, 895 Feast and the AmericanaFest Day Stage presented by WMOT, World Cafe and NPR Music. Hoeppner joined WMOT in 2014 and helped transition WMOT from mixed format to American Roots in 2016.

Hoeppner also serves as the director for the Center for Innovation in Media at MTSU, supporting student media at Middle Tennessee State University.

Hoeppner moved to Nashville in 2008 to work for John Seigenthaler as the director of education for the Diversity Institute after a 20-year career in newspapers and media.

Front Country performs "Across The Water", "The Reckoning", "Make It Now" and "Amerikan Dream" from their new album 'Impossible World' for WMOT's Finally Friday From Home.

Jarrod Dickenson performs "Faint of Heart", "Nothing More", "Your Heart Belongs To Me" and "Long Hard Look" from his record 'Ready the Horses' for WMOT's Finally Friday From Home.

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Wynonna joins host, Jessie Scott for a Words and Music session from her home in Nashville. Wynonna talks about making her new album, 'Recollections' in quarantine and performs "Angel From Montgomery" and "King Bee".

Nashville’s Cordovas, the psychedelic country rock band with history from Los Angeles to Baja, Mexico to Music By God City, has joined WMOT’s Americana adventure with their own show, Strange Roots Radio. It’s two hours of deep-cutting exploration from the American South and beyond, exploring the fringe of the American canon’s fabric, according to the band’s shamanistic front man and voice of SRR, Joe Firstman. 

Strange Roots Radio will launch on January 17 and air weekly on Sunday nights from 10 pm until midnight. 

Allen Thompson and Keshia Bailey of LadyCouch perform "Foolish and Blue", "Long Time Thinkin'", "Delightfully Devilish" and "Good God" for WMOT's Finally Friday from Home.

Nashville artist Rachael Davis performs "Atlanta’s Burning", "Lazarus" and "Bergson’s Tune" for WMOT's Finally Friday from Home.