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.

Lydia Loveless joins Jessie Scott for Words and Music from her home in North Carolina. Loveless performs "Never" and "Say My Name" from her album, 'Daughter'. 



WMOT is Wired In (Virtually) with Brennen Leigh from East Iris Studios in Nashville, October 20 at 7 p.m. CT. Leigh and her band play songs from her most recent album, Prairie Love Letter


Set list:

The North Dakota Cowboy

The John Deere H

Little Blue Eyed Dog

Never Been to North Dakota

Billy & Beau

Don't You Know I'm From Here

Outside the Jurisdiction of Man


Oct 19, 2020

Jeremy Ivey performs songs from his new album ‘Waiting Out The Storm’ and speaks with host, Jessie Scott about his band, The Extraterrestrials, working with producer and wife, Margo Price and future projects.


Set list: 

“Tomorrow People”

“Things Could Get Much Worse”



Stephanie Hudacek

Ashley Ray performs songs from her album Pauline from her East Nashville home.


Mike McClure performs songs from his new album 'Looking Up' in his living room in Ada, Oklahoma for WMOT's Finally Friday.