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.

WMOT and Subaru present the holiday edition of Wired In with 17 artists performing holiday tunes, streamed on the radio and in video.

Artists include: Keb' Mo', Margo Price, The Mavericks, Liz Longley, Todd Snider, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Allison Moorer, Hayes Carll, G. Love, Andrew Bird, Shiny Ribs, Paul Thorn, Sierra Ferrell, Larkin Poe with Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown, Cordovas, Aaron Lee Tasjan, and the McCrary Sisters featuring Buddy Miller, 

Aaron Lee Tasjan performs "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" for WMOT's 12 Days of Christmas.

The Cordovas perform "Summer of Roses" for WMOT's 12 Days of Christmas.

Larkin Poe and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown perform "Santa Baby" for WMOT's 12 Days of Christmas.

Todd Snider performs "Blue Christmas" from his studio at the Purple Building in East Nashville for WMOT's 12 Days of Christmas.