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.

Mary Chapin Carpenter performs songs from her home in Virginia and talks with host, Jessie Scott about song writing, typing tests, and political awareness.

Set list: "Dirt in the Stars", "Secret Keepers" and "Why Shouldn’t We"

 

Mary Chapin Carpenter performs songs from her home in Virginia and talks with host, Jessie Scott about song writing, typing tests, and political awareness.

Set list: "Dirt in the Stars", "Secret Keepers" and "Why Shouldn’t We"

 

Elliot BROOD performs songs and speaks with Words and Music host, Jessie Scott from Hamilton, Ontario Canada and Los Angeles. 

 

Set list:

  • "Bird Dog"
  • "Month of Sundays"
  • "Stay Out"

 

Bonnie Whitmore performs songs from her new album 'Last Will and Testament' at her home studio in Austin, Texas for WMOT's Finally Friday. Set List:1. It's What You Do2. Time to Shoot3. None of My Business4. Fine

North Carolina-based artist Kenny Roby performs songs from his album 'The Reservoir' for WMOT's Finally Friday.

Waylon Payne performs songs from his album, 'Blue Eyes, The Harlot, The Queer, The Pusher & Me' and speaks with Words and Music host, Jessie Scott about his long road to making the album and performing again.

 

Set list:

"Sins of the Father"

"Born to Lose"

"What a High Horse"

 

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