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.

Anana Kaye perform "Why Can't We Get This Right?", "Tennessee Moon" and "My Last Dream of You" for WMOT's Finally Friday From Home.

The Accidentals perform "Wildfire", "Anyway", "Might As Well Be Gold" and "Night Train" for WMOT's Finally Friday From Home.

Blues artist, Selwyn Birchwood joins Words and Music to talk about his new album 'Living In A Burning House' and performs "One More Time", "I Got Drunk, Laid and Stoned" and "Searching for My Tribe".

Jillette Johnson performs "I Shouldn't Go Anywhere", "Annie", "Angelo" and "Forgive Her" from her album 'It's A Beautiful Day And I Love You' for WMOT's Finally Friday From Home.

Clint Roberts performs "Nero's Waltz", "The Drifter", "Broken Horns" and "Nothing Left To Say" from his album 'Rose Songs' for WMOT's Finally Friday From Home.

Nashville singer-songwriter Amy Speace joins host, Jessie Scott for Words and Music. Speace talks about her new album, 'There Used to Be Horses Here' and performs "There Used To Be Horses Here", "River Rise" and "Down the Trail".

Steve Poltz performs an extended Words and Music set to mark the one-year anniversary of the All Hands On Deck tornado benefit show for Nashville. WMOT will replay the benefit show on the radio March 11 starting at 7 p.m. CT.