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.

Christian Lopez performs "The Other Side", "Sick of Me", "Swim The River" and "Finish What You Started" for WMOT's Finally Friday From Home.

Ross Cooper performs "Hello Sunshine", "Forever to Get There", "11 Miles" and "Chasing Old Highs" for WMOT's Finally Friday from Home.

Steep Canyon Rangers, Woody Platt and Graham Sharp join host, Jessie Scott for Words and Music. The band shares recordings of “Every River”, “Sunny Days” and “Honey on My Tongue” from their new album, ‘Arm In Arm’.

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The Danberrys perform "Cripple Creek Ferry", "The Mountain", "The River is Wide" and "If I Needed You" for WMOT's Finally Friday From Home.

Wil Merrell performs "Free", "Someone To Love", "Try" and "Bring On The Dark" for WMOT's Finally Friday From Home.

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Watch the full Wired In session with Liz Longley from East Iris Studios in Nashville. Longley performs songs from her album Funeral For My Past. Longley also tells the story of the long journey of the album and how she ended up  co-writing with a 7-year-old. 

Wired In is presented by Subaru.

Jorma Kaukonen and John Hurlbut join Words and Music from the Fur Peace Ranch in Ohio. Kaukonen and Hurlbut perform songs from their album 'The River Flows'.