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Center for Innovation in Media Director on ‘MTSU On the Record’


The person at the helm of MTSU’s incubator for budding journalists will be the guest on the next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Val Hoeppner, director of MTSU’s Center for Innovation in Media in the College of Mass Communication, will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 29, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org).

Hoeppner is in charge of operations for all student media at the center, which houses student radio station WMTS-FM; student-operated television station MT10; and student-run record label Match Records, as well as National Public Radio affiliate WMOT-FM.

A veteran of 20 years as a photojournalist and multimedia director at the Indianapolis Star, Hoeppner served as director of education for the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute for five years prior to joining MTSU.

Hoeppner said she is most proud of the students who created an iPad application for MTSU’s Center for Popular Music located inside the John Bragg Mass Communication Building and filled it with content during the fall 2014 semester.

“You can … get a full panoramic tour of the center,” said Hoeppner. “There’s an interactive timeline in there. There are several videos produced by the students and of course writing done by the students.”

To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to http://www.mtsunews.com/ontherecord/.

For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.