People

  • All Things Considered Host/Producer

    Brandon is WUOT’s All Things Considered host. From 2008 to 2010, he hosted Morning Edition on Alabama Public Radio. For two years before that he served as an APR bureau correspondent and anchored Morning Edition on...

  • Improvisations Host/Producer (Friday)

    Chris Woodhull was born in Puerto Rico, the son of a U.S. Air Force pilot. Throughout his childhood, his family traveled extensively, landing in places like Brazil, California, Nebraska, Alabama and Massachusetts. Chris has over 20 years of...

  • Underwriting Coordinator

    Dawn Goodall joined the WUOT staff in September 2014 as the “outside” underwriting coordinator.   When she is not sharing the benefits of program underwriting with organizations, she enjoys the outdoors.  Dawn enjoys kayaking, hiking and...

  • Webmaster/Traffic Coordinator/Operations Assistant

    Denise is WUOT's webmaster/traffic coordinator/operations assistant. She began her career at WUOT in 1972 as music librarian, after having attended the University of Tennessee and working at the station as a student assistant. Currently,...

  • Assistant Director/Director of Programming

    Greg joined WUOT in 2007, first as operations director and now  as assistant director/director of programming. His duties range from analyzing audience data to helping clear WUOT’s satellite dish of snow and ice. Greg started in public radio...

  • Membership Coordinator

    Jennie joined WUOT as the membership coordinator in February 2014. As membership coordinator, she oversees all aspects of WUOT’s membership program and activities including maintaining and providing analysis of the membership database, tracking...

  • Improvisations Host/Producer (Monday)

    While growing up in Pontiac, Mich. (the hometown of the Jones brothers—Thad, Hank and Elvin), just north of Detroit, John spent a lot of time listening to great R&B, soul, rock and jazz music on local radio. In the late ‘80s, while a...

  • Jazz Jam Host/Producer

    Vocalist Kelle Jolly is one of East Tennessee's most celebrated jazz musicians. She and her husband, saxophonist Will Boyd were the 2015 MLK Art Award recipients in Knoxville. She is the founder of Ukesphere of Knoxville, a ukulele group for...

  • Freelance Producer

    Leslie is a freelance producer for WUOT. She was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, but has been moving steadily south since her college days at Indiana University. She received her master’s degree in English from the University of Texas at...

  • Director of News Content/Executive Producer

    Matt was born and raised in Western Michigan, near Grand Rapids. Like many of his generation who eventually worked in radio, Matt spent an inordinate amount of time as a boy with a tape recorder, a microphone and 45s stacked an inch high on...

  • Morning Concert Host/Producer

    Melony calls the beautiful mountains of Boone, N.C., home, although she was born near Greensboro, N.C. There’s just something about those Blue Ridge Mountains that got in her blood and never left after she moved there to attend Appalachian...

  • Chief Engineer

    Mike joined WUOT in March 1998. He is the station’s chief engineer and IT person. Mike installs, maintains and repairs all of the equipment at the radio station and WUOT’s two transmitter sites. He handles the purchasing and installation of...

  • Mountain Jubilee Host/Producer

    Paul is research professor and director of the College of Social Work Office of Research and Public Service and became a UT faculty member in 1972. At that time, he was teaching a course on the People and Problems of Appalachian in the College...

  • Improvisations Host/Producer (Wednesday)

    Paul is the Wednesday evening host of Improvisations. He grew up in Clinton, Tenn., and moved to Knoxville in the late ‘70s to attend UT. While still in Clinton, he developed a lifelong habit of spending a lot of time in record stores...

  • Substitute/Part-Time News Host

    Paula listened to radio each morning during breakfast when she was a child; and one day, at about the age of eight, she remembers pointing to the radio and announcing “I want to do that!” She’s now been “doing that” for the better...

  • Last Set at Birdland Host/Producer

    Randy began hosting a jazz radio show on KDSU while a physics professor at North Dakota State University in Fargo. After moving to Knoxville, he began hosting Improvisations on WUOT in 1996. In 2004, he created the program Last...

  • Director

    During her 30-year career in public radio, Regina has pretty much “seen and done it all!” From news reporting to fundraising to administration, there’s not much that goes on at WUOT that she hasn’t done. She fell in love with public radio...

  • Administrative Specialist/Office Manager

    A previous station volunteer, Tammy joined the staff of WUOT in late 2012 as the station’s office manager. A former employee of WKRR-FM in Greensboro, N.C., she received her bachelor’s degree from UT Martin and has been with the university for...

  • Jazz Coordinator/Director of Operations/Host/Producer

    A Knoxville native, Todd began working at WUOT in 2006 as jazz coordinator. His role has expanded to include operations, fill-in host of All Things Considered, and host of Studio 865/Flipside and Changing Course. Todd got his...

  • Membership Assistant

    As Membership Assistant, Tracie provides administrative support for both membership and volunteer functions at WUOT through data entry, payment processing, preparing mailings and assisting with station events such as fund drives and the station...

  • Afternoon Concert Host/Producer

    A born-and-bred Buckeye, Whitney hails from Ohio but is happy to call Tennessee her new home. After receiving a music business degree from Otterbein College, Whitney went on to earn her master’s degree in vocal performance with a specialization...