People

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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