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  • Early Morning Concert Host

    Jim has been in public radio since 1983.  He began at WEKU-FM, Richmond, KY, played with the Lexington Philharmonic and graduated from University of Kentucky with a bachelors in music.  Following a stint in Toluca, Mexico with the Orquesta...

  • 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...

  • Contributor

    Leslie is a WUOT News contributor. 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...

  • 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...

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