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  • 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...

  • Underwriting Assistant

    Kristen joined WUOT as underwriting assistant in 2019. Having listened to the station for the last twenty years since she was a student at UTK, she's excited to be an integral part of getting clients’ messages and schedules on the air. Working...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Contributor

    S. Heather Duncan has been a reporting on the environment, local government, business and education for 20 years, mostly for newspapers. Her work had won dozens of state and several national awards, and she was part of the Pulitzer Prize...

  • Improvisations host, Thursdays

    Taber Gable brings as many influences to the piano as possible. Gable at a young age started enjoying and applying many different styles which include Jazz, Gospel, Classical, Pop, R&B, Soul, Neo Soul and a variety of other genres. Taber...

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