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People

  • Vice President of Programming

    Anita J. Bugg graduated with a B.A. in journalism from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. In that college town, she worked for commercial stations and discovered her first public radio "home" with WKMS. The station hired...

  • FUNraiser

    Beam has been a backseat listener of Nashville Public Radio since 2008. He always listens to Morning Edition while he gets his eyebrows and beard ready for the day, and he knows his people will be home soon when he hears to opening theme for...

  • Major Gifts Officer

    Beth has been part of the Development Team since July 2016. Beginning as the Capital Campaign Manager, she completed the $4.5 million campaign by the end of 2018 and transitioned to be our first-ever Major Gifts Officer.

  • Senior Health Care Reporter

    Blake Farmer is Nashville Public Radio's senior health care reporter. In a partnership with Kaiser Health News and NPR, Blake covers health in Tennessee and the health care industry in the Nashville area for local and national...

  • Chief Engineer

    Cameron Adkins is WPLN's Chief Engineer, otherwise known as the guy who keeps us on the air. (He also seems to be the only one who knows where we keep the Megahertz.) Cameron grew up in Middle Tennessee and showed a "knack" for all...

  • Vice President of Finance and Technology
  • Senior Editor

    Chas joined WPLN in 2015 and became an editor in 2018. Previously, he covered state politics for Nashville Public Radio and The Tennessean, and he’s also reported on communities, politics and business for a variety of publications in...

  • Host

    Colleen Phelps is the host of Live in Studio C on 91Classical and the and Keeping Score podcast. The percussionist and singer was a founding member of award-winning chamber music ensemble Sound Riot and has...

  • Vice President of Development & Marketing
  • Classical Music Host

    Ed is a native Nashvillian and host classical music on 91.1 weekday afternoons. He also worked as a board operator and announcer at the Talking Library, a radio reading service for the visually impaired. He joined the staff in 1997...

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