Tag Archives: Val Hoeppner

WMOT Roots Radio celebrates 50th anniversary with live special

It went live 50 years ago today as a student-run “educational radio station,” and MTSU’s WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 is still focusing on informing its audience about great music and local, national and international news.

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WMOT Roots Radio brings new 895 Fest to Murfreesboro

Rodney Crowell, Lee Roy Parnell, Mandy Barnett and Sarah Potenza will be among the featured artists bringing their passion and performances to the inaugural 895 Fest, a two-day outdoor Americana music festival to be held the weekend of May 31 at Hop Springs Beer Park in Murfreesboro.

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Blackman High students visit several college programs

Blackman High School juniors who are part of the Blackman Collegiate Academy partnership with MTSU learned about biology research, the recording industry, how foreign languages can enhance their lives, photography, unmanned aircraft systems and more.

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WMOT Roots Radio launches ‘pop-up’ live music series

WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 hosted its first Pop-Up Show at the Walnut House in Murfreesboro on Friday, Dec. 7. This show was open to WMOT members and their guests.

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Students cover Bonnaroo for fifth straight year

Students in the College of Media and Entertainment celebrated their fifth year of multimedia coverage at the 2018 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

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High schoolers learn multiplatform journalism at summer J-Camp

High school students interested in a journalism career were in luck, thanks to a summer opportunity provided by the Center for Innovation in Media.

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Future of Journalism Education Roundtable draws a crowd

The School of Journalism hosted a Future of Journalism Education Roundtable in October in the Bragg Media and Entertainment Building.

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College sponsors two total eclipse events

The college’s faculty, staff and students were an integral part of  two college-sponsored events that celebrated the “Great Tennessee Eclipse” on Monday, Aug. 21.

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WMOT “Wired In” crew made up of students and alums

The WMOT Wired In Series kicked off Feb. 28 live from the new venue Aurora Nashville.

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Left to right: Emma Carew Grovum, assistant managing editor at The Daily Beast; Val Hoeppner, director of the MTSU Center for Innovation in Media; and Tony Gonzalez, enterprise reporter for Nashville Public Radio.

APME NewsTrain offers digital journalism training

MTSU hosted the annual Associated Press Media Editors (APME) NewsTrain journalism conference in the Student Union Ballroom on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.

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Americana artists welcome the transition of WMOT-FM to an Americana format by performing “Sittin’ On Top of the World." The vocalists are, from left to right, Will Hoge, Jim Lauderdale, Suzy Bogguss and Mike Farris. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)

WMOT-FM embraces new Americana music format

WMOT-FM, Middle Tennessee State University’s public radio station, is dramatically expanding its reach and range of music to launch a new format dedicated to Americana music and a new home on the dial for its current jazz format.

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Central Magnet student Rebecca King focuses her camera as CMS freshman Ross Eady looks on as they cover the Stamps-Baxter Music Camp at MTSU for a video story. The budding journalists attended MTSU’s Innovation J-Camp July 11-15.

Innovation J-Camp offers multimedia experiences

Fourteen youngsters this summer delved into the world of professional journalism in a supportive, fun-filled multimedia environment.

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