WDVX program hosts make our station great. These dedicated individuals are passionate about the music, but also about serving their communities.

Our hosts come from all walks of life. Some are volunteers and others are on staff at the station, but each WDVX DJ has a unique story to tell.

WDVX wants to create and provide content that promotes the cultural heritage of East Tennessee and the Southern Appalachians and our hosts help make that possible by serving as guides to the stories and songs.

If you’re a long-time listener, you probably recognize their voices, but do you recognize their faces?

We hope you’ll take some time and get to know our hosts better.

To learn more about a DJ, click on his or her name.

 

  • Alex Leach

    Alex Leach hails from the mountains of East Tennessee, in the small town of Jacksboro. He has been part of the WDVX family since… More

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  • Amy Campbell

    Amy Campbell is an independent producer, creator, and host of 2 shows that are aired on WDVX, Sweetgrass “The softer side of Bluegrass” and… More

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  • Anne Williams

    Anne Williams has spent the last 35 years working in radio. Last year, she moved from Charlottesville, Virginia where she was the morning show… More

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  • Bobby Fulcher

    Bob Fulcher, Park Manager of the Cumberland Trail and founder and long time Director of the Tennessee State Parks Folklife Project, is internationally renowned… More

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  • Brent Cantrell

    Folklorist Brent Cantrell, Executive Director of Jubilee Community Arts, hosts “Wild Hog in the Woods,” a program of old-time Southern Appalachian music including raw… More

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  • Charlie Lutz

    I’ve called East Tennessee home for nearly 40 years, but I am originally from Springfield, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C. When I was… More

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  • Don Burggraf

    Don Burggraf is the chief wire twister and light bulb changer at WDVX. He’s been in public broadcasting since 1968, after getting burned out… More

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  • Evie Andrus

    Evie Andrus, Saturday Blue Plate Host and First Friday Live Host, is a Midwest born and raised gal who was born with a fiddle… More

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  • Grace Toensing

    A native of Toledo, Ohio, Grace moved to Tennessee in 1984 and has been with WDVX since 1999, (the camper days). Grace edits the… More

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  • Hippie Jack

    Jack Stoddart (Hippie Jack) moved to the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee from South Florida in 1972 with his future wife Lynne (Mississippi) to pursue… More

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  • Jen Parker

    Jen Parker is a co-founder of Crafty Bastard Brewery and a member of Knoxville Area Brewers Association. She received her M.S. from the University… More

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  • Jim Childs

    A native Tennessean, Jim was born in Memphis, but has lived in East Tennessee since the 1970s. He possesses a large, growing and diverse… More

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  • Joe Bussard

    Joe Bussard has spent a lifetime pursuing rare surviving examples of early 20th century American music. His private archive contains more than 25,000 obscure… More

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  • Johnny Mack

    Johnny Mack was born in Kansas City, Missouri, one of the blues strongholds of the industrial North in the 1940s. He was raised in… More

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  • Judah & John Goodall

    Judah Goodall is WDVX’s self-described, “most talented ten year old DJ – true story”. Now 12, he can be found behind the mic on… More

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  • Katie Cauthen

    Katie happened upon her dad’s record collection at an early age, familiarizing herself with artists like Doc Watson, Norman Blake, and John Hartford. She credits… More

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  • Lewell & Lora

    Lewell and Lora Molen became childhood sweethearts when Lora’s dad, Jim Dutton, formed The Kentucky Grass with Lewell’s brother in law, Lawrence Lane, around… More

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  • Mark Murray

    Mark Murray hosts the Americana Mix show on Saturdays between 1 and 4 PM. He feels the emphasis is definitely on the “Mix” because… More

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  • Melissa Caldwell

    Born in Charleston, SC, Melissa put down some Knoxville roots in her early childhood when she spent many formative evenings at the Jubilee Center… More

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  • Nelson Gullett

    Nelson Gullett was born in the deep dark hills of Eastern Kentucky in a town called Paintsville. He says Loretta Lynn’s cabin on the… More

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  • Nita

    As a Tennessee girl by birth, host Nita believes that lovin’ Hillbilly music comes pretty naturally. She also enjoys many different genres, which makes… More

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  • Paul Amero

      Paul started working as an intern in radio about 30 years ago. His first time on air was in an old FM station… More

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  • Paul Campbell

    For over 40 years Paul Campbell, Director of the UT Social Work Office of Research and Public Service and long an active member of… More

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  • Paul West

    Paul West hails from the southern foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Alabama. His “day job” as a Geologist brought him to Knoxville in… More

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  • Red Hickey

    Red Hickey, the youngest of three girls, was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. She went to art college in fashion design in Atlanta… More

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  • Scott Carpenter

    Scott Carpenter was born and raised in Blount County, Tennessee. His folks took the family to shows all the time – from Johnny Patrick… More

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  • Sean McCollough

    Sean McCollough is a National Parent’s Choice Award winner, a multi-instrumentalist, and a seasoned performer. He also teaches musicology at the University of Tennessee… More

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  • Spencer Gross

    After an almost 40-year absence from radio Spencer returns to the air as a volunteer at WDVX. He worked in radio from 1970 to… More

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  • Tony Lawson

    Co-founder of WDVX, Tony Lawson, was born in Eastern Kentucky, moved to Campbell County in a coal truck when his dad got a job… More

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  • Wayne Bledsoe

    Raised in Knoxville, Wayne Bledsoe grew up listening to Hank Williams on 78-rpm records, James Brown’s Knoxville-based soul radio station WJBE, as well as rock and folk music of the 1960s and 70s. His musical taste knows few prejudices and he doggedly aspires to smash the prejudices of those around him.

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  • Wendy Smith

    Wendy loves music, all kinds of music. But she has a special love for traditional Irish tunes and songs. Multiple years ago, she heard… More

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