WDVX DJ InfoWDVX 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 co-hosts the Bluegrass Special with Charlie Lutz each Tuesday at 7 p.m. With a penchant for the great outdoors and old times,… More

  • Amy Campbell

    Amy Campbell is a Knoxville native who has long been involved with efforts to tell the stories of our region, including as a former… More

  • Bobby Fulcher

    Bobby Fulcher, host of The Cumberland Trail on WDVX, has more than 25 years of experience as a park naturalist and ranger. He currently… More

  • Bradley Reeves

    Swing along with host Brad Reeves, as he fires up the WDVX turntables for a hot and cool session of vintage jazz and blues recordings spanning the 1920s through the 1960s.

  • Brent Cantrell

    Dr. Brent Cantrell has a Ph.D. in folklore, specializing in Upland South, West Africa and the Caribbean. Brent is also executive director of Jubilee… More

  • Charlie Lutz

      East Tennessee has been Charlie Lutz’ home for more than 25 years, but he is originally from Springfield, Virginia, a suburb of Washington,… More

  • 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

  • Doug Lauderdale

    Rumble host Doug Lauderdale was born to love rockabilly. While pregnant with little Doug, Ma Lauderdale burned up the piano playing rockabilly tunes such… More

  • Eli Fox

    Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Eli began his deep interest in music at the age of 12 when he was introduced to artists like Alison… More

  • Freddy Smith

    Born the third child of ten on December 28, 1958, Freddy Smith was half raised in Knox County. He says it was just half… More

  • Grace Toensing

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

  • 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

  • Jenny

    Host Jenny has been Risin’ and Shinin’ on Saturday mornings since who knows when. She says playing bluegrass music for three hours each week… More

  • 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

  • Jimbeaux Focier

    Jimbeaux Focier is from a little town in da’ bayou called Pocahola, Louisan’. He says don’t bother to Google it, you won’t find it.… More

  • Joe Bussard

    Joe Bussard joins us on Sunday nights as he brings you Tennessee Country Classics. Joe chooses rare and seldom heard selections from his vast… More

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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, and… More

  • Mark Murray

    Mark Murray hosts the Americana Mix show on Saturdays between 2 and 6 PM. He feels the emphasis is definitely on the “Mix” because… More

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Paul Campbell

    According to WDVX host Paul Campbell, there wasn’t one minute of Bluegrass or traditional Appalachian music on the radio in Knoxville in 1972, even… More

  • 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

  • Sam Quinn

    Musician, artist, philanthropist, ordained minister, and honorary colonel Sam Quinn has called Knoxville home since 2007. His growing love for the radio was realized when… More

  • 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

  • Sean McCollough

    WDVX brought children’s radio programming back to East Tennessee on August 2011 with Kidstuff. Sean McCollough has been entertaining and educating families and school… More

  • 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… More

  • Wendy Smith

    As a child, Wendy Smith would lie in bed with the radio and listen to all the different stations and music she could pick… More