KNOXVILLE (June 22, 2016)—The Board of WDVX public community radio, known worldwide for its daily live radio show “The Blue Plate Special,” has hired Katie Cauthen as the station’s new Program Director/Content Manager.
Cauthen, a Knoxville native and 2011 graduate of the University of Tennessee’s School of Journalism & Electronic Media, has been with WDVX since 2008. Among her positions at the station Cauthen has served as AAA Music Director, leading the review of the flood of new tracks that the station receives. A national search was conducted for the program director position.
Cauthen’s knowledge of roots music and artists played on WDVX, and her readiness to meet today’s rapid technological changes in the music industry, led to the decision to hire her.
“WDVX has grown from a station in a camping trailer to a more complex and bigger operation. So our challenges have changed,” said Linda Billman, WDVX general manager. “Katie is a great fit because she not only has the passion for the station that our listeners and donors have, she has the skill set needed to keep moving us forward. Her expertise in content creation, social media, and technology will solidly serve WDVX in engaging people in the way they want to discover and listen to music today.”
Cauthen will take the programming helm immediately. “I am as excited as I am honored to accept the Program Director/Content Manager position. The brilliant disc jockeys and staff of the WDVX team have helped me grow immeasurably over the years. I look forward to leading WDVX into the future while continuing to honor the station’s rich and storied past, and mission to share the vibrant East Tennessee community with the world by way of its music,” said Cauthen.
WDVX is a listener supported radio station popular throughout the world for its American roots mix of music that includes Bluegrass, Blues, Folk, Swing, Celtic, Alt-Country, Classic Country, Classic Rock, and more. The station is a service of non-profit organization Cumberland Communities Communications Corporation. Its broadcast on 89.9 FM reaches eleven counties in East Tennessee and Southeast Kentucky, on 102.9 in downtown Knoxville, and 93.9 in the Seymour and Kodak areas and its webcast is heard online around the world at wdvx.com.
More information on the station can be found at wdvx.com, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.