People

  • VP 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...

  • Intern Summer 2016

    Anna Butrico is an intern at Nashville Public Radio during summer 2016.

  • News Director

    Blake Farmer is Nashville Public Radio's news director. While he still makes time for some reporting, he's the primary editor of WPLN's on-air stories. When he's in the field, his reporting focuses on education and the military. But...

  • Enterprise Reporter

    Chas joined WPLN in 2015 after eight years with The Tennessean, including more than five years as the newspaper's statehouse reporter. Chas has also covered communities, politics and business in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. Chas grew up...

  • Assistant News Director

    Emily Siner is the assistant news director at Nashville Public Radio and host of the Movers & Thinkers podcast. She also reports on a wide range of topics, including higher education, technology and — occasionally — 

  • Spring 2017 Intern
  • Producer: Neighbors

    Creator of Neighbors, Jakob is a graduate of Jay Allison's Transom Story Workshop the best radio school on the planet. He has done work with the BBC, Marketplace, WPLN, Back Story, The Sound of Pursuit podcast, and been featured on...

  • Morning Host
  • Classical Music Host

    A Wyoming native, Kara relocated to Tennessee in 2005 to earn an undergraduate degree in voice performance and composition from Belmont University and a master’s degree in musicology from MTSU.

    In addition to hosting on Classical 91.1,...

  • Director of Digital Services

    Mack is WPLN's Director of Digital Services. He oversees digital content strategy and creation for wpln.org. He works closely with reporters and the news director on editing, writing headlines,...

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