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...

  • 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...

  • Chief Engineer

    Cameron Adkins is WPLN's Chief Engineer, otherwise known as the guy who keeps us on the air. (He also seems to be the only one who knows where we keep the Megahertz.) Cameron grew up in Middle Tennessee and showed a "knack" for all...

  • V.P. of Finance and Technology
  • 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...

  • Administrative Coordinator
  • Vice President of Development
  • Classical Music Host

    Ed is a native Nashvillian and host classical music on 91.1 weekday afternoons. He also worked as a board operator and announcer at the Talking Library, a radio reading service for the visually impaired. He joined the staff in 1997...

  • 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, science and military veterans. She's traveled around...

  • Corporate Support Representative

    Esther Bailey-Bass is a Corporate Support Representative for Nashville Public Radio and has been in the arena of sales and marketing for over 20 years. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1995 and recently received certification as a...

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