Nashville Public Radio has announced 91.ONE, WNXP as its new music discovery radio station and names Mickey Lernard Parks as its Assistant Program Director and on-air host. The station, launching later this fall, will be a platform for new local music and serve as Nashville’s Music Experience.
Parks is a Nashville native who hosts This Is The Place, a podcast about the Nashville restaurant and bar scene. Parks hosted several radio shows on Vanderbilt University’s station WRVU from 2000 to 2005 where he had the opportunity to play new bands before they broke through locally and nationally. Parks also served as the store manager in the first several years of Grimey’s New & Preloved Music which has grown to be an important part of Nashville’s music scene. Most recently, he has managed a wide variety of corporate teams in the hospitality industry.
Program Director Jason Moon Wilkins announced Parks appointment. “Mickey Lernard Parks has deep roots in the city and is well-known for introducing so many music fans to their future favorites through his work at Grimey’s and WRVU,” Wilkins said. “We are so fortunate that his desire to return to music coincided with the launch of this station.”
“It’s great to be back on the air in the Music City and so exciting to have the opportunity to share new music with Nashville again,” Parks said.
“The station truly will be ‘Nashville’s Music Experience’ bringing new music AND local music to Middle Tennessee listeners with hosts like Jason and Mickey who are well-versed in Nashville’s music scene,” said Nashville Public Radio’s President and CEO Steve Swenson.
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Nashville Public Radio serves Middle Tennessee through local, national and global (NPR/BBC) news, engaging music and cultural programs on 90.3 FM WPLN News, NashvilleClassicalRadio.org, WPLN International 1430 AM and NashvillePublicRadio.org. Nashville Public Radio also produces a variety podcasts that can be found at https://wpln.org/shows-and-podcasts/ and on your favorite podcasting app.