Jason Moon Wilkins is an award-winning broadcast journalist with a diverse background and deep roots in the music industry. Since coming to WPLN in 2016, he has earned multiple honors from the AP Awards and PRNDI, including the team’s national Breaking News award in 2018.
Born in Arkansas and raised in North Louisiana, Jason moved to Nashville in 1993 to attend Belmont University where he majored in English and minored in Music Business. Before completing his degree, he earned a job at a local radio station and its nationally syndicated sister publication and went on to become Music Director. He left that position in 1997 to become a full-time touring and session musician and later transitioned into the business side of music working in management and events. The 2000’s also included a stint at the Tennessean’s weekly entertainment magazine and the development of the Next Big Nashville music festival and conference.
Since 2010 he helped launch a publishing division for music company Thirty Tigers, co-founded entertainment listings engine Do615 and was a founding consultant for the annual tech investment conference 36/86.
He was a member of the prestigious Nashville Mayor’s Music Council, served on the NARAS/Grammy Board and worked with the Nashville Film Festival and Tin Pan South. He is also a Leadership Music alumnus and was nominated for the Nashville Emerging Leader Award by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.