Hall of Fame
The following persons trained at WVCP-VSCC and now work full time in the Communications Industry:
If you know of a person that trained at WVCP and is working in the communications industry and is not listed here, please contact us.
Powell Creative has hired VSCC Communications graduate Stephen Lackey as account coordinator/digital strategist. Lackey has been a blogger and media representative for the Nashville Film Festival.
VSCC Communication major, Joe Mack Seaton, is retired after working at several media outlets in Middle Tennessee. Those included radio stations WAMG, WCOR, and WANT. On the video side, Joe worked at WJFB-TV 66, Page TV Productions, and Bob Cummings Productions. He also was a reporter and correspondent for the Gallatin News Examiner for 14 years. Joe is a big supporter of local veterans and helps out at American Legion Post 17. He is a long-time WVCP-FM volunteer as one of our morning on-air hosts. Most semesters Joe is on the air from 9:00 to noon on Thursday or Friday.
WVCP volunteer Trey Wallace is the morning show producer at Nashville sports station WNSR
Scott Bailey is the owner and operator of WMRO Radio, Magic 1560 in Gallatin, Tennessee. His company is Classic Broadcasting. The station features local events, high school sports and an adult contemporary music format. Before buying WMRO in 1993, Scott Bailey was an air personality know as “Scott The Rock” at Nashville’s AM 1470, WVOL (The Mighty 147), and WQQK-FM, known as 92Q.
Chris Kulick is a sales manager for
Citadel Broadcasting Nashville–103.3 WKDF-FM and 104.5 WGFX-FM.
Chris gives back to VSCC by speaking annually to our broadcast sales
Jeff Eslick is national sales manager for Citadel Broadcasting,
Nashville. He sells for WKDF
and WGFX. Jeff has a number
of awards, including best rookie sales person for his stations. He gives back to VSCC by speaking annually to our broadcast sales
Billy Goodman works for Lebanon radio stations, WANT and WCOR.
Troy Ameen is working the 7 p.m. to Midnight shift at 106.9 FM KIKS
Joe Woollett a Vol State graduate and University of Memphis
graduate is working full-time for WPTY-TV, an ABC affiliate, and WLMT-TV,
a UPN affiliate both in Memphis.
also volunteers at WYPL-FM, reading the Memphis newspaper on-air as a
service to the visually impaired.
Joe Legge is a television anchor at noon and the fill-in anchor
for mornings at CBS (Media General) Channel 12 in Chattanooga. He
was a long-time volunteer with WVCP starting at age 14.
Angie Smith is a board operator/producer for George Plaster on WGFX FM, 104.5 The Zone in
Kevin “Crash” Davis is the program director at WPLL-FM, WDVH-AM, WRZN-AM
in Gainesville, Florida. Kevin is also doing work as a
Earlene Mandrell is appearing on Tennessee Outdoors segments and
Public Service Announcements on WNPT Channel 8. She is also seen on
several television commercials in Nashville.
Jamie Dudney is appearing on the soap opera As the World
Heather Garrett a Vol State graduate and MTSU graduate, now works
at Hammstein Publishing in Nashville’s Music Row area. She worked five years at WANT and WCOR as an air Personality/
Bill Killough works at the radio station at Vincennes University. He trains students for their on-air responsibilities and helps them
with their production assignments.
Michael Vance (Horbovitz) is doing on-air traffic for stations,
including WWTN 99.7 FM in Nashville. Doogie is the local host for the “Bob &
Tom Show” on 97.1 WRQQ-FM in Nashville.
Jason McMurrian is switching for cable channel 50- News Channel 5
Plus and is a camera operator for Channel 5’s 5:00, 6:00, and 10:00 P.M.
newscasts. This job developed out of an internship with Channel 5.
After working at CMT, Tim is now the broadcast instructor at Hillwood
Vijoya Mountjoy is a producer at an Indiana television station.
Cliff McArdle is the promotions director and digital manager for ESPN The Game-Nashville.
Cameron Collins is editor at the Dickson, Tennessee newspaper.
Holly Nimmo is a graduate of VSCC and MTSU. She works as the
Public Relations Office Supervisor at Volunteer State College. From
1998-2008, she held the Operations Supervisor position for 88.5 WVCP-FM.
Robin Joffe is traffic manager for The Tennessee and Alabama
State News Networks.
Chris Goodman is a sportscaster for the ABC-TV affiliate in Evansville,
Teresa Gammon is employed with The National Association of
Broadcasters in Washington, D.C.
Eric Glasgow is now working at WBIR-TV and worked at HGTV Home
& Garden Cable Network in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Jim Keutzer works at The Tennessean.
Stephanie Farris Tallman who graduated from VSCC and MTSU is now
working for The Tennessee Arts Commission. She writes media press releases.
Mark Dyer does the Bluegrass Show at WCOR in Lebanon, TN.
Scott Stewart is operations manager at Sports Talk Station WKNI
in Lexington, Alabama.
Stacey Moore Odom is working at a commercial radio station in
Joe Kirby works at a commercial station in Des Moines, Iowa,
doing morning drive.
Mike Marshall (McClarnon) works for WHIN-AM radio in Gallatin, TN.
Shawna Sessions works for WSGZ 94.5
FM in Dickson, TN.
Zack Bennett is the assistant program
director at Cumulus’ NewsTalk 770 WVNN and SportsRadio 730 The Ump in
Huntsville, Alabama. Also on weekends at 97.1 WNRQQ-FM in Nashville, TN.
Adam Meador works for BMI in
Nashville, TN in the royalties department.
Brian Campbell is a jet airline pilot for Mesaba, a division of Northwest
Airlines. He is based in Memphis, TN.
VSCC Graduate Jamie Berry has joined Nashville Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency as a Director of Communications. Previously Berry was a public relations and communications manager with Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee. Before that she was a news producer at WTVF Channel 5.
Katie Haas, formerly with WSM 95 FM in Nashville, now does nationally-broadcast
country music shows on television.
Miriam Mohammed, who had been doing middays
on 102.5 The Party in Nashville, is working at Rock
104 and Hot 101 in Youngstown, Ohio.
Jay Carlton has finished his B.S. in
Journalism at MTSU and is now an account executive with Ivanhoe Financial.
Keli Harrison (Dosemagen) is the corporate traffic operations support
supervisor at the Sinclair Broadcast Group Corporation offices in Baltimore,
MD. She worked at WZTV Fox 17 in Nashville, starting in
1998, and later became the traffic manager for WZTV, WUPN, and WNAB.
Kacey Bundy is working for Comcast in Nashville, TN.
Swain Rieves is an account
executive at Cromwell Broadcasting in Nashville. He works for 102.9
The Buzz and 102.5 The Party.
Rachel Webb has been promoted at
Citadel Broadcasting in Nashville. She is now a sales assistant for
103 WKDF and 104.5 The Zone.
Kyle Hamlett is working at Broadcast
Music, Inc. in Nashville.
Jimmy Tidwell, ’90 graduate VSCC and ’93 graduate of MTSU, is program director
at a classic rock station, 106.1 WRDU in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Courtney Williard is an afternoon drive air personality and board operator on Z-97.5
WZZP-FM. She is also on the Beaver 100.3 7-11 p.m. weeknights. Both stations are
Michele (Gauvin) Mize is a Legal Assistant to Deputy
Chief Disciplinary Counsel – Litigation, Sandy Garrett, for the Board of
Professional Responsibility for the Supreme Court of Tennessee. She
received her B.S. in Broadcasting from Belmont University and is currently
attending Vol State in the Paralegal Program. Michele’s experience includes
work at WVCP, WSGI, WBVR, as well as TV experience with Ralph Emery
Productions, Dick Clark Productions and the Mid-South Regional Emmy Awards.
Diane Crutcher Hughes has been working at The Tennessean since 1993 and
currently serves as Copy Editor for the Custom Publications Team.
Suzanne Rae is a part-time board operator for WHIN-AM 1010 in Gallatin.
Kim Evans is working full-time as a sales manager for WLCT 102.1 FM in Lafayette, TN. She is
writing and producing commercials and selling ads.
Richard Douglas is working full-time as a master control operator for Fox 61 TV
WDSI in Chattanooga. While attending VSCC, he obtained experience in
a similar position at WPGD-TV in Hendersonville, TN. He has a B.S.
degree in Communications from Western Kentucky University.
Danielle Hopkins is working as the promotion coordinator for FOX 17, UPN 30 and WB
58 in Nashville.
Hugh Britt is an account executive for Citadel Broadcasting, Nashville.
Paul Bible is the executive producer for “The Wake Up Zone” on 104.5
FM in Nashville. The show features Kevin Ingram, Mark Howard, and
Frank Wycheck and can be heard weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Jon Blankenship is working at WSMV-TV
Channel 4 in Nashville.
Chris Ladd is working full-time with Cumulus Broadcasting WWTN 99.7 in
Nashville. He is the producer of the Phil Valentine Talk Show, which
is syndicated by Westwood One and is heard in markets all across the
Tommy Stewart is producing Nashville’s Morning News with Ralph Bristol and The Michael DelGiorno Show on WWTN 99.7
Kevin Blazek is an editor at WKRN-TV, Channel 2 in Nashville.
Brad Reed is a traffic reporter for On
Time Traffic and is on 12 stations. He is starting an NFL sports show
on WNSR radio in Nashville.
Kris Freeman is a Baptist pastor in So. Kentucky. He is a member of
the Stinson Press publishing board and interns in an advisory
role to General Baptist Congregational Ministries in Poplar Bluff,
MO. He has a denominational degree in pastoral ministry and is
working on a B.A. degree in Corporate/Organizational Communication.
He has been a volunteer assistant for White House High School football for
Jennifer (Ryan) Freeman is
a Human Resources representative at Logan Aluminum Inc., one of Kentucky’s
largest manufacturing industries. She is married to Rev. Kris Freeman, whom
she met while serving as the assistant station manager for WVCP in 1995-96.
They married in 1998 and have two children.
Jake (Jennings?), former VSCC
Communication student and WVCP announcer, is doing TV commercials for
Kevin Guest is a part-time on-air personality for the FISH in Nashville. He is
also doing radio creative & production work with his company, Guest Media Services.
James Denham is a video editor for a
production company based in Goodlettsville. He also runs the sound
equipment at Gallatin’s First United Methodist Church.
Rick Walker is a music producer in
Nashville. His company, Suppa Fella Entertainment, does consulting,
management and production for music artists.
Megan Franks has been offered a
position with Brides Magazine as a result of her internship with WSMV
Tony Boco is shooting video for HBO
Kristy Netherton is a board operator
for Nashville station WUBT 101.1 FM. This position resulted from a
Robert Wilson is a board
operator/producer at Nashville station 99.7 WWTN-FM.
Tim Battle is currently the board operator for “The Bobby Bones
Show” on WSIX. “Battle” is also an on-air talent for Alt-98.3 and
107.5 the River. He got his start at iHeart Media through the WVCP
Justin Fernandes was the Operations
Assistant for WVCP-FM 88.5 Gallatin, TN from January 2010-August 2017.
He also is a distribution tech for iHeart Media-Nashville and the
Tennessee Radio Network.
Kris Davis is a Remote Tech for the
Nashville Cumulus Radio Stations. This position resulted from a VSCC
Paul Hunter is an
Air Personality for 107.5 The River WRVW-FM,
is a Master Control Operator at WHTN, UHF Channel 39 in Mt. Juliet, TN
Nate Slate is a Board Operator/Announcer for 1010 WHIN-AM in Gallatin,
Josh Mathes is a Board Operator for 1510 WLAC-AM in Nashville, TN
Eric Nettles is a Board Operator for sports events at 1220 WFKN-AM
Radio in Franklin, KY. His boss there is VSCC graduate Ralph
Warren, who directed plays with Dan Jewell.
Jonathan Thompson is working in the sports department at WANT-FM in Lebanon on “The Finish Line,” a
sports-talk show which airs Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 10
p.m., and he runs the board for the “Scoreboard Show.”
is interning at WANT-FM in Lebanon on “The Finish Line,” a
sports-talk show which airs Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 10
Jon Boyce is working at WANT-FM
in Lebanon as the voice of “Sports Scene,” as guest host and production
team member for “The Finish Line,” as a fill-in host for the “Afternoon
Drive Show,” as host of the “Bluegrass Show” on Sunday, and as voice
Crystal is a VSCC & MTSU graduate that is working as a production assistant at Nashville’s FOX 17.
Phil “Bad Boy” Dixon is a Morning Director at WZTV, Nashville’s Fox 17.
Erin Thomas is a full-time Meteorologist at WTGS, the Fox Television affiliate in Savannah, Georgia.