Colby is a junior Public Relations-Mass Media and Strategic Communication major from Ripley, Tennessee. Outside of WUTM, Colby is the current Press Secretary for the Student Government Association, treasurer for the Public Relations Student Society of America, and an active member at the Church of Christ Student Center. After graduation, she hopes to be a publicist in the music or sports industry.
Davis is a senior Broadcasting-Communications major, with a minor in history, from Knoxville, Tennessee. He is the co-host of award-winning weekly sports talk show The Bench. Davis also heads up the sports crew that covers Westview and UT Martin football and basketball games. After graduation, he hopes to pursue a career in professional sports broadcasting.
Digital Media Director
Dylan is a senior Media Design-Communications major, with a marketing minor, from Martin, Tennessee. Dylan manages all of the WUTM social media accounts and handles the station's branding. He is the host of Behind the Mic, where he talks with artists and songwriters about the music industry as well as co-host of The Bench. Dylan can also be heard calling Westview and UT Martin football and basketball games. His other campus involvements include being a member of the Student Alumni Council and National Society of Leadership and Success. He also works as a photograpaher and videographer for UT Martin's office of University Relations. After graduation, Dylan plans to pursue a career in videography, social media management, or branding.
Business and Traffic Director
Carson is a freshman communication media design major from Martin, Tennessee. Carson is the host of Lets Talk Greek, where she interviews alumni, sororities, and fraternities about the positive impact of Greek life and what it can offer an individual. Her other campus involvements are being an active member in Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, where she holds Bible studies and activities as Chaplin. Carson works for UTM athletics for all sporting events during the school year. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in law and ethics or social media branding in the entertainment or sports industry.
Callie is a Senior Public Relations major from Lynnville, Tennessee. She is in charge of inputting and editing the daily newscasts. Callie also hosts a weekly show called "For the Record" where she brings in special guests from the UT Martin and surrounding community to discuss things that students need to know. After graduating, she hopes to be an Internal Communications Manager in a for-profit corporation.
Assistant Sports Director
Jared is a junior broadcasting major from Southaven, Mississippi. He is a co-host of award winning weekly sports talk show The Bench. Jared also covers athletics for UT Martin and Westview. After graduation, he hopes to get a job in sports media.
Support & Development Director
Carlin is a sophomore Broadcast-Mass Media and Strategic Communication major with a Theater minor, from Centerville, Tennessee. Outside of WUTM, Carlin is involved in the Fine Arts Department at UT Martin. After graduation, she hopes to be a theater and journalism teacher.
Alex is a sophomore Broadcasting-Communications major from Trenton, Tennessee. He is the host of the weekly radio show Something Wicked. He is also a staff member of The Switch campus magazine.
Carter is a junior Meteorology major from Kingston Springs, Tennessee. He produces daily weather briefings and works hard to keep the residents of the local cities safe from potentially dangerous weather. He is also the host of the bi-weekly show SGA Roundup. Outside of WUTM, Carter serves as a Resident Assistant and as the Student Alumni Council president here at UT Martin. He hopes to be on television one day after graduation.
ADVISORS & FACULTY
Dr. Richard Robinson
Dr. Robinson teaches courses in radio broadcasting and public speaking. He worked in the radio industry for 19 years, including roles as an on-air talent, news reporter, and sales and programming. He also worked in government public relations in the state of Arkansas for 14 years. Robinson holds a bachelor of science journalism from the University of Central Arkansas, a master of arts in journalism (radio-television-film) from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and a Ph.D. in mass communication and media arts from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Mr. Rodney Freed
Mr. Freed has worked in the television industry for over 10 years and was most recently the Director of Production at WBBH-TV (NBC) and WZVN-TV (ABC) in Ft. Myers, Fl. He also actively works with the local PBS affiliate WLJT-TV as a freelance director for the student chapter of the Broadcasting Guild. He holds memberships in the National Press Photographers Association and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.
Senior Broadcast Engineer
Skilled in many aspects of the broadcast industry, Mr. Thomas has been a broadcaster in both radio and television for over 20 years in the West Tennessee and Southwest Kentucky markets. He has served in Disc Jockey, Engineering, Digital Director and Operations Manager positions for over a decade in radio. In television, Qualls has produced newscasts, served as reporter, videographer, and engineer, produced television ads, and has been a technical director for local television programs. Brian holds certifications in both on-air and digital advertising from the Radio Advertising Bureau. Mr. Qualls is an amateur radio operator and Skywarn storm spotter. He continues his on-air work tracking storms for listeners during severe weather at WUTM and at other local radio stations in the Ken-Tenn area.
Dr. Robert Nanney
Dr. Nanney serves as department chair with 15 years’ experience in print journalism as a reporter, photographer, and managing editor. He has won several teaching awards including the Outstanding Teaching Award by the UT National Alumni Association and has been a faculty member with the TN Governor’s School for the Humanities for 20 years. He is co-founder of the department’s Media Design sequence. His research specialty is community journalism, and his creative activity involves photojournalism and desktop publishing. He is immediate past president of the UTM Faculty Senate. He holds numerous committee assignments, including the Tennessee Press Association Journalism Committee and the National Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Contemporary Leadership Committee.