Hannah is a senior Broadcast Communications major from McKenzie, Tennessee. Hannah is a member of the Student Alumni Council as well as the National Society of Leadership and Success. She hopes to one day become a sideline reporter for a professional sports team.
Davis is a junior 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 calls 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 Student Alumni Council and National Society of Leadership and Success. After graduation, Dylan plans to pursue a career in videography, social media management, or branding.
Business and Traffic Director & Director of Support and Development
Blaine is a junior Broadcasting-Communications major, with a minor in marketing, from Martin, Tennessee. Besides her work here at WUTM, Blaine is also involved in the Chi Omega sorority as well as UAC. After graduation, she plans to move out west, become a reporter for a local news station, before eventually transitioning to a national news platform.
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-Communications major from South Haven, Mississippi. Jared is a co-host of The Bench and also on our sports broadcast crew. After graduation, he hopes to land a job with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Colby is a junior Public Relations-Mass Media and Strategic Communication major from Ripley, Tennessee. She hosts SGA Round-Up, a bi-weekly show that discusses SGA’s campus involvement and introduces listeners to their student leaders. Outside of WUTM, Colby is a member of the Student Government Association, Public Relations Student Society of America, and the Church of Christ Student Center. After graduation, she hopes to go into Live Venue Public Relations.
Daariq is a senior Broadcasting - Communications major, with a minor in Marketing, from Memphis, Tennessee. He is the co-host of the award-winning weekly sports talk show The Bench. His other campus involvements include a senator position with the Student Government Association and membership with the Black Student Association. After graduation, Daariq plans to pursue a career in Sports Broadcasting, Journalism, or as a news/sports analyst.
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.