Jewly Hight and Marquis Munson have been added to the staff at Nashville Public Radio’s 91.ONE, WNXP. Hight joins as Music Director, while Munson joins as Production Coordinator. WNXP will launch later this fall to offer a platform for Nashville’s diverse local music scene.
In September, Nashville Public Radio named Jason Moon Wilkins as the station’s Program Director.
“Jewly’s work and her passion for Nashville exemplify WNXP’s mission of bringing context to the music and connecting with the community,” Wilkins said. “And Marquis may be the most open- minded music fan I’ve ever met and WNXP listeners will love his welcoming on-air style.”
Acclaimed music journalist Hight arrived in Nashville in 2003 and became a music journalist for the Nashville Scene and a radio reporter at Nashville Public Radio’s 90.3 FM, WPLN News. She contributes to the NPR Arts Desk and NPR Music, and regularly crafts features on Nashville’s music scene for Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She has also written for the New York Times, Vulture/New York Magazine, the Los Angeles Times and The Guardian.
“I never tire of exploring Nashville’s musical landscape in search of distinctive voices and visions, and I’m so ready to do that with the WNXP team,” Hight said in a statement.
Radio producer and journalist Munson most recently worked as morning show producer and on-air contributor at ESPN 102.5 The Game in Nashville. Munson has also served as Program Director for Tide 100.9 WTID and hosted a hip-hop show on R&B station WTUG.
“When I first moved to Nashville, I automatically assumed everyone just listened to country music, and it is a huge part of this city,” Munson said. “But one thing I look forward to, and another reason this position intrigued me, was the opportunity to explore other genres plus give these artists a platform to share their music and really show the world why they call this Music City.”
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