WMOT Roots Radio launches ‘pop-up’ liv...

WMOT Roots Radio launches ‘pop-up’ live music series

WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 hosted its first Pop-Up Show at the Walnut House on Friday, Dec. 7. This show was open to WMOT members and their guests.

In partnership with the Walnut House, WMOT welcomed New Reveille and Sean McConnell to the stage for an intimate live performance at the event venue, located at 116 N. Walnut St. The show was streamed live on 89.5 FM and, giving all WMOT listeners the opportunity to tune in and enjoy the music.

WMOT currently produces monthly members-only shows at venues throughout Middle Tennessee, offering at least one live music experience per quarter to all WMOT members. This new Pop-Up Show series is part of WMOT’s efforts to provide even more unique live music experiences to a larger audience.

Val Hoeppner, director, Center for Innovation in Media

Val Hoeppner

“Our team at WMOT is excited about sharing this new series of WMOT Pop-Up Shows with our listeners in Murfreesboro and throughout our 40-county listening area,” said Val Hoeppner, executive director of WMOT.

“This new series will be part of the celebration of our 50th year on the air, but more importantly it’s our way of bringing even more amazing live Americana music to our members, listeners and community.”

WMOT members were encouraged to reserve spots via an email invitation, and the general public was invited to attend and admitted at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Beverages were available for purchase.

WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 is a 100,000-watt signal, listener-supported National Public Radio station based at Middle Tennessee State University.

Listeners who are interested in becoming a WMOT member may contact Development Director Abby White at or join online at

As Middle Tennessee’s most powerful music station, WMOT Roots Radio 89.5 has a 100,000-watt signal that reaches north to Bowling Green, Kentucky, and south to the Alabama border.

WMOT is located in the Center for Innovation in Media in MTSU’s College of Media and Entertainment, where students work alongside industry professionals in a dynamic, collaborative environment. WMOT Roots Radio features original Americana programming and is dedicated to the music most deeply connected to Music City’s legacy: classic country music, bluegrass, singer/songwriter, folk, soul, R&B and old-school rock and roll.

WMOT also continues to offer award-winning jazz programming on secondary channels: 89.5HD, 92.3FM in Rutherford County and 104.9 in Williamson County. Please visit for more information.