WMOT-Roots Radio 89.5 is a listener-supported National Public Radio (NPR) station based at Middle Tennessee
State University (MTSU) in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. As Middle Tennessee’s most powerful music station, WMOT
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).

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“I’m really excited about The Roots Barn Campus and the opportunity for WMOT to be a part of it. WMOT
and Music City Roots have worked together for nearly three years to bring Americana and Roots music to
middle Tennessee on WMOT 89.5. This new space will allow that partnership to continue to grow and
expand while growing our music community in Middle Tennessee and beyond.”

-Val Hoeppner, Executive Director, WMOT 89.5 FM

“The construction of The Roots Barn as a music and entertainment facility as the new home of Music City
Roots at the historic Madison train depot is a thrilling prospect for music lovers throughout Middle
Tennessee. Madison itself is extremely rich in musical history, making it the perfect location for Music City
Roots to showcase the best in roots music and Americana in its down-home, old-school format. At the
Center for Popular Music and WMOT Roots Radio we celebrate the musical heritage of our region and our
nation every day, and look forward to many exciting events at this wonderful new development.”

-Gregory Reish, Ph.D., Director, Center for Popular Music, MTSU