KNOXVILLE, TN – The Board of WDVX public community radio, known worldwide for its daily live radio show “The Blue Plate Special,” has hired Katie Cauthen as the station’s new Program Director/Content Manager.
Katie Cauthen, a Knoxville native and 2011 graduate of the University of Tennessee’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media, has been with WDVX since 2008. Among her positions at the station Cauthen has served as AAA Music Director, leading the review of the flood of new tracks that the station receives. A national search was conducted for the program director position.
Cauthen’s knowledge of roots music and artists played on WDVX, and her readiness to meet today’s rapid technological changes in the music industry, led to the decision to hire her.
“WDVX has grown from a station in a camping trailer to a more complex and bigger operation. So our challenges have changed,” said Linda Billman, WDVX general manager. “Katie is a great fit because she not only has the passion for the station that our listeners and donors have, she has the skill set needed to keep moving us forward. Her expertise in content creation, social media, and technology will solidly serve WDVX in engaging people in the way they want to discover and listen to music today.”
Cauthen will take the programming helm immediately.
“I am as excited as I am honored to accept the Program Director/Content Manager position. The brilliant disc jockeys and staff of the WDVX team have helped me grow immeasurably over the years. I look forward to leading WDVX into the future while continuing to honor the station’s rich and storied past, and mission to share the vibrant East Tennessee community with the world by way of its music,” said Cauthen.