Justin Willingham

Host - All Things Considered

My mother introduced me to WKNO-FM and public radio long before I can remember. I suppose the first thing I really recall about WKNO-FM is that every afternoon, when my mother picked me up from school, the radio was tuned-in to The World, then All Things Considered, probably beginning around age 8. The way these reporters and hosts took you from the comfort of your mom's van to wherever in the world they were reporting from absolutely fascinated me. From then on, I was officially hooked.

I first volunteered for Sally Stover at age 15 (1998), working long shifts during the Action Auction and then as her unofficial summer intern. I would sneak back into radio and try to casually introduce myself to the on-air personalities (Kacky and Darel), hoping they'd say, “Hey! You've got just the voice we need for the radio!”

After returning to Memphis from Indiana University in Bloomington in 2006, I had the opportunity to work part-time as the Monday afternoon host on FM 88.9 and Saturday mornings on FM 91.1. Soon thereafter, I was asked to be the local host for All Things Considered and Marketplace every weekday. In 2008, I took over production duties and became the Assistant Operations Manager, editing shows such as The Memphis Symphony Radio Hour and engineering Friday Live Lunch. Since then, my job has included editing all of John Malmo's commentaries, Memphis Moments with Steve Pike, and being the producer of our newest radio program, Counterpoint, with Jonathan Judaken.

WKNO-FM is my constant source for news and information. My dog, Ethel, also enjoys listening every afternoon to All Things Considered, while I'm away at work. With the creation of our HD-2 and HD-3 streams, I am constantly connected to the news that matters, no matter where I am or what I am doing. I am very grateful and lucky to get to work at a job that constantly feeds my mind with informative conversations, interviews, music, and entertainment. I am proud to be a tiny part of WKNO-FM Memphis.

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Behind the Headlines
7:24 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Radio Roundtable: Mississippi Rejects the Controversial Personhood Amendmendment

Behind the Headlines: Friday evenings at 6:30 on WKNO: TV's Channel 10
Bard Cole

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable: the result of the run-off election for City Council between Lee Harris and Kimba Ford, missing ammunition at the Memphis Police Department, and the rejection of the controversial "Personhood" amendment to Mississippi's constitution.  

 

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Behind the Headlines
5:26 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Radio Roundtable: An Increase in the Bed Tax and Gov. Haslam battles the Occupy Nashville in Court

Behind the Headlines
Bard Cole WKNO

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable: Memphis city councilman Edmund Ford, Jr., proposes an increase in the bed tax, and Tennessee's Governor Haslam finds himself in a court struggle with the Occupy Nashville protestors.  

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Checking on the Arts
3:54 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Indie Memphis Film Festival 2011 Interviews

Indie Memphis Film Festival 2011
IndieMemphis

Darel Snodgrass talks with Erik Jambor, Executive Director of Indie Memphis, and Morgan Jon Fox, director of the film This is What Love in Action Looks Like.  Next, Kacky Walton had the opportunity to talk with Andrew Pope and Winn Coslick, writer/producers of Losers Take All, as well as the director, Alex Steyermark.

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Counterpoint
6:52 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

Interview with Robert Alter

Host Jonathan Judaken talks with Robert Alter, renowned Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkley.  

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Counterpoint
3:30 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Interview with Preston Lauterbach

The Chitlin' Circuit and the Road to Rock'N'Roll
Preston Lauterbach

Host Jonathan Judaken talks with Preston Lauterbach about his book, The Chitlin' Circuit and the Road to Rock'N'Roll, the first history of the network of black nightclubs that created Rock'N'Roll through an unholy alliance between vice and entertainment.  

For more information on Preston Lauterbach, you can visit his website: http://www.prestonlauterbach.com

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