Since WNXP’s launch in November 2020, they have carved new paths that defy convention. WNXP leans heavily into music journalism with a focus on Nashville’s deep local music scene, local artists, and the local music economy. With an unsurpassed air staff of Celia Gregory in mornings, APD Justin Barney in middays, and PD Jason Moon Wilkins in afternoons, local-local-local quickly became a winning combination with great air talent, dedicated arts and culture reporting, and a strong handshake with sister NPR News station WPLN. Based on audience research, President/CEO Steve Swenson and Nashville Public Radio also took the path less traveled by targeting young, multi-cultural listeners with a mix of indie rock, pop, and urban alternative titles, defying Music City USA’s reputation as one-dimensional. Did we mention they have an eye-popping live performance studio curated by Emily Young with the best name in the land? Check their videos from Sonic Cathedral here.