Staff

Volunteer Community Producers have always been the “backbone” of community access television. Every year, typically more than 1,000 community volunteers become involved with CTV in various ways. Involvement often includes participation in training workshops, studio use, portable camera use, edit equipment use and/or appearances as program guests.

CTV employs a small number of people who perform various roles in training volunteer producers, facility maintenance, program scheduling, and other activities that ensure smooth day-to-day operations and the future sustainability of the channel. Current CTV employees include:


David Vogel (Email: david@ctvKnox.org) holds a Master’s Degree from the California State University – Los Angeles and has been employed at CTV since 1987. In his role as General Manager & Chief Operating Officer, David is ultimately responsible for every aspect of the organization’s activities, including: monitoring media & telecom policy & associated litigation, franchise renewal, policy development, fiscal management, facility design, equipment inventory & maintenance, capital improvements, hiring & scheduling, daily staff supervision and the sustainability & growth of the organization.


Kevin Jeske-Polyak (Email: kevin@ctvKnox.org) holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Tennessee and has been employed at CTV since 1998. In his role as Assistant General Manager, Kevin is responsible for planning and coordination of major organizational development initiatives that support the mission of CTV, documentation of policies & procedures, staff supervision, performance evaluation, collection & reporting of facility use data, equipment inventory management, grants management, and website development.


Jason Amos Oaks (Email: jason@ctvKnox.org) holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tennessee and has been employed at CTV since 1992. In his role as Production Manger, Jason is primarily responsible for coordination of staff-produced programs, training new producers, and performing the necessary steps involved in receiving and scheduling programs for playback. Additional responsibilities include marketing, training and production related to storytelling and the production of digital audio files.


Alyssa Watson (Email: alyssa@ctvknox.org) holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Centre College and has been employed at CTV since 2016. In her role as Social Media Coordinator, Alyssa is primarily responsible for coordination of staff-produced programs, training new producers, and performing the necessary steps involved in receiving and scheduling programs for playback. Additional responsibilities include marketing and management of social media accounts.


David Williams (Email: williams@ctvKnox.org) holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tennessee and has been employed at CTV since 2010. In his role as Traffic Coordinator, David is primarily responsible for coordination of staff-produced programs, training new producers, and performing the necessary steps involved in receiving and scheduling programs for playback. Additional responsibilities are related to daily maintenance and monitoring of the daily production and “on air” schedule.


Justin Willocks (Email: justin@ctvKnox.org) holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tennessee and has been employed at CTV since 2014. In his role as Media Coordinator, Justin is primarily responsible for coordination of staff-produced programs, training new producers, and performing the necessary steps involved in receiving and scheduling programs for playback.