Staff

KCM 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 KCM employees include:

J. Amos Oaks (Email: jaoaks@knoxcm.org) holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tennessee and has been employed at KCM since 2005. In his Executive & Creative Director role, Jason is primarily responsible for promoting the mission of PEG access TV and a demonstrated commitment to do whatever is necessary to get the job done. Key responsibilities include: ensuring facility readiness and efficient delivery of services, hiring and supervising professional production staff,  managing income and expenses, and encouraging team building through participative management practices.

Beth Palmer (Email: beth@knoxcm.org) has been employed at KCM since 2022. In her Operations Administrator role, Beth is primarily responsible for the day-to-day operations of our facility and programming that airs on our cable television channels. Key responsibilities include ensuring facility readiness and efficient delivery of services, being the face of KCM with the County, City and all producers, oversight of all policies and procedures, reconciliation of databases, and making sure all producer and facility needs are met.

Ryan Collins (Email: ryan@knoxcm.org), Community Arts Coordinator

Drew Jeske-Polyak (Email: drew@knoxcm.org) holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University and has been employed at KCM since 2022. In his Business Affairs Coordinator role, Drew is primarily responsible for maintaining office business, and the financial records. Key responsibilities include: managing the relationship with KCM vendors, bookkeeping of all accounts receivables and payables, processing the employee payroll, managing income and expenses, and content management on the KCM website.

Justin Willocks (Email: justin@knoxcm.org) holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tennessee and has been employed at KCM since 2014.  Primarily responsible for directing routine staff-produced programs, training new producers, and performing the necessary steps involved in receiving and scheduling programs for playback, in his Traffic Coordinator role, Justin monitors program traffic flow from video production through scheduling and eventual playback to the air.  Additional responsibilities include creating public service announcements and content management on KCM websites.