WUOT’s ‘Dialogue’ Named State’s Best Radio Talk Show for Third Year

KNOXVILLE — ‘Dialogue,’ WUOT 91.9 FM’s monthly discussion program, has been named the Best Radio Talk Show in Tennessee for the third consecutive year by the Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters (TAPB).

WUOT airs the call-in talk show on the first Wednesday of every month from 1 to 2 p.m. from its studios at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

“Dialogue” is produced and hosted by WUOT News Director Matt Shafer Powell and “Morning Edition” Host/Reporter Chrissy Keuper. Operations Director Greg Hill is technical director for the program.

Greghri Love is the guest for the June 3 show. Love’s memoir, “There Is An Urgency,” is a stark, heartbreaking account of the abuse and neglect he suffered at the hands of his prostitute mother and her pimp. Love will talk about how he overcame impossible odds to become a candidate for Tennessee Teacher of the Year.

WUOT also won the TAPB’s Best Enterprise award for “My Life. My Vote.,” a series produced by Powell in conjunction with the UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.

The station received honorable mentions for Best Overall: WUOT News Staff, Best Hard News Story (TVA vs. Hill): Chrissy Keuper and Best Radio Newscaster: Matt Shafer Powell.

Information about WUOT’s upcoming programs, links to award-winning news and station podcasts are available at http://wuot.org. Information about the TAPB awards can be found at http://ap.org/Tennessee/.

WUOT began to supplement NPR news programming with local news in November 2002. The station’s regional coverage includes daily newscasts as well as interviews and long-form feature stories focused on the people and issues that affect East Tennessee.

Listener-supported WUOT is a 100,000-watt station. Qualified by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, WUOT is a member of National Public Radio, and a Public Radio International affiliate. WUOT’s primary format is classical and jazz music, news and public affairs. WUOT serves listeners throughout East Tennessee, and parts of Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia and Virginia. The station broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week and streams on the Web at http://wuot.org.

C O N T A C T :

Cindy Hassil (865-974-5375, chassil@utk.edu)
Regina Dean (865-974-5375, regdean@utk.edu)