WUOT 91.9 FM Expands Public Radio Offerings with WUOT-2

 

KNOXVILLE — Public radio listeners now have even more reasons to listen to WUOT, licensed to the University of Tennessee, thanks to the station’s second digital channel, WUOT-2.

Listeners can hear WUOT’s second channel on 91.9 FM on an HD Radio™ in the HD2 position, on Internet radio or streaming on the station’s Web site, http://wuot.org/.

WUOT-2 features an eclectic mix, from popular National Public Radio (NPR) programs such as “Talk of the Nation” and “The Diane Rehm Show” to shows about gardening, faith and music.

American Public Media’s “Marketplace” returns to WUOT on the second channel, as do familiar public radio voices including Tavis Smiley and former NPR News Anchor Bob Edwards.

While the second channel offers a few new classical and jazz programs that supplement the primary music formats on the original channel, WUOT-2 also features genres such as American roots and blues, contemporary, African and world music.

“WUOT-2 is an opportunity for WUOT to further enrich the lives of the people we serve in this community,” WUOT Director Regina Dean said. “Our goal with the second channel is to offer listeners even more of the diverse, quality public radio programming WUOT has been airing since the station’s inception almost 60 years ago.”

Dean said listeners have been asking for “Whad’ya Know?,” a popular quiz show produced by Public Radio International — as well as “Talk of the Nation” for years.

Listeners also regularly ask the station to bring back “Says You” and “Radio Reader,” both of which are available on WUOT-2.

WUOT is one of about 1,800 stations to broadcast using digital HD Radio technology, which allows stations to multicast programming using the same dial position. HD Radio technology — digital AM and FM radio broadcasting — was developed by iBiquity Digital Corp. The Federal Communications Commission adopted the technology as the United States’ radio digital broadcasting system in October 2002.

Listener-supported WUOT 91.9 FM is a member of NPR and a Public Radio International affiliate. The station’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.

C O N T A C T :

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

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