WUOT, the public radio station licensed to UT, is one of fifteen stations chosen in a national competition to participate in a storytelling project that aims to bring public media to more Americans.
Matt Shafer Powell News
Starting next week, WUOT 91.9 FM and UT’s College of Social Work will ask East Tennesseans one question: “What keeps you up at night?”
WUOT, a member of NPR licensed to UT, delves into the precarious world of East Tennesseans who struggle to make ends meet in a new series, Without a Net: Voices of the Working Poor, which will air December 3 through 7.
WUOT-FM is conducting its fall fund drive this week to help support the station’s public programming. During Wednesday morning’s push for donations, WUOT news director Matt Shaffer Powell promised listeners something special if the station met its 9:00 a.m. goal of $10,000. Donors met Powell’s challenge, and WBIR-TV’s Ken Schwall was on hand when Powell delivered on his promise—wearing a bunny costume on Market Square.
NPR member station WUOT 91.9 FM, licensed to UT, won “Best Overall” in the Non-Commercial Division of the 2012 Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters awards earlier this month in Nashville. In addition to the “Best Overall” award, WUOT won first-place awards for several stories and programs