The University of Tennessee’s public radio station, WUOT 91.9 FM, has been awarded a grant by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to expand its coverage of education. The grant is part of a $1.2 million CPB project to establish a Local Journalism Center with eight Southern public radio and television partners.
StoryCorps, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving and sharing the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs, will visit Knoxville from Oct. 7 to Nov. 13 as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour. Partnering with WUOT 91.9 FM, UT Knoxville’s NPR station, StoryCorps’ MobileBooth will be parked in Market Square to record 180 interviews with Knoxville residents.
Melony Maness has been named “Morning Concert” host/producer at the University of Tennessee’s public radio station WUOT 91.9 FM. Maness has served as the station’s weekend host since August 2008. In her new role, she replaces Daniel Berry, who retired Sept. 1 after 27 years of hosting the classical morning program.
Greg Hill has been named program/operations director at the University of Tennessee’s public radio station, WUOT 91.9 FM. Hill has served as the station’s operations director since August 2007. His role has expanded to include the non-news-related programming decisions formerly made by Program Director Daniel Berry, who recently retired.
As part of its 60th anniversary celebration, WUOT Public Radio will present world-renowned pianist David Northington in a free concert at 8 p.m. on Monday, May 24, in the Lambert Recital Hall of the new Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville. Northington is a professor of piano at the UT Knoxville School of Music and serves as a member of the 91.9 Inc. Board for WUOT.
Daniel Berry, WUOT 91.9 FM program director and host of the station’s popular “Morning Concert,” will perform with pianist and WUOT weekend announcer Melony Maness at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, at the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church in Oak Ridge. Admission is free.
Legendary broadcaster Carl Kasell, scorekeeper of National Public Radio’s (NPR) “Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me…,” and Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr. will join UT Knoxville representatives to celebrate the 60th anniversary of WUOT at a by-invitation reception and program on March 16.
As part of WUOT’s 60th anniversary celebrations, legendary NPR newscaster and “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” star Carl Kasell will share his experiences in public broadcasting and answer questions at a brown bag seminar from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, in the University of Tennessee’s University Center Shiloh Room.
Listening to public radio station WUOT 91.9 FM is now as easy as turning on your iPhone, thanks to a new application launched this week by the station. The “WUOT iPhone App” is a free download from the Apple iTunes store for iPhones and iPod/Touch devices.
The City of Knoxville and Knox County will proclaim Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, “WUOT Public Radio Day” in celebration of the station’s 60th anniversary of broadcasting from the campus of UT Knoxville. UT Knoxville Chancellor Dr. Jimmy G. Cheek; Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale; Mickey Mallonee, representing the City of Knoxville; and other guests will celebrate this milestone with the station’s staff at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at WUOT Studios, 209 Communications Building on the UT Knoxville campus.