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.
Thanks in part to many former and current UT faculty, staff and students and the generosity of the University of Tennessee, WUOT 91.9 FM has been on the air for 60 years. Celebrate this milestone with a station open house, 4 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18.
National Public Radio member station WUOT 91.9 FM received 10 awards at the East Tennessee Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Golden Press Card Awards, including the group’s highest honor for community service.
National Public Radio member station WUOT 91.9 FM, licensed to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has received two 2009 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA). WUOT is the only radio station in Tennessee to be recognized in this year’s competition for the region that includes Tennessee, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Kentucky. Named after newsman Edward R. Murrow, the annual awards honor outstanding achievement in electronic journalism.