WUTC is 20 Years Old

It was 20 years ago on August 1, 1982 when, WUTC-FM 88.1, the public radio station licensed to The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, was started.

National Public Radio/Music 88 has been the area source for eclectic music forms like blues, jazz and singer songwriters, plus informational programming from NPR and Public Radio International. WUTC can also be heard live at WUTC.org.

The radio station will begin its fall membership drive on September 16. During the last membership drive, one of the most successful thank-you gifts to listeners who contributed $288.10 or more was the “DJ for an Hour” option, allowing them to plan, produce and announce their own one hour radio program, according to WUTC Program Director Mark Colbert.

“Each of the 80 people who have elected to do this have each developed their own take on WUTC’s musical selections. Each have had a lot of fun and created musical programs that have expanded our radio station sound, and for the hour, our music library,”Colbert said.

Colbert invites other listeners of WUTC who plan to make a contribution during the fall membership drive to consider the “DJ for an Hour” option. “We provide all the engineering, and everyone involved has a lot of fun,”Colbert said.

Programming on WUTC-FM is largely supported by membership donations of its listeners.

For more information about becoming a member of WUTC, please call (423) 425-4756.