The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

WUTC Adds to NPR Programming

WUTC FM88.1, the public radio station operated for the community by The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, hopes listeners will stay turned “Day to Day.”

The station has announced the addition of “Day to Day” to its weekday programming as well as several changes to its weekend offerings. The schedule changes begin July 1.

“Day to Day” gives a mid-day news “fix” for National Public Radio listeners. Hosted by NPR correspondent Alex Chadwick, the program offers an insight into the days’ news and newsmakers along with commentary on today’s culture from NPR correspondents and guests. Airing noon-1 p.m., “Day to Day” replaces “Free Lunch” twice a week and regular music programming the rest of the week.

“WUTC enjoys the strong support of many listeners, and we feel a tremendous responsibility to them,” said Bob Lyon, UTC vice chancellor for university advancement (WUTC is in this division). “Our national offerings continue to be audience favorites, and we believe these additions will appeal to our listeners and underwriters while still preserving the eclectic mix of music you can’t hear on any other radio station.”

The new weekend schedule includes:

Prior to 6 p.m., there are no schedule changes on Saturdays

6 p.m.
“Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” (formerly Sundays 9-10 a.m.)
7 p.m.
“Car Talk” (repeat from earlier in the day)
8-10 p.m.
“Louisiana House Party” (formerly Sundays 3-5)
10 p.m.
“Grateful Dead Hour” (current time)
11 p.m.
“Moontime Radio Show” (current time)
“Jazz with Bob Parlocha” (current time)

“A Prairie Home Companion” will no longer be aired locally due to the growing cost of the program . “This American Music Show” never developed a local audience.
8 a.m.
“Weekend Edition”
10 a.m.
“On the Media”
NPR forum for the discussion of media coverage throughout the world.
11 a.m.
“Fresh Air Weekend”
Collection of “best of” interviews from the popular weekday program.
“Celtic Harvest”
2 p.m.
“New Dimensions”
3-5 p.m.
“Mountain Stage” (formerly Sundays 8-10 p.m.)
5 p.m.
“All Things Considered Weekend”
6 p.m.
“Motley Fools”
7 p.m.
“This American Life”
8 p.m.
“Living on Earth”
NPR forum for the discussion of the future state of our environment as it affects daily life and our health.
9 p.m.
“Marian McPartland Piano Jazz” (formerly Sundays 10 p.m.)
10 p.m.
NPR jazz program highlighting jazz concerts from coast to coast with interviews and guest performers
11 p.m.
“Moontime Radio Show”
“Jazz with Bob Parlocha”
“Voices from Home,” featuring local artists and interviews will be discontinued as a separate program. WUTC will continue to provide a voice for local music and arts through other opportunities.