WUTC FM-88.1 reached its spring membership drive and netted $141,000 dollars towards funding the radio station’s programming costs. The public radio station licensed to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the region’s source for programming from National Public Radio, including awarding winning programs like “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered,” and “Car Talk.”
“As always, our listeners have guaranteed a bright future for WUTC, and we are grateful,” Dr. John McCormack, WUTC Station Director, said.
The station recently introduced WUTC-HD2 for listeners who have HD radio receivers. This sister station provides hours of CD-quality music, plus two weekday NPR news shows. Fans can listen online or tune an HD radio to 88.1-1 and dial up WUTC’s second channel at 88.1-2.
WUTC-HD2 features “The Diane Rehm Show” on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST. The popular NPR program “Talk Of The Nation” also returns to the Chattanooga market weekdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to these news programs, WUTC-HD2 offers a wealth of eclectic music from XPoNential Radio.
“We focused a lot on promoting WUTC-HD2 during our drive. We gave away HD car radios and AV receivers,” said Robin Higgins, Membership Coordinator and Office Manager for WUTC.
WUTC operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can be heard in analog and digital broadcast formats, plus streamed at wutc.org. Donations can still be made through the radio station’s web site, wutc.org or calling 423-425-4756.