Listeners asked for a shorter pledge drive with fewer breaks during the hour, and WUTC obliged. The fall pledge drive will last for only ten days, ending on Friday, October 16. The goal for this pledge drive is $165,000, which will not only pay for NPR programing and cover everyday expenses, but also cover the cost of replacement equipment after a recent lightning strike affected the station.
Communication students at UTC who write and produce Mocs News, a student television program for students of UTC and the Chattanooga community, placed in three categories of the 2015 Tennessee AP College Competition.
March is Mentor Month and Battle Academy is starting a new program to match mentors with their students. WUTC Feature News Producer Rabbit Zielke interviewed Battle Academy Principal Saunya Gus, Instructional Facilitator and Technology Coordinator Katie Hetrick, and parent volunteer Andrew Kean about the new program.
Chattanooga’s source for National Public Radio, WUTC-FM 88.1, concluded its fall 2014 Membership Campaign on a high note. After setting and reaching an ambitious goal, the station reported $146,000 in pledges from its supportive audience. “Once again our listeners have come through and once again we have the pledges needed to make sure our programming continues,” said Dr. John McCormack, WUTC’s station manager. “We’d like to thank all of…