Listening to your favorite radio station no longer requires radio if your favorite station is WUTC-FM, Chattanooga’s National Public Radio affiliate. That’s because WUTC, a community service of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, is now accessible on a new, free smartphone app.
Download the WUTC app from the App Store for iPhone or from Google Play for Android phones. On your smartphone screen, the app’s display mirrors the WUTC website, www.wutc.org, listing program schedules, news headlines and donation buttons.
At the top of the app screen, users can access either WUTC-FM 88.1 or WUTC 2 with the touch of a button. The WUTC-FM option delivers the audio broadcast—a daylong lineup of news, talk and entertainment programming—from the analog radio station. WUTC 2 is the HD (fully digital) sister station with a “genre-free” exclusively music programming lineup.
“The WUTC app means that our listeners can easily access our content anywhere at any time,” said station manager Bryan Lane. “Those with Bluetooth in their cars, for instance, can listen to our all-music channel WUTC-HD-2 easily with the WUTC phone app. In the future, other WUTC streams and podcasts will be available through our app, as well.”
Debut of the app is the latest in a series of changes and updates intended to enhance WUTC content options and the listener experience.
In late 2018 and in response to audience research, the station announced weekday programming changes for WUTC-FM centered on news and talk while WUTC 2 is an all-music format. Next month, WUTC brings to Chattanooga the popular and prestigious StoryCorps project. From March 19 to April 17, the public radio series will park its “MobileBooth” Airstream trailer in downtown Chattanooga to record conversations of everyday people talking about extraordinary moments in their lives.
WUTC went on the air in 1979 and acquired a full NPR programming lineup in 1995. Visit its website at www.wutc.org.