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Buy a Bike from DreamBikes Today

Buy a bike from DreamBikes today!

DreamBikes is a non-profit community-based bike shop that works with community organizations to provide employment to area kids and bikes to the community.

Donate an old bike to DreamBikes!  They can fix it up and sell it to someone in need of transportation for a very fair price.

DreamBikes Knoxville on Facebook.  National DreamBikes website

309 N. Central Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

(865) 474-1752

 

Do You Know About Meth Properties? WUTK News Investigates!

TENNESSEE’S METICULOUSLY CATALOGED LIST OF QUARANTINED PROPERTIES IS STEADILY GROWING DUE TO THE PRESENCE OF METHAMPHETAMINE.

WITH OVER TWELVE-HUNDRED PROPERTIES ON THE LIST, AND FOURTEEN OF THEM DATING AS FAR BACK AS TWO-THOUSAND-FIVE WHEN THIS POLICY BEGAN, THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION HAS A BIG TASK ON THEIR HANDS.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT, CHRIS AN-DULL SPENDS HIS DAYS FIELDING CALLS BETWEEN POLICE DEPARTMENTS, HYGIENISTS AND CERTIFIED CONTRACTORS THAT WORK IN STEPS TO CLEAN QUARANTINED HOMES AND GET THEM INTO LIVING CONDITION.

MANPOWER TO CLEAN THESE HOMES IS NOT AN ISSUE. ACCORDING TO AN-DULL, THE REAL PROBLEM COMES DOWN TO ONE THING: MONEY.

“There’s no shortage of houses, let me put it that way. But there seems to be a little bit of a problem getting the money.

TO ALLEVIATE THE FINANCIAL BURDEN ON PROPERTY OWNERS, TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION IS WORKING ON UNVEILING NEW RULES BY NEXT YEAR.

ACCORDING TO AN-DULL, THE CLEANUP STANDARD CAN BE BOTH DIFFICULT AND EXPENSIVE TO HIT. SITTING AT ONE-TENTH OF A MICROGRAM OF METH PER SQUARE CENTIMETER, IT EQUATES TO TAKING A SUGAR PACKET AND SPREADING IT OVER AN AREA OF TWENTY-FIVE ACRES IN SIZE, MEANING IT TAKES ABOUT THREE DAYS TO CLEAN AND ANYWHERE FROM EIGHT TO TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. A NEW HEALTH-BASED STANDARD DEVELOPED BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DRASTICALLY REDUCES THAT STRICT RULE WHILE STILL ENSURE A PROPERTY IS FIT FOR HABITATION.

A PRIMARY CONCERN WITH THESE QUARANTINED HOUSES JUST SITTING IN COMMUNITIES UNTOUCHED GOES BEYOND LIVING IN THEM.

“What I would be concerned about would be – from an acute exposure type situation –would be like a child or a kid busting into the house.”

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST, JUSTIN FISHER SAYS WITNESSING THIS KID OF TOLL ON FAMILIES CAN BE DIFFICULT.

“A […]

ARCADE DECATHLON ROUND 9: GALAGA!!! Thursday, 11/16/17!

Join us for Round 9 of our 2017 Arcade Decathlon! This time, we are featuring Galaga on Thursday Nov. 16, 2017.
It’s the final installment of the Arcade Decathlon, a sweet Galaga tournament! Get that trigger finger warmed up, this is going to be intense!

This is a WUTK Fund Raising Event, with raffle tickets available to all – prizes include concert tickets, CDs and vinyl, local business gift certificates, and more! Every entry gets an automatic raffle ticket, but anyone can increase their odds and buy more!  Grand prize winner will win a 4-pack of tickets to any home Ice Bears game!

ALL ENTRY FEES & RAFFLE TICKETS GO DIRECTLY TO WUTK TO HELP KEEP US ON THE AIR!

Registration: 6:00 – 7:00 PM, and the competition begins at 7:00 PM.

HUGE thanks to  YEEHAW BREWING COMPANY and  HARROGATE’S LOUNGE for sponsoring this monthly event.

DON’T WANT TO PLAY? NO PROBLEM!

GRAB A TASTY YEEHAW BEVERAGE AND CHEER (OR BOO!) THE CONTESTANTS ON!

Proceeds from YEEHAW beverage sales and all beverage sales! benefit WUTK too – what’s not to like!??!

Seether! Live at the Mill and Mine! Monday, December 18th! SOLD OUT

Seether will perform at the Mill and Mine on Monday, December 18th starting at 8 PM!  Get tickets here!

For more info, check out The Mill and Mine’s website and Seether’s website!

New concert series “The Local” coming to UT Sept. 16th!! Featuring Knoxville bands … The Crumbsnatchers, High Heat and more.

The Local is a free concert series put on by Campus Events Board, the largest student programming organization at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. On September 16th, we will have live performances by Crumbsnatchers, High Heat, and Hardcastle. In addition, there will be food, games, prizes, and more brought to you by the local community! Come join us for some good music, fun, and to see what all Knoxville has to offer!

The first part of the series will be held at 7pm at Fred Brown Amphitheater! This year’s series will be held on September 16th and October 21st. More details coming soon! Visit CEB’s website for more info!!

Crumbsnatchers music !!! on Soundcloud heard on WUTK for years!  https://soundcloud.com/crumbsnatchers

Listen to High Heat right here.

http://soundcloud.com/highheatrocks 

Hardcastle music right here!  https://soundcloud.com/hardcastleband

 

WUTK and River Sports (1 mile from Campus on Sutherland Ave. * Cedar Bluff & more) 10% Discount with Student ID.

River Sports Outfitters online.  

River Sports is Knoxville’s Oldest Outdoor Local retailer! 1 mile from Sorority Row on the UT Campus! 10% Discount with Student ID! Knoxville’s Chaco Headquarters.  Custom Chacos for your Collegiate Group.  The only outdoor store with beer taps in house.

LOCATIONS … 2918 Sutherland Avenue Knoxville, TN  37919. (1 mile from Sorority Row) Phone: (865) 523-0066. M-F 10a – 8p. Sat. 9 to 6p. Sun. Noon – 6p.

The Climbing Center at 2918 Sutherland Avenue Knoxville, TN  37919. (1 mile from Sorority Row) Phone: 865-673-4687. M-F Noon – 10p. Sat. and Sun. Noon to 7 pm

Cedar Bluff Location.  9292 Kingston Pike. Knoxville, TN  37922. 865-313-2642.  M-F 10a – 8p. Sat. 9 to 6p. Sun. Noon – 6p.

Click here for rental locations in Knoxville on the water & across East Tennessee. 

The Mill and Mine performance hall is ready to Rock. Located right next to the old city.

Click Below to purchase tickets, and learn more about The Mill and Mine.  WUTK is proud to welcome the Mill and Mine to Knoxville.

A complete list of shows here!  The Mill and Mine Dot Com

 

 

 

Indie Rock Band Whitney Performs at the Bijou Theatre May 18th at 8pm! SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Indie rock band ‘Whitney’ takes the Bijou Theatre Stage, May 18th at 8pm!

SHOW UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Whitney show scheduled for Thursday, May 18 at the Bijou Theatre has been postponed. WHITNEY looks forward to playing Knoxville soon and are actively working on a re-scheduled date. More details to be announced soon. Thank you for your understanding.

 
Whitney make casually melancholic music that combines the wounded drawl of Townes Van Zandt, the rambunctious energy of Jim Ford, the stoned affability of Bobby Charles, the American otherworldliness of The Band, and the slack groove of early Pavement.

Their debut, Light Upon the Lake, is due in June on Secretly Canadian, and it marks the culmination of a short, but incredibly intense, creative period for the band. To say that Whitney is more than the sum of its parts would be a criminal understatement. Formed from the core of guitarist Max Kakacek and singing drummer Julien Ehrlich, the band itself is something bigger, something visionary, something neither of them could have accomplished alone. The band itself is something bigger, something visionary, something neither of them could have accomplished alone. – Via Bijou Website

The Steel Wheels at Barley’s 5/02/2017

Virginia natives The Steel Wheels are taking their bluegrass show to the stage at barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria in the Old City in Downtown Knoxville Tuesday, May 2nd.

The show starts at 10:00PM.

Their album Wild as We Came Here is coming out May 5th!

 

4.7 Million $ in renovations coming … University Park Apartments … Just minutes from campus … Now leasing. On Campus each Tue. for the next several weeks. Pres. Courtyard. Stop by for a tour, get free Chipotle gift card.

Click here Schedule a Tour Today at University Park Apartments

They will also be on campus every Tuesday until March 22nd (not including Spring Break week: March 15th).  Location Presidential Courtyard! and other locations.  Win prizes and learn all the details about University Park.  They are everywhere!