9th Annual Gator Hator Week Sept. 15-21, 2013 Benefits The Love Kitchen serving over 3000 meals a week! Presented by The Scarecrow Foundation. Click here & below link to participate & help non-profit The Love Kitchen. Read about WUTK etown past interview.

August 27, 2013 - 6:11pm - September 21, 2013 - 11:15pm

www.gatorhator.com/ www.thelovekitchen.org/index.php www.etown.org/

WUTK, 90.3 The Rock is a proud media sponsor of the 9th Annual Gator Hator week.  Sept. 15 through Sept. 21st, presented by the non-profit Scarecrow Foundation,  benefitting the non-profit Love Kitchen, helping to end hunger in Knoxville, and the entire country.  Several events make up the Gator Hater Week, including a bowling tourney, pep ralley, golf tournament, comedy night featuring Spanky Brown, poker tourney, and more will take place at various area venues.  Registration is open to the public at www.gatorhator.com.

NOW etown is heard Sunday at 9am on 90.3 The Rock!

This Week's E-chievement Award.

Helen Ashe & Ellen Turner are 80-year old identical twins that were born into a sharecropper family in the south. Inspired by their father’s words: “Never take the last piece of bread — there may be someone hungrier than you,” they started The Love Kitchen in Knoxville, TN, in 1986, to help feed the hungry. This nonprofit, non-denominational community center provides hot meals, emergency groceries, and home delivered meals to thousands each week. Since beginning, The Love Kitchen has fed well over a million people.

The award was presented to the sisters during the taping of an Etown show featuring musical guests Ben Harper & Sonya Kitchell. This show airs September 17-23, 2008. Click here to find out how to listen to the entire show.

To learn more about Etown’s listener-nominated E-Chievement Award, make a nomination, and/or listen to the interview with our winner, click here.


The 78-year-old twins Helen Ashe and Ellen Turner have been celebrities in East Knoxville for at least 20 years, ever since they started the service for the needy known as the Love Kitchen on MLK Blvd. As of this past weekend, they’re national celebrities as well. The live-audience radio program etown—think of a more earnest, philanthropic version of A Prairie Home Companion, a weekly show with music and stories, which is aired on over 200 mostly public radio stations nationwide—regularly bestows an “e-chievement award” (don’t ask us) on “individuals who are working hard to make a positive difference in their communities and beyond.” An interview with Mrs. Ashe shared the bill with musicians Ben Harper and Sonya Kitchell. The show was broadcast, as it usually is, on WUTK 90.3 on Saturday at 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. (as of 8/27/2013 it airs Sundays at 9am).

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