About WUTK

Voted Knoxville’s Best Radio Station 2006-2023

WUTK is UT’s award-winning student radio station, serving UT and Knoxville for forty-one years. Several distinguished broadcasting and other alumni started their careers at WUTK.

WUTK is a real-station laboratory for UT students to gain very valuable practical experience in broadcasting, podcasting, promotions, news and sports radio, music industry business, social media, and more, especially for students majoring in JEM, but open to all.

90.3 FM WUTK signal is 2500 watts, streams at wutkradio.com, & 90.3 The Rock on Tune ln.

WUTK offers an eclectic mix of music, including new releases, indie rock, alternative rock, classic alternatives, punk, reggae, hip hop, Americana, EDM, Jam Bands, local music, concert info, giveaways, and even sports, local talk & feature shows, and news.

WUTK has played the best new music FIRST, before anyone else in town for 41 years. College radio stations like WUTK were the first to introduce artists like R.E.M., U2, The Cure, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, Phish, Pearl Jam, Gorillaz, Green Day, Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons, Bon lver, White Stripes, Public Enemy, Black Keys, Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, Bastille, Cake, Avett Brothers, Coldplay, Run The Jewels, Death Cab For Cutie, Portugal. The Man, Widespread Panic, & more.

WUTK has also helped bands from Knoxville sign with major record labels.

Most WUTK DJ’s are UT students from the The School of Journalism & Media, as well as other current & former students who volunteer for shifts. There are opportunities to move up into a staff position in several departments, including music, production, promotions, news, sports, & more, if you show a responsible and professional work ethic.

WUTK plays artists like Sylvan Esso, Kiwi Jr, Lord Huron, Tyler Childers, Japanese Breakfast, Houndmouth, Tyler The Creator, Steve Lacy, Tame lmpala, Ziggy Marley, Geese, Courtney Bamen, Flaming Lips, Kendrick Lamar, Billy Strings, Momma, Lucy Dacus, Ghost, Beabadoobee, Snooper, Mac Demarco, Run The Jewels, St. Vincent, Jason lsbell, Beach House, Wet Leg, Black Midi, Fruit Bats, Toro Y lvloi, Gyasi, Wombats, Soccer Mommy, Rainbow Kittten Surprise, Sierra Fenell, Fleet Foxes, Dead Weather, Greta Van Fleet, Ty Segall, Moon Taxi, Arlo Parks, Mountain Goats, City & Colour, Briston Maroney, & more you’ll hear on WUTK for the 1st time.

WUTK has been voted ‘Best Radio Station in Knoxville” for 18 years-in-a-row by readers of 3 different newspapers in town, and was voted “Most Improved College Radio Station in North America” in 201 1 by College Music Journal. We were named ‘one of the Coolest 20 College Radio Stations in America” by Men’s Health, and MTV’s named us one of the “Ten Most Listened to College Radio Stations in America” (2012). Best College Reviews named us “One of the Top 20 College Stations in America” in 2014 & 2020 (out of 600 stations). And, in 2016, WUTK was named the 6th best college radio stations in the U.S. by Value Colleges. We strive to be the best!

WUTK offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for you to gain valuable practical experience that you’ll need to find a job in the world of Broadcasting, Music lndustry, podcasting, and more. Join us, and be a part of the winning WUTK team. Tune us in or your college experience will not be complete!