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Operation Christmas Blessing at The Open Chord!

WUTK is a proud sponsor of Operation Christmas Blessing! Open Chord is hosting a toy drive to benefit children in need this holiday season. Open Chord is looking for donations of toys for ages 3-13 ( $5-$20 in value). Any toy donation will gain  admittance to the event and 1-5 raffle ticket entries per toy, based on value. More toys equals more chances to win! First prize is a full year membership to the YMCA. Other evening festivities will include an ugly Christmas sweater contest with a cash prize of $200! The fundraiser will feature live music from Josiah & The Greater Good, Eddie Self, and more! For those that wish to donate a toy but cannot attend the fundraiser, there will be two opportunities to take donations to Harvest Church on Thursday November 15th and Thursday November 29th from 7-9 PM or any Sunday morning from 9:30-10:20 AM an Usher will take your donation. For more information, visit the link to Open Chord's Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/582271622228882/

Operation Christmas Blessing at The Open Chord!2018-11-15T10:12:24+00:00

Harlem Globetrotters-Sunday, December 9th, 3 PM @ Thompson Boling Arena

The original Harlem Globetrotters are on the road for their tour featuring a star-studded roster! Come enjoy family entertainment for all ages and possibly even meet the players after for autographs and photographs! https://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/

Harlem Globetrotters-Sunday, December 9th, 3 PM @ Thompson Boling Arena2018-11-07T12:47:53+00:00

Orange vs. Blue Blood Drive MEDIC Regional Blood Center

This year’s event is from Monday, November 12th to Friday, November 16th. Fans of the Tennessee Volunteers and the Kentucky Wildcats compete all week to see who can donate the most lifesaving blood. All Donors will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card, Free Long Sleeve T-Shirt, a Free small pizza from Papa John’s, a Free ticket to the Fantasy of Trees, and a Free Texas Roadhouse Appetizer! On campus locations will be held from 11/12 - 11/16  8:00 AM - 6:00 PM  in the HPER building For more info on other locations visit MEDIC Regional Blood Center

Orange vs. Blue Blood Drive MEDIC Regional Blood Center2018-11-07T11:59:25+00:00

The Santaland Diaries – Wednesday November 14-December 9 @ Clarence Brown’s Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre

The Santaland Diaries, from David Sedaris, is hitting the Clarence Brown's Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre stage just in time for the Holidays! Adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello, a clever anti-hero observes the chaos of retail during Christmastime. Meet Crumpet, the quintessential elf-gone-bad, as he relives a series of less-than-merry adventures as one of Santa’s helpers during the Macy’s Christmas shopping rush. A gut-busting take on how the holiday season brings out the best — and the worst — in all of us. With a combination of wit and dark comedy, this one man show is sure to make you laugh as well as cry! Tickets, show times, and more information about The Santaland Diaries is at ClarenceBrownTheatre.com    

The Santaland Diaries – Wednesday November 14-December 9 @ Clarence Brown’s Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre2018-10-31T15:22:38+00:00

Donate Plasma and help save lives, with Knoxville Plasma!

Now earn $365 TO $400 a month!  Donate Plasma, save lives AND get paid with Knoxville Plasma Corporation. Located at 2820 Middlebrook Pike Suite 112 in Knoxville, walk in or schedule an appointment at 637-1497. In order to donate you need a valid ID, social security card, and proof of address postmarked within 30 days. Now hiring full-time and part-time techs.  Biology and Chemistry majors needed.  Send their resumes to cthompson@interstatebloodbank.com Plasma is the clear, straw-colored liquid portion of the blood that remains after the removal of cells and it makes up about 55% of human blood. It contains salts, enzymes, antibodies and nearly 500 other types of proteins. Plasma protein therapies help people fight chronic and often genetic diseases such as bleeding disorders, immune system deficiencies, genetic lung disorders, burns, recipients of transplants, and can be manufactured into vaccines for treatment of exposure to Hepatitis, Rabies and Tetanus. Plasma contains proteins that cannot be synthesized. Visit their Facebook page for more info!   

Donate Plasma and help save lives, with Knoxville Plasma!2018-10-31T15:27:39+00:00

Rep the best station in town with a WUTK t-shirt!

Grab a WUTK T-Shirt while you still can! We are closing out our inventory for this run of shirts, and they will *NOT* be printed again. Procrastinate no longer and get one today! All sales help keep WUTK on the air. Our Volunteer Radio T-shirts are available at two different locally-owned stores right here in Knoxville. Check ’em out at Fizz, 27 Market Square, in Downtown Knoxville - https://fizzmarketsquare.com/ and at Magnolia Records on North Central Street in Happy Holler - https://www.magnoliarecordstn.com/

Rep the best station in town with a WUTK t-shirt!2018-10-31T15:58:10+00:00

Donate your car [running or not] to the WUTK Gift Fund! Trucks, Vans and Boats too! A great income tax deduction!

The end of the 2018 tax season is coming soon, but there's still time to make a tax-deductible donation to WUTK, by donating directly to our WUTK Gift Fund, or by donating your car , running or not, to WUTK! You can even donate boats, too (boats must be water worthy with a road worthy trailer). Just call the donation line at 866-628-2277, and they'll walk you through the prompts to get your donation taken care of. You don't even have to remove the car from your property - they do it all for you! It's a great way to help WUTK stay on the air, so spread the word and THANK YOU! CLICK ON TENNESSEE AND CHOOSE WUTK!  http://www.vehiclesforcharity.org/we-accept/

Donate your car [running or not] to the WUTK Gift Fund! Trucks, Vans and Boats too! A great income tax deduction!2018-10-31T15:48:47+00:00

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  

Buy a Bike from DreamBikes Today2018-09-20T13:11:09+00:00

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. LISTEN 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 [...]

Do You Know About Meth Properties? WUTK News Investigates!2018-09-20T13:11:09+00:00