90.3 The Rock, also known as UT’s College of Rock WUTK, is an independent, non-commercial college radio station owned by the University of Tennessee and operated by the UT Department of Journalism and Electronic Media. The station is not funded through the University of Tennessee and relies on donations and community support for expensive repairs and equipment like this.
The radio station’s transmitter tower sits atop Andy Holt Tower where time, weather, and other elements have damaged the tower, and the tower is in dire need of repair and replacement work. Currently, WUTK operates at just over 800 Watts and stream worldwide, but repairs to the tower would allow the radio station to raise the power allowing WUTK to be heard over an even larger coverage area. These needed repairs would allow the hard work of the students operating, broadcasting, and learning at the station to be heard by more people in the area and garner a larger support base. The transmitter repairs would also allow for 90.3 WUTK to support even more community events.
How does my donation help?
Your donation would allow the campus radio station to repair the old tower creating an opportunity to increase the reach of the radio waves so more people throughout the Knoxville area could listen to the student operated station.
How many students are affected by my donation?
Your donation would help the 75 students that operate, DJ, broadcast, and learn at the radio station each semester. UT’s Depart of Journalism and Electronic Media uses the radio station as a learning tool for students interested in radio broadcast to gain practical experience. Plus all of the students that listen to the station every day!
Interested in learning more about WUTK? Please visit wutkradio.com.