Save 90.3 WUTK Campaign

WUTK, the University of Tennessee's college radio station, is a non-profit radio station that is not funded by UT. Please donate to keep them on the air!
Thumbnail
Austin Eddy
Community
Knoxville, Tennessee
United States
2 Team Members

Who We Are

90.3 WUTK is a non-commercial, independent radio station owned by the University of Tennessee and operated by students. Although owned by UT, it receives no funding from the University and, therefore, relies solely on donations from its fans. Since 1982, WUTK has continued to provide its community with local support, varying genres of music, and a platform for college students to gain insight and experience in the broadcasting field. Furthermore, 90.3 WUTK is the only radio station in Knoxville to provide its listeners with such a broad variety of music, particularly in regards to the local music scene. 

We are a group of UT students who care for WUTK and wish to keep our local college radio station on air. WUTK's radio station is a part of our daily lives and is certainly something we want to support in order to keep around. We believe that many other students and Knoxville listeners feel the same. Unfortunately, WUTK hasn’t received the financial support that it requires. With your help, we can support college radio and keep WUTK on the air! 

What We Need

WUTK 90.3 is in dire need of replacing an old soundboard and needs your donations to do so! 

A soundboard is an essential piece of running a radio station. Without it, DJs are unable to transfer the music in the studio to the tower to be broadcasted. A lot of WUTK's equipment is from the 80s when the station was first established. As you can imagine, a lot of these things are starting to break down, the most important right now being the soundboard. Our goal was originally $1,000, and thanks to your support we have far exceeded that goal. For that reason, we are raising our goal to $2,500. This amount would cover 25% of the founding for a new soundboard. We believe this goal is completely possible with your continued donations.

WUTK can't function without a new soundboard and their current one could give out at anytime. WUTK needs your donations to fund a new soundboard! WUTK needs you to stay on the air!


The Impact

WUTK is not only beneficial to the students at UT, but to the entirety of the Knoxville community. This includes the listeners of the station within the University, local Knoxville residents, and broadcasting students who would otherwise lose the unique opportunity to work within the station.

WUTK has been a big part of Knoxville’s music scene, particularly the local music scene for over 30 years. If you are a local artist, or enjoy listening to local artists, not supporting the station eliminates the opportunities they provide.The station is established as one of Knoxville’s best radio stations. Many students and listeners can hardly imagine Knoxville without WUTK.

The station also boasts alumni that have found success in the broadcasting field. Mike Keith, Brent Hubbs, John Wilkerson, Dave Hooker, Josh Ward, John Pennington, not to mention others who now work for record companies, promotion agencies, and other radio stations all got their start at WUTK as students. Without WUTK, many of these personalities would not have found their career in broadcasting. 


Since the radio station's inception in 1982, WUTK has earned countless awards and honors both locally and nationally. Some of these honors include:

  • Voted "Knoxville's Best Radio Station" for 8 years in a row by the readers of MetroPulse. 
  • Selected as College Music Journal's "Most Improved College Radio Station in North America" in 2011. 
  • Voted as one of MTV's top ten most listened to College Radios. 

CDs:

Liars “SISTERWORLD” (indie rock/ experimental rock)

Clinic “Free Reign” (English indie rock/ post-punk revival)

Tony Cook “Back to Reality” (Dance/Funk)

A Rocket To The Moon “On Your Side” (alt rock/pop punk)

Mudhoney “Vanishing” (Grunge Rock) x2

Villagers “{Awaylanda}” (Good Indie Folk band) x2

Blood Orange “Costal Grooves” (Electronic indie pop/ indie folk)

The Dirty Guv’nahs “Live From Knoxville” X2

Moe “What happened to the La Las: The Bones of Moe” (Jam bad)

Robyn Hitchcock “Love From London” (Psych Folk/ Jangle Pop)

Juvenile “Cocky & Confident” (Rap)

Spoek Mathambo “Father Creeper” (Rap/World)

The Royal Hounds “Im in Love with a Zombie” x2

Mogwai: A Wrenched Virile Lore x2

Low: The invisible way x2

Pissed Jeans: Honeys x2

Barstool Romeos: Twisted Steel & Sex Appeal

Yesterdays New Quintet: Stevie

New West Records: All-Stars & Rookies 2011 x2

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down: We The Common x2

The Minimal Wave Tapes Vol. 2

Divine Fits: A Thing Called Divine Fits (an awesome indie rock collaboration of the guy from Spoon and Wolf Parade)

Oh No Fiasco: Oh No Fiasco (with sticker)

Javelin: Hi Beams

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell: Love Has Come For You (advance cd)

West Of Memphis: Voices For Justice Soundtrack

Sera Cahoone: Deer Creek Canyon

Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy: What The Brothers Sang

Other Ways You Can Help

We understand that many of you are poor college kids like us. However, you can still help out!

-Tell your friends!

-Be an active listener at 90.3 FM or listen online at http://soundcloud.com/wutktherock

-Share this link on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube!

Find This Campaign On
$1,965USD
raised in 1 month
197% funded
0 time left
$1,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on November 30, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $3USD
    Supporter!

    You've contributed to keeping WUTK alive! For this we thank you!

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $5USD
    WUTK is STICKING Around!

    You've helped WUTK stick around. You will receive our thanks in the form of a letter AND a sticker!

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $10USD
    Wall of Fame

    Your name will be listed on the WUTK thank you donation page and you will receive all of the above!

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $10USD
    A CD!

    Pick a CD out from our list! (located in our campaign info) We will ship it to you if need be!

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $15USD
    Fizz Gift Certificate!

    For a $15 donation, you'll get a $15 gift certificate to Fizz in Market Square AND help out WUTK! What a deal!

    2 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $20USD
    Oh No Fiasco Package!

    If you select this perk, then you will get a tan Oh No Fiasco shirt, their self titled album, and a sticker!

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $25USD
    Wears Your Support?

    You'll receive a WUTK T-shirt as well as all of the perks included in the "Wall of Fame" perk. Wear your support!

    5 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $25USD
    Bliss Gift Certificate!

    For a $25 donation, you'll get a $25 gift certificate to Bliss Home AND help support WUTK! Redeemable at either Market Square or Kingston locations.

    2 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $25USD
    Hats off!

    Donate $25 and get an awesome WUTK Hat and a sticker!

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $25USD
    Side Splitter's Laugh Pack!

    The Side Splitter's Laugh Pack includes 5 admit 2 tickets to Side Splitter's comedy club! This is a great deal if you like comedy!

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $30USD
    ICEBEARS Tickets! (2)

    With this perk you will get a pair of IceBears tickets! They are Flex tickets, so you can use them anytime! They expire 4/15/14. Good for one Media Ticket- $15 value (each). You get IceBears tickets for the same price you could elsewhere AND you get to support WUTK!

    2 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $35USD
    Long Sleeve WUTK Shirt!

    A nice navy long sleeve WUTK College of Rock shirt.

    2 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $35USD
    A Long Sleeve WUTK Shirt

    A nice navy long sleeve WUTK College of Rock shirt. Unfortunately, we only have a 2XL left.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $50USD
    What's Inside?

    You'll receive an exclusive tour of the WUTK studio/station and have the opportunity to meet some of the people that run the station! During this tour you will receive everything included in the "Wears Your Support" perk Transportation to WUTK is not provided.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $50USD
    Tickets to A Christmas Carol!

    Donate $50 and receive 2 vouchers for tickets to A Christmas Carol at the Clarence Brown Theatre. Eligible for either Wednesday 12/4 or 12/11. Must be redeemed 48 hours in advance. Seats subject to availability.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $90USD
    Party at Doc's Grille!

    If you select this perk you will get 3 pitchers of domestic draft beer, chips and salsa for the group, and 4 one topping pizzas! Here is their site: http://www.docs-grille.com/ Perfect for a party for an upcoming sporting event or to enjoy some live music!

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $250USD
    Make Your Voice Heard!

    With a donation of 250 dollars, you (or your business) will be advertised on WUTK! This underwriting package is normally available for $500, but is being offered for half as much as part of this campaign (total promotional value is estimated at $825). http://i.imgur.com/sAQyqzu.png for an overview of what you will get!

    0 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $500USD
    Make Your Voice REALLY Heard!

    With a donation of 500 dollars, you (or your business) will be advertised on WUTK! This underwriting package is normally available for $750, but is being offered for $500 as part of this campaign (total promotional value is estimated at $1425). http://imgur.com/NjSfj4G for an overview of what you will get!

    2 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
Do you think this campaign contains prohibited content? Let us know.