Thirty years ago, the idea of a full-service service public radio station for the Chattanooga area was a dream. That dream became a reality with the establishment of WUTC, Chattanooga's National Public Radio station licensed to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
WUTC is listener-supported public radio. Our success is made possible only through the support of listeners who believe in public radio and choose to invest in WUTC's future.
WUTC conducts fundraising pledge drives in the spring and fall to help us pay for costly programming and equipment repairs. NPR and other nationally distributed programming costs just under $740,000 annually. Our broadcast equipment (including our tower on Signal Mountain) are nearly 30 years old and require frequent maintenance. While we are licensed to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the university does not subsidize our equipment maintenance costs. We rely on our dedicated members for help with these costs.
We value our listeners, and we appreciate your investment in Chattanooga's NPR affiliate.
Please note: WUTC partners with the University of Chattanooga Foundation, Inc. (UC Foundation), the official fundraising foundation for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, to process pledges/donations. UC Foundation applies 100% of each gift per the donor's instructions, so your gift, in its entirety, benefits WUTC. Thank you for your support.
If you have any questions, please contact WUTC Membership Coordinator Rabbit Zielke at (423) 425-2377 or Rabbit-Zielke@utc.edu.