Although WUTC receives some funding from the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, the majority of our support must come from the community.  Your contribution enables us to purchase programs you enjoy. 

The cost of acquiring popular syndicated programs like Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Here and Now, and Fresh Air continue to increase each year.  It is only through the continued financial support of listeners like yourself that WUTC will be able to continue bringing you the best mix of music and information in the tri-state region-- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

You rely on us to bring you good radio.  We rely on you to financially support our programming.  We are your local source for news, information, and music.  


Because of your generosity, WUTC raised a record $165,000 in only nine days.  This is the largest amount of money we've ever raised in one pledge drive, and we even finished the drive a day early!  Your donations make it possible for us to air NPR news, local music shows, Around and About and all the other shows you love.  We're grateful for your support and humbled by how quickly you came through for us.  The drive is over and we're back to regular programming.  

Giveaways All Day!

Oct 15, 2015

We'll be giving away prizes all day on 10/15, including handmade WUTC mugs from Forman Pottery, $50 gift certificates from 212 Market Restaurant, an HD radio, and much more. Tune in for more information, and please donate during our Fall Pledge Drive.

Shorter Pledge Drives? Yes, Please!

Sep 21, 2015

WUTC has great news: our upcoming fall pledge drive will be a short one. You can help make it a success by donating today, before the drive officially begins. When you give early, you’re not only supporting the news and music you love—you’re also showing that you’re willing to make shorter drives a new WUTC tradition. Please give early, and help us reach our $165,000 goal.

Become a WUTC Phone Volunteer!

Aug 31, 2015

  For more information, call Mike or Rabbit at (423) 425-2224 or email

WUTC needs volunteers to answer phones during our upcoming Fall 2015 Membership Campaign. Our campaign will begin at 7 am on Monday, October 5th, 2015 and last through October 16th. 

Bill Galloway is the new person to contact about underwriting on WUTC 88.1 FM. For more information about how underwriting can help you grow your business, e-mail Bill at, or give him a call at 423-425-2376.

WUTC is independent, non-profit and commercial-free. That means we can bring you the most eclectic music mix in the region, as well as NPR news and other programs. WUTC relies on your donations instead of advertising, so please pledge today and help keep your favorite shows on the air.

We’re giving away the latest version of the Apple iPad.

The iPad Air 2 features a Retina display, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, a powerful A8X chip, improved iSight and FaceTime HD cameras, Wi-Fi, and weighs less than a pound.  Call 423-425-4756 and make a donation or give online to be automatically entered into the drawing.

This drawing will happen at 8 pm on 3/27.

We’re giving away the latest 7-inch version of Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD tablet.  This drawing will happen at 8 pm on 3/26.

From Amazon:

-Powerful, full-featured 7-inch Fire HD tablet—fast quad-core processor, HD display, front and rear cameras, stereo speakers, and five color choices

-Fast quad-core processor up to 1.5 GHz—2x the speed and over 3x the graphics performance of previous generation Fire HD for quicker apps and smooth videos

Today is Pet Wars day—the day when we ask you to make a pledge not only in your name, but also in the name(s) of your pet(s).  Today only, WUTC’s hosts will read pets' names on the air.  We’ll also count up which types of pets receive the most pledges—cats, dogs, or perhaps even goldfish.

We’re giving away three of these on Tuesday, so we’ll have three different winners.

The Eton Rugged Rukus is a solar-powered wireless sound system that allows you to stream music from your smartphone or other Bluetooth-enabled device.  This drawing will happen at 8 pm on 3/24.

From Amazon:

Monday, March 23’s Giveaway: HD Radios

Mar 23, 2015

WUTC was one of Chattanooga’s first radio stations to go digital and to broadcast in HD.  In honor of that, we’re giving away a couple of Insignia HD Radio tabletop radios that feature 10 station presets and audio input jacks to allow you to connect headphones and a compatible audio device.  These will allow you to hear WUTC in HD (a clearer, better-sounding way of broadcasting) as well as WUTC HD-2, our secondary stream featuring more news and music.  This drawing will happen at 8 pm on 3/23.

We’re giving away an iPad Mini 3, the latest version of Apple’s compact tablet.

It features a 7.9" Retina display, a 5MP iSight Camera and a FaceTime HD Camera, up to 10 hours of battery life, and Wi-Fi.

This drawing will happen at 8 pm on 3/20.

No contribution is necessary to enter the giveaways.  If you’d prefer to enter without making a contribution, visit the station during normal business hours and fill out a drawing slip. Click here for rules and details.

We’re giving away a GoPro HERO camera, and we’re throwing in a head strap and a QuickClip so you can attach the GoPro to your head, hat or helmet.  This drawing will happen at 8 pm on 3/19.

Manufacturer’s description:

WUTC has a special giveaway on Wednesday, March 18th.  One lucky listener will win a green WUTC cooler tote that contains an insulated steel WUTC water tumbler and two books: Bringing Nature Home by Douglas Tallamy, and The Living Landscape by Douglas Tallamy and Rick Darke.  Make a contribution before 8 pm on 3/18 to be entered into the drawing!

Throughout the day, WUTC will give away eight “Best of Public Media” gift packs.  These are our special blue insulated WUTC Lunch Cooler totes, and each tote contains different assortments of items such as CDs featuring Stuart McLean, David Sedaris or Michael Feldman (Whad’ya Know?); This American Life and Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me and Fresh Air flash drives (each one contains MP3s of various episodes and special bonus content); NPR bumper stickers; and other goodies.  These drawings will happen at various times throughout the day; tune in for more information.