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.  


Thank you.

Oct 27, 2016

Dear WUTC listeners: You rock. You came through for us again. Your generous donations allowed us to end the Fall 2016 Membership campaign in less than nine days. We raised the full $165,000, and we'll continue to provide you with NPR news, local music, and much more. Please enjoy uninterrupted programming while we rest our voices.

Your donations fund WUTC's mix of news, music and entertainment. Our fall campaign is wrapping up, but we still have a few giveaways, including tickets to see Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! live in Nashville on 11/3. Thanks to our friends at WPLN, we even have VIP passes so the winner can meet the cast.

THE CHALLENGE CONTINUES FROM WEDNESDAY... Two local businesses have a special challenge for WUTC listeners. If we can get 165 pledges, then Patten and Patten and Henry Glascock and Associates/Glascock Auctions will each donate $1000 to the Chattanooga Food Bank's Sack Pack program.

So when you donate to keep WUTC's noncommercial mix of music and news on the air, your gift does even more!

Love Music? Be a WUTC DJ for an Hour.

Oct 20, 2016

We're a nonprofit radio station. Donate $288, and you can have your own one-hour music show, or give the experience as a gift to someone else.   

Dogs vs Cats: It's Pet Wars Day at WUTC!

Oct 19, 2016

Our Fall Pledge Drive is underway, and today is Pet Wars day! 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.

Alberto Cabello

Our Fall Membership Campaign is underway, and we're giving away tickets to see Bob Dylan, the Moscow Ballet, the Temptations and the Four Tops, and more. Support this nonprofit NPR station by donating today and you could win.

  If you're using an iPhone or iPad and having trouble getting our live stream to work, try this link:

Click here to listen live.

We are aware mobile Safari users have been experiencing issues with our regular live stream player, and we are working to fix it. Thank you for your patience.

  With Michael Feldman's Whad'ya Know? ending, changes are coming to WUTC 88.1 FM's Saturday lineup. Starting July 2, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! will move to the 11 a.m. to noon slot, and two new programs will be broadcast:

All of us at WUTC 88.1 FM are humbled by your generosity. Thanks to you and and our other loyal supporters, the 2016 Spring Pledge Drive both exceeded the $165,000 goal and ended before the deadline. You've shown us that shorter pledge drives can be a permanent tradition on your public radio station!  

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.