WUTC

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WUTC
City of license Chattanooga, Tennessee
Frequency 88.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Format Public
ERP 30,000 watts
HAAT 271 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 69325
Callsign meaning University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Affiliations NPR
PRI
American Public Media
Owner University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Webcast Listen Live
Website wutc.org

WUTC 88.1 is a public radio station in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in the United States. Since going on the air on August 1, 1982, it has been owned and operated by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and broadcasts from Cadek Hall on the UTC campus. The station is a member of National Public Radio, Public Radio International, and American Public Media, and broadcasts a variety of modern music, including jazz, rock and related genres. WUTC has a broadcast radius of approximately 90–100 miles in most directions, except to the west, being limited by Monteagle Mountain. WUTC began streaming its broadcast on the World Wide Web in July 2002, and in May 2006, it became the first Chattanooga radio station (public or commercial) to simulcast its broadcast in HD Radio format.

Until 1988, WUTC rebroadcast the morning programming of WUOT-FM in Knoxville; afterward, WUTC obtained its own satellite downlink and was able to obtain nationally syndicated programming on its own. In October 1995, WUTC became the exclusive home in the Chattanooga market for several NPR programs, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Car Talk and Weekend Edition, when the nearby WSMC-FM dropped them due to conflicts with religious programming on its schedule [1]. WUTC-FM maintains a mix of syndicated programming and local music shows in its weekday schedule, with a focus on syndicated shows almost exclusively on weekends.

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Coordinates: 35°12′25″N 85°16′52″W / 35.207°N 85.281°W / 35.207; -85.281