All music, news, and sports shows are volunteer or student-produced. In 2007, WUTK began cooperating with Comcast to produce TV programs featuring local and visiting musicians who were interviewed at the station live on-air, and recorded on video for later broadcast on Comcast channel 194 on the University of Tennessee's Knoxville campus. The WUTK sports show, "Rock Solid Sports," airs live on UTTV on Monday and Friday nights at 7.
WUTK has a wide variety of specialty shows covering specific genres, including funk (The Mothership), hip-hop/rap (Edutainment Hip-hop Show and Gold Standard Hip-Hop), jamband (Fire On the Mountain), international music (Simmer Down), and music from the Knoxville area (Locals Only), in addition to shows focusing on classic rock(Kill Ugly Radio), heavy metal(The Funeral Directory), and Americana music(Y'allternative). Specialty shows publish their playlists on their own individual Facebook pages or The Rock's Facebook page.
WUTK currently receives no funding from the University, relying on donations from listeners and area businesses. The station has received numerous awards and honors from various media outlets, including Metro Pulse and CMJ(College Music Journal) .
WUTK's nickname is "The Rock." Previous names associated with WUTK are "New Rock 90", "The Last One Left," and "The Torch." Upon sign-on in 1982, WUTK had a college rock/alternative and jazz format. A popular New Wave rock program aired on Sunday nights under the "New Airwaves" name.