Cindy Hassil

Corporate and Community Relations Director

As director of corporate and community relations, Cindy oversees WUOT’s Development Department, which includes underwriting sales, membership, the volunteer program, special events, marketing and promotions. She joined WUOT in July 2004. In grad school, she was the assistant development director, then development director, at UT’s other noncommercial station, WUTK 90.3 FM. Cindy has a master's degree in communications from UT and a bachelor of fine arts degree in history of art from the Ohio State University. Prior to joining WUOT, she worked in public relations and communications at Moxley Carmichael and Oak Ridge Associated Universities.

Cindy serves on the board of directors for the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra and is a volunteer ombudsman representative for the East Tennessee Human Resources Agency’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. She has served on the boards of the Public Radio Association of Development Officers, the Knoxville Chapter of the American Marketing Association, the Public Relations Society of America-Volunteer Chapter, and the Arts Council of Oak Ridge, and has volunteered with YWCA-Knoxville and the Knoxville Zoo. Cindy’s favorite programs on WUOT are Improvisations, All Things Considered and This American Life, and she says that meeting and gushing over Ira Glass (In person! Right next to me!), while not her prettiest moment, is one of the highlights of her public radio career.

Ways To Connect

It was a dark and stormy night….

If you’re a fan of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor and you hear that phrase, you know you’re about to enjoy a story about one of Keillor’s most popular characters: Guy Noir, Private Eye.

But what if YOU were the gumshoe who solves the mystery? What would your story be?

We want to know, so WUOT is hosting a contest called “The K-Town Caper!”

Today is the last day of WUOT's Spring Fund Drive, and if you’re a This American Life fan, you’ll want to tune in and donate!

That’s because if you donate today between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a pair of tickets to see “Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass” at the Tennessee Theatre on Saturday, May 30!

But wait, there’s more! WUOT is hosting an intimate pre-show reception, and if you win the tickets, you’ll also receive two passes to the reception, where you’ll get to meet Ira Glass!

  Today is Community Partnership Day! And if WUOT receives 400 pledges by phone, online or in person between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., you can say you helped keep music on the air and IN the air!

If we receive 400 pledges, Morris Creative Group will generously donate $2,000 in web design and programming services to The Joy of Music School!

  It's the fourth day of the drive and we'd like to thank everyone who has supported WUOT thus far! 

We’re almost done with the Spring Drive, but we’ve still got a lot of money to raise to meet our goal. If you haven’t yet renewed your membership or joined the WUOT family, there’s still time and we hope you’ll help support your public radio station!

  There’s a lot of fun in store today at WUOT. We’re kicking off the day with a special visit from NPR Science Correspondent Joe Palca during Morning Edition!

We’re honored to have Joe with us. He’s in town to speak at the annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture, which will be in the UT School of Nursing Auditorium at 8 p.m. His talk is “Explaining the Universe in Two Minutes or Less,” so you know it’s going to be interesting! The lecture is free, and refreshments will be served before and after the talk.

Or you could do something else. Matt Shafer Powell has some suggestions, but we're not really sure that they'll work. Here are just a few of Matt's ideas...

·         Tell everyone that George Washington once used your computer printer, sell it on ebay and donate the proceeds to WUOT.

·         Invent an amazing time machine that allows WUOT to make money out of recycled candy wrappers.

·         Let WUOT staff stay in the room above your garage and give us free refrigerator privileges indefinitely.

  As you’re making a list and checking it twice, we hope that this station is on the side “nice.”

December is a wonderful time to support WUOT Public Radio! Your end-of-year gift to WUOT is a tax-deductible charitable donation that directly benefits you and everyone else who enjoys this station’s outstanding programming.