Denise Carpenter

Webmaster/Traffic Coordinator/Operations Assistant

Denise is WUOT's webmaster/traffic coordinator/operations assistant. She began her career at WUOT in 1972 as music librarian, after having attended the University of Tennessee and working at the station as a student assistant. Currently, Denise helps maintain WUOT's website; publishes the station's monthly e-newsletter E-Notes, and assists in the station's traffic/operations and underwriting departments.

Denise relaxes with paper crafting, knitting and crocheting, reading and birding. She is the servant to Teddie, a fairly overweight loudmouth kitty, one maniac Shih Tzu, Sophie; and the extremely shy but sweet Max, a rescue pooch from Myrtle Beach.


Big Ears Drawing
1:52 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Big Ears 2015 Drawing

Thursday, Oct. 30 6A-8P

Donate today and you might be spending the weekend at Big Ears 2015!

We’re into Day 4 of the Fall Fund Drive, and today we’re offering something pretty special to encourage you to support the station: If you donate by 8 p.m. today, you’ll have the chance to spend the weekend at Big Ears 2015 March 27-29, 2015!

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Pet Pledge Day
2:52 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Today is Pet Pledge Day!

HABIT: Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee

  It’s Pet Pledge Day! Pledge in honor of your pets AND help Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee (HABIT)!

Today is a day to honor your furry (and not so furry) friends while supporting the station you care about. But wait, there’s more! Today is your chance to “Make it a HABIT” to donate to WUOT AND support a worthy nonprofit!

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2:43 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Holiday Treat Time!

Donate today and you may be enjoying a night at The Nutcracker and dinner at Aubrey’s!

  It’s the second day of the Fall Fund Drive, and today we’re looking forward to the holidays: If you donate by 8 p.m., you’ll have the chance to win a holiday treat!

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Fall Fund Drive 2014
4:22 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

WUOT Celebrates 65th with Drive Kick-Off

  Happy Birthday, WUOT! Sixty-five years ago today, WUOT went on the air for the very first time. We’ve come a long way. WUOT now offers analog and digital signals, streams on the web, has TWO channels of 24/7 programming, and produces some amazing local programming, some of which has been recognized by prestigious organizations as the best in the country!

Yes, WUOT has come a long way, and YOU helped make that possible with your annual gifts of support. Thank you!

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2014 open house
2:40 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

WUOT's 2014 Open House is Aug. 7, 4-7 p.m.

WUOT’s Brandon Hollingsworth poses with a delicious cupcake from Magpies.

Today's the day! You welcome WUOT into your home whenever you turn on 91.9 FM, and we want to welcome you into our studios. Our open house is a fun way for you to spend some time with us and see the radio station. Join us for a few minutes or stay the entire time. Feel free to invite a fellow public radio fan…or two or three!

While you are visiting the studios, you can:

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Thank you
3:25 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Thank You for Your Generous Support!

  Yay! Thanks to YOU, WUOT Public Radio raised $150,000 during the spring drive, and your generous contributions will ensure that this station continues to thrive!

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Pledge to WUOT Saturday
5:30 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Donate today and you might see Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone

  It’s your last day to donate during WUOT’s Spring Fund Drive. Saturday features one of our most popular programs, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, and if you donate by 8 p.m., you’ll have the chance to see one of the show’s most hysterical panelists, Pop Tart Princess Paula Poundstone!

Donate today, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to Paula’s show at the Bijou Theatre on July 26!  We have three pairs of tickets, so you have three chances to win!

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Community Partnership Day
8:26 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Support WUOT today and help a homeless child!


  Today is Community Partnership Day! If you donate today between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., your pledge will count toward our goal of 400 pledges. And if we reach 400 pledges, you can say you played a role in helping a homeless child!

  If we receive 400 pledges, a generous anonymous donor will give $5,000 to Youth LIFT, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help homeless youth succeed through education. Youth LIFT has programs in Knoxville and Nashville, Tenn., as well as St. Petersburg and Tampa, Fla.

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Fund Drive Train
7:03 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

All Aboard the WUOT Fund Drive Train!

  Have you donated yet? If just ensuring that your favorite public radio programs stay on this station isn’t enough to get you to donate, how about this? We have two more chances to win a VIP package to the Chattanooga Choo Choo Traditional Jazz Festival May 2-4!


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Pet Pledge Day
4:29 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

It's Pet Pledge Day at WUOT!

"Buttons," by Boxie Pets

It’s Pet Pledge Day! Today is a day to honor your furry friends while supporting the station you care about. But wait, there’s more!

If WUOT receives 350 pledges by phone, online or in person by 8 p.m. tonight, Frankie and Sunny will donate $1 for every pledge received and one pound of food to the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley!  That’s $350 for WUOT and 350 pounds of food for shelter animals! These public radio pooches are getting a little help from their friend, Mike, to make this challenge possible.

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