LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 5, 2014) — WUKY, 91.3 FM, was named one of Paste Magazine's top-10 public radio stations you wished were in your town. The online magazine describes the 10 stations as having "consistently great programming, great hosts, and even some local flavor."
Paste, which covers music, movies, TV, games, books, technology, and other pop-culture topics, offered a synopsis of what makes each of the top-10 stations unique. Paste wrote about WUKY, the University of Kentucky's NPR station:
"What makes it unique: The first university-owned radio station in the country, WUKY buzzed over the airwaves for the first time in 1940 from the University of Kentucky campus. Since then, the station has placed a heavy emphasis on local gatherings like the quint-annual Gallery Hop and the Bluegrass Mud Run. They also make sure grads of the University inherit their rich heritage, one example being DeBraun Thomas’ revival of the Crunkadelic Funk Show."
WUKY General Manager Tom Godell said he and his staff are thrilled by the endorsement. "This is really cool! I had no idea we were on their radar. This affirms what we are doing with our programming -- providing the best in music and information while promoting all the great things Lexington and Central Kentucky have to offer."
The only public radio station in Kentucky to make Paste's top-10 list, WUKY is listed among public stations in major markets such as Pittsburgh, Seattle, New York, Kansas City and Denver.
Since its inception in 2002, Paste has grown to more than 3 million unique monthly visitors, and its highly engaged audience (including 180,000+ Twitter followers) looks to PasteMagazine.com to discover the "Best of What’s Next" in music, film, books, games and television. The website and its former print companion (published 2002-2010) have won numerous awards, including three National Magazine Award nominations for general excellence, dozens of Plug, Folio and Gamma Awards.