Denise Carpenter

Programming Traffic Coordinator/Underwriting Assistant

Denise is WUOT's programming traffic coordinator/underwriting 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, hiking and tent camping, reading and birding. She is the servant to Lily, a recently-adopted (7//18) tiny tabby kitty; a blind, hearing-impaired and darling Shih Tzu, Sophie; and the extremely shy but oh-so-sweet Max, a rescue pooch from Myrtle Beach.

Ways to Connect

  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!

  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!

  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!


  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.

  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!