Student-run radio station seeks funds to repair tower

Student-run radio station seeks funds to repair tower

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The student-run station at the University of Tennessee, also known as 90.3 The Rock, is trying to raise money to repair its transmitter. The student-run station at the University of Tennessee, also known as 90.3 The Rock, is trying to raise money to repair its transmitter.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Radio station WUTK is putting out a call for help. The station's radio tower is in need of repair.

The student-run station at the University of Tennessee, also known as 90.3 The Rock, is trying to raise money to repair its transmitter.

The station says the tower has been damaged from time, weather and other elements.

The station is not funded through the university, and it relies on donations and community support.

The estimated cost to repair the tower is anywhere from $10,000 to $15,000.

"We need the repairs so that way students like myself can have the real world experience in a lab-type setting," Kevin Summitt said.

"We want to keep this laboratory going," added General Manager and Program Director Benny Smith. "It's important not just to the university and the students, but also the Knoxville community as a whole, because we support our local music scene like nobody has for 31 years."

Once the tower is repaired, station staff say, the radio waves will reach more people and they can go to even more events.

Donations are being taken through the university's VolsConnect website.

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