WUTM is the student broadcast voice of the University of Tennessee at Martin. Our station offers a variety of music, including top 100 hits from country to hip-hop, as well as news and weather. Our staff hosts weekly radio shows including The Bench (sports talk), SGA Roundup, Behind the Mic, Let's Talk Greek, and For the Record (campus news).
The primary purpose of this radio station is to provide a broadcast facility that will meet the needs of the university community and the public. With the comprehensive needs of the locality as the guide, the objective of this station is to provide well-rounded informational, intellectual, educational, and cultural offerings. This station provides educational opportunities for students which they might not otherwise have access to. By providing programming of diverse interests, this station serves the educational and communication needs of the entire community. By providing programming which emphasizes recent developments in various disciplines, this station serves to aid in the renewal of knowledge essential to a vital intellectual climate.
The mission statement of WUTM is to train students at The University of Tennessee at Martin in the field of radio broadcasting while serving the public in both the academic and outlying communities.
Tatum is a senior Broadcasting-Communications major, with a minor in marketing, from Manchester, Tennessee. After graduation, Tatum hope to pursue a career in television as a reporter, then eventually become an anchor.
Davis is a junior Broadcasting-Communications major, with a minor in history, from Knoxville, Tennessee. He is the co-host of award-winning weekly sports talk show The Bench. Davis also heads up the sports crew that calls Westview and UT Martin football and basketball games. After graduation, he hopes to pursue a career in professional sports broadcasting.
Digital Media Director
Dylan is a junior Media Design-Communications major, with a marketing minor, from Martin, Tennessee. He manages all of the WUTM social media accounts. He is the host of Behind the Mic, where he talks with artists and songwriters about the music industry as well as co-host of The Bench. Dylan can also be heard calling Westview and UT Martin football and basketball games. His other campus involvements include Student Alumni Council and National Society of Leadership and Success. After graduation, Dylan plans to pursue a career in videography, social media management, or music.
Support & Development Director
Eden is a senior Broadcasting-Communications major from Camden, Tennessee. She is the host of the bi-weekly show Let's Talk Greek, where she keeps listeners up to date on everything happening in the Greek community. In addition to her work at WUTM, Eden is a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. After graduation, Eden plans to attend Speech Pathology School and become a Speech Pathologist.
Hannah is a senior Broadcast Communications major from McKenzie, Tennessee. She is the host of For the Record where she updates the campus community about everything happening around UT Martin. Hannah is a member of the Student Alumni Council as well as the National Society of Leadership and Success. She hopes to one day become a sideline reporter for a professional sports team.
Business & Traffic Director
Blaine is a junior Broadcasting-Communications major, with a minor in marketing, from Martin, Tennessee. Besides her work here at WUTM, Blaine is also involved in the Chi Omega sorority as well as UAC. After graduation, she plans to move out west, become a reporter for a local news station, before eventually transitioning to a national news platform.
Colby is a sophomore Public Relations-Mass Media and Strategic Communications major from Ripley, Tennessee. She hosts SGA Round-Up, a bi-weekly show that discusses SGA’s campus involvement and introduces listeners to their student leaders. Outside of WUTM, Colby is a member of the Church of Christ Student Center and the Student Government Association. After graduation, she hopes to go into Social Media Management.
Assistant Sports Director
Daariq is a Junior Broadcasting - Communications major, with a minor in Marketing, from Memphis, Tennessee. He is the co-host of the award-winning weekly sports talk show The Bench. His other campus involvements include a senator position with the Student Government Association and membership with the Black Student Association. After graduation, Daariq plans to pursue a career in Sports Broadcasting, Journalism, or as a news/sports analyst.
ADVISORS & FACULTY
Dr. Robinson teaches courses in radio broadcasting and public speaking. He worked in the radio industry for 19 years, including roles as an on-air talent, news reporter, and sales and programming. He also worked in government public relations in the state of Arkansas for 14 years. Robinson holds a bachelor of science journalism from the University of Central Arkansas, a master of arts in journalism (radio-television-film) from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and a Ph.D. in mass communication and media arts from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Mr. Freed has worked in the television industry for over 10 years and was most recently the Director of Production at WBBH-TV (NBC) and WZVN-TV (ABC) in Ft. Myers, Fl. He also actively works with the local PBS affiliate WLJT-TV as a freelance director for the student chapter of the Broadcasting Guild. He holds memberships in the National Press Photographers Association and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.
Brian Thomas Qualls
Senior Broadcast Engineer
Skilled in many aspects of the broadcast industry, Mr. Thomas has been a broadcaster in both radio and television for over 20 years in the West Tennessee and Southwest Kentucky markets. He has served in Disc Jockey, Engineering, Digital Director and Operations Manager positions for over a decade in radio. In television, Qualls has produced newscasts, served as reporter, videographer, and engineer, produced television ads, and has been a technical director for local television programs. Brian holds certifications in both on-air and digital advertising from the Radio Advertising Bureau. Mr. Qualls is an amateur radio operator and Skywarn storm spotter. He continues his on-air work tracking storms for listeners during severe weather at WUTM and at other local radio stations in the Ken-Tenn area.
Dr. Nanney serves as department chair with 15 years’ experience in print journalism as a reporter, photographer, and managing editor. He has won several teaching awards including the Outstanding Teaching Award by the UT National Alumni Association and has been a faculty member with the TN Governor’s School for the Humanities for 20 years. He is co-founder of the department’s Media Design sequence. His research specialty is community journalism, and his creative activity involves photojournalism and desktop publishing. He is immediate past president of the UTM Faculty Senate. He holds numerous committee assignments, including the Tennessee Press Association Journalism Committee and the National Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Contemporary Leadership Committee.