Tom Godell

General Manager

Tom Godell has been the General Manager of WUKY since April 2004. Earlier in his career he served as Senior Producer with WBHM in Birmingham AL, Program Director of WLRH in Huntsville AL, and Associate Director of Broadcasting for Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He is a dog lover, cycling enthusiast, second baseman (willing to play anytime, anywhere), and music fanatic. His writings on music have appeared in the American Record Guide, Fanfare magazine, the All Music Guide, and RCA Records.

Ways to Connect

Silas House speaks with Savannah Sipple, author of the book WWJD And Other Poems.

 

Tom Godell / WUKY

Got back pain? Call an engineer! From biomedical engineering to solar cars to aerospace, the UK College of Engineering is challenging students across the Commonwealth to “create a world that works”. Rudolph Buchheit became the 11th dean of the college in July 2018, and he sat down with WUKY’s Tom Godell recently to discuss some of the college’s recent accomplishments and plans for the future.

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Mark Shanda, dean of UK’s College of Fine Arts stopped by our studios recently. He brought us up to date on several upcoming events at the college including the record-breaking Ralph Steadman exhibit at the UK Art Museum, the UK Symphony’s unusual presentation of the film Amadeus, Opera Theater’s Grand Night for Singing, and UK Theater’s Shrek.

Tom Godell / WUKY

The Reynolds Building on the UK Campus was constructed as a tobacco warehouse in 1917. Soon it will be the new home of UK’s College of Design. Dean Mitzi Vernon of the College of Design stopped by our studios recently and shared her plans with us.

Tom Godell / WUKY

The University of Kentucky is poised to dramatically expand its online course offerings to better serve the citizens of Kentucky (and the world). UK Associate Provost Kathi Kern recently stopped by our studios to  provide us with an overview of the project.

University of Kentucky

UK’s Chief Academic Officer, Provost David Blackwell, speaks with WUKY General Manager Tom Godell about the role of UK in meeting Kentucky’s workforce needs, record-setting graduation and retention rates, student debt, minority enrollment and more.

There is no playlist because it’s a mystery composer quiz! Download or stream the episode, then send us your best guess. The first person to correctly identify all four composers, in the proper order, wins a WUKY umbrella and other swag. 

Send your entries to wuky@wuky.org. Subject line: QUIZ. 

Best of luck!

Russian Ties I

Prokofiev Love for Three Oranges Suite, Op.33a

Gennady Rozhdestvensky/Moscow Radio Symphony

Melodiya/Angel SR-40157

WUKY

This week a conversation with StoryCorps Associate Director Jordan Bullard, who along with WUKY is bringing the StoryCorps MobileBooth to Lexington in March.

Our guest is Craig Borie with UK’s Shoulder to Shoulder Global, a little known UK unit within the University’s International Center that operates a year round health clinic in Santo Domingo Ecuador. Shoulder to Shoulder is one of this year’s beneficiaries of the ongoing Good Giving Challenge. This year’s Challenge supports 119 non-profits across Central Kentucky. Learn more at bggives.org.

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