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

Digitizing the Past

Mar 20, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. - William Endres, a professor in UK’s Division of Writing, Rhetoric & Digital Media and Noah Adler, director of Research Computation and Application Development at UK discuss their effort to preserve and make accessible digital images of two rare manuscripts from the 8th and 15th centuries: the St. Chad Gospels and the Wycliffe New Testament. The project website is

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This week on UK Perspectives, we meet a remarkable young woman—a direct descendent of UK founder John Bryan Bowman. Charlotte Bowman Mayer is a freshman at UK. She tells us about her family’s many connections to the university, and her plans for the future.

The Future Of STEAM

Feb 27, 2015

Lexington’s STEAM Academy (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) opened in 2013. This unique collaboration between UK’s College of Education and Fayette County Public Schools offers high school students an innovative approach to education. Our guests, Academy Director Tina Stevenson and UK College of Education Professor Justin Bathon tell us about the program and provide a preview of its future.

Relationship Checkup

Feb 5, 2015
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Valentine’s Day is looming—and it’s a perfect time to start a new routine: your annual relationship checkup. On this edition of UK Perspectives, Ron Werner Wilson, chair of UK’s Department of Family Services, explains why you should schedule your free checkup now. Appointments may be scheduled between Monday February 9 and Tuesday February 17, including Valentine’s Day at the Family Center on the UK Campus. The Center will be closed on Sunday February 15. The appointment line is 257-7755.

This week Carl Nathe is our guest host. He and George Brown discuss activities planned for this year’s observance of Martin Luther King Day on January 19th.

To promote sustainability at UK, the President’s Sustainability Advisory Committee awarded $100,000 to seven campus teams earlier this month. UK Sustainability Coordinator Shane Tedder and Suzette Walling of the Tracy Farmer Institute discuss these seven projects and their impact on campus and the Lexington community. More information is available at

This week we eavesdrop on a conversation between UK African American Studies professor DaMaris Hill and her student Nathan Moore. Under discussion is a recent anthology that showcases multiculturalism and characters of color – Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism & Beyond edited by Bill Campbell and Edward Austin Hall.

The Women & Philanthropy Network at UK has distributed nearly $1 million in grants to students and programs at the University.

UK Senior Nathan Moore spent this past summer in New York City as a Schomburg Mellon Fellow. He tells of his experience there and his continued studies of African American literature and slave narratives.

Back in the USSR this week.