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.

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Food for thought on this edition of UK Perspectives. Finance VP Eric Monday joins us once again, this time with the specifics surrounding UK’s new $250M partnership to provide dining services on campus which, according to President Capilouto, “is about stirring human transformation through creating community.”

Eric Monday, UK’s Executive Vice President for Finance & Administration stops by the WUKY studios to talk about UK’s new three billion dollar budget and its impact on the community.

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We learn about UK’s Center for Research on Violence Against Women from Dr. Diane Follingstad, the Center’s new Executive Director.

The severe weather season is already upon us. How can we best prepare for severe storms both at home and at work?

We’re cooking this week—literally.

An introduction to the world of Landscape Architecture with Dr. Chris Sass of UK’s Department of Landscape Architecture and his student Rachel Cunningham. For more information about this fascinating field of study at UK, visit

UK President Eli Capilouto led the effort to obtain a five year $2.5M National Science Foundation grant to improve diversity in STEM education. He explains on this edition of UK Perspectives.

This week, UK President Eli Capilouto stops by the WUKY studios to provide us with an update on the legislative session that concluded on Wednesday at midnight.

Jennifer Rice, Director of Composition for Writing, Rhetoric & Digital Studies, and her PhD student Craig Crowder discuss UK’s Spring Writing Gallery, a showcase for the best non-fiction writing at the university. This year’s gallery includes videos, podcasts and more traditional essays at

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Our guest Melanie Matson of UK’s VIP Center gives us a preview of this year’s Take Back the Night rally and march. The event takes place on Wednesday, March 26. You can find more info at