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

Tom Godell / WUKY

This week we talk with Dr. Nancy Cox, the new dean of the College of Agriculture, Food & Environment. We discuss the significance of the college’s recent name change and her plans for its future.

A chat with Eric Monday, UK’s Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration. We discuss the potential for public/private partnerships for dining services, plans for the continued revitalization of campus housing, and Monday’s priorities for the future.

On January 23, 2014, the Carnegie Center in Lexington inducted seven new members into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.

Diving Into Afrofuturism

Feb 13, 2014

A new course at UK examines the concept of Afrofuturism.

Rebecca Caudill is the Hall of Fame's first children's author. She was born in 1899 in Harlan County, the daughter of two teachers, and she became one herself. She did not publish her first book until she was 44 years old. But from then until her death in 1985, she wrote 21 more books. Many of them focused on pioneer life in Appalachia. In 1949, her middle-grade book, Tree of Freedom, was a Newberry Honor Book; 15 years later, her picture book, A Pocketful of Cricket was a Caldecott Honor Book. She spent much of her adult life in Illinois, where they now give an annual Award in her name for the most popular middle-grad book, as voted on by the kids. She once said: "The first essential in any book is that it have something significant to say. A good book sticks to your ribs."

This week a preview of UK’s 25th annual Economic Outlook Conference which will be held at the Lexington Convention Center on Tuesday February 11th.


Jan 31, 2014


This week, UK President Dr. Eli Capilouto joins us to discuss the impact of Governor Beshear’s proposed budget on the University of Kentucky.

This week we meet the brand new director of the UK Arboretum, Molly Davis. She talks about her background and provides a preview of upcoming classes and events at the Arboretum, which is adjacent to the UK campus at 500 Alumni Drive in Lexington. More information about the UK Arboretum is available at or by phone at (859) 257-6955.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - DeBraun Thomas discusses his new one hour radio production “The Unghosting of Medgar Evers”.

For more information on The Unghosting of Medgar Evers, visit the official program page.