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

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Carl Nathe & George A. Brown Jr. discuss plans for the upcoming celebration of Martin Luther King Day (January 21) in Lexington. More information about the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations is available at

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A conversation with Mehmet Saracoglu, a Turkish native and doctoral candidate in Mining Engineering at UK. Mehmet is also one of the founders of the university’s Intercultural Dialog Organization, which serves to promote dialogue, friendship, respect and love by bringing cultures and religions together.

Funding UK's Revitalization

Dec 13, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - This week, UK Perspectives features a conversation with UK’s Chief Development Officer, Mike Richey.

Revitalizing UK's Campus

Dec 13, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky is in the midst of a comprehensive revitalization of its living, learning, and research spaces. President Eli Capilouto explains how this effort will better meet the needs of our students, faculty, and staff.

A detailed look at where we are—and where we may go over the next several years is available at

Crafting UK's Budget

Dec 5, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - UK President Dr. Eli Capilouto discusses his effort to craft a budget for the university that is focused on institutional priorities and driven by campus input.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - This week we discuss the remarkable first year class at UK and the next phase of an on-going public/private partnership to revitalize the core of the campus with our special guest, UK President Dr. Eli Capilouto.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - This week,  Joann Ingels Atcher speaks about her cousin, Margaret Ingels, who became UK’s first mechanical engineering grad in 1916.

Digitizing the Past

Nov 9, 2012

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

The first of three conversations with UK President Capilouto regarding his recent visit to China, where he visited leading research institutions, met with current and potential partner institutions, and talked with UK students studying abroad. 

The University of Kentucky will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2015. Even now, plans are underway for a grand celebration. Deirdre Scaggs, co-chair of the Sesquicentennial Committee has a preview of what’s in store over the next three years.