Rock & Roots

Weekdays 9 AM - 3 PM

The Music

WUKY's Rock & Roots takes you on a musical journey of discovery through the latest and the roots  in Americana, folk, blues, indie rock, and much more. Rock & Roots also features live music and interviews with some of your favorite artists, from John Hiatt to Ben Sollee to Ani DiFranco.


Wondering what song you heard? Call us at (859) 257-9600 or search our playlists below.

Audio / Video

Check out our archive of past performances.


To submit your music to WUKY for airplay, please send your CD to:

WUKYc/o Mike Graves or Rusty Sharp
340 McVey Hall
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0045

You may also send MP3 copies to

Submission of music does not guarantee airplay and CDs will not be returned.

We're excited about these additional artists joining us on The Farm! 

D'Angelo and the VanguardKacey MusgravesSonghoy Blues


Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for songs from the new CD from Rhiannon Giddens, 'Tomorrow Is My Turn'... PLUS a chance to win your own copy! You'll also have the chance to win tickets to her March 31 Lexington Opera House concert!

Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for songs from the new CD from Mark Knopfler - 'Tracker'... PLUS a chance to win your own copy!

BY : Rolling Stone Magazine 

March 13, 2015


Here's a look back at 2014...

Join WUKY and the Downtown Lexington Corporation

for a new Summertime Concert Series.

2015 DATES: May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21

The 2015 lineup for the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has been announced. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, January 17th at Noon ET


Forecastle Festival Tickets On Sale Now...

Feb 26, 2015

Forecastle ticket info HERE...

CINCINNATI (February 26, 2015) – PromoWest Productions announced today the 2015 lineup for Bunbury Music Festival, set to take place in downtown Cincinnati’s Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove June 5-7. The festival will feature an eclectic lineup spanning three days and four stages.

Hear The Interview...

Forty years ago this week, Led Zeppelin released the band's monumental sixth album, the double LP Physical Graffiti. It was, as guitarist Jimmy Page himself tells us in this interview, "the mother of all double albums," with some of the band's most memorable songs, including "Kashmir," "Houses Of The Holy" and "Custard Pie."

Listen to Rock & Roots on WUKY to win tickets... and for songs from the new "Soul of Cash' EP...

Detail HERE...

"The Soul of Cash" Brian Owens and the Northside Sheiks with the Shangrila Horns celebrating the music of Johnny Cash in the most soulful way...

Brian Owens
The Northside Sheiks:
Willie Eames
Ray Smith
Lee Carroll
Smith Donaldson
Robby Cosenza
And the Shangrila Horns:

Rock & Roots presents "The Thursday Album Showcase"... at 1PM every Thursday on 91.3 WUKY and, we'll play an entire album all the way through... beginning to end. Up next Thursday, February 26... U2 'The Joshua Tree'.