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.

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Rock & Roots
10:08 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Coralee and the Townies Album Release! Finally! It's called Criminal Pride!

Coralee and the Townies are a Lexington, Kentucky based band of a genre they’ve self-defined as HONKY TONK SOUL. And it’s a fitting description, as the sextet whoops and weeps with traditional authenticity and contemporary energy, with Coralee’s husky vocals front and center and the Townies providing a righteous, raucous rootenanny soundtrack around her.

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Rock & Roots
9:02 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Rock & Roots Featured LP 8/25-29 The New Pornographers, 'Brill Bruisers'

Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for DEEP TRACKS from the new album from The New Pornographers 'Brill Bruisers'.

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Rock & Roots
12:49 pm
Sun August 24, 2014

We’re gonna keep Summer going a bit longer with another WUKY Phoenix Friday Sept 26... 3 bands!!!

The final 2014 WUKY Phoenix Friday happens September 26 @ 5PM in Phoenix Park. Lexington’s newest free downtown concert series... live music from the best local acts and exciting up and coming nationally touring bands.... great food and refreshments too. Live music under the stars downtown in Phoenix Park… produced by Downtown Lexington Corp... WUKY’s Phoenix Fridays!



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Rock & Roots
9:40 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Volunteer with Women Build... Volunteers needed TODAY!

A Habitat for Humanity Women's Build house is being built right now in Lexington... and they're in need of volunteers to complete the project by their Sunday deadline (8/16). Please either go directly to the site... 1741 Elverton Road, Lexington KY...

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Rock & Roots
9:46 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Rock & Roots Featured LP 8/11-15 Eric Clapton & Friends, 'The Breeze: An Appreciation of J.J. Cale'

Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for DEEP TRACKS from the new album from Eric Clapton & Friends 'The Breeze: An Appreciation of J.J. Cale '... PLUS a chance to win your own copy!

Eric Clapton And J.J. Cale: Notes On A Friendship:

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Rock & Roots
10:15 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Tom Petty On Cheap Speakers And George Harrison

From left: Ron Blair, Benmont Tench, Tom Petty, Mike Campbell. Their new album is Hypnotic Eye.

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On a recent night in San Diego, was doing what he's been doing for close to 40 years: leading his band The Heartbreakers on stage, playing the old hits and inaugurating new ones. He's just started touring behind Hypnotic Eye, the band's latest album in a prolific career — and if you ask Petty how it feels to still be kicking after all this time, you'll get an uncharacteristically bashful response.

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Rock & Roots
4:54 pm
Sun August 3, 2014

Rock & Roots Featured Album of the Week (August 4-8): Jenny Lewis, 'Voyager'

Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for DEEP TRACKS from the new Jenny Lewis Album 'Voyager'... PLUS a chance to win your own copy!

First Listen: Jenny Lewis, 'The Voyager'

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Rock & Roots
4:45 pm
Sun August 3, 2014

Shaker Village Craft Beer and Music Festival Weekend Passes. Win tickets this week on Rock & Roots.

  August 8 & 9, 2014


Overnight rooms still available! Call 800.734.5611, ext. 1545 or ext. 1548 to reserve yours today!

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12:12 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Picnic With The Pops To Feature Songs Of Elton John

Picnic With The Pops To Feature Songs Of Elton John


Lexington, Ky. -- Now in its 35th year, the Lexington Picnic with the Pops summer concert event returns to Keeneland once again this year for a two-night event taking place Friday, Aug. 15, and Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. This year, the event will feature guest artist Michael Cavanaugh, performing The Songs of Elton John and more! with the Lexington Philharmonic, under the direction of conductor Scott Terrell.

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Rock & Roots
10:12 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Jarekus Singleton On World Cafe

Jarekus Singleton.

  Jarekus Singleton On World Cafe... LISTEN HERE

Our guest today is Mississippi bluesman Jarekus Singleton, who recently released an album called Refuse to Lose.

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