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.

Rhiannon Giddens' ascent began with her beat-box-infused version of Blu Cantrell's "Hit 'Em Up Style" — from Carolina Chocolate Drops' album Genuine Negro Jig — and continued with her show-stealing Gaelic song performance in the concert film Another Day, Another Time. Her take on Bob Dylan lyrics as a member of The New Basement Tapes dazzled.


The song that knocked Taylor Swift off the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week is a pulsing, funky rager sung by Bruno Mars. But the name on the track, and the vision behind it, belong to someone else. "Uptown Funk" is the first single from a new album by British producer, songwriter and musician Mark Ronson.

Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for DEEP TRACKS from the new Ryan Bingham 'Fear and Saturday Night'... PLUS a chance to win your own copy!

By Andrew Leahey: Rolling Stone | October 24, 2014

WUKY’s Phoenix Fridays 2015

Dec 17, 2014

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 song was written by Paul for the record-breaking video game Destiny, and until now has been exclusively available within the game itself.  Produced by Giles Martin, “Hope For The Future” is as epic as the game itself.

We're getting closer to the January 20th, when the world will finally get their hands on the incredible new album from The Decemberists, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World. 

Rock & Roots presents "The Thursday Album Showcase"

Dec 16, 2014

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, December 18... The Beatles classic... 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'. What comes next is up to you...

Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for DEEP TRACKS from the new Damien Rice CD 'My Favourite Fade Fantasy'.

Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for DEEP TRACKS from the new Cat Stevens / Yusuf CD 'Tell 'Em I'm Gone'.

 Stay tuned for more great WUKY events coming soon...

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!