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.

Playlists

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.

Submissions

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 mgrav1@email.uky.edu

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

An Admiring And Unflinching Look At 'Mr. Dynamite'

Oct 24, 2014

Listen to the Story...

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans looks at the new documentary, Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown, featuring rare and never-before-seen footage. The film premieres on HBO Monday.

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Rock 'n' roll was built on rebellion, but too often today, that's about as deep as the conversation goes — especially now that rock is so completely woven into the mainstream, it's hard to imagine a time when it wasn't pop-culture wallpaper.

All Songs TV - Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, 'Vessel'

Oct 20, 2014

Weekend Edition Saturday...

The temptation when confronting a serious problem is to either cry it out or laugh it off. This is true in country music, as in life. Even the greatest songs about heavy subjects either diffuse the tension with jokes or go entirely maudlin, providing catharsis without true clarity. Angaleena Presley, though, tackles the hard stuff head on.

The Dream Of Ridiculous Men... U2

Oct 9, 2014

The last short story Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote is about being seriously ridiculous. In "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man," an intellectual prone to existentialist despair is saved from suicide when, in a vision, he discovers a parallel planet where humanity has never sinned. "It was like being in love with each other, but an all-embracing, universal feeling," he tells the reader. This contact with Eden reinvigorates him, but then, during a playful moment, he teaches the planet's innocents how to deceive each other — and this leads to a catastrophic, Biblical fall.

Front Row

Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, Live In Concert

Millennials are not getting much love from politicians this year.

The big reason for that is low expectations for turnout among young voters.

God Only Knows (BBC Music)

We've remade The Beach Boys masterpiece God Only Knows with the help of a few friends…

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