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.

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.

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'.

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...

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:

Tom Petty On Cheap Speakers And George Harrison

Aug 6, 2014

Listen HERE...

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.

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'

  August 8 & 9, 2014


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

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.

Jarekus Singleton On World Cafe

Jul 30, 2014

  Jarekus Singleton On World Cafe... LISTEN HERE

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

Saintseneca: Tiny Desk Concert

Jul 30, 2014

Saintseneca: Tiny Desk Concert... LISTEN HERE