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Farina Returns to WUTK

Tony FarinaTony Farina (MS/C&I ’07 & BS/JEM ’91) recently rejoined WUTK as its new Underwriting and Digital Media Sales Director. As a UTK undergraduate, he worked at WUTK-AM (All News 850) and WUTK-FM (New Rock 90).   From 1991 to 2003, he worked as an on-air personality, a promotions department assistant, a sound production department producer, and a radio program producer for WIMZ, WJXB, WOKI, WXVO, WIVK, and WNOX.  He was an ad sales representative for WOKI 100.3 The River between 2001 and 2003. 

Tony returned to UTK in 2004 as WUTK’s graduate assistant creating 90.3 The Rock’s current Underwriting Department.  After graduating with his M.S., he moved to Atlanta and worked for Cellular Sales, selling Verizon phone and wireless internet services. 

“Its great having UT/WUTK alum, Tony Farina, back home, and back to being part of the WUTK family,” said Benny Smith, WUTK General Manager.  “He shares the same passion for WUTK that we all do, and we look forward to his hard work helping to build a stronger future for the station.”

For more information about donations and contributions to WUTK, contact Tony at or 865.974.1120.