WTTU looks for help with streaming project

After months of effort, WTTU 88.5 FM is seeking help in achieving its goal of streaming music online by the end of the year. According to the station’s Program Director, Kyle Prince, the streaming project has been approved by WTTU advisor Earl Hutchison and a Web site has been secured.

“Getting Hutchison’s approval was a major part of the battle,” Prince said. “We’ve been trying to get this project going for awhile now, but we are remaining optimistic.”

The WTTU staff has been trying to stream music online for months but have had no luck in recruiting someone with the knowledge to do so.

“We would love to find someone in the community who is willing to help,” Dave Dickerson, music director, said. “It’s just somewhat of a challenge finding someone who knows what they’re doing and is willing to follow through with us.”

Recently, Dickerson and the WTTU staff began a collaboration with WCTE, The Upper Cumberland Public Television Station. WCTE plans to help WTTU by writing and submitting grant applications. If accepted, the grant money will fund the beginning stages of the station’s goal.

If you have any information or suggestions on streaming media that might help WTTU, contact Dickerson at davewttu@gmail.com.