WUTK 90.3 is the only college radio station in the country not directly supported by the university it’s affiliated with. The station depends on events like last night’s beer dinner to keep the lights on and the music playing.

Credit - Megan Venable Brewers, WUTK staff, and Sunspot staff - Left to Right - Julianna Tullos, WUTK office manager; Charles Ellis, Yee-Haw High Five Jedi; Jeremy Walker, Yee-Haw Director of Exponential Mayhem; Benny Smith, WUTK general manager/program director; Kristen Heath, Sunspot front of house manager; Tony Farina, WUTK underwriting and digital media sales director

Credit – Megan Venable
Brewers, WUTK staff, and Sunspot staff – Left to Right – Julianna Tullos, WUTK office manager; Charles Ellis, Yee-Haw High Five Jedi; Jeremy Walker, Yee-Haw Director of Exponential Mayhem; Benny Smith, WUTK general manager/program director; Kristen Heath, Sunspot front of house manager; Tony Farina, WUTK underwriting and digital media sales director

 

The Sunspot, owned by Burleson Brands, donated the space and food. Chef Jay Vopatek and his team put together a pairing menu to highlight five of Yee-Haw’s brews. The menu opened with a greeter of beer cheese dip made with and served with Eight Shilling Scottish ale.

For the second course, Yee-Haw’s Pilsner was paired with a chimichurri egg salad. Pale Ale and a duck taco on house made sweet potato tortillas and World Beer Cup award-winning Dunkel with beer-braised kielbasa followed for the third and fourth courses. The evening rounded out with a German chocolate torte paired with the last of the seasonal Oktoberfest.

Yee-Haw brewers Charles Ellis, Hive Five Jedi, and Jeremy Walker, Director of Exponential Mayhem, were on hand to introduce each beer and talk about the Johnson City brewery. The dinner raised over three thousand dollars for the radio station.

 
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Contribution by Victoria Raschke

 

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