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The Patriot

The Patriot, the official student newspaper of University of the Cumberlands, seeks to provide hands-on journalism experience for the University’s students. The campus newspaper is produced by a student staff members.  Students are involved in writing, editing, photography, and layout design.

You do not have to be a Communication Arts major or a Journalism minor to be involved with the campus newspaper.  All UC students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to take part in publication ofThe Patriot. The Patriot gives students of all majors and interests experience with print communication through a wide range of writing, from news and features to entertainment, religion and sports. Contributors can also write commentary and humorous or creative pieces. The paper currently reaches over 2,000 people, both on campus and across the world.

The Patriot offers work study positions and journalism scholarships. The office of The Patriot is located on campus in room 107 of the Grace Crum Rollins Fine Arts Building.  If you would like more information, please contact The Patriot at 539-4172 or send an email to  You can also contact The Patriot's faculty advisor, Jeremiah Massengale at 539-4527 or via email at .


UC TV-19


UCTV-19, located on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands, seeks to provide hands-on experience to the University’s Communication Arts majors. Students participating in this program are instructed in audio, video and news production. Channel 19 provides programming to the greater Whitley County area. Programming includes weekly news broadcast, campus events, and variety shows. Participation at UCTV-19 is not only for Communications majors, rather, all students and faculty are invited and encouraged to get involved. The station does provide work study opportunities as well.

If you would like more information please feel free to contact the station by phone at (606) 539-4371 or by email at You can also contact the stations general manager, is John Varley, at or 539-4528.


WCCR 94.5 FM


In the summer of 2004, the University of the Cumberlands opened the doors of WCCR, 94.5 FM, our non-commercial, educational radio station located on campus in the Grace Crum Rollins Fine Arts Building. WCCR is a student-operated station, advised by three members of the Communication Arts Faculty. The station features a wide range of musical styles and programs including: Contemporary Christian, Gospel, Country, Classic Rock, Jazz, and Modern Rock. During the regular school year, we are on the air from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Our station is low power, but we cover a 10-mile radius which includes all of Williamsburg as well as parts of Jellico, TN and Corbin, KY. You do not have to be a Communication Arts major in order to participate with WCCR. All UC students, faculty and staff are encouraged to become involved.

If you would like more information about WCCR, please give us a call at 539-4532 or email the station at You can also contact Dr. Keith Semmel, WCCR’s General Manager, at 539-4494 or