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"Scenic Roots" offers conversations that matter in the heart of Chattanooga and the Tennessee Valley.From the mountains to the river, our conversations are rooted deep within every corner of our community - reflecting who we are, who we were and who we can become.We engage with the news that affects our community, behind and beyond the headlines. We build bridges that span from creators and innovators to storytellers and the outdoors. We focus on our challenges as many communities in one - as we celebrate what inspires us. We resonate with countless voices - in words and spaces, sounds and songs.We are "Scenic Roots."Ray Bassett hosts and produces "Scenic Roots" at WUTC.

Next on “The A List” From WTCI PBS: Van Earl Wright

Van Earl Wright with Alison Lebovitz.
Van Earl Wright with Alison Lebovitz.

If you’re a longtime sports fan, you’re probably familiar with Van Earl Wright’s larger-than-life presence on the air.

With a broadcasting career spanning more than three decades, he has shared his infectious fandom spirit with audiences on CNN, Fox Sports Net and local stations across the country.

His name, his voice, his catchphrases full of Southern charm make him one-of-a-kind.

These days, you’ll find him on the golf course, enjoying a new chapter: traveling the country as a caddie.

Van Earl Wright is the next guest on “The A List with Alison Lebovitz” - this Thursday at 8:30 PM on our public media partner WTCI PBS.

Ray is the host and producer of Scenic Roots, Mondays - Thursdays at 3 PM on WUTC.
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