Mark Colbert

Program Director/Host

Mark Colbert has been WUTC's program director for 28 years.  "I love my job.  It's been an exciting experience witnessing the growth of WUTC since its inception in 1986," says Mark.  "Radio technology and music has changed over the years with the help of web streaming and HD2.  I hope to continue to see it prosper."  Mark lives in Chattanooga with his son.  Email Mark at  

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Members of the East Tennessee Alliance for Animals join us to discuss their fundraiser, which is coming up August 21st at 212 Market Restaurant.

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We are a 501(c)(3) non profit organization founded in May of 2010. Our focus is education regarding humane treatment of companion animals and sharing the message of the importance of spaying and neutering your dogs and cats.

Chattanooga Organized for Action is working to reduce poverty in the area with a new campaign, Poverty-Free Chattanooga.  The group wants community input and seeks to work with city and county officials on social inequality.  Twenty-seven percent of residents live below the poverty line, and 42% of children live in poverty, which is twice the national average, according to a report cited by Perrin Lance, the group's leader.  Lance joins us for an interview.  In early August, the group began having monthly meetings with the public.

Chattanooga's Department of Youth and Family Development is working with at-risk kids by using a holistic approach to keep them in school.  City Administrator Lurone "Coach" Jennings discusses the Chattanooga Ambassador Program.

Earth Day is coming up in April, and Reflections Gallery is celebrating with an exhibit titled From the Earth, which will be on display in April and May.  In this segment, WUTC's Mark Colbert speaks with Loren Howard, a potter/sculptor participating in the exhibit.

Do you dream about being on stage, or in front of a camera?   What about being involved with sound or lighting aspects of a film?

Tracy Dougherty, speech language pathologist, will teach simple strategies to assist with memory in everyday life on 3/25 at 5:30 p.m. at Life Care Center of Hixson.  RSVPs are requested.  The event & dinner are free.

WUTC's Mark Colbert has this conversation with Dougherty.

The Southeast Youth Corps will host the 2014 Louis Ross Golden Cairn Awards on Thursday, April 3rd.  WUTC's Mark Colbert speaks with Corps members about the event.

There is no typical suicide victim.  No age group, ethnicity or background is immune.  But some troubled individuals display behaviors, either deliberately or inadvertently, that signal their suicide intent, and help is available.  The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network is offering a suicide prevention training seminar for mental health and substance abuse workers on Thursday, March 6th, and the seminar is open to the general public.  

WUTC's Mark Colbert speaks with Tricia Henderson of UTC’s Counseling Center about the event.

WUTC's Mark Colbert interviews Junior League of Chattanooga members about their upcoming rummage-sale fundraiser on 3/15, which begins at 7:30 a.m. at Office Furniture Warehouse, located at 2700 Riverside Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37406.  The sale lasts until 4 p.m.

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Chattanooga' Hunter Museum of American Art currently features an exhibition of 20th-century African-American art, with works from 43 black artists.

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Dr. Jonathan McNair discusses the Southeastern Composers League Forum coming up at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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WUTC's Mark Colbert finds out why the Road Runners Club of America named Chattanooga as one of the four best cities for putting on a pair of track shoes and hitting the pavement.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross has created a pet first-aid app.

WUTC's Mark Colbert speaks with Greg Waite, Community Chapter Executive for the American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee, about their new smartphone app that can provide vital information during pet emergencies.

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The Tennessee Aquarium's Yuletide Fishtivities begin after the Christmas holiday and last until January 6th.  WUTC's Mark Colbert reports.

The cruise will provide passengers a chance to see Bald Eagles in East Tennessee.  WUTC's Mark Colbert speaks with the captain of the River Gorge Explorer.