Afternoon Music

Weekdays, 2:00pm

You never know what you'll hear on Afternoon Music with Dr. Richard Winham. He curates a random mix of rock, blues, folk, bluegrass, jazz, and electronic music every weekday from 2-4pm. Dr. Winham has taught popular music courses at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and his playlists explore the way disparate artists build upon each others' work. Trust him: he has a PhD in rock & roll! From the Beatles and Belle & Sebastian to Richard Thompson, Radiohead, and The Who, you'll hear a mix of music unavailable anywhere else in Chattanooga. Afternoon Music also features live, in-studio performances and interviews with artists scheduled to play at local venues and events including Chattanooga's Nightfall, Track29, Revelry Room, JJ's Bohemia, The Camp House, and more.

Our DJs take requests and answer questions at (423) 265-9882. They also post their playlists online, so if you're curious about a song you've heard, try these links:

Morning Music with Mark Colbert (Weekdays 10 am to noon): Playlists are here.

Afternoon Music with Richard Winham (Weekdays 2 pm to 4 pm): Playlists are here.

Evening Music with Cleveland Carlson (Weekdays 8 pm to 10 pm): Playlists are here.

London native Richard Winham hosts WUTC’s afternoon music program each weekday from 2 to 4 pm. October marked a special anniversary: 30 years on the air with us, playing a mix of national and local artists. He frequently invites local artists to perform live on his show, and some of them say he launced their careers. In this story, we hear how some of those artists paid tribute with a musical celebration at Barking Legs Theater.

Richard Winham Appreciation Concert 10/28

Oct 26, 2017

Saturday, October 28 will be a banner day at Barking Legs Theater--sure to be a sellout. SoundCorps, CoPAC and Scenic City Showcase are teaming up to honor Chattanooga arts icon Richard Winham

WUTC's Richard Winham speaks with two filmmakers who have documentaries at the 2017 Chattanooga Film Festival.

Michael Rubenstone is a super-fan whose film On The Sly shows him out in search of long-time reclusive funk legend Sly Stone.

Listen around 2:50 pm today for Richard Winham's hour-long interview with Eileen Ivers. Tune in to 88.1 FM or listen live online. More information about her performance is on the CSO's Web site.

WUTC Sessions, Episode 2: Marty Bohannon

Jan 29, 2016

WUTC Sessions, Episode 2: Marty Bohannon

Marty Bohannon performed "Smoke & Ashes" during a live interview at WUTC 88.1 FM.  This video was recorded during Richard Winham's afternoon music show.

WUTC Sessions, Episode 1: Dave Rawlings & Gillian Welch

Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch stopped by the station for a live interview and performance.  Check out these videos of "Ruby" and "Snowing On Raton," recorded during Richard Winham's afternoon music show.

  There are two more shows to come in this year’s Riverfront Nights Series. WUTC's Richard Winham talked to Jeff Styles about the series. Styles booked all the acts again this year, but having done that, he’s now happy to be just another listener relaxing by the river enjoying the music.  

Mississippi bluesman Jarekus Singleton stopped by WUTC's studios to chat with afternoon music host Richard Winham.  Singleton will perform this evening at 7:15 p.m. on the Champy's Chicken Stage during the Bessie Smith Strut.  Hear the conversation and selections from Singelton's debut album Refuse to Lose.

From Singleton's bio at Alligator Records:

Ogya African Music Band of Chattanooga has recorded a musical tribute to Nelson Mandela.  Ogya's Kofi Mawuko, who is originally from Ghana, joins WUTC's Richard Winham to discuss the tribute.

Cleveland Carlson

The 2014 Riverbend Festival has only two days left, but plenty of great performances are still to come.  WUTC's Richard Winham and Riverbend assistant talent and production coordinator Jeff Styles play selections from the festival's final weekend.

Wondering who to see Thursday night at the Riverbend music festival?  In this segment, WUTC's Richard Winham and Riverbend assistant talent and production coordinator Jeff Styles reveal their top picks for this evening.

Chattanooga's Amber Fults and the Ambivalent Lovers stopped by WUTC for an in-studio performance in advance of their set at Riverbend 2014.  They'll play at 7:30 tonight on the Volkswagen stage.

Andy Gorrell

WUTC's Richard Winham and Riverbend assistant talent and production coordinator Jeff Styles discuss their picks for Wednesday night at the festival.

Because the Riverbend Festival offers dozens of acts on five different stages, it can be difficult to figure out who to see and who to skip.  WUTC's Richard Winham and Riverbend assistant talent and production coordinator Jeff Styles are here with their must-see acts for the festival's opening weekend.