Scenic Roots

Weekdays / 3 PM - 4 PM

"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."

  • Author Karen White on her novel “The Last Night in London.”
  • Students in Dalton learn how to stage Tiny Desk Concerts.
  • Mountain Spirit Acoustic Series:  Baltimore’s Ultrafaux, Part II.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”


Richard Winham shares the second half of the public debut of The Premier Jazz Orchestra - featuring Alan Wyatt, Robert Crabtree, Nathan Warner, Landis Batts and David Schwab - from Barking Legs Theater in Chattanooga.

“The A List” logo

“The A List with Alison Leibovitz” returns to WTCI PBS on Thursday night at 8:30 PM.

Small businesses in the Chattanooga area, here’s a podcast just for you.


The “How to Business” podcast features the team at the Chattanooga office of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center - produced in collaboration with Missing Word Solutions.


  • The “How to Business” podcast by Chattanooga’s TSBDC.
  • Barking Legs Theater:  The Premier Jazz Orchestra, Part II.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”



Richard Winham presents the first half of a set from the Baltimore-based quartet Ultrafaux, performed at the Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC for the Mountain Spirit Acoustic Series.

Inside Wavelength Space.
UTC Echo

A short walk from our campus - the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - is a recent addition to the city’s arts scene.

You can find Wavelength Space on McCallie Avenue.


A Mountain Miler For Lula Lake Land Trust

May 3, 2021
A runner on a Lula Lake trail.
Lula Lake Land Trust

The weekend after next, the Lula Lake Land Trust will host the Mountain Miler race.


An armored vehicle in a past parade.
Chattanooga Area Veterans Council

Chattanooga’s Armed Forces Day Parade takes place later this week.

Military service units, veterans’ groups, high school bands and more will gather for the parade on Friday, starting at 10:30 AM at Market Street and MLK Boulevard.

  • Mickey McCamish on Chattanooga’s Armed Forces Day Parade.
  • The Lula Laker Mountain Miler Race; Wavelength Space.
  • Mountain Spirit Acoustic Series:  Baltimore’s Ultrafaux, Part I.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”