Scenic Roots

"Scenic Roots"  which airs weekdays from 3 PM to 4 PM - 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 is the host of "Scenic Roots"   produced by Haley Solomon, Karley Dodson and Will Davis.
Alan Shikoh
Barking Legs Theater

Richard Winham presents the first half of a performance by guitarist Alan Shikoh, performed at Barking Legs Theater in Chattanooga.

Taylor Bostwick
The Speech and Hearing Center

For nearly seven decades, the Speech and Hearing Center in Chattanooga has helped people with speech or hearing impairments - regardless of their ability to pay.



A “Summit for Soldiers” banner
Summit for Soldiers / Facebook

How have veterans with PTSD - and other mental health conditions due to their service - coped during this pandemic?

  • How Summit for Soldiers helps veterans in the pandemic.
  • Taylor Bostwick of Chattanooga’s Speech and Hearing Center.
  • Barking Legs Theater:  Guitarist Alan Shikoh, Part I.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”


Gaslight Street
Gaslight Street / Facebook

Richard Winham shares the first half of a virtual set by Gaslight Street - a Southern soul band from Charleston, SC - for the Mountain Spirit Acoustic Series at the Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC.

“Pink!” logo
CHI Memorial

Color Chattanooga Pink! is back.

The week of activities - already under way and leading to Friday’s virtual Pink! Gala - raises awareness of breast cancer and supports the MaryEllen Locher Breast Cancer Center at CHI Memorial.


“Get Vaccinated Chattanooga” logo
Cempa Community Care

Get Vaccinated Chattanooga is a community coalition to increase access to - and acceptance of - the COVID-19 vaccine in this city’s most underserved and vulnerable communities.


  • Cempa Community Care on Get Vaccinated Chattanooga.
  • Julie Brandao & Brittany Hennessee on Color Chattanooga Pink!
  • Mountain Spirit Acoustic Series:  Gaslight Street, Part I.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”


Daizy Skies
Daizy Skies / Facebook

Richard Winham shares a session by Daizy Skies - a psychedelic rock band from Ringgold, GA - recorded live at the downtown Chattanooga Public Library.

Flynn Berry

Richard Winham shares a conversation with novelist Flynn Berry, author of the recently-released “Northern Spy” as well as “Under the Harrow” and “A Double Life.”