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 Mark-Colbert@utc.edu.  

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4:30pm

Tue August 19, 2014
Happenings

'Wine For Wags' Fundraiser to Benefit East TN Alliance for Animals 8/21

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

From their Web page:

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.

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1:46pm

Mon August 11, 2014
Community

Poverty-Free Chattanooga Meetings Begin

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.

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10:57am

Wed July 16, 2014
Community

Chattanooga Ambassador Program Helps At-Risk Kids Stay in School

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.

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4:22pm

Thu March 27, 2014
Happenings

'From the Earth' Opens in April at Reflections Gallery

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.

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2:54pm

Wed March 19, 2014
Arts & Culture

East Brainerd 'Backlot' Provides Meeting Space, Networking for Filmmakers

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?

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11:10am

Mon March 17, 2014
Happenings

'Live Well with a Better Memory' Event Coming up 3/25

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.

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11:27am

Tue March 11, 2014
Happenings

Southeast Youth Corps Hosts Golden Cairn Awards 4/3

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.

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4:24pm

Wed March 5, 2014
Happenings

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Offering Training Seminar 3/6

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.

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1:47pm

Mon March 3, 2014
Happenings

Junior League of Chattanooga Hosts 'Clean Sweep' Fundraiser 3/15

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.

From a media release:

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12:10pm

Fri February 28, 2014

2:27pm

Tue February 18, 2014
Happenings

UTC Hosts Marian Anderson String Quartet, Composer Forum 2/20 - 2/22

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

From a media release:

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12:44pm

Fri February 7, 2014
On Track

Chattanooga in Top 4 Runner-Friendly Cities

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.

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2:34pm

Wed January 22, 2014
Community

Pet Emergency? There's An App For That

Credit 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.

From a media release:

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12:46pm

Wed December 18, 2013
Happenings

TN Aquarium's Twist on 12 Days of Christmas: 'Yuletide Fishtivities' Starts 12/26

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

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11:36am

Mon December 16, 2013
Happenings

River Gorge Explorer's Winter Wildlife Cruise Launches 12/28

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.

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