Richard Winham

Afternoon Music Host, Around & About Producer

Host and producer of the Afternoon Music program, Richard was born in London. He has lived in the United States since the early 1970s.  He moved to the US to find a job in radio. He has worked in both commercial and public radio ever since. Richard has been with WUTC since 1987; his show offers a freewheeling mix of music and interviews with musicians and other movers and shakers within our community, as well as visiting musicians and artists from across the country.

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  Reflections Gallery on Lee Highway has a new exhibition called “Artist’s Favorites.” Representing thirty different artists working in watercolor, wood and oil, the exhibition is a collection of each artists’ personal favorites. Richard Winham stopped by the gallery to talk to Margaret Park and Burney Thompkins, two of the artists whose work is in the exhibition.

Chef Shelley Cooper at Terra Mae Appalachian Bistro is bringing together friends and colleagues along with her mentor to celebrate good food for a great cause—the Siskin Children’s Institute. Last year they raised $5000 for Siskin—this year they are certain they will surpass that, according to Chef Cooper.

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.


When Chattanooga natives Fred Cash and Sam Gooden were still just teenagers they joined Curtis Mayfield to form The Impressions. The Impressions went on to become one of the most successful groups of the era. Between 1958 and 1975 they had a string of Top Ten hits including “I’m So Proud”, “Gypsy Woman” and “Amen.”

You’ve probably noticed we’ve added a new show in the Around and About timeslot on Fridays. Called Start It Up, it focuses on the nuts and bolt of starting a business. But when Richard Winham talked to the show’s host Monty Bruell, he told him that while the show’s focus is mostly on the process of starting a business, it’s also about ideas.

On December 7 from 1 to 4 pm, The Houston Museum is hosting an English tea to celebrate the Christmas holidays. As they did last year, they are partnering with Denise Sarjant, an English lady from Birmingham, who makes authentic English teas year- round as Tea M’Lady. Richard Winham talked to Mrs. Sarjant who began by explaining the correct way to brew a cup of tea.

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Chef Erik Niel and his wife, Amanda, have been running Easy Bistro on Broad Street in Chattanooga for  ten years. Now they are ready for a new venture, and so Erik and Amanda Niel have become partners in an old fashioned stand-alone butcher shop on Main Street in Chattanooga—Main Street Meats. When Richard Winham talked to Chef Niel about their new venture he told him he’d always wanted to work with animals.

The Public Education Foundation's Project Inspire is a federally-funded program training math and science professionals to teach in some of the lowest-performing middle and high schools in Tennessee. In this interview, WUTC's Richard Winham is speaking with Mark Neal—the Services Director for Project Inspire—and Tadd Russell, a first year teacher in the program. Mr.

D9 is a newly formed fundraising foundation for all of the schools K-12 in the Ooltewah area. Rita Newman, one of the members on the D9 board, joins us to talk about the foundation and its goals.

Joy Krause has just finished making her first documentary film. She was inspired to make a film herself after taking a class on documentary films here at UTC. She’d come back to school after having spent most of her life running her own business. She had no intention of becoming a filmmaker when she first enrolled here, but after seeing a film in which a woman began a relationship with—and eventually married—a man on death row, she was intrigued.

The French-American Chamber of Commerce has been promoting economic and commercial cooperation between the US and France for more than a century. Three years ago the FACC in Atlanta opened a branch here in Chattanooga. Marissia Tiller is a member of the volunteer board in Chattanooga. She says her goal along with her colleagues on the board is to share her love of French culture and cuisine.

Alan Shuptrine is an acclaimed and award-winning watercolorist whose work has been displayed in museums across the South. In the 1970’s, his father, Hubert Shuptrine, a celebrated watercolorist known as “the painter of the South,”was commissioned, together with the writer, James Dickey, to create a series of portraits of the South. The resulting coffee table book was a huge success and now Alan Shuptrine wants to create a similar series of stories and paintings celebrating Appalachia.

John Henry is a sculptor with an international reputation. He has placed more than 2000 sculptures all over the world. His sculptures are large scale pieces designed to be placed outdoors. Examples of his work are on display in Chattanooga outside the Hunter Museum of Art and in the  Outdoor Museum of Art at Chattanooga State Community College. When Richard Winham talked to John Henry recently he began by asking him how he conceives such huge pieces.

Last Fall Corey Petree and his wife, Colleen, staged the first Fly Free Festival outside Nashville. About 1000 people showed up and everyone had a good time, according to Corey Petree—but he lost quite a lot of money. Just the same neither he nor his wife was ready to give up and they are trying again. This time they’ve chosen a location nearer to Chattanooga. In addition, he told Richard Winham, they have a stronger lineup this year.

The concert on September 13th, which is the last concert in this year’s Riverfront Nights Series,  features what organizer Jeff Styles calls a “name.” He says that every year the series includes one act most people recognize—this year it’s a Georgia band that made its debut with MTV in the early 1980’s.