Afternoon Music

Weekdays, 2:00pm

Afternoon Music might sound like a random mix of rock, blues, folk, bluegrass, jazz, and electronic music. DJ Richard Winham, who has taught popular music courses at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, says his playlists explore the way disparate artists build upon each others' work. Trust him: he's got a PhD in rock & roll! From the Beatles and Belle & Sebastian to Richard Thompson, Temples, and Spoon, 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, Rhythm & Brews, The Camp House, and more.

  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.