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NEW BROADCAST OF "GREATER CHATTANOOGA" SERIES TO DEBUT FRIDAY, AUGUST 28


A new broadcast episode of the Greater Chattanooga series will debut on-air at WTCI, Chattanooga’s community PBS station, at 8:30 PM on Friday, August 28th with an encore broadcast on September 6th at 1:30 PM.  This episode will feature segments that celebrate the Chattanooga Football Club, the fascinating sport of competitive soaring and the unique sound of a local band called Monomath.

“BEAUTIFUL GAME. SCENIC CITY” introduced Chattanoogans to the people and the passion surrounding the Chattanooga Football Club.   The enthusiasm for the game and our hometown team is best represented by the ‘Chattahooligans’, the club behind the club. These passionate fans are true to their side every match. Their bond goes beyond the action on the pitch and embodies the spirit and pride of a community on the rise.

“LIFT” explored the first-ever Pan American Gliding Championship held recently at the McMinn County Airport that attracted pilots from Canada, the United States, Argentina and many other countries who competed in the air above the Chilhowee Mountain.  Meet organizer Sarah Arnold in this segment as she describes the event and the experience of soaring with the birds in an aircraft that is dependent on natural sources of lift.

Monomath has been called prog rock, math rock and loud rock.  This band uses rhythmic complexity and hard left turns to mark their work and these three musicians create a sound that you won’t forget.  Meet Gabe, Brian and Ivan and explore their music, their energy and their practice space, more music pawn shop than studio.

Greater Chattanooga is a short film series that explores the people and ideas that make us all more aware, happier, and stronger as a community.  Viewers can find these online videos both through wtciTV.org and, greaterchattanooga.org as well as watching on-the-go with phones, computers and tablets via YouTube, Facebook and the websites.  At home our viewers can also enjoy these films on their HD televisions using products like Apple TV and Roku and the free, easy-to-use PBS app.

WTCI broadcast viewers enjoy interstitials that preview these stories throughout the on-air schedule, followed by a message directing them to see the complete films online at greaterchattanooga.org. Monthly, viewers can tune in on-air to the broadcast to see a variety of topics addressed, including arts and culture, business and news & public affairs.

Since the series debuted, Greater Chattanooga has explored fascinating stories of innovation, entrepreneurial vision, history and culture from around this region.  “Blood Assurance is proud to support WTCI’s series, Greater Chattanooga, that tells the stories of this area,” said Blood Assurance’s VP of Marketing, Charlie Callari.  “Just as we connect donors to recipients, so does this series connect people through the power of storytelling.” 

WTCI serves over 400,000 households in 35 counties, educating, engaging and inspiring exploration through trusted, quality programming and community and education outreach. This series is made possible by support from sponsors, including Blood Assurance, EPB Fiber Optics and the local office of UBS Financial Services.  Please visit greaterchattanooga.org or contact Shaun Townley @ 423-702-7821 for information about supporting the series. 

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