WTCI Releases New Greater Chattanooga Episode "LIFT"

The first ever Pan American Gliding Championship was held this spring at the McMinn Co. Airport attracting competitive soaring pilots from Canada, The United States, Argentina, and many other countries. Competition organizer, Sarah Arnold describes the event and the experience of soaring with the birds above Chilhowee Mountain in an aircraft that is dependent on natural sources of lift.

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 and, Viewers can watch with phones, computers and tablets via YouTube, Facebook and the website and 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 broadcast schedule, followed by a message directing them to see the complete films online at This summer, the short films will be collected in a new half-hour broadcast where viewers will see a variety of topics addressed, including arts and culture, business, news & public affairs.

The Greater Chattanooga series has explored technology, innovation, music, fan conventions, local history and now "LIFT" will take our audience through the skies as we experience the world of competitive soaring.

Paul Grove, President and CEO of WTCI, says “Viewers have come to expect quality programming from WTCI and our team has created a series that truly captures the passion and innovation that makes this community so unique. This bold new vision captures Chattanooga's unique stories and delivers them in a way that today's consumers want; on-air, online and on demand.”

This series is made possible by support from sponsors, including EPB Fiber Optics and the local office of UBS Financial Services. Please visit or contact Shaun Townley at 423-702-7821 for information about supporting the series.

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