WTCI-PBS Announces Partnership with Chattanooga Hip-Hop Summit


August 2, 2022 Chattanooga, TN

WTCI-PBS is excited to announce a media partnership with the Chattanooga Hip-Hop Summit.

This year, the Summit is preceded by Chattanooga Hip-Hop Week, October 9-15, which kicks

off on Sunday, October 9th at Miller Park with Family Day, featuring food, family-friendly live

music, dancers, a DJ battle, games, and more.

As part of Chattanooga Hip-Hop Week, WTCI will air programs like Love & Respect with Killer Mike, premiering in September, and airing through the end of hip-hop week. WTCI will also be

sponsoring the poetry slam event, as well as the local artists showcase on the Monday and

Tuesday of Chattanooga Hip-Hop Week.

“We’re excited to have organizations like WTCI investing in the hip-hop community and

showcasing the many positive aspects of the music and culture, “ said Micah Chapman, Co-

Founder of the Chattanooga Hip-Hop Summit.

Chattanooga Hip-Hop Week culminates in the Hip-Hop Summit, an event that is free to the

public and celebrates the history of hip-hop, discusses its future, and allows participants the

chance to hear from influencers in the hip-hop industry about their path to success. Panelists

will include Wendy Day, Kim Osorio, Starlito, Bigga Rankin, DJ Chuck T, and more.

Focused on helping artists and entrepreneurs to improve their craft, the conference will consist

of panels and workshops designed to assist hip-hop artists, managers, producers, and

entrepreneurs to develop their knowledge and skills. Last year, panel topics included women in

hip-hop, digital strategy, marketing and branding, and using hip-hop for social good.

“WTCI is thrilled to partner with the Chattanooga Hip-Hop Summit. The event uplifts storytelling

that centers cultural identity and engagement, highlights powerful voices in our community, and

brings an energy to storytelling that we can all learn from,” said Bob Culkeen WTCI,


Hip-Hop artists have long been powerful storytellers, producing a wide range of music that

reflects the diversity within America, while documenting and provoking conversations about the

collective black experience. More information about the Chattanooga Hip-Hop Summit can be

found at