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Chit-Chad

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104.5 The Zone’s Chad Withrow will sit down over drinks for long form conversations with figures from the world of sports, entertainment, politics, and business that interest him. New guest every two weeks.

Latest Episodes

Chit-Chad S2 E8: Jonathan Hutton

Chad Withrow and Jonathan Hutton go way back. And this hour podcast is "Chutton" like you've never heard them before. From growing up on a farm, to interning for Titans Radio, working in the building with Chad and the evolution of the Midday 180...this is an hour-long discussion you don't want to miss. And it's another "part-two-worthy" podcast this season. Subscribe to The Chit-Chad Podcast wherever you get your podcasts.

62 minJUL 21
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Chit-Chad S2 E8: Jonathan Hutton

Chit-Chad S2 E7: Erik Ainge

Chad Withrow sits down with former Tennessee QB and Knoxville radio host Erik Ainge for a deep-discussion on Vols football, his playing days and what's next for the program. Episode Breakdown: 1:45 — The decision to come to Knoxville 6:15 — Freshman year 12:35 — JG & Jim Chaney 20:05 — The ‘06 & ‘07 teams 28:01 — Chaney vs. Cutcliffe 33:40 — The INT that lost the ‘07 SEC Title 44:35 — Optimism about Tennessee football

47 minJUL 9
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Chit-Chad S2 E7: Erik Ainge

Chit-Chad S2 E6: Barry Rice

The first of two episodes coming up from Chad Withrow's podcast tour in Knoxville! First, we sat down at Calhoun's on the River with Barry Rice, the Senior Director of Broadcasting at the University of Tennessee. From the creation of "VFL Films," to working alongside Johnny Majors and shedding some insight on the athletic department under Phillip Fulmer, this was a great in depth discussion for Vols fans. 2:10 — Our Discussion with Mike Keith 7:36 — Getting into production 11:10 — Becoming a filmmaker 14:32 — VFL FILMS 17:10 — John “Evil” Ward & Johnny Majors 23:05 — Johnny Majors’ influence on Philip Fulmer 30:15 — Creating “VFL” and Peyton Manning 36:03 — Two specific videos 43:10 — A host of Volunteers

48 minJUN 23
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Chit-Chad S2 E6: Barry Rice

Chit-Chad S2 E5: Mike Keith

Voice of the Titans Mike Keith sat down with Midday 180's Chad Withrow for a long-form conversation covering a number of topics. From working under John Ward, to spending time with Johnny Majors and growing the Titans Radio Network...this is an interview you don't want to miss. Episode Rundown: 3:10 — Remembering Johnny Majors 6:30 — Knowing he wanted to be a broadcaster 12:10 — Studying journalism at UT 16:10 — Following John Ward 25:41 — Hosting a radio show (+ working until 4 AM) in Knoxville 39:00 — Taking the Titans job 48:58 — Setting up the Titans Radio Network 52:55 — No regrets

56 minJUN 9
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Chit-Chad S2 E5: Mike Keith

Chit-Chad S2 E4: Lindsey Nance

Chad Withrow sat down for drinks with Lindsey Nance of Channel 4. They covered a lot over this 45 minute episode, including what she learned in her Midday 180 internship. But mainly, the lifestyle of working a morning show. And what it's like to have a 1 AM wake-up call every day. 2:00 — Developing an on air presence 6:55 — Breaking into the media business 8:45 — Radio vs. TV and getting into sports 13:17 — The life of a morning news reporter 26:00 — Long-term goals 28:51 — Weird comments from social media platforms 35:20 — Lindsey's worst DMs

43 minJUN 3
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Chit-Chad S2 E4: Lindsey Nance

Chit-Chad S2 E3: Steve Cavendish

The Chit-Chad Podcast is BACK. Chad Withrow sat down for an extended chat with Steve Cavendish over drinks at Black Rabbit downtown. Here's the rundown of their conversation. Available everywhere you get your podcasts! 4:10 — Chad vs. the weather mob, 7:22 — Journalism and untouchable institutions, 10:40 — Corporate influence in newspapers, 11:22 —The Tennessean, 18:06 — local journalism in Nashville, 25:00 — Politicizing COVID-19, 34:23 — Covering an unstable local political landscape, 44:30 — Who is bad for Nashville?, 48:00 — The Nashville Banner

55 minMAY 27
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Chit-Chad S2 E3: Steve Cavendish

Chit-Chad S2 E2: Tornado/COVID-19

Two tragedies have struck Middle Tennessee this month. Chad Withrow sat down with two people who have been directly impacted. Hunter Briley of Regal Realty discusses surviving his house collapsing around him and Trey Cioccia of FarmHouse and Black Rabbit talks about attempting to survive the Nashville shutdown. Available wherever you get your podcasts.

52 minMAR 20
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Chit-Chad S2 E2: Tornado/COVID-19

Chit-Chad S2 E1: Ron Slay

Season two of the Chit-Chad Podcast is here. Tennessee basketball legend Ron Slay in uncensored in this long-form interview with Chad Withrow. And it's available now wherever you get your podcasts. (0:00-4:29) - Previewing season two, (4:30-14:20) - Hanging out with Anthony Mason at TSU, (14:21-24:33) - Growing up all across Nashville, (24:34-32:52) - Becoming Friends with John Henderson, (32:53-36:19) - Biggest fight in high school, (36:20-42:17) - 1999 State Championship Game, (42:18-48:21) - Why he chose UT, (48:22-54:17) - Jerry Green & Early 2000s UT Basketball

54 minFEB 25
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Chit-Chad S2 E1: Ron Slay

Chit-Chad Ep. 10: Holiday Special

Chad Withrow sits down with Andy Nelson of Nelson's Green Brier Distillery for the Chit-Chad Holiday Special. Bourbon, the Nelson's family history of bourbon-making and much more. First Drink: Tennessee Whiskey (0:00-7:25), History of the Nelson Brothers (7:26-19:33), Belle Meade Bourbon (19:34-33:53), Sherry Cask Finish (33:54-43:47), Final Drink: Louisa (43:48-50:32)

50 min2019 DEC 24
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Chit-Chad Ep. 10: Holiday Special

Chit-Chad Ep. 9: Brad Lampley

Former UT player and grad assistant Brad Lampley joined Chad Withrow to discuss a number of Vols topics and UT football history. Available everywhere. Growing Up a Coach’s Son (1:14-6:32), Jeremy Pruitt & His Staff (6:33-12:20), Tennessee’s Turnaround (12:21-15:55), Phillip Fulmer (15:56-20:51), Culture in the 90s (20:52-27:48), Playing at UT (29:05-33:19), Hosting Peyton Manning's Official Visit (33:20-39:30), David Cutcliffe (39:31-45:05), Al Wilson (45:06-49:44), Jeremy Pruitt’s ’19 Class (49:45-54:36), The 1998 Team (54:37-65:50), The Music City Bowl (65:51-74:21).

75 min2019 DEC 17
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Chit-Chad Ep. 9: Brad Lampley

Latest Episodes

Chit-Chad S2 E8: Jonathan Hutton

Chad Withrow and Jonathan Hutton go way back. And this hour podcast is "Chutton" like you've never heard them before. From growing up on a farm, to interning for Titans Radio, working in the building with Chad and the evolution of the Midday 180...this is an hour-long discussion you don't want to miss. And it's another "part-two-worthy" podcast this season. Subscribe to The Chit-Chad Podcast wherever you get your podcasts.

62 minJUL 21
Comments
Chit-Chad S2 E8: Jonathan Hutton

Chit-Chad S2 E7: Erik Ainge

Chad Withrow sits down with former Tennessee QB and Knoxville radio host Erik Ainge for a deep-discussion on Vols football, his playing days and what's next for the program. Episode Breakdown: 1:45 — The decision to come to Knoxville 6:15 — Freshman year 12:35 — JG & Jim Chaney 20:05 — The ‘06 & ‘07 teams 28:01 — Chaney vs. Cutcliffe 33:40 — The INT that lost the ‘07 SEC Title 44:35 — Optimism about Tennessee football

47 minJUL 9
Comments
Chit-Chad S2 E7: Erik Ainge

Chit-Chad S2 E6: Barry Rice

The first of two episodes coming up from Chad Withrow's podcast tour in Knoxville! First, we sat down at Calhoun's on the River with Barry Rice, the Senior Director of Broadcasting at the University of Tennessee. From the creation of "VFL Films," to working alongside Johnny Majors and shedding some insight on the athletic department under Phillip Fulmer, this was a great in depth discussion for Vols fans. 2:10 — Our Discussion with Mike Keith 7:36 — Getting into production 11:10 — Becoming a filmmaker 14:32 — VFL FILMS 17:10 — John “Evil” Ward & Johnny Majors 23:05 — Johnny Majors’ influence on Philip Fulmer 30:15 — Creating “VFL” and Peyton Manning 36:03 — Two specific videos 43:10 — A host of Volunteers

48 minJUN 23
Comments
Chit-Chad S2 E6: Barry Rice

Chit-Chad S2 E5: Mike Keith

Voice of the Titans Mike Keith sat down with Midday 180's Chad Withrow for a long-form conversation covering a number of topics. From working under John Ward, to spending time with Johnny Majors and growing the Titans Radio Network...this is an interview you don't want to miss. Episode Rundown: 3:10 — Remembering Johnny Majors 6:30 — Knowing he wanted to be a broadcaster 12:10 — Studying journalism at UT 16:10 — Following John Ward 25:41 — Hosting a radio show (+ working until 4 AM) in Knoxville 39:00 — Taking the Titans job 48:58 — Setting up the Titans Radio Network 52:55 — No regrets

56 minJUN 9
Comments
Chit-Chad S2 E5: Mike Keith

Chit-Chad S2 E4: Lindsey Nance

Chad Withrow sat down for drinks with Lindsey Nance of Channel 4. They covered a lot over this 45 minute episode, including what she learned in her Midday 180 internship. But mainly, the lifestyle of working a morning show. And what it's like to have a 1 AM wake-up call every day. 2:00 — Developing an on air presence 6:55 — Breaking into the media business 8:45 — Radio vs. TV and getting into sports 13:17 — The life of a morning news reporter 26:00 — Long-term goals 28:51 — Weird comments from social media platforms 35:20 — Lindsey's worst DMs

43 minJUN 3
Comments
Chit-Chad S2 E4: Lindsey Nance

Chit-Chad S2 E3: Steve Cavendish

The Chit-Chad Podcast is BACK. Chad Withrow sat down for an extended chat with Steve Cavendish over drinks at Black Rabbit downtown. Here's the rundown of their conversation. Available everywhere you get your podcasts! 4:10 — Chad vs. the weather mob, 7:22 — Journalism and untouchable institutions, 10:40 — Corporate influence in newspapers, 11:22 —The Tennessean, 18:06 — local journalism in Nashville, 25:00 — Politicizing COVID-19, 34:23 — Covering an unstable local political landscape, 44:30 — Who is bad for Nashville?, 48:00 — The Nashville Banner

55 minMAY 27
Comments
Chit-Chad S2 E3: Steve Cavendish

Chit-Chad S2 E2: Tornado/COVID-19

Two tragedies have struck Middle Tennessee this month. Chad Withrow sat down with two people who have been directly impacted. Hunter Briley of Regal Realty discusses surviving his house collapsing around him and Trey Cioccia of FarmHouse and Black Rabbit talks about attempting to survive the Nashville shutdown. Available wherever you get your podcasts.

52 minMAR 20
Comments
Chit-Chad S2 E2: Tornado/COVID-19

Chit-Chad S2 E1: Ron Slay

Season two of the Chit-Chad Podcast is here. Tennessee basketball legend Ron Slay in uncensored in this long-form interview with Chad Withrow. And it's available now wherever you get your podcasts. (0:00-4:29) - Previewing season two, (4:30-14:20) - Hanging out with Anthony Mason at TSU, (14:21-24:33) - Growing up all across Nashville, (24:34-32:52) - Becoming Friends with John Henderson, (32:53-36:19) - Biggest fight in high school, (36:20-42:17) - 1999 State Championship Game, (42:18-48:21) - Why he chose UT, (48:22-54:17) - Jerry Green & Early 2000s UT Basketball

54 minFEB 25
Comments
Chit-Chad S2 E1: Ron Slay

Chit-Chad Ep. 10: Holiday Special

Chad Withrow sits down with Andy Nelson of Nelson's Green Brier Distillery for the Chit-Chad Holiday Special. Bourbon, the Nelson's family history of bourbon-making and much more. First Drink: Tennessee Whiskey (0:00-7:25), History of the Nelson Brothers (7:26-19:33), Belle Meade Bourbon (19:34-33:53), Sherry Cask Finish (33:54-43:47), Final Drink: Louisa (43:48-50:32)

50 min2019 DEC 24
Comments
Chit-Chad Ep. 10: Holiday Special

Chit-Chad Ep. 9: Brad Lampley

Former UT player and grad assistant Brad Lampley joined Chad Withrow to discuss a number of Vols topics and UT football history. Available everywhere. Growing Up a Coach’s Son (1:14-6:32), Jeremy Pruitt & His Staff (6:33-12:20), Tennessee’s Turnaround (12:21-15:55), Phillip Fulmer (15:56-20:51), Culture in the 90s (20:52-27:48), Playing at UT (29:05-33:19), Hosting Peyton Manning's Official Visit (33:20-39:30), David Cutcliffe (39:31-45:05), Al Wilson (45:06-49:44), Jeremy Pruitt’s ’19 Class (49:45-54:36), The 1998 Team (54:37-65:50), The Music City Bowl (65:51-74:21).

75 min2019 DEC 17
Comments
Chit-Chad Ep. 9: Brad Lampley
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