The WETS-FM records contain correspondence, performer agreements and worksheets, program guides, public service announcements, wire service bulletins, and program recordings and dub sheets. Also included are applications, with related materials, to the Tennessee Arts Commission for funding of special serial programs such as "Zeitgeist."
The records date from 1966 to 1986; however, the bulk of the records date from 1982 to 1984. A manual predates the station's beginning.
The paper records largely concern scheduling and programming policies, financial operation and various news and community activity items. The audiotapes cover a wide variety of subjects including contemporary legal issues, environmental issues, energy conservation, foreign relations, Appalachian culture and literature, and traditional and contemporary Appalachian music.
Conditions Governing Access
The transcripts and tapes of the Gordon donation are open for research; however, the transcripts can not be copied except with the permission of the donor. Tapes may be copied at cost of reproduction. The majority of the Christy donation is unrestricted with the exception of the tapes produced by Christy of Tank's Farm Festival on July 18-19, 1981. These particular tapes cannot be copied or published without Christy's written permission.