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WETS (Radio station : Johnson City, Tenn.)



WETS-FM began broadcasting on February 26, 1974. It is a member station of National Public Radio and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and is licensed to East Tennessee State University.

The station's studios are located on the university campus and the transmitter is on Holston Mountain, 22 miles east of Johnson City. At 89.5 megahertz, its stereo signal is 70,000 watts and serves an area with a population of more than 2.5 million, including portions of Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky.

WETS is owned by the public and is supported by taxpayers and financial contributions. Its budget is provided in the annual state appropriation for East Tennessee State University. Supplementary funds are provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The station offers news and entertainment programs not normally heard on private radio programs. Among the types of music it plays are classical, jazz, and big band.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Appy (Appalachian) League Logbook Tapes

Identifier: AppMs-0473

The Appy League Logbook Tapes consist of two audiocassettes of the 1995 entries. Tape 1 contains entries 1 through 18, while Tape 2 contains entries 19 through 30.

Dates: 1995

Christy Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0084
Scope and Contents

The Christy Family Papers consists of materials relating to Thomas Calvin Christy's work on radio and television programs. The papers include correspondence, audio and video recordings, photographs, and personal documents pertaining to the Christy Family.

Dates: 1951-1984

WETS accrual

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1987-017
Dates: 1986

WETS-FM accrual - Studio One

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2022-018

WETS-FM Records

Identifier: UnivRec-0208

The records are divided into sub-groups according to the serial program or the announcer/producer responsible for creating the records and for their transfer to the archives. To date there are three sub-groups: Sub-group 1: Tom Christy Records; Sub-group 2: Country Roots Radio Series records/Richard Gordon, producer; and Sub-group 3: Ed Price Records. The bulk of the records consist of Tom Christy's materials in Sub-group 1.

Dates: 1966-1986