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WCYB Radio Tapes

Identifier: AppMs-0356

Scope and Contents

The WCYB Radio Tapes include country music performed on the WCYB programs "Farm and Fun Time" and the "Thrift Supply Company Show," 1947-49. The featured group on six of the tapes, the Tennessee Hilltoppers, played country music which featured electric guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bass, and vocals. One of the tapes contains WOPI Radio (Bristol, Tennessee) transcriptions. Included on this tape is a segment of the "Tennessee Ernie Ford Show."


  • 1947-1949


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for onsite research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to duplicate/publish/display publicly must be secured from the copyright holder(s). The Archives does not have any information about who holds the copyright for these tapes.


7.00 sound recordings (Seven 7-inch Reel-to-Reel Audio Tapes)

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Custodial History

In 1979 Blaustein and Middle Tennessee State University professor Charles Wolfe obtained the permission of Don Campbell, Johnson City, Tennessee, owner of several WCYB transcription discs, to make audio tape copies of the discs.

Method of Acquisition

The WCYB Radio Tapes were donated to the archives in 1990 by Richard Blaustein, director of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services, East Tennessee State University.

Related Materials

See also the Library of Congress American Folklife Center, Don D. Campbell collection of Tennessee Hilltoppers with Curly King radio shows, parts 1 and 2, AFC 1984/002 and AFC 1988/007.

Processing Information

Processing of the collection was completed in 1992 by Marie Tedesco.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA