About The Tri-Cities


DMA Population: 755,000
Primary Cities: Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City
Colleges: 5

The Tri-Cities is composed of the three cities Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City and the surrounding areas in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. The city of Bristol, Tennessee has a twin city in Virginia; State Street, in the heart of Bristol, lies on the border between the states. Our station is located less than a block from this unique landmark.

The three major cities of the area are each known for their own unique reasons. Kingsport, the largest city of the three, is the location of Eastman Chemical Company, a large plastics and chemical manufacturer formerly associated with Kodak. Johnson City is the home of East Tennessee State University, the fourth-largest university in Tennessee. Bristol houses one of the most popular NASCAR venues and is also known as "The Birthplace of Country Music" due to some of country music's earliest recordings being made locally with such artists as Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family.

About WCYB and WEMT

WCYB and WEMT reach four different states in our region: Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky. We have a combined reach of over 335,00 homes. In June 2010 News 5 and Fox Tri-Cities became the first news stations in the region to begin broadcasting in high definition.

One Tank Trips

Visits to Great Smoky Mountains Park up from 2014

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park says more than 4.3 million people visited between January and June, an 8 percent increase from the first half of 2014.


Dollywood's DreamMore Resort welcomes first guests

A new milestone was made at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge on Monday as the first guests checked into the new DreamMore Resort.


Scott County Fair back through Saturday

The Scott County Fair is back for the second year in a row, after a 25-year hiatus. Organizers say bigger acts and more events are attracting more people this year.


Map your way through NE Tennessee's `Quilt Trail'

Did you know those squares you see painted on barns across our region are actually part of an attraction? They’re known as the Quilt Trail, and the Appalachian Resource Conservation and Development Council is helping non-barn owners find them.


TVA reopens visitors centers at 2 local dams

The Tennessee Valley Authority has reopened the centers at Fort Patrick Henry Dam in Kingsport and the South Holston Dam near Bristol.

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