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

AAA: Holiday travel numbers to be highest in years


Do you plan to go somewhere for the long holiday weekend? You won’t be alone on the road.


Shelter, trail in Smokies Nat’l Park closed due to bears

The noticeable increase in bear sightings hasn’t only been in our immediate area. Officials at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have closed a trail and a backcountry shelter due to aggressive bear activity.


Weather puts Tennessee’s strawberry crop on hold


Hopes remain high, but Tennessee’s famous strawberry crop isn’t off to such a good start. Cool, wet weather temporarily postponed the start date for the state’s strawberry season.


Blue Plum announces this year's acts

We’re less than two months away and we’re learning what’s in store for this year’s Blue Plum festival.


Just Jump Trampoline Park is now open!

(img1)Just Jump Trampoline Park now open in Johnson City

We have a first-of-its-kind fun event in the Tri-Cities: The trampoline park Just Jump is now open in Johnson City.

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