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

Appalachian Fair on Tuesday: 2 free rides for 5 cans of food

The Appalachian Fair is coming up next week, and you have an opportunity to earn two free midway rides while helping the needy.


Tennessee tourism spending reached record $17.7B in 2014

7 Flags - Tennessee

Tourism spending in Tennessee reached a record $17.7 billion in 2014 as more than 100 million people visited the state.


Rescued by air from Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A 20-year-old college student who slipped and fell while hiking the trails in the Appalachian Mountains is recovering, and we have pictures of this weekend’s airborne rescue.


Our Body: The Universe Within extended at Hands On! Museum

(img1)Our Body: The Universe Within popular at Hands On

You’re getting more time if you haven’t seen it. The traveling exhibit Our Body: The Universe Within will be staying longer than originally planned at the Hands On! Museum in Johnson City.


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.

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