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

Elton John's arrival has Freedom Hall employees looking back


Excitement is building among Elton John fans – and also those who have to prepare for his concert.


Saturday, free admission to the Birthplace of Country Music

You can get into the Birthplace of Country Music Museum for free this Saturday, March 12. We have the link.


Tennessee's tourism commisioner in town to improve local visits

Johnson City got a visit from Tennessee's commissioner of tourism, who wanted to learn more about local attractions, new and old.


2016 First Day Hikes Friday in Tennessee and Virginia

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Looking for something to do on New Year’s Day? State parks in both Tennessee and Virginia will be holding special hiking events.


Eat and hike at Tennessee State Parks over Thanksgiving weekend

Got plans for the long holiday weekend? Tennessee State Parks wants you to know all eight state park restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving, serving their annual feast. And there will be free, guided hikes Friday at all 56 parks.

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