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

Public invited for Saturday full of events celebrating Big Stone Gap

(img1)Big week in Big Stone Gap ahead of movie opening

Big Stone Gap opened at theaters nationwide on Friday and Big Stone Gap will be the place to be on Saturday! A day full of star-studded events is planned to celebrate!


Busy Tuesday at the Russell County Fair not over yet

The Russell County Fair and Horse Show is in full swing and Tuesday was “Classroom Day” for students from across Southwest Virginia. Later Tuesday will be the bull-riding series and fainting goat show. Musical guests are Thomas Taylor and Confederate Railroad.


Tennessee, Virginia halt lane closures for Labor Day travelers

The holiday weekend means lots of traveling. Both Tennessee and Virginia are making sure travelers on highways aren't delayed by road construction.


A new corn maze for the fall at Fender's Farm, and it's in a familiar shape

A unique corn maze will be perplexing people this fall in Washington County, Tennessee, and helping a children's charity at the same time.


Tennessee's Thunder Road Wine Trail will run through our area

Tennessee is known for its trails. Soon, there will be a new one running through our area for adults over 21.

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