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 concert lineup announced

The Appalachian Fair is less than two months away and we have new details about this year’s concert lineup.


THP getting ready for July 4th enforcement

Another holiday is coming up and that means more people driving on vacations, but also more police officers on the road to ensure safety.


Train making history around Tri-Cities & you can board!

History was made in Bristol, Wednesday, when Steam Train 4501 arrived at the train station pulling a passenger train. It's ready to take passengers on all-day excursions.


See Richmond Zoo's newest orangutan!

The Metro Richmond Zoo has a new addition, and he’s a cutie! Meet RJ, a male orangutan born earlier this year to parents Tasha and Rory. We have video and a photo gallery.


Bite into Blue Plum Festival starting Friday

(img1)Blue Plum Festival

One of Johnson City’s biggest festivals is about to get underway. The annual blue plum festival kicks off at 1pm Friday, with music beginning at 6. Most of the festival is free.

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