WMMT’s mission is to be a 24 hour voice of mountain people’s music, culture, and social issues to provide broadcast space for creative expression and community involvement in making radio, and to be an active participant in discussion of public policy that will benefit coalfield communities and the Appalachian region as a whole.
Call us Possum Radio, Real People Radio, The Non-Industrial Giant In Appalachia, The Greatest Little Radio Station In The Whole Wide W-H-I-R-L-E-D… whatever suits you best.
WMMT broadcasts from the first floor of the Appalshop building in Whitesburg, Kentucky and beams 15,000 watts from Mayking Peak in Letcher County. We are heard across much of Southeast Kentucky, Southwest Virginia, and Southern West Virginia, as well as portions of East Tennessee and Western North Carolina.
WMMT’s mission extends beyond music into coverage of issues facing our mountain communities. WMMT produces regular radio documentary features, telling stories and providing perspectives that no other outlet can.
We are also proud to feature our Calls From Home program that reaches out to our community experiencing incarceration. Our own home-grown record label, June Appal Recordings, has been recording and distributing mountain music since 1974. And, our ongoing Traditional Music education program, Letcher County Pick and Bow, has taught hundreds of young Appalachians the musical arts that are so vital to the history and roots of our region, in partnership with Cowan Creek Community Center and Hemphill Community Center.
Each June, Appalshop’s annual Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival is the crowning jewel of WMMT broadcasts. Seedtime features two days of mountain music, storytelling, Appalshop films and video, readings, theater, reminiscing, crafts, food and fellowship. WMMT broadcasts the celebrated festival of mountain culture throughout.
At 88.7 FM, you’ll hear true mountain community radio, packed full of a wide variety of genres. Our stream at wmmt.org allows us to reach transplanted Appalachians listening for the sounds of home, as well as folks who are yearning for the feel of mountain life. Whether you’re near or far, a Hip Hop fan or a Bluegrass loyalist, young or not-so-young-anymore, WMMT delivers sweet mountain sounds straight to your speakers. We thank you for being a part of the history – and the future – of Listener-Supported, Consumer-Run Mountain Public Radio.
Community Advisory Board
WMMT’s Community Advisory Board meets 3-4 times per year at Appalshop, 91 Madison Ave., Whitesburg, KY., 41858. The meetings are free and open to the public. Call WMMT at (606) 633-0108 or email us at [email protected] for more information.
Attorney – Pillersdorf, DeRossett & Lane; WMMT programmer
Knott Co., KY
Professor, NKU College of Law
Associate Artistic Director, Roadside Theater
Shelby Gap, KY
As per CPB requirements, we permit our Community Advisory Board to: establish and follow its own schedule and agenda, within the scope of the board’s statutory/delegated authority; review the programming goals established by station; review the community service provided by the stations; review the impact on the community of the significant policy decisions rendered by the station; and advise the governing board of the station whether the programming and other significant policies of the station are meeting the specialized educational and cultural needs of the communities within our listening area. This board may make recommendations to WMMT’s governing board to meet those specialized needs.
Past Meeting Minutes
January 29, 2021Read Here
Contact WMMT for copies of any of the following documents from previous years by calling (606) 633-0108 during business hours Monday through Friday or by emailing [email protected].
- WMMT's most recent audit
- CPB Annual Financial Report
- IRS 990
- EEO report
- CPB Local Content & Services Report
- FCC Public Inspection File
WMMT’s governing body, the Board of Directors of Appalshop, will meet the following days during 2022 at Appalshop:
- March 14th
- June 26th
- September 18th
- December 18th
Appalshop’s mailing address is:
P.O. Box 1325
Whitesburg, KY 41858