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About WMMT

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, Passing the Pick and Bow, has taught hundreds of young Appalachians the musical arts that are so vital to the history and roots of our region.

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.

WMMT Staff

Benny Becker
Benny Becker
Story Trainer & Co-Producer
Katie Meyers
Katie Meyers
Ohio Valley ReSource Reporter
Téa Wimer
Téa Wimer
General Manager
Shane Terry
Shane Terry
Operations Coordinator

Josephine Richardson

Cozy Corner

Whitesburg, KY

Whitesburg, KY

Brandon Jent

Production Coordinator and Community Organizer- Higher Ground

Letcher & Harlan Counties, KY

Letcher & Harlan Counties, KY

Wally Smith

Professor, UVA-Wise

Wise, VA

Wise, VA

Ryan Mosley

Attorney – Pillersdorf, DeRossett & Lane; WMMT programmer

Knott Co., KY

Knott Co., 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.

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January 29, 2021

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