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There is a vintage radio station in the ongoing exhibits at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. This is not just an exhibit, however – this is Radio Bristol, a working, low-power radio station that broadcasts from the museum!
The station is fitted out with historic equipment that has been built to meet the demands of modern broadcasting – much of this equipment was sourced from historic radio stations in Bristol, including WCYB and WOPI.
WBCM Radio Bristol will be available on the dial at 100.1 FM, streaming online, and through an app on your mobile device. Programming will focus primarily on American roots music.
Radio Bristol is a network of programming channels created at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.
WBCM LP 100.1 FM – Features local and regional artist, live in studios and a blend of classic and modern day country roots music.
Radio Bristol Americana – Features a mix of today’s Americana roots music with the artist that provided the influences.
Radio Bristol Classic – Digs deep in to the roots of country music. From the Bristol Sessions of 1927 through the golden era of country music, this channel will be alive with classic performances from bluegrass, old time and classic country.
First and foremost, WBCM’s programming will give up-and-coming artists a platform to be heard. It will explore country music’s diverse history with live performances, lectures, seminars, and interviews – in-studio, in our state-of-the-art Performance Theater, and recorded remotely around the region.