WBCM - Radio Bristol




WBCM: Radio Bristol

This summer, WBCM will be on the air at 103.5 FM in Bristol, TN/VA and around the world with the WBCM Radio Bristol website and app.




So what is WBCM – Radio Bristol?

WBCM – Radio Bristol is a radio station and online media center that listeners can find on the dial at 103.5FM, online, and through an app on your mobile device. Programming will focus primarily on American roots music. Our free streaming content will include three channels:


1. Classic:

Playing the greats, and more obscure artists of old-time, bluegrass, and country music, and including archival material and rare recordings from America's past. 


2. Americana:

Featuring a diverse selection of contemporary artists, as showcased at our annual music festival Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion


3. Live and Local:

Live original programming focusing on local and regional music and culture from yesterday and today. This is the programming of our physical station at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.



First and foremost, our 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 the museum’s state-of-the-art Performance Theater, and recorded remotely around the region.

Located inside the Birthplace of Country Music MuseumWBCM – Radio Bristol will broadcast from a studio equipped with historic vintage gear, restored to meet the modern needs of a fully functional radio station. The studio will serve as a working exhibit where visitors and students can experience a live broadcast firsthand.


WBCM Station in the Birthplace of Country Music Museum

WBCM Radio Bristol is a radio station, an app, an interactive museum exhibit, and an online media center featuring free Americana and roots programming, streaming for a worldwide audience. It’s a lot to take on! 

That is why we need your help to make it happen.




Finance the startup of the radio station and media center by making a tax deductible donation to the WBCM Kickstarter campaign, launching May 27. Funds from the campaign will go to developing programming, production construction, and webcast fees and services. 


Official WBCM Staff JacketOut of Print Bristol Rhythm & Roots Poster Set

Examples of WBCM Kickstarter Incentives: Custom WBCM Pointer Overalls; Out of Print Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion Poster Set


For more information on what your donation will go towards, and to check out the awesome incentives, please visit our Kickstarter page here.