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Our Mission

WETS-FM is a public radio station operated as a partnership between East Tennessee State University and the station's listeners. Operating 24-hours a day at 89.5 MHz in the Tri-Cities Tennessee/Virginia region, the station is also heard online.

The mission of WETS-FM is to provide high-quality news and information programming for, and about, the region we serve roughly a 120-mile radius from our tower on Holston Mountain. WETS-FM serves as an informational and cultural outlet for our region, presenting news, music, and information that is unavailable on other broadcast outlets.

In addition to news from National Public Radio and its nationally distributed programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered, WETS features local and regional news.

WETS recognizes its responsibility to reflect the concerns and interests of a broad spectrum of listeners who are not served by commercial broadcast media. Our online presence permits an expansion of our service beyond the limits of broadcast technology.