WMMT-FM collection, 1985-2005

1985 – 2005

Collection WMMT-FM collection

Scope and Contents
WMMT’s archival materials document the work of a central Appalachian community-based public radio station, including approximately 25 years of interviews, tapes of news events, public forums, musical performances, and "air checks" of programming created by over two hundred community volunteers since 1985. Also included are tapes of award-winning nationally distributed productions on traditional music, original public affairs programming about regional economic and social issues , and women writers of Appalachia. Audio formats that falls within the WMMT Collection include open-reel, audiocassette, digital audiotapes (DATs), CD-Rs, and vinyl.
Historical Note
WMMT-FM is the non-commercial, community radio service of Appalshop, Inc., a not-for-profit multimedia arts center located in Whitesburg, KY.  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.
Physical Description
Contains audiovisual materials, photographs, paper records, and ephemera relating to the history of Appalshop's community radio station.