WETS-FM (89.5 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, the station also has a RealPlayer webcast available on its web site.
In addition to locally produced and NPR news programming, the station carries classical music in the mornings and evenings, and Americana in the afternoons, featuring local music from southern Appalachia.
The station has transmitted from a tower on Holston Mountain since 1981, from studios located in Richard F. Ellis Hall (opened in 1988, dedicated to the station's first director in 1993) on the south side of ETSU's campus.
As an annual fund raiser, the station presents the annual Little Chicago Blues Festival at the Down Home each spring.