Birthplace Of Country Music Museum To Launch WBCM Radio Bristol
May 26, 2015 at 12:56 PM (PT)
The BIRTHPLACE OF COUNTRY MUSIC (BCM) will launch a new radio station, WBCM (103.5 RADIO BRISTOL)/BRISTOL, TN this SUMMER. The new station will focus on playing American Roots music, including Bluegrass and Americana in addition to Country music. The station will broadcast from the BCM in a restored studio outfitted with historic and vintage equipment as a fully functional radio station and will also serve as a working exhibit for MUSEUM visitors. In addition to the on-air broadcast, the BCM website will offer three separate streams and a mobile app for listeners.
"WBCM RADIO BRISTOL is an exciting new way that we can share our music heritage as the BIRTHPLACE OF COUNTRY MUSIC with listeners worldwide," stated BCM Executive Director LEAH ROSS. "Following the years of success of BRISTOL RHYTHM & ROOTS REUNION music festival and the opening of the BIRTHPLACE OF COUNTRY MUSIC MUSEUM last FALL, this new radio station will allow us to promote BRISTOL to audiences year-round, as well as provide up-and-coming artists a new platform to be heard. WBCM 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. We are working diligently to get the station ready to launch this SUMMER and looking forward to the impact the station will have on our community."