about WDVX

Our mission

We create and provide content to promote the cultural heritage of East Tennessee and the Southern Appalachian region by entertaining and educating audiences globally with original programs showcasing live radio performance, under-represented arts, and emerging and local talent.



WDVX is an independent, listener-supported community radio station whose broadcast license is held by 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization Cumberland Communities Communications Corporation.

WDVX broadcasts at 200 watts on 89.9 MHz and is licensed to the City of Clinton, TN, serving counties in the Cumberland Mountains and the Great Valley of East Tennessee. Our main transmitter is atop Cross Mountain in Campbell County, TN. We also broadcast in Knoxville at 102.9 from translator W275AD and in the Seymour area at 93.9 on translator W230BR. The station has studios in Knoxville, TN & Norris, TN.

WDVX plays a variety of roots music: a mix of Bluegrass, Americana, Classic Country, Alternative Country, Western Swing, Blues, Old Time and Appalachian Mountain Music, Bluegrass Gospel, Celtic and Folk. Sprinkled into that is roots music from other parts of the world, as well as some good old rock ‘n’ roll, and local artists. WDVX offers our listeners a variety of specialty shows featuring music you can’t hear anywhere else. WDVX reports to the Americana Music Association, Bluegrass Today weekly survey, Living Blues Magazine monthly survey, and the Roots Music Chart.

WDVX is proud of its commitment to local and regional musicians, providing an outlet for their talents on live radio shows in front of an audience and in-studio performances at our studios located in the Knoxville Visitor Center in downtown Knoxville.

Our on-air staff includes many volunteer programmers who give their time and talent to make WDVX a truly diverse broadcast service reflecting our region. WDVX is headed up by General Manager Linda Billman. WDVX’s Program Director is Tony Lawson. WDVX Underwriting and Marketing Director is Roger Harb.  Their contact information is at “Contact Us.”

WDVX is proud to be named the Bluegrass Station of the Year in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 at the Annual Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Association (SPBGMA) Awards. Morning show host Freddy Smith & Bluegrass Special host Alex Leach have both been presented awards for Bluegrass DJ of the Year.

WDVX has been featured in the The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Boston Globe, Metro Pulse and Knoxville News-Sentinel newspapers, No Depression magazine, and on PBS, BBC, CBC, and ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. WDVX has also been featured on local television stations, along with many other publications, websites and television shows.

Correspondence to WDVX and the Cumberland Communities Communications Corporation including requests for copies of annual financial reports should be addressed to General Manager, WDVX, P.O. Box 27568, Knoxville, TN 37927, or email info@wdvx.com.

CPB – Annual Financial Report 2013

2012 wdvx audit


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