Mtn. Talk Monday: Mountains of Music Homecoming – The Crooked Road


In this episode, learn more about the Mountains of Music Homecoming and the The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. Host Kelli Haywood and guest host Rich Kirby from WMMT’s Deep in Tradition speak with the MOMH assistant coordinator and professor of Appalachian Studies at ETSU, Ted Olsen on the upcoming 9 days filled with […]

Mtn Talk Monday: The Get Together – A Multicultural Symposium


When people think of Central Appalachia these days, it seems often the next words are “Trump Country”, or white working class. Is Central Appalachia homogenized? Are we a diverse group of people? What is the legacy of diversity in the coalfields of Appalachia? Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg, Kentucky is delving in […]

Mtn. Talk Monday: Trick or Treat

A Floyd County, Kentucky Funeral - Memento Mori

In this special edition of Mountain Talk Monday, host Kelli Haywood takes you on an exploration of an Appalachian Halloween! The episode begins with a general history of the holiday tracing it back to the Celtic New Year – Samhain, which was later transformed by the Catholic church into All Hallow’s Eve or Halloween. From […]

Art Matters: Mikie Burke & Russell Wright “Griswald” with Adrian Wright

By Adrian Wright

In continuation of his interviews with artists that he feels influenced by, host John Haywood decided to focus this show on young artists who have come to him for instruction. In turn, his art has been influenced by watching them grow, and learn. Haywood’s guests for this episode are Mikie Burke and Russell […]

MN&WR: The Art that Tells Our Story

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To celebrate the 108th birthday of Appalachian writer Harriette Simpson Arnow, hear an excerpt from the 1987 Appalshop Film by Herb E. Smith – Harriette Arnow 1908-1986. WMMT’s Rich Kirby interviews Appalshop filmmaker Herb E. Smith, maker of the 2000 film – The Ralph Stanley Story, on the life and passing of bluegrass great […]

WMMT-FM and Appalshop presents Sam Gleaves and The Empty Bottle String Band



WMMT-FM and Appalshop are proud to present old-time and country musicians Sam Gleaves and The Empty Bottle String Band, March 5, 2016 at 7 PM, in the Appalshop Theater!

$10 General Admission, $5 Students, FREE for ages 12 and under. You won’t want to miss this!