Farm & Fun Time® - The Birthplace of Country Music
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Farm and Fun Time®

About Farm and Fun Time®

Farm and Fun Time hearkens back to the Golden Era of live radio, featuring today’s top traditional country, bluegrass and old-time artists. We’re proud to bring back this historic program to a new generation of listeners.

Watch the Show Live

Hosted by Radio Bristol Program Director Kris Truelsen and his house band Bill and the BellesFarm and Fun Time® is a celebration of Appalachian music and culture. A reimagining of the classic WCYB Radio program that helped make Flatt & Scruggs, The Stanley Brothers, and Jim & Jesse McReynolds, among others, household names, the popular variety show offers homespun humor and heartwarming performances the entire family will enjoy together.

Broadcasting and streaming live the second Thursday of each month before a studio audience from the “acoustically perfect” performance theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum – and quarterly from the opulent Paramount Bristol – Farm and Fun Time® spotlights the very best in roots music touring artists. The variety show also offers a farm report, which highlights the work of regional agriculturalists, an heirloom recipe segment, and live jingles written and performed by the house band.

Farm and Fun Time® is recorded for syndication on Blue Ridge PBS, East Tennessee PBS, and PBS North Carolina with plans for expanding to PBS stations nationwide.

Visitors are encouraged to be part of the live audience or may tune in online, or through our mobile App for iOS and Android.  Each monthly broadcast also streams on WBCM Radio Bristol’s Facebook page.

Farm and Fun Time® is underwritten by Eastman Credit Union,  HVAC Bristol and Permatile.

Now In Syndication

Farm and Fun Time® is now syndicated to three PBS markets – Blue Ridge PBS, East Tennessee PBS, and PBS North Carolina, reaching nearly 20 million viewers across the coverage area in five states, with plans for expansion to new PBS markets in the future. Check local listings for broadcast time in those markets.

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Tune in to Radio Bristol from anywhere in the world via our free mobile app for iPhone and Android. The Radio Bristol app offers free streaming content, including three channels—WBCM-LP 100.1 FM, Radio Bristol Americana, and Radio Bristol Classic, in addition to video content on our media player and events listings so you can stay up-to-date on upcoming shows.