WBEJ - Established, Invested, Informs and Entertains

As Elizabethton/Carter County, Tennessee's oldest radio station, WBEJ's long established and steady listening audience has enabled the station to remain one of the best media buys in the Northeast Tennessee market.

Since July, 1946 WBEJ has provided its listeners with a mix of local and regional news and information, with the music most preferred by the Carter County and surrounding area radio listeners. As a result, WBEJ has maintained its veteran listeners, yet also attracts younger audiences by adapting programming adjustments in conjunction with changing popular trends in the radio listening market. Because country music has been the most popular format in the Northeast Tennessee area including Carter County for over a decade, WBEJ uses a contemporary country music and local/regional information programming mix to maintain and expand its audience base.

To enhance our programming and coverage area, WBEJ added the FM 107.9 FM frequency in 2012.  This provides a clean stereo signal for our listeners and advertisers.  

WBEJ utilizes the service of World Wide News at the top of each hour 24 hours a day and adds local news and weather to World Wide News in the morning and afternoon drive times to enhance its appeal to area listeners.

WBEJ has a prospective 59,000 listeners in Carter County, and serves the entire TRI-CITIES Market Area with its broadcast signal covering a population numbered in the hundreds of thousands.

Further enhancement of WBEJ's programming and listener appeal is achieved with exclusive broadcasts of local high school football and basketball games and events of local interest.

Employment Policy....

It is the policy of WBEJ Radio to provide equal employment opportunity to all who qualify without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.  If your organization distributes information about employment opportunities to job seekers or would like to learn about current job openings, contact WBEJ Radio at WBEJ Radio, 510 Broad Street, Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643. .

WBEJ Radio is an equal opportunity employer.


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3:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. with Ryan Fox: 
Ryan never truly remembers a time he was not around a radio station. His earliest memories are of walking the halls, and helping out any way he could, at his family's radio stations in western Oklahoma. Eventually, they let him run the board, and after that, the rest was history.  It didn't take long for him to realize this is what he wanted to do.
After graduating from Hobart High School in Hobart, Oklahoma, Ryan was accepted, and graduated from, one of the world's top film schools at the University of Southern California, home to such prestigious alumni as George Lucas, Ron Howard, and Steven Spielberg, to name a few. But he always new radio was his true passion. 
Ryan has been heard on the air at legendary radio stations, like 99-5 The Wolf in Dallas, and Go Country 105 in Los Angeles, and his show, which features celebrity guests and lots of fun 6 days a week, has also been beamed coast to coast to over 200 stations on the Westwood One Radio Networks, and around the world for our troops on the American Forces Network.
Although it may sound a bit cliche, one of Ryan's favorite quotes is 'Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life'. And "because I've been so blessed to have always done what I love", Ryan says, "every day has felt like a dream."