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Inside Appalachia
Sundays 7am & 6pm

Inside Appalachia tells the stories of our people, and how they live today. The show is an audio tour of our rich history, food, music and culture.

Have a question or want to share your story? Send us an email at InsideAppalachia@wvpublic.org.

Affiliate Stations
To find your local station go here:

  • Allegheny Mountain Radio in Frost, West Virginia, WVMR - Saturday 7 a.m.
  • WETS, Johnson City, Tennessee - Sunday 6 p.m.
  • Morehead State Public Radio in Morehead, Kentucky, Saturday 6 a.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.
  • Appalshop Mountain Community Radio , WMMT in Whitesburg, Kentucky - Sunday 11 a.m. & Tuesday 6 p.m.
  • WEKU Richmond, Kentucky - Saturday 6 a.m. and Sunday 7 p.m.
  • WSHC Shepherdstown, West Virginia - Sunday 9 a.m.
  • WUOT-2, Knoxville, Tennessee - Tuesday 7 p.m.
  • WVCU Athens, West Virginia - Wednesday 5 p.m.
  • West Virginia Public Broadcasting - Sunday at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • WMOV Ravenswood, West Virginia - Saturday at 8:00 a.m.
  • WUTC and WUTC-HD1, Chattanooga, TN - Saturday at 1 p.m.
  • Radio IQ Roanoke, Virginia - Sunday at 6 p.m.
  • Blue Ridge Public Radio, Asheville, North Carolina - Sunday at 2 p.m.


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Podcast Episodes
  • This week’s episode of Inside Appalachia explores stories about families, friends, and how people on opposite ends of the political spectrum connect through music, food and conversations about tough topics. We’ll hear the story of one of the world’s best fiddlers, Clark Kessinger, from St. Albans, West Virginia. We’ll learn how he inspired his nephew, Robin Kessinger, to play the guitar.We’ll also talk about how East African immigrant communities in a small town in West Virginia are connecting back to their home traditions through coffee ceremonies.
  • The story of Appalachia can’t be summarized in one book, one article or one movie. Our region goes beyond just ill-considered stereotypes.
  • This week on Inside Appalachia, we’ll hear how women in the mountains spearheaded movements to battle racial injustice, defend healthy communities, and fight for the rights of all Appalachians. We’ll talk with the author of a book called “To Live Here You Have To Fight,” hear from podcaster Anna Sale, and visit a camp that teaches young people to play rock music.