Those wishing to explore the legacies of Appalshop through publications may find useful the following annotated bibliography, created by Leo Shannon in consultation with Jeffrey A. Keith.  This bibliography attempts an overview of the organization, but it is not exhaustive nor does it include items such as Appalshop’s literary journal (Mountain Review), other such publications by Appalshop, journalistic pieces on the organization, or academic dissertations; such items are among the many available through the Appalshop Archive in Whitesburg, Kentucky.  


This annotated bibliography is broken into the following subheadings:

Appalshop (general & film)

Appalachian Media Institute

June Appal Records

Roadside Theater



Appalshop (general & film)

Abbott, Susan. American Anthropologist, New Series, 92, no. 4 (1990): 1098. 

Abbott reviews Appalshop's Long Journey Home.  

Abramson, Rudy, Jean Haskell, Gerald L. Smith, R. Celeste Ray, and Margaret Duncan Binnicker. Encyclopedia of Appalachia. 1st ed. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2006.

This comprehensive collection of information about the culture, land, history, and people of Appalachia has references to Appalshop throughout.


Anding, Kristinha M. "Video Empowerment." Digital Content Producer 32, no. 6 (06, 2007): 66.

A short article about Mimi Pickering and Appalshop. 


Ansley, Fran. "Educating Workers about Labor Rights and Global Wrongs through Documentary Film." Suffolk University Law Review 41, no. 4 (2008): 715.

An article illustrating how Appalshop films have been integrated into various curricula that pertain to topics beyond Appalachian studies.


"Appalshop, the 38-Year-Old Community Media Center in Whitesburg, Ky., which Houses Roadside Theater, has Two New Leaders." American Theatre 24, no. 8 (2007): 17.

A short news posting about Appalshop. 


Aufderheide, Pat. "Talk of the Mountain." The Progressive 54, no. 4 (1990): 34.

Aufderheide discusses Appalshop here (and in various other works of media criticism).


Banker, Mark. "Beyond the Melting Pot and Multiculturalism: Cultural Politics in Southern Appalachia and Hispanic New Mexico." Montana: The Magazine of Western History 50, no. 2 (2000): 16-35.

Banker draws comparisons between rural App and Hispanic new mexico. In one instance, he draws a parallel between Strangers and Kin and The Milagro Beanfield War, a related film from northern New Mexico in the mid-1980s.


Beattie, L. Elisabeth, Susan Lippman, and Wade Hall. Conversations with Kentucky Writers. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 1996.

This collection of interviews mentions Appalshop several times. 


Beaver, Patricia. Stranger with a Camera. Vol. 103. Oxford, UK: American Anthropological Association, 2001.

A review of Elizabeth Barret's Stranger with a Camera.


Brinson, Betsy, and Alessandro Portelli. "Crossing Cultures: An Interview with Alessandro Portelli." The Oral History Review 28, no. 1 (2001): 87-113. 

Portelli is interviewed about his relationship with Kentucky and Appalshop, among other things.


Brosi, George. "Helen Matthews Lewis." Appalachian Heritage 40, no. 3 (2012): 7.

This overview of Lewis’s life and work touches on Appalshop in that context. 


Burch, Milbre. "Learning to Listen to an all-Day Talker." Storytelling, Self, Society 9, no. 1 (2013): 77-104.

Burch’s reflection on Appalachian storyteller Ray Hicks references Fixin to Tell About Jack, the 1975 Appalshop film. 


Burnham, Linda Frye. "When Kennedy Came to Kentucky." American Theatre 21, no. 6 (2004): 32.

Burnham describes the Appalshop-sponsored “RFK in EKY” project.


Cameron, Ardis. “When Strangers Bring Cameras: The Poetics and Politics of Othered Places,” American Quarterly, Volume 54: no. 3 (2002): 411-435.

This essay compares Stranger with a Camera and Belfast, Maine to explain the meaning of otherness and how such topics are conveyed through documentary films.


Collum, Danny Duncan. "Mountain Music: Saving a Community and its Culture, One Kid at a Time." Sojourners Magazine 37, no. 11 (2008): 40.

This article discusses Appalshop’s “Passing the Pick and Bow” program, which aims to engage young people in local musical traditions.


Dao, James. "It's 1968 in Kentucky: Two Days of Political Theater in the Original  Settings." The New York Times, September 1, 2004.

Reportage on “RFK and EKY,” a community-theater project and a collaboration between the Los Angeles Poverty Department and Appalshop.


Davis, Dee. “Full Faith and Credit.” In Community, Culture and Globalization, edited by Don Adams & Arlene Goldbard, 174-187. Richmond, California: The Rockefeller Foundation, 2002. 

Davis discusses the importance of supporting rural communities in a globalized world and Appalshop’s role in bettering the lives of Appalachians by telling their stories to a broad audience. 


Del Casino, Vincent J., Andrew J. Grimes, Stephen P. Hanna, and John Paul Jones III. "Methodological Frameworks for the Geography of Organizations." Geoforum 31, no. 4 (2000): 523-538.

The authors present a meta-theoretical analysis of Appalshop and other organizations, incorporating spatial science, critical realism, and post-structuralism.


Doster, Meredith, Mark Freed, Tom Hansell, et al. "Appalachian Music Films: From Appalshop to Zwigoff." Appalachian Journal 42, no. 3/4 (2015): 358-389.

This article provides an overview of an assortment of Appalachian music films.


Eller, Ronald D. Uneven Ground: Appalachia since 1945. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2008. 

Eller’s modern history of Appalachia discusses Appalshop in the context of the War On Poverty. 


Ewald, Wendy. Portraits and Dreams: Photographs and Stories by Children of the Appalachians. New York: Writers and Readers Pub., Inc, 1985.

This book is a companion to Ewald and Garrison’s Appalshop film Portraits and Dreams.


Ewald, Wendy, Adam D. Weinberg, and Urs Stahel. Secret Games: Collaborative Works with Children 1969-1999. Zurich: Scalo, 2000.

An overview of Ewald’s work with children in different contexts, including eastern Kentucky. Ewald directed Appalshop’s Portraits and Dreams. 


Fox, Thomas C. "Documentary Foresaw Recent Coal Disaster." National Catholic Reporter 45, no. 6 (2009): 20.

This article discusses the Appalshop film Sludge, directed by Robert Salyer. 


Fleischhauer, Carl. "From Contributors: The Appalshop Films." Journal of American Folklore 87, no. 345 (1974): 269.

Fleischhauer provides a history of Appalshop and descriptions of Appalshop films. 


Gierisch, Bobby. "INNOVATION & IN RURAL AMERICA." Texas Banking 98, no. 3 (03, 2009): 14-16. 

Gierisch discusses Appalshop in the context of other “bottom-up” cultural and economic revitalization programs in rural America.


Graham, Allison and Sharon Monteith. The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 18: Media. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2011. 

This volume explores perceptions of the South as shaped by media. Appalshop’s work is discussed throughout. 


Green, J. Ronald. "Broader Alliances: Focusing the Field." Cinema Journal 24, no. 4 (1985): 51-58.

This article contains information about the 1984 Media and Democracy conference hosted by Appalshop.


Hale, Grace Elizabeth. "Documentary Noise: The Soundscape of Barbara Kopple's Harlan County, U.S.A." Southern Cultures 23, no. 1 (2017): 10-32.

Hale analyzes the film Harlan County, U.S.A. from a sound studies perspective. She discusses some of the cinematic techniques used in Appalshop films. 


Handman, Gary. Dreadful Memories: The Life of Sarah Ogan Gunning. Vol. 28. Chicago: American Library Association, 1997.

Handman reviews Dreadful Memories: The Life of Sarah Ogan Gunning, an Appalshop film. 


Hanna, Stephen P. "Three Decades of Appalshop Films: Representational Strategies and Regional Politics." Appalachian Journal 25, no. 4 (1998): 372-413.

This history of Appalshop films is adapted from Hanna’s 1997 dissertation entitled Representing Appalachia: Appalshop Films and the Politics of Regional Identity.


Hansell, Tom. After Coal: Stories of Survival in Appalachia and Wales. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2018.

Hansell’s book is a companion to an eponymous film, and the book includes references to Appalshop, including an interview with young people who came to the organization in the twenty-first century.


Horton, Andrew. "Film from Appalshop: Documentary Film-Makers in the Appalachians." Film Quarterly 33, no. 4 (1980): 11-14.

Horton provides a historical overview of Appalshop and describes some Appalshop films. 


Hosley, Brenda Lea. "We Survived: Health Care Choices of Appalachian African Americans." PhD Diss., University of Kentucky, 2004.

Hosley discusses Appalshop’s Nature’s Way Appalachian Educational Media Project and Catfish Man of the Woods in her analysis of folk healing practices of Appalachian African Americans. 


Kleber, John E. The Kentucky Encyclopedia. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2015.

An overview of Kentucky history, people, and culture that includes Appalshop.


Kolmar, Wendy, Caitlin Killian, Debra Liebowitz, Lynne Derbyshire, and Carol J. Pierman. "The Films We Teach: Using Rosie the Riveter, Global Assembly Line, Dreamworlds II, and Fast Food Women in the Women's Studies Classroom." Women's Studies Quarterly 30, no. 1/2 (2002): 296.

The Appalshop film Fast Food Women is discussed in the context of women’s studies. 


Kurlinkus, Will. “‘Coal Keeps the Lights on’”: Rhetorics of Nostalgia for and in Appalachia." College English 81, no. 2 (11, 2018): 87-109. 

Kurlinkus discusses Appalshop in his analysis of “rhetorics of nostalgia” in the Appalachian coalfields. 


Lewis, Anne. "Appalshop." In Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media, edited by John D. H. Downing, 60-61. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Reference, 2011. 

This one-volume encyclopedia documents social movement media across the world, and includes a description and brief history of Appalshop. 


Lewis, Helen Matthews. Helen Matthews Lewis: Living Social Justice in Appalachia, ed. Patricia D. Beaver and Judith Jennings. Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, 2012.

This collection of Lewis’s writing traces her life and career at the forefront of the field of Appalachian studies, including her stint at and sustained relationship with Appalshop.


Lipson-Walker, Carolyn. Film Reviews: Folk Performers: "Homemade American Music," by Carrie Aginsky and Yasha Aginsky; and "Nimrod Workman: To Fit My Own Category," by Appalshop. Vol. 97. Boston, Mass: American Folklore Society, 1984

Lipson-Walker reviews Appalshop’s Nimrod Workman: To Fit My Own Category. 


Matthews, Scott L. "Protesting the Privilege of Perception: Resistance to Documentary Work in Hale County, Alabama, 1900-2010." Southern Cultures 22, no. 1 (Spring, 2016): 31-65, 138. 

Matthews reflects on local resistance to documentary work in rural Appalachia, and describes Appalshop as an organization that counteracts the “privilege of perception.” 


McCarroll, Meredith. Unwhite: Appalachia, Race, and Film. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2018.

This analysis twins racial stereotypes with the depiction of mountaineers in feature films, and then it explores the differences between such portrayals and documentary filmmaking, highlighting the work of Appalshop in that context.


Miller, Jim Wayne. "Counting the Sums." Appalachian Journal 11, no. 4 (1984): 424-27. 

An article about Mountain Eagle editor Tom Gish's unfavorable analysis of Strangers and Kin. 


Meeks, Philip. "The World as They See It." Mining Voice 7, no. 4 (2001): 34.

Meeks describes Appalshop, some of its programs, and its widespread influence. 


Newberry, Elizabeth. "Attention Or Exploitation?" Sojourners 29, no. 4 (2000): 56.

Newberry discusses the ethics of documentary filmmaking as explored in Elizabeth Barret’s Stranger With A Camera


Primack, Phil. "Appalshop: Preserving Mountain Roots in Drama, Film and Music." Appalachia 11, no. 1 (1977): 31.

Primack discusses the work of Appalshop in the context of preserving mountain style and culture as a form of resistance to homogenization.


Rice, Christopher Scott. "Discourses of Sustainability: Grassroots Organizations and Sustainable Community Development in Central Appalachia." PhD Diss., University of Kentucky, 2002. 

Rice discusses Appalshop in his analysis of sustainable community development in three Appalachian counties, one of which is Letcher County, Kentucky. 


Ruby, Jay. "Speaking For, Speaking About, Speaking With, Or Speaking Alongside: An Anthropological and Documentary Dilemma." Journal of Film and Video (ARCHIVE) 44, no. 1/2 (1992): 42.

Ruby discusses Appalshop in his analysis of cultural identity and film.


Sherman, Sharon R. "Focusing in: Film and the Survival of Folklore Studies in the 21st Century." Western Folklore 63, no. 4 (2004): 291.

This article includes a discussion of Elizabeth Barret’s Stranger With A Camera.


Smith, Herb E., Helen Lewis, and Jim Wayne Miller. "Appalshop and the History of Appalachia." Appalachian Journal 11, no. 4 (1984): 410-425.

Interviews with Helen Lewis, Herb E. Smith, and Jim Wayne Miller regarding Appalshop and Appalachian history. 


Smith, Herb E. "Hard Edges." Appalachian Heritage 40, no. 2 (2012): 47-49.

Smith, whose tenure at Appalshop stretches across five decades, discusses Appalshop. 


Thompson, Nato. Living as Form: Socially Engaged Art from 1991-2011. 1st ed. London: Creative Time, 2012.

This survey of art groups and projects includes Appalshop. 


Tilton, Lauren Craig. "In Local Hands: Participatory Media in the 1960s." PhD Diss., Yale University, 2016.

Tilton includes Appalshop in her analysis of the sociopolitical importance of “participatory media” that is produced by marginalized communities. 


Tyner, Kathleen. "Video in the Classroom: A Tool for Reform." Arts Education Policy Review 96, no. 1 (1994): 18.

Tyner discusses Appalshop in this article about the relationship between technology and school reform. 


Vidulich, Dorothy. "Church at Home in Appalachia Hills." National Catholic Reporter 31, no. 39 (1995): 9.

This article includes a description of some of Appalshop’s social justice efforts.


Vidulich, Dorothy. "Family Links Art, Social Issues." National Catholic Reporter 31, no. 39 (1995): 9.

This short news article discusses Appalshop from a Catholic perspective.


White, Jerry. "Arguing with Ethnography: The Films of Bob Quinn and Pierre Perrault." Cinema Journal 42, no. 2 (2003): 101-124.

This article contains a critique of Appalshop’s use of cinema verite aesthetics.


Williams, John Alexander. Appalachia: A History. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002.

Williams’s history of Appalachia makes reference to and discusses Appalshop throughout. 


Williamson, J. W. "Interview: Andrew S. Garrison." Appalachian Journal 22, no. 2 (1995): 174.

This interview addresses Andy Garrison’s work with Appalshop, among other things.


Wilson, Charles Reagan and William R. Ferris. Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989.

This overview of Southern history, people, and culture includes some information about Appalshop.


Windeler, Robert. "Duke Foundation Gives $5.5m to Arts." Back Stage 40, no. 28 (1999): 4.

A short article about a donation from the Duke Foundation to several arts organizations, including Appalshop. 




Appalachian Media Institute

Goodman, Steven and Carolyn Cocca. "‘Spaces of Action’: Teaching Critical Literacy for Community Empowerment in the Age of Neoliberalism." English Teaching: Practice and Critique 13, no. 3 (2014): 210.

Goodman and Cocca highlight AMI in a discussion of youth media apprenticeship programs that promote civic engagement in communities. 


Gibbons, Damiana. "A Question of Ethics: Media Literacy in Youth Media Arts Organizations." PhD Diss., The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2011. 

Gibbons’s dissertation examines the varying degrees of agency afforded to youth media producers in arts organizations including Appalshop.


Halverson, Erica and Damiana Gibbons. ""Key Moments" as Pedagogical Windows into the Video Production Process." Journal of Computing in Teacher Education 26, no. 2 (2010): 69.

The authors include AMI in an analysis of the “key moments” in the educational and production processes that define a successful youth media arts organization. 


McGeachy, Liz. "Creating It Yourself: Appalshop's Appalachian Media Institute." Now & Then 20, no. 1 (2003): 15.

McGeachy describes AMI and its relationship to the local community.


Parsons, Bruce. "The Head of the Holler: Guided Place-Based Digital Education in Rural Appalachia." EdD Diss., Morehead State University, 2016.

Parsons describes Appalshop as a successful place-based media education organization. 


Pyles, Damiana Gibbons. 2016. Rural media literacy: Youth documentary videomaking as a rural literacy practice. Journal of Research in Rural Education 31 (7): 1.

Pyles centers AMI in an analysis of youth-produced documentary video. 


Richards-Schuster, Katie and Rebecca O’Doherty. “Appalachian Youth Re-envisioning Home, Re-making Identities” in Transforming Places: Lessons from Appalachia. Edited by Stephen L. Fischer and Barbara Ellen Smith. Champagne-Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2012: 78-91.

This overview of AMI is within a larger volume about the affects of globalization and neoliberalism on Appalachia and other places.


Tripp, Stephanie. "From TVTV to YouTube: A Genealogy of Participatory Practices in Video." Journal of Film and Video 64, no. 1-2 (2012): 5-16. 

Tripp includes AMI in a discussion of the revolutionary potential of broadening participation in media production. 


Turner, Justin. "Being Young in the Age of Globalization: A Look at Recent Literature on Neoliberalism's Effects on Youth." Social Justice 41, no. 4 (2015): 8-22. 

Turner includes a description of Appalshop and AMI in a discussion of organizations doing important work to counter the effects of neoliberalism. 


Wallace, Nicole. "Eight Youth Programs Win Multimedia Grants." Chronicle of Philanthropy 18, no. 6 (2006): 41.

A brief article about technology organizations that received grants for their after-school youth programs, including AMI.


Weiner, Kimberly. "Media Mentors." Independent Film & Video Monthly 26, no. 1 (2003): 40.

Weiner includes AMI in a discussion of the relationship between media mentors and students.


June Appal Records

Alarik, Scott. "Robin and Linda Williams: Home, Home on the Road." Sing Out! the Folk Song Magazine 48, no. 2 (2004): 37-45.

This article mentions Robin and Linda Williams’s relationships with June Appal.


Bluestein, Gene. Poplore: Folk and Pop in American Culture. Amherst, Mass: University of Massachusetts Press, 1994.

This text contains a discussion of June Appal. 


Camp, Charles. "The Sound of New made Old: June Appal Records and Folk Tradition." Appalachian Journal 7, no. 3 (1980): 239-248.

This article describes the history and influence of June Appal. 


Campbell, Gavin James. "Morgan Sexton Shady Grove." Southern Cultures 5, no. 3 (1999): 92.

A review of Morgan Sexton’s Shady Grove


Druckenmiller, Tom. "Been a Long Time Traveling." Sing Out 53, no. 2 (2009): 105.

A review of Addie Graham’s Been a Long Time Traveling.


Druckenmiller, Tom. "Brett Ratliff: Cold Icy Mountain." Sing Out 52, no. 4 (2009): 90.

A review of Brett Ratliff’s Cold Icy Mountain. 


Druckenmiller, Tom. "Uncle Charlie Osborne: The June Appal Recordings." Sing Out 52, 4 (2009): 91.

A review of Uncle Charlie Osborne’s compilation of his June Appal recordings. 


Eagle, Bob. "Directory of African-Appalachian Musicians." Black Music Research Journal 24, no. 1 (2004): 7-71.

This directory of African-Appalachian musicians includes a reference to Whitesburg and June Appal Records. 


Fowke, Edith. A Family Heritage: The Story and Songs of LaRena Clark. Calgary, CA: University of Calgary Press, 1994.

This text includes a reference to Passing Through the Garden by Nimrod Workman and Phyllis Boyens. 


Lupton, John. "Buell Kazee: Buell Kazee." Sing Out 51, no. 4 (2008): 117.

A review of Buell Kazee’s self titled recording. 


Lupton, John. "Nimrod Workman: Remembering a Force of Nation." Sing Out! the Folk Song Magazine 52, no. 4 (2009): 23-28.

This article briefly discusses Workman’s relationship to June Appal. 


McNeil, W. K. "Four from June Appal." Appalachian Journal 17, no. 3 (1990): 296-299.

A review of four June Appal releases from their “Mountain Masters” series. 


McNeil, W. K. "Two Flying Fish and One June Appal." Appalachian Journal 10, no. 1 (1982): 96-97.

This article includes a review of the June Appal recording It Just Suits Me. 


Norman, Gurney Ancient Creek: A Folktale. Lexington, KY: Old Cove Press, 2012.

This book includes the full story Norman recorded on a June Appal record.  Dee Davis’s recollection of that recording session is an additional essay included in this volume.


O’Connell, Joseph. I Want to Go Where Things are Beautiful: Nimrod Workman. Vol. 123 University of Illinois Press, 2010.

A review of Nimrod Workman’s I Want to Go Where Things are Beautiful. 

Wilson, Mark, “Owen ‘ Snake’ Chapman: 1919-2003.” Sing Out 48, no. 1 (2004): 223.

A review of Owen “Snake” Chapman’s self-titled release.

Roadside Theater 

Ballard, Sandra and Hudson, Patricia. “Angelyn Debord: December 7, 1949 - .” In Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia, 174-178. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky, 2013.

A short biography and sampling of works from founding member of Roadside Theater Angelyn DeBord.


Brennan, Moira. "Special Section: The People's Voice: Toward a Theatre of Action." American Theatre 19, no. 10 (2002): 20-90.

Brennan describes Roadside Theater in the context of the history of the grassroots theater movement. 


Burnham, Linda Frye. "Reaching for the Valley of the Sun: The American Festival Project's Untold Stories." TDR/The Drama Review 44, no. 3 (2000): 75-112. 

Burnham discusses Roadside Theater in the context of the American Festival Project. 


Cocke, Dudley. "Beyond Black & White: ‘On Cultural Power’: 13 Commentaries: Independence Not Isolation." American Theatre 14, no. 5 (1997): 17-62.

Cocke mentions Roadside Theater in a discussion of the importance of deepening and broadening audience. 


Hatfield, Sharon. "Tales of Appalachia: Roadside Theatre." The Drama Review: TDR 27, no. 2 (1983): 44-49.

Hatfield provides a history and description of Roadside Theater. 


London, Todd. An Ideal Theater: Founding Visions for a New American Art. 1st ed. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 2013.

Roadside Theater appears several times in this collection of “dreams and visions” from the founders of the American theater movement. 


López, Arnaldo. "Fire and Promise: A Saga of Collaboration." American Theatre 17, no. 3 (2000): 24-27.

Lopez discusses “Promise of a Love Song,” a production that involved Roadside Theater. 


Miller, Stuart. "Clear-Eyed Optimists." American Theatre 32, no. 9 (2015): 40-46.

Miller examines several theater organizations, including Roadside Theater, that have stayed afloat in the face of economic hardship. 


O'Neal, John. Don't Start Me to Talking . . . : The Selected Plays. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 2015.

This collection of John O’Neal’s plays include one performed by Roadside Theater. 


Peterson, Bernard L., Jr. A Century of Musicals in Black and White: An Encyclopedia of Musical Stage Works by about, Or Involving African Americans. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1993.

This encyclopedia of African-American-made stage works includes multiple references to Roadside Theater. 


Schloff, Aaron Mack. "Front & Center: New York City: Mountain Music." American Theatre 23, no. 4 (2006): 25-25. 

Schloff discusses a collaboration between Roadside Theater and Pregones Theater. 


Wren, Celia. "Roadside Theatre: The Importance of being Local." American Theatre 15, no. 8 (1998): 30-30.

Wren describes Roadside Theater and the production “New Ground Revival” in particular.   



Barker, Deborah E. "Southern Belle/s : Contextualizing Gone with the Wind in Two Twenty-First Century Films." The Southern Quarterly 55, no. 2 (2018): 207-226.

This article includes a discussion of WMMT’s “From the Holler to the Hood” program


Brookes, Tim. "ZipUSA: Whitesburg, Kentucky: 41858: Different Drummers." National Geographic 205, no. 5 (2004): 130.

Brookes describes the Whitesburg music scene and references WMMT. 


Geidel, Molly. "Supermaxes, Stripmines, and Hip‐Hop." Journal of Popular Music Studies 17, no. 1 (2005): 67-76.

This article includes a discussion of WMMT’s “From the Holler to the Hood” program. 


Mascle, Deanna. "Mountain Media." The Lane Report (2006): 44.

Mascle describes WMMT and its role in the Whitesburg community. 


Quirke, Antonia. "All-Day Breakfast." New Statesman 143, no. 5213 (2014): 59.

Quirke provides a brief description of Tarence Ray’s morning WMMT show. 


Reece, Erik. Lost Mountain: A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness : Radical Strip Mining and the Devastation of Appalachia. Riverhead trade pbk. ed. New York: Riverhead Books, 2007.

Reece discusses WMMT in this analysis of contemporary strip mining practices.  (He also profiles the “RFK in EKY” project from 2004.)


Schoenfeld, Bruce. "Radio Days." National Geographic Traveler 30, no. 1 (2013): 72.

Schoenfeld reflects on the unique existence of Appalshop and specifically WMMT.