Cumberland KY. is the site of the main campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College with over 3000 students.
Tourism includes the Kentucky Coal Mine Museum in Benham KY. where tourist learn the operation and history of the coal mines of Harlan County. It is filled with coal Mining exhibits and memorabilia. More and more tourists are visiting our area each year, raising awareness of this area to the general public. Another form of tourism popular to the area is adventure tourism. We have several great areas for off-road adventures, with several special events held every year. http://www.harlancountytrails.com
Lynch, Kentucky with its Portal 31 tours having started October 10, 2009, is also a growing tourist attraction, and with the natural beauty of the mountains and the highest elevation in Kentucky near by, this area is rapidly becoming an even greater tourist attraction.
Benham and Lynch are former coal towns which are still intact as they were in the coal boom 1930s and 40s. Few of these old mining communities are still in existence today.
Employment: There is a number of small independently operated coal mines in the area, as well as various timber operations and some small manufacturing companies including “S.E.K.R.I.”.
Live remote broadcasts are carried each year for local events such as:
* Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Swappin’ Meetin’
* The annual Black Bear Festival with activities throughout Cumberland, (2nd weekend in May).
* The Annual Tri-City Grand Reunion with various activities throughout the Tri-City Area (2nd weekend in June).
* Our Christmas and Homecoming parades.
* WCPM-AM 1280 will also carry live at least 30 Harlan County High School football and basketball games………(Both boys and girls basketball).
* We are there, as an integral part of our community, whenever or wherever needed to support our community and it’s needs.
WCPM is a great buy for Out-Of-town clients
WCPM-AM covers Eastern Harlan, Western Letcher, and parts of Leslie counties in Kentucky. We provide a vital service, with special emphasis on our immediate area. Shopping selection is limited in our immediate area and unfortunately, our people must travel to Harlan, Middlesboro, Corbin, Whitesburg, Hazard and Lexington in Kentucky; Big Stone Gap, Wise and Norton in Virginia.
Cumberland KY is also the home of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, whose students, our listeners, will add revenue to advertising business. Visitors to our area enjoy a visit to “The School House Inn” where the mission of the management and staff is to provide their guests with an experience that reflects the spirit and hospitality of this area.
Much has already been contributed to our local, continually growing, Kentucky Mine Museum located just 3 miles away at Benham, Kentucky, and you can’t beat the beauty of the area when visiting the Kingdom Come State Park right here in Cumberland.
WCPM is very community minded and has served this area since we went on the air November 1, 1951. WCPM still uses local live announcers during the morning drive times and Sundays … Our announcers are local people and are a part of each local families morning. With a Country and Gospel Community format that people wake up to in the morning for local information, and the WYMT News. Additional programming comes from Dial-Global Network, and is their QUALITY ”HOT COUNTRY” format.
WCPM covers several smaller towns including Cumberland, Benham, Lynch, Hiram, Partridge, Whitesburg, Totz, Gordon, Vicco, and other local areas with fairly large populations, and of course many creeks and hollows. Due to the extreme mountainous terrain AM Stations just 22 miles away do not get into Cumberland any better than we are able to serve their listening needs.