Category: Bluegrass radio news

Behind The Mic with Rita Small

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Being a bluegrass fan can be a curious thing. Some folks are born into it, listening to mom and dad play Flatt & Scruggs before they’re even out of the hospital. Others sort of just fall into it – perhaps they heard it on the radio, […]


300 shows for Bob Mitchell

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Bob Mitchell, one of the radio hosts who contributes regularly to our Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart, celebrated a milestone last week when he broadcast his 300th edition of BOB (Best of Bluegrass). His DJ career began in 2008 on Radio Bluegrass International which […]


Behind The Mic with Larry Roberts

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s hard to keep a good man down in bluegrass music (although we all do like to be lonesome now and then), and radio broadcaster Larry Roberts is a prime example of that. Roberts has been a DJ for almost thirty years, and for the […]


Broken Heart Mended from Hammertowne

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mountain Fever Records has released a single from Hammertowne’s upcoming album to bluegrass radio. Broken Heart Mended is a new song from band banjoist Brent Pack, relying heavily on his driving banjo, who turns in his best Crowe/Stewart impression on the kickoff. Pack is joined by Scott Tackett and David Carroll […]


Raleigh concert airs tonight on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

During last year’s IBMA World of Bluegrass, WAMU’s Bluegrass Country and Raleigh’s WUNC hosted a special, invitation-only concert at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, located a few blocks from the Raleigh Convention Center where most of the IBMA events were occurring. You had to […]


Scott Donnelly – Behind The Mic

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass is sometimes viewed as music for old fogies. The emphasis on tradition, the lack of electric instruments, the sheer lonesomeness of it all – it’s not Katy Perry or Justin Beiber, that’s for sure. In the past several years, however, it seems like more […]


Behind The Mic with Jim Fisher

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

When we think of “radio voices,” smooth, rich, polished tones come to mind – think Casey Kasem. Broadcaster Jim Fisher was a little surprised when, years ago, someone told him that his voice was well-suited for the radio. As he tells it, he was emceeing […]


Big changes at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

WAMU’s Bluegrass Country has been a shining success story for public radio since they broke off from WAMU’s main broadcast signal and began broadcasting bluegrass music 24/7 online in 2001. Several markets had seen secondary music channels develop for classical or jazz music lovers as […]


Service for Ray Hicks this weekend

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

We heard yesterday from Gina Hicks, the late Ray Hicks’ daughter, who wanted to share that any friends of his in Virginia/North Carolina who wished to make the trip were welcome to attend the private family service and internment for Ray on Saturday. Though Ray was known […]


Behind The Mic with Nick Barr

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Part of the fun for bluegrass concerts and festivals for some folks is recording them for later listening. Of course, some venues prohibit this, and some artists frown upon it, but for many fans, it’s a great way to recall that awesome banjo break they […]