Category: Bluegrass radio news

Big changes at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Service for Ray Hicks this weekend

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Behind The Mic with Nick Barr

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Behind The Mic with Charles Hayes

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Some folks, when asked to define bluegrass music, might simply hand you a picture of Bill Monroe. Others might put forth an argument about banjos, or harmonies, or electric instruments. Many folks in recent years have been leaning toward a more a “big tent” description. […]

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Behind The Mic with Peter Bruce

| January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Many of the bluegrass broadcasters we’ve written about in this series are volunteers, spending chunks of their evenings or weekends spinning some of their favorite songs for listeners of community, campus, and even commercial radio. For others, however, broadcasting has been their life. One bluegrass […]

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2014 Bluegrass Radio Airplay Chart

| January 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Once again, we have compiled all of our Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Charts to create a chart for the past year. It’s great to see new artists, established headliners, and rising stars all represented Here’s our 2014 list, showing the ranking based on total spins […]

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Behind The Mic with Dennis Jones

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Although we certainly have stars in bluegrass music, there’s really more of a feeling of community – shared between fans, musicians (professional and amateur alike), and other folks within the industry – that many other musical genres do not enjoy. It’s not every day that […]

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Behind The Mic with Daniel Mullins

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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There was little doubt that Daniel Mullins would one day host a radio show. While he might be best known to Bluegrass Today readers for his album reviews, holiday playlists, and other, often-humorous, contributions here, he is also a third-generation broadcaster. As host of Bending […]

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Ray Davis passes

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Radio legend Ray Davis, who hosted an afternoon show for WAMU’s Bluegrass Country for many years, died yesterday evening following a bout with cancer. He was 81 years old. Ray spent 65 years broadcasting in the Washington, DC area, 28 of them with WAMU. He had […]

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Bluegrass Mass broadcasts on Thanksgiving Day

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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For readers who embrace the spiritual side of the Thanksgiving Day holiday in the United States, here’s a fine suggestion to add to your family ritual. WXXI, a public radio station in Rochester, NY, will broadcast a recording of The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass at noon […]

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