Category: Bluegrass radio news

Urban Monroes drop William’s Still Alive

| August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Not every bluegrass song has a deep meaning, nor a longstanding historical reference. But with William’s Still Alive, the new single from Portland’s Urban Monroes, we get both. Written by the Monroes’ Fran Kent, the song describes her discovery of a document from 1865 that marks her great-great-great-grandfather’s […]


WBCM radio launches this afternoon

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, VA is officially launching its new radio service today at 5:00 p.m. with a live radio broadcast from the museum. WBCM will be broadcasting in the region at 100.1 FM, with the signal also available online and via […]


Andy Ridenour says goodbye to Bluegrass Country

| August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Andy Ridenour, who hosts a three-hour broadcast on Thursdays at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, will be stepping away from the microphone after his stint this week on August 20. He is suffering from tinnitus, a most annoying condition where the brain perceives a sound, usually a buzzing or […]


South Carolina Broadcasters sign with John Boy & Billy

| August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

The South Carolina Broadcasters are bringing their unique style of primitive bluegrass and old time music to the John Boy & Billy record label. The group, which interestingly is from North Carolina, consists of David Sheppard, Andy Edmonds, and Ivy Sheppard have signed with the label, […]


Happy Anniversary to Classic Country Radio

| August 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Classic Country Radio, a mini-conglomerate of three advertiser-supported radio stations in southern Ohio, is celebrating their 20th Anniversary on the air this month. What started as an old, broken-down facility at WBZI in Xenia has grown under the direction of Joe Mullins into a broadcasting […]


Anna & Elizabeth’s Tiny Desk Concert

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Old time musical artists and storytellers Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle, who perform simply as Anna & Elizabeth, were featured recently on an edition of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts. They used the opportunity to demonstrate the crankie, a folk arts tradition that vastly predates the advent of […]


Adams County Banjo on Radio Velvet

| June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Radio Velvet, the 24/7 streaming bluegrass station based in the Slovak Republic, has announced a new show starring American banjo legend, Tom Adams. Adams County Banjo will air each Wednesday at at noon (eastern US time), which is 6:00 p.m. Central European Time. A […]


WBCM needs your CDs

| June 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, VA is getting ready to launch their new radio station, WBCM. They’ve built a beautiful, modern studio, and hired a real pro in Tony Lawson to operate it. What they don’t have is a deep music library […]


Red Rock Radio to launch Upper Midwest Bluegrass

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Attention bluegrass artists in Minnesota and the upper midwest. WCMP FM-109.9 in Pine City, MN is launching a new radio program, set to feature only regional bands. Upper Midwest Bluegrass will air on Sunday mornings, and include music from groups from that part of the country. Brian […]


First single hits from Shotgun Holler

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lonesome Day Records has released a radio single from their first project with Shotgun Holler, appropriately titled, Loaded, due to hit in late June The song concerns a topic that every bluegrass lover can appreciate, the festival or concert parking lot, where friends are made and lost, […]