Category: Bluegrass radio news

Kickin’ Back with Georgia Rae

| November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kickin’ Back with Georgia Rae is a new, weekly bluegrass radio show on WBNL in Boonville, IN. Hosting on Saturday evenings from 7:00-9:00 p.m. is 16 year old Georgia Rae, a two-time state fiddle champion and lover of bluegrass music. Georgia performs with her two […]


NewBluegrassRadio launches online

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

NewFolkRadio has divided its free online acoustic music stream, moving bluegrass to its own channel. The primary stream is now 100% folk music, with bluegrass 24/7 at Both stations are managed by John Hart in Portland, OR. John prefers to receive music digitally. He can […]


Radio Velvet to re-air Bill Keith tribute show

| November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Radio Velvet, the online bluegrass radio network based in the Slovak Republic, has announced that Tom Adams’ tribute to the music of Bill Keith will be aired again three more times this week. Adams hosts a recurring weekly program, Adams County Banjo, which mixes prerecorded […]


WHUS snags Joe Bussard 78 RPM records show

| October 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The University of Connecticut’s student FM radio station WHUS scored a coup Sunday afternoon, October 11, during DJ Jim Beaver’s Red Rooster Party, which features old country, hillbilly and pre/proto bluegrass music. Famed 78 rpm record collector Joe Bussard of Frederick, MD is now broadcasting […]


Bluegrass Underground announces 2016 season

| October 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass Underground, the popular concert series held in a cavern more than 300 feet underground, has announced the dates for their 2016 radio and television tapings. Concerts are held in Cumberland Caverns, located outside McMinnville, TN about 80 miles southeast of Nashville, roughly once a month […]


Joe Mullins to host Front Porch Fellowship

| September 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Singing News Radio and Salem Media Group have announced that Joe Mullins will be the new host of their popular Front Porch Fellowship radio program. The show is syndicated across 140 independent stations in the US and Canada each week, and broadcast live at […]


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Not every bluegrass song has a deep meaning, nor a longstanding historical reference.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, […]