Category: Bluegrass radio news

Behind The Mic with David Blakeny

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass is a tricky sort of music. As musicians and fans, we want to make sure to honor the past. For many folks, it doesn’t get much better than Bill Monroe’s 1945-46 band. However, Monroe and most of the other first-generation artists are gone now, […]


The Osborne Brothers on WSM tonight

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Eddie Stubbs has an interview scheduled on WSM tonight (7/28) that should be appointment radio for anyone who appreciates bluegrass history, or has a fascination with the music of The Osborne Brothers. Or anyone who simply enjoys good radio. From 8:00-10:00 p.m. (CDT), Eddie will speak […]


Stiles of Bluegrass replaces Lonesome Pine RFD on WAMU

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

When longtime radio host Carol Beaugard announced recently that she would be signing off from her Lonesome Pine RFD program on WFDU-FM in the New York City market, it also affected the schedule at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, which streams bluegrass 24/7 online. Bluegrass Country had been replaying […]


Behind The Mic with Bob Mitchell

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kentucky is well known as the home of bourbon, bluegrass, and Bill Monroe. It’s also the home of Bob Mitchell, host of the Best of Bluegrass radio show. Mitchell, a resident of Louisville, is a lifelong bluegrass fan who translated his love of the music […]


Behind The Mic with Buddy Merriam

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mandolin player Buddy Merriam might be one of the most open-minded bluegrass traditionalists around. Although he professes to a deep love of first-generation bluegrass, particularly the stylings of Bill Monroe, in his role as host of the popular Blue Grass Time radio show on WUSB […]


Behind The Mic with Tim Frye

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the 1940s and 50s, bluegrass music could be heard on radio stations all over the country, with many offering live performances and playing host to regular shows by Flatt and Scruggs, The Stanley Brothers, Jim and Jesse, and the like. Today, there are very […]


Behind The Mic with John Sentell

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many people believe that the best bluegrass is of the lonesome variety – trains, old homeplaces, and murderers named Willie. DJ John Sentell, however, looks more to the uplifting side of bluegrass to get his fill. As the host of The Bluegrass Gospel Hour, a […]


47 years of bluegrass on WAMU

| July 2, 2014 | 2 Comments

Normally, we wait for nice, smooth, round numbers to celebrate legacies. A golden wedding anniversary seems so much grander than a 49th. But in truth, 49 years is pretty remarkable as well. Today, our friends at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country are remembering the first bluegrass music broadcast […]


Behind The Mic with Bobby Franklin

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Although bluegrass music is decidedly international these days, and has been for quite some time, in all actuality, it’s really a tightly-knit, interconnected community. North Carolina DJ Bobby Franklin knows all about those connections first hand. The legendary Pop Lewis is who first helped him […]


Behind The Mic with Jerry Mills

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

There are very few all-bluegrass radio stations these days, and the ones that do exist are mostly on the Internet. That means bluegrass DJs must carve out a space of their own on a radio station with a somewhat different format. Jerry Mills, who currently […]