Category: Bluegrass radio news

Peter Thompson – 40 years of Radio

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

With the April 11, 2015, program DJ Peter Thompson celebrated 40 years of radio broadcasting. Currently working for Radio KALW, San Francisco, Thompson marked the occasion with a program of live recordings by a few of his favorites, including the Stanley Brothers and Bill Monroe, […]


Tony Lawson to Bristol Country Music Museum

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the Knoxville, TN area, Tony Lawson is something of a bluegrass and Americana music legend. He’s the man who in 1997 started radio station WDVX in an borrowed camper trailer in Anderson Couty, TN. With Don Burggraf, they ran the station there for 5 years […]


Another Day From Life drops as a single

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Rebel Records has released a second single from Another Day From Life, their current project for Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers. One might say it’s actually the third single, since The Last Parade came out as a single even before the album was released. […]


Jessica Stiles signs off from Bluegrass Country

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

WAMU’s Bluegrass Country has been in the news quite a bit of late, with programming and personnel changes taking effect in recent weeks. Here’s one more change, unrelated to the large-scale ones announced in February. Jessica Stiles, whose Stiles of Bluegrass aired for three hours on […]


Bluegrass Country sez Thanks!

| March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

The folks at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country want to share a big ‘Thanks You!” to the bluegrass lovers worldwide who have made donations during their pledge drive this week. As had been the case repeatedly, whenever the station makes an appeal to listeners for support, it […]

more is back

| March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here’s some good news for Internet radio fans. is back after being off the air for three months. The online streaming station had discontinued its 24/7 signal in November 2014 after 8 years of broadcasting bluegrass over the Internet. Things had reached the point […]


Time to Help A Bluegrass Friend

| March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pardon me, while I get a little personal. Bluegrass musicians and fans are known for digging deep when a member of the community needs a helping hand. Now, it’s time to help an institution that has done so much for bluegrass over the years – […]


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 […]