Category: Bluegrass radio news

Bluegrass Mass broadcasts on Thanksgiving Day

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Behind The Mic with Jerry Eicher

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Close your eyes and imagine this: an upright radio with a big round dial on the front, with fiddle tunes coming through the speakers. A family gathered around it in the living room, waiting for their favorite song to come on so they can roll […]


My Home Is On This Ole Boxcar from Cody Shuler

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cody Shuler has led North Carolina’s Pine Mountain Railroad since 2006, and has recorded three albums with the band. His singing, songwriting and mandolin playing is out front with PMR, and now he is fixing to release his first solo project with Rural Rhythm Records next […]


Behind The Mic with Tim Carter

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Most, if not all, bluegrass DJs have a serious, longstanding love of the music they spin on the radio. They’re devoted to the music and the musicians, and sometimes even a certain style of bluegrass. However, for many broadcasters, the listeners come first. Tim “Doc” […]


Behind The Mic with Richard Gordon

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the few places you can hear bluegrass music on the radio today in many cities is on college or university radio stations that are generally staffed by students, professors, and community volunteers. DJ Richard Gordon has a lot of experience with this format. […]

more goes dark

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

After eight and a half years of broadcasting bluegrass 24/7 online, has ceased operation. General Manager Jeff DeFord tells us that they shut down effective November 1, and that most of their regular hosts are moving their shows over to The Bluegrass Mix, another […]


Behind The Mic with Terry Thacker

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s a common story in bluegrass music: mountain boy moves north, but tries to keep his roots close. Most of the time in songs, there’s a powerful lonesome ending to the story, but southeastern Kentucky native Colonel Terry Thacker has a brighter outlook. He has […]


Behind The Mic with Mike Theobald

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of thousands of people, if not more, around the planet are fans of bluegrass music. However, few can say that they helped introduce it to a particular part of world. In the early years of bluegrass music, it was often only available to audiences […]


Behind The Mic with Orin Friesen

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

For some DJs, radio is a casual weekend hobby. For others, it’s a career. For Midwest native Orin Friesen, who celebrates his fiftieth year in radio this month, it’s been a lifelong passion. “I can’t remember when I wasn’t interested in radio,” he says. It […]


Behind The Mic with Steve Fisher

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s well known that some folks have a pretty tight opinion on what can be classified as bluegrass music. If it has drums, it’s out. If it has resonator guitar, it’s out. If the band isn’t wearing suits and ties, it’s out. If the song […]