Category: Bluegrass radio news

Prescription Bluegrass radio goes silent

| January 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Brian McNeal, bluegrass blogger, newsman, and radio host, has announced that he is hanging up one of those hats as we enter 2016. While he will continue to manage his web presence with Prescription Bluegrass online, he will no longer produce his long-running radio program […]


2015 Bluegrass Radio Airplay Chart

| January 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here again is our annual recounting of the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart, showing the Top 30 songs played during 2015 based on total spins from bluegrass radio. It’s a great mix of new songs from our music’s top writers, along with a couple of classic covers, […]


Surviving the SiriusXM preemption

| December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

For those of our readers suffering from Bluegrass Junction withdrawal this week while your favorite satellite channel is preempted for holiday programming, here are a few suggestions to help scratch your bluegrass itch. First off, Bluegrass Junction is still producing new content, it just isn’t […]


Feedback from SiriusXM

| December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Late yesterday evening we heard back from SiriusXM, following our story Wednesday morning about their decision to preempt Bluegrass Junction (Channel 61) with Hanukkah music from December 8-14. The response came from Patrick Reilly, Senior Vice President of Communications, who shared this comment… “Bluegrass Junction […]


SiriusXM to preempt bluegrass channel for Radio Hanukkah

| December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

It was announced this morning that SiriusXM will be changing the musical format of channel 61, Bluegrass Junction, for 9 days. Instead of the 24/7 bluegrass signal so many listeners have come to love, they will broadcast Hanukkah Radio, in honor of the Jewish celebration of lights. […]


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 […]