Category: Behind the Mic

Behind The Mic with Julie Tucker

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sometimes, bluegrass music can sneak up and take you by surprise. One day you’re a casual fan, adding some bluegrass songs to your iPod occasionally and attending one or two festivals in the area each year. The next day, you’re all in: spending all week […]


Behind The Mic with Rusty Cempre

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’re looking for DJ Rusty Cempre during the week, you’ll probably not find him on the air, or even in the studio. Most likely, he’ll be under the hood of a Hyundai at the dealership in Charlottesville, Virginia where he works. Like many bluegrass […]


Behind The Mic with Amy Orlomoski

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

To those who radio experience is limited to turning the dial in their car, hosting a radio show might seem like a difficult job. Using sound and recording equipment, learning about broadcast laws and guidelines, narrowing down a playlist each week, not to mention somehow […]


Behind The Mic with Rusty James

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s not every day that you get to be part of the founding of a radio station. Many stations have been around for decades, and today’s focus is often on newer methods of communication and broadcasting. However, DJ Rusty James can add that milestone to […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]