We posted back in July that bluegrass radio veteran Sherry Boyd was taking over the popular Blue Ridge Backroads show on WBRF, Blue Ridge County, which covers a large portion of southwest Virginia, northwestern North Carolina, and parts of East Tennessee and West Virginia. The show airs Monday through Saturday evenings, and had been hosted by Jay Allen for the past 23 years.
Today comes word that the station, which also broadcasts online, is juggling the Blue Ridge Backroads schedule a bit. In the regular Monday night slot (6:00-10:30 p.m. eastern), they will air a new program, which Sherry will host. Blue Ridge Backroads will continue to run Tuesday-Saturday, and Sherry will continue to host the Friday night show, which features live music from the Rex Theater in Galax, VA.
To celebrate the switch, WBRF is launching a “name that show” contest, asking listeners to choose the title for Boyd’s program. Suggestions can be sent by email, and the name selected will earn a vacation getaway for whomever sent it in. Entries will also be accepted by mail:
Blue Ridge Country 98.1
P.O. Box 838
Galax, VA 24333
The name contest will run though September 24, with the winner to be announced on October 1. Full details about the contest will be shared during tonight’s show.
It is expected that Saturday host Judith Burnette will take over Tuesday-Thursday, and on Fridays when Sherry is away serving as an MC at bluegrass concerts and festivals.
Congratulations Sherry for getting your own show!
Category: Bluegrass radio news
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