Tag: Bluegrass Radio

Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart

| December 2, 2016

Compiled from actual airplay reported by bluegrass broadcasters each week, the Bluegrass Today radio airplay charts are the industry standard, and number one resource for bluegrass radio airplay tracking.


On Point with Tony Trischka

| March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Banjo players take note! Tony Trischka will be a guest on today’s (3/5) On Point, syndicated on public radio stations from WBUR 90.9 at Boston University in Massachusetts. He’ll be on the show to chat with host Tom Ashbrook about his latest CD, Great Big […]


Tom Henderson passes

| February 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

The state of Florida, and the Tampa area in particular, lost a great friend of bluegrass music when long time radio host Tom Henderson passed away on February 25. Henderson was 75 years old, and had been suffering from heart problems since November of 2013. […]


Having a Coffee with ……………. Donald Teplyske

| January 4, 2014 | 2 Comments

Having A Coffee With… is a fun series in which we ask bluegrass music personalities, some famous, some not so well known, about some of their interests as well as about the music that they love. Donald Teplyske is a freelance roots and bluegrass music writer […]


Bluegrass radio station to launch in middle TN

| December 18, 2013 | 3 Comments

Here’s a bit of radio news that runs counter to the trend. WMAK, a 1000 watt AM station in Lobelville, TN, is switching to an advertiser-supported, all-bluegrass format starting December 26. The station is under the management of Whiplash Community Radio, who own five radio properties across […]


Radio Royalties for Performers Aren’t Likely Soon

| December 16, 2013 | 1 Comment

Some unpleasant news for bluegrass pickers and other musicians: The latest bid for recording artists to earn royalty payments for songs played on AM-FM radio is likely to stay bottled up in Congress. Any chance of this bill succeeding where similar efforts have failed over […]


Ray Davis signs off

| September 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

This afternoon, September 30, will mark the final broadcast for Ray Davis, host on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, and a 65 year veteran of the radio industry in and around Washington, DC. Davis has voiced the station’s 3:00-6:00 p.m. time slot for many years and enjoys […]


How to Break Through the Radio Airplay Barrier

| September 26, 2013 | 3 Comments

The convention center in downtown Raleigh is crawling with bluegrass fans and artists alike, all interested in attending the various seminars being held on site. Throughout the day on Wednesday, I had the opportunity to drop in on a couple discussions. In particular, I enjoyed […]


O Winding River from The Stetson Family

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

When you hear “The Stetson Family,” what do you think? Since you ‘re reading Bluegrass Today, you might think, “another family band from the Mid-West.” If so, you’d be half right. The Stetson Family is a bluegrass band, but this bunch hails from Melbourne in Australia. […]


Sunday Morning in the South to debut on Merle FM

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Popular Knoxville bluegrass radio host Mike Kelly tells us that he has a new show, Sunday Morning in the South, set to debut next Sunday, July 14, on Merle 96.7 FM. The show, which will feature bluegrass Gospel music, is set to air on Sundays from 8:00 […]