Tag: WAMU’s Bluegrass Country

Jessica Stiles signs off from Bluegrass Country

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
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WAMU’s Bluegrass Country has been in the news quite a bit of late, with programming and personnel changes taking effect in recent weeks. Here’s one more change, unrelated to the large-scale ones announced in February. Jessica Stiles, whose Stiles of Bluegrass aired for three hours on […]

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Bluegrass Country sez Thanks!

| March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The folks at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country want to share a big ‘Thanks You!” to the bluegrass lovers worldwide who have made donations during their pledge drive this week. As had been the case repeatedly, whenever the station makes an appeal to listeners for support, it […]

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Time to Help A Bluegrass Friend

| March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Pardon me, while I get a little personal. Bluegrass musicians and fans are known for digging deep when a member of the community needs a helping hand. Now, it’s time to help an institution that has done so much for bluegrass over the years – […]

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Big changes at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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WAMU’s Bluegrass Country has been a shining success story for public radio since they broke off from WAMU’s main broadcast signal and began broadcasting bluegrass music 24/7 online in 2001. Several markets had seen secondary music channels develop for classical or jazz music lovers as […]

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Ray Davis remembered 

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Renowned bluegrass DJ Ray Davis passed away during the evening of December 3, 2014.  He had been battling against leukemia for most of the past year. As we have told Ray Davis life story quite well in the past, we asked notable Bluegrass Unlimited columnist […]

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Ray Davis passes

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Radio legend Ray Davis, who hosted an afternoon show for WAMU’s Bluegrass Country for many years, died yesterday evening following a bout with cancer. He was 81 years old. Ray spent 65 years broadcasting in the Washington, DC area, 28 of them with WAMU. He had […]

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WAMU to simulcast live show during World of Bluegrass

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Breaking from recent tradition, WAMU’s Bluegrass Country will not be broadcasting live each day during the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass convention next week. Instead, they will be hosting a big bluegrass show on Wednesday, October 1 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. The show will be held at […]

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Stiles of Bluegrass replaces Lonesome Pine RFD on WAMU

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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When longtime radio host Carol Beaugard announced recently that she would be signing off from her Lonesome Pine RFD program on WFDU-FM in the New York City market, it also affected the schedule at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, which streams bluegrass 24/7 online. Bluegrass Country had been replaying […]

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47 years of bluegrass on WAMU

| July 2, 2014 | 2 Comments
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Normally, we wait for nice, smooth, round numbers to celebrate legacies. A golden wedding anniversary seems so much grander than a 49th. But in truth, 49 years is pretty remarkable as well. Today, our friends at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country are remembering the first bluegrass music broadcast […]

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A Tale of Two Venues

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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In just over 24 hours over the weekend, the Seldom Scene played two shows that encapsulate everything that is good about bluegrass. The first, Friday afternoon, was in the tiny Black Box Theater at WAMU Radio in Washington, DC. The theater, named because the walls […]

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