As she does every year at this time, Cindy Baucom has created a special Christmas edition of her weekly syndicated radio show, Knee Deep In Bluegrass. And like the 2009 show, she’ll have hubby Terry Baucom with her in the studio to help spread the Christmas cheer.
What sets this special program apart, outside of the holiday theme, is the fact that it is offered freely to non-affiliates who might be interested in some bluegrass/acoustic Christmas programming with no obligation. As a life-long radio pro, Cindy knows that stations often find themselves both short-staffed and missing some regular programs around the holidays, and offers her Christmas show to assist in the spirit of the season – and to help plug bluegrass music and her show in the bargain.
Cindy sent along a few soundbite teases from the Christmas show, features friends that have stopped by the studio to chat. First up, she talks with John Cowan who relates how his childhood was a bit like The Christmas Story.
John Cowan: [http://traffic.libsyn.com/thegrasscast/cowan.mp3]
Ned Luberecki is also on hand, sharing a bit of banjo ho ho…
Ned Luberecki: [http://traffic.libsyn.com/thegrasscast/ned.mp3]
Regular affiliates will receive the Christmas as a part of their Knee Deep In Bluegrass programming, and any other stations who would like the single episode should contact Cindy by phone (336-262-4020) or email.
She also shared some info about the Del McCoury radio show, previously under the Sirius-XM banner.
“Also now under the John Boy & Billy radio distribution umbrella is the 1 hour weekly show hosted by Del McCoury, The Blue Side of Town. Del, with Jon Weisberger, has also produced a Bluegrass Christmas Show that is available to interested radio affiliates.”
Here’s a brief clip from Del’s show, where he discusses the original Bill Monroe recording of Tex Logan’s all-time bluegrass classic, Christmas Time’s A Comin’.
Del McCoury: [http://traffic.libsyn.com/thegrasscast/del1.mp3]
To get a copy of Del’s Christmas Show for non-affiliates, contact Chris Harris at McCoury Music, (615) 224-8083 or firstname.lastname@example.org.