Last month for has announced that they will shut down their 24/7 online bluegrass audio stream online at the end of March.

President Clyde Scott has this message posted on the site’s front page:

It is with deep regret that I must announce Bluegrass Radio and will discontinue its streaming service effective April 1st 2009. Effective immediately, we will no longer accept donations of support and will close the web store. Thanks to you for our success over the past five years.

We contacted Scott yesterday afternoon, and he shared a few more thoughts about his decision to close up shop.

“With some of the decisions being made in our Capitol, I see a better investment in my grand children than this station. They will need all the help they can get in the future.

Bluegrass Radio has been by far the most successful bluegrass music stream in the history of internet radio. For that we are grateful. The friends I have made over the last five years will last a lifetime for me.

The financial support has always been there for us so it is not a financial decision. I’m just tired of the fight.”

A great many folks will be sorry to see Clyde and Bluegrass Radio disappear.

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.