Radio requests from far and wide

We often receive email from bluegrass/acoustic music radio hosts from well outside the typical bluegrass demographic, often desperate to find music they might feature in their programming. In many cases, these are shows or stations of which the labels and publicists are not aware, or which they may fear that the added costs of international postage are not justified.

Of course, if the larger bluegrass labels don’t service these radio outlets, that creates a choice opportunity for independent artists or smaller labels to get their music more prominently featured before a new audience.

One such request came recently from Ecuador, complete with a US mailing address.

CHEROKEE CHIEF COUNTRY MUSIC PROGRAM is playing Country Music in Ecuador-Southamerica since 1991, and by now the list requested with songs of new artists is longer and is hard to get info here.

My request is for some kind of support with albums or promo-compilation of these singers, or forward our needing to Record Company or Management for help, this material is not easy to get in Southamerica. If you can send CDs or info to us to our Contact address in NYC, they will resend it to Southamerica…Thanks

Giovanny Briones

USA Contact Office:
Sonia Santana, Assistant
940 Grand Concourse Apt. 5A
Bronx, NY 10451
Tel: (718) 992-1833

A similar request came in from France…

I regularly participate in a radio broadcast in France that promotes the Country & Western culture and more particularly the music part of it. The name of the radio broadcast is K “89.8 Art libre F?ɬ©camp.” What I manage during a weekly broadcast covers several areas of the country music such as Old time, Hillbilly, Bluegrass, Western swing, Cajun, Rockabilly, Honky Tonk, country & western and new country, Austin Outlaws, Southern Rock, Californian Country rock, Country Pop…

Looking at developing the country & western culture and more particularly the country music, I would be readily opened to promote your band in France by sending a sample CD or DVD to my attention.

Bernard PRADEL
168 Rue Claude Monet

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John Lawless

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.