• Help name the Sherry Boyd show on WBRF

    We posted back in July that bluegrass radio veteran Sherry Boyd was taking over the popular Blue Ridge Backroads show on WBRF, Blue Ridge County, which covers a large portion of southwest Virginia, northwestern North Carolina, and parts of East Tennessee

  • Hank Janney set to retire

    This Sunday marks the end of an era in Pennsylvania bluegrass history. Hank Janney, an icon in the Gettysburg area, will do his final radio broadcast for WGTY on August 26. His name was nearly synonymous with the music in Gettysburg. For

  • Sherry Boyd to Blue Ridge Backroads

    WBRF, Blue Ridge Country 98, has tapped Sherry Boyd to take over their popular Blue Ridge Backroads program, which airs evenings on FM powerhouse 98.1 from Galax, VA. Long time host Jay Allen has recently retired from the show, after 23

  • Where do you listen to bluegrass radio?

    This week's Bluegrass Today poll asks which of the many delivery media for bluegrass radio are most favored by our readers. Traditional AM/FM broadcast stations, sometimes called terrestrial radio in today's segmented digital market, remain a dominant player in local and

  • Go Parker on Blue Ridge Country 7/14

    Jeff Parker will be the in-studio guest on the Saturday edition of Blue Ridge Backroads on WBRF Blue Ridge Country 98, broadcasting from Galax, VA. He will be on with weekend host Judith Burnette in the 8:00 p.m. hour (EDT) to

  • Jay Allen leaving WBRF

    Jay Allen, long-time bluegrass radio host at WBRF in Galax, VA, has announced that he will be retiring at the end of next week. Allen has spent the past 23 years at the station, which broadcasts a very strong signal at

  • Tom “Cat” Reeder passes

    We have learned that Tom "Cat" Reeder, veteran broadcaster and member of the Country Music Broadcasters Hall of Fame, died earlier today. Reeder was one of the most celebrated radio personalities in the US, based in the Maryland, Washington, DC area

  • Major milestone for Mike Kear

    This weekend will mark the 500th episode of Music From Foggy Hollow, hosted by Australia's Mike Kear on WAMU's Bluegrass Country. That's quite an accomplishment in any medium, even more so in a niche market like bluegrass, and yet even more still

  • WAMU looking for photos

    WAMU's Bluegrass Country is getting ready to celebrate 45 years of playing bluegrass music on WAMU on July 2, and is asking listeners, fans and current/former colleagues to help them assemble a comprehensive photo history of the experience. A special

  • An honor for Carol Beaugard and WFDU

    Carol Beaugard, long time host of Lonesome Pine RFD on WFDU-AM in the metro New York city market, shared this recounting of a special celebration in New York earlier this month. On April 1, 2012 The Emelin Theatre held a fundraiser