Wheeling Jamboree remembers Mac Wiseman

The Wheeling Jamboree will celebrate its 86th birthday next month with a show dedicated to the memory of its one-time director, and two-time Hall of Famer, Mac Wiseman, who died last month.

The April 6 show will feature Marty Stuart, Mac’s longtime friend, bluegrasser Larry Stephenson, and others. Wiseman was director of the Jamboree during most of the 1960s and into the early 1970s.

The Wheeling Jamboree made its stage debut on April 1, 1933. Only the Grand Ole Opry has a longer run, according to Jamboree President Dave Heath. The show will be broadcast on Wheeling’s community station WWVA, FM-101.1.

More information about the Jamboree can be found at www.wheelingjamboree.org.

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David Morris, an award-winning songwriter and journalist, has written for Bluegrass Today since its inception. He joined its predecessor, The Bluegrass Blog, in 2010. His 40-year career in journalism included more than 13 years with The Associated Press, a stint as chief White House correspondent for Bloomberg News, and several top editing jobs in Washington, D.C. He is a life member of IBMA and the DC Bluegrass Union. He and co-writers won the bluegrass category in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest in 2015.