Here’s some good news for Internet radio fans. WorldWideBluegrass.com is back after being off the air for three months.
The online streaming station had discontinued its 24/7 signal in November 2014 after 8 years of broadcasting bluegrass over the Internet. Things had reached the point where the funds raised by listeners simply couldn’t keep up with the costs of maintaining the signal. So the founder, Gracie Muldoon, and general manager, Jeff DeFord, made the tough decision to let it go.
But in the meantime, several things have transpired. Gracie got married, and is now Gracie Davis. Her husband, David, is a tech guy and had been encouraging her to revive the station, based on the many requests and emails from former listeners. He has set up a new web site and a new streaming server, and WWB is back on the air.
Gracie says that at this point it will all be un-hosted programming. She is selecting the music from the library she had built up over the previous 8 years.
“We will continue the tradition of playing new Indies music and the big name bands. We are also being supported by business and corporate sponsors instead of relying on the general public, which is what kept us up for 8 years. I guess no one ever really quit loving bluegrass, right? I still get excited discovering hot new bands and there will be plenty of that at the WWB.”
Davis is currently considering the addition of pre-recorded hosted shows.
Interested potential sponsors are invited to contact David Davis at 937-845 -0594. Artists or labels interested in getting new music to WorldWideBluegrass.com can contact Gracie on Facebook, or through the WWB site.