WorldwideBluegrass Radio welcomes Jeff DeFord

The newest host to join’s daily cybercast is Jeff DeFord, whose show will originate from Arizona. Jeff’s show debuts this evening, and will run each Wednesday evening from 8:00-10:00 p.m. (Eastern). The playlist is expected to mix string band and roots music, plus some “close-to-the-edge” acoustic music, with WWB’s regular bluegrass programming.

WWB offers free, online bluegrass streaming over the internet, and while hosted programs make up only 40 hours each week, the music is streamed 24/7, 365 days a year.

I spoke yesterday with Larry Simpson of Original Country Radio Network, the parent company of WWB, and he mentioned some fairly staggering numbers of daily listeners to the various shows on his online network. He indicated that bluegrass is the fastest growing of the many country music formats they offer, and suggested that WWB may even be their #1 station within the next six months.

WWB Station manager, Gracie Muldoon, says that they are always eager to hear from folks who might be interested in becoming a volunteer DJ. A commitment of just a couple of hours each week, an audio-capable computer, and a high speed Internet connection is all that is required to share your love of bluegrass music with internet listeners all over the world.

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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.