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Lonesome Pine RFD

WFDU-FM in Teaneck, NJ, host Carol Beaugard offers a lively mix of contemporary and classic bluegrass along with historical notes on the music, interviews and backstage stories about the artists. The third hour of the broadcast is called “The Hour in the Light” and is dedicated to bluegrass gospel. Since 1986 Carol has served the NYC metropolitan area over the airways and as an emcee for numerous concert halls, clubs, theaters, and festivals in New York City and throughout the northeast.


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