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WAMU’s Bluegrass Country revamps schedule

Station adds two new weekly programs, expands live broadcast offerings

On Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, WAMU’s Bluegrass Country will implement a new schedule featuring two new local programs and expanded broadcasts of current programs.

Bob Webster, host of the station’s Stained Glass Bluegrass since 2007, will highlight straight-ahead bluegrass, classics, new releases and live interviews on The Bob Webster Show, airing at noon, Wednesdays. Webster will also continue to host Stained Glass Bluegrass, at 6 a.m., Sundays. At noon, Thursdays, WAMU’s Bluegrass Country will air The Chris Teskey Show. Longtime music broadcaster Chris Teskey, who joined Bluegrass Country as the station’s senior music producer in September 2011, will feature traditional and progressive bluegrass music, live interviews and performances from some of the most popular acts in bluegrass music.

In addition to new programming, several current shows – such as The Old Home Place, Old Time Jam, The Tom “Cat” Reeder Show, The Gary Henderson Show, and Foster’s Corner – will be heard in expanded weekly broadcasts. Additionally, on weekdays between midnight and 3 a.m., the station will air hour-long rebroadcasts of live local programs, including The Katy Daley Show, The Lee Michael Demsey Show, The Tom “Cat” Reeder Show, The Ray Davis Show and The Gary Henderson Show.

WAMU’s Bluegrass Country also announced minor changes to its weekend schedule. At 4 a.m., Saturdays, American Routes will replace Uptown Bluegrass. At 3 a.m., Sundays, the station will air The Free For All. This change will fill the hole left in the programming schedule as a result of the expanded weekly broadcasts.

The full programming schedule for WAMU’s Bluegrass Country is below. A PDF of the schedule is also available online: http://bluegrasscountry.org/programs/schedule/

WAMU's Bluegrass Country is a member-supported public radio station dedicated to honoring the past and supporting the future of bluegrass. The station is on air at 105.5 FM in Bethesda, Md., on HD Radio at 88.5-2, online at bluegrasscountry.org and available to iPhone and iPod touch users through the iTunes Store.

WAMU’s Bluegrass Country programming schedule, effective Jan. 2, 2012, with new shows in bold:

Monday
12 a.m.      The Katy Daley Show
1 a.m.        The Lee Michael Demsey Show
2 a.m.        Old Time Jam
3 a.m.        The Ray Davis Show
4 a.m.        Lonesome Pine RFD
7 a.m.        The Katy Daley Show LIVE
10 a.m.      The Lee Michael Demsey Show LIVE
noon          The Gary Henderson Show LIVE
3 p.m.        The Ray Davis Show LIVE
6 p.m.        Foster’s Corner*
9 p.m.        Bluegrass Review
10 p.m.      Bluegrass Breakdown
11 p.m.       Bluegrass Signal

Tuesday
12 a.m.      The Katy Daley Show
1 a.m.        The Lee Michael Demsey Show
2 a.m.        The Gary Henderson Show
3 a.m.        The Ray Davis Show
4 a.m.        Music From Foggy Hollow
7 a.m.        The Katy Daley Show LIVE
10 a.m.      The Lee Michael Demsey Show LIVE
noon          The Tom “Cat” Reeder Show LIVE*
3 p.m.        The Ray Davis Show LIVE
6 p.m.        Old Home Place LIVE*
9 p.m.        Bluegrass Gospel USA
10 p.m.      The Dick Spottswood Show

Wednesday
12 a.m.      The Katy Daley Show
1 a.m.        The Lee Michael Demsey Show
2 a.m.        The Tom “Cat” Reeder Show
3 a.m.        The Ray Davis Show
4 a.m.        Bluegrass Review   
5 a.m.        Bluegrass Breakdown
6 a.m.        Bluegrass Signal
7 a.m.        The Katy Daley Show LIVE
10 a.m.      The Lee Michael Demsey Show LIVE
noon          The Bob Webster Show LIVE
3 p.m.        The Ray Davis Show LIVE
6 p.m.        The Free For All
8 p.m.        Capital Americana
9 p.m.         Lonesome Pine RFD

Thursday
12 a.m.      The Katy Daley Show
1 a.m.        The Lee Michael Demsey Show
2 a.m.        The Bob Webster Show
3 a.m.        The Ray Davis Show
4 a.m.        Editor’s Picks
5 a.m.        The Dick Spottswood Show
7 a.m.        The Katy Daley Show LIVE
10 a.m.      The Lee Michael Demsey Show LIVE
noon          The Chris Teskey Show LIVE
3 p.m.        The Ray Davis Show LIVE
6 p.m.        The Free For All
9 p.m.        Music From Foggy Hollow

Friday
12 a.m.      The Katy Daley Show
1 a.m.        The Lee Michael Demsey Show
2 a.m.        The Chris Teskey Show
3 a.m.        The Ray Davis Show
4 a.m.        Bluegrass Master Class
7 a.m.        The Katy Daley Show LIVE
10 a.m.      The Lee Michael Demsey Show LIVE
noon          Old Time Jam LIVE*
3 p.m.        The Ray Davis Show LIVE
6 p.m.        Open Mic
8 p.m.        Editor’s Picks
10 p.m.      The Free For All

Saturday
12 a.m.      Music from Foggy Hollow
3 a.m.        Editor’s Picks
4 a.m.        American Routes
6 a.m.        Open Mic
8 a.m.        The Gary Henderson Show LIVE
11 a.m.       The Lee Michael Demsey Show
2 p.m.        Capital Americana
3 p.m.        Traditions with Mary Cliff LIVE
6 p.m.        Thistle & Shamrock
7 p.m.         etown
8 p.m.         American Routes
10 p.m.       Mountain Stage

Sunday   
12 a.m.      The Dick Spottswood Show
2 a.m.        Bluegrass Breakdown
3 a.m.        The Free For All
6 a.m.        Stained Glass Bluegrass LIVE
10 a.m.      The Ray Davis Show LIVE
1 p.m.        The Dick Spottswood Show
3 p.m.        Bluegrass Master Class
6 p.m.        Editor’s Picks
7 p.m.        Music From Foggy Hollow
10 p.m.      Bluegrass Signal
11 p.m.       Bluegrass Review


* Denotes an expanded broadcast

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