Bye Bye Darlin: Remembering Tom 'Cat' Reeder

WAMU 88.5 remembers Tom "Cat" Reeder, host on Bluegrass Country 105.5 who passed away Saturday, June 30 at the age of 77.

Hosted by Bluegrass Country's Chris Teskey, the program is a musical and spoken word celebration of the life and career of Tom Cat Reeder, featuring interviews by Gary Henderson with Eddie Stubbs, Connie Smith, Bobby Osbourne and Bill Anderson about their memories of the country music broadcast legend.


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