Monday, March 19, 2012

"Bluegrass Cafe" - 3/18/2012 Radiothon Week #1

Waiting patiently for some calls...
March is generally the time of year a lot of college and community radio stations have fund drives, and so it has been at WHUS for the last several years.  On Sunday, we worked through the first week of our fundraising campaign (better known as Radiothon), and while Jim and I are always delighted to hear from folks who listen to -- and we hope, enjoy -- the show, we didn't quite hear from as many listeners yesterday as we had hoped we might.  There's always next Sunday, I suppose...

Rachel, Jim, and James study one of
the pledge cards.
We couldn't do Radiothon without the support of some mighty fine record labels:  Hadley Music Group, Mountain Fever Records, Mountain Home, Mountain Roads Recordings, Patuxent Music, Rebel, Rounder, and Rural Rhythm Records.  Big THANKS to each of them. 

If you're considering making a pledge to the program and WHUS, next Sunday will be your next -- and we hope, last for this year -- chance to do so.  There are still a boatload of great "thank you gifts" we can offer for your pledge -- check out the list of them here.  If you're wondering what WHUS hopes to do with your pledge, check out the explanation here.  Remember, too, that for each pledge you make, no matter the amount, you'll get one chance for our drawing at the end of Radiothon on March 25th for a copy of The Music Of Bill Monroe -- the terrific biography/discography of the Father of Bluegrass published by the Univ. of Illinois Press in 2007.  We might have a few other surprises to offer on Sunday, so be sure to tune in, please. 

We'd be absolutely delighted to hear from you next week, so if you can help us out, please do.  No pledge amount is too small...or too large! 

Have a great week, and join us again for Radiothon Week #2 on Sunday at 4PM.

Amy & Jim

Playlist comes from CDs available as premiums during Radiothon:
  • Foot Hill Hop / Various / Born Into Bluegrass:  The Songs Of Cullen Galyean / Mountain Roads Recordings
  • Hard Rock Mountain Prison ('Til I Die) / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Rural Rhythm
  • Picture Me There / Lou Reid & Carolina / My Own Set Of Rules / Rural Rhythm
  • Emotions / Reno & Smiley / Together Again / Rebel
  • Buck Ryan Rag / Reno & Smiley / Together Again / Rebel
  • Makin' A Killin' / Spinney Brothers / Memories / Mountain Fever Records
  • Swinging Bridge / Rich In Tradition / Black Mountain Special / Mountain Roads Recordings
  • Helen / Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray / Many A Mile / Patuxent Music
  • The Black Fox / Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie / Southern / Rural Rhythm
  • The Nights Are So Long / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Fired Up / Rounder
  • Sea Of Regret / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Heart Of A Song / Rebel
  • Close By / Dailey & Vincent / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration / Rounder
  • Molly & Tenbrooks / Tony Rice / The Bill Monroe Collection / Rounder
  • Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself / Louvin Brothers / Radio Favorites '51-'57 / CMF
  • Stranger In My Home / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country
  • Lonesome Without You / Donna Ulisse / An Easy Climb / Hadley Music Group
  • In Despair / Audie Blaylock & Redline / I'm Going Back To Old Kentucky / Rural Rhythm
  • Old Roman Soldier / Spinney Brothers / Memories / Mountain Fever Records
  • Rare Bird Alert / Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers / Rare Bird Alert / Rounder
  • Sweetest Love / Merl Johnson / Better Man / Patuxent Music
  • Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die / Lost & Found / Love, Lost & Found / Rebel
  • We're In This Love Together / Darin & Brooke Aldridge / So Much In Between / Mountain Home
  • Bring 'Em On Back / Larry Sparks / Almost Home / Rounder
  • Holly Ding / Various / Close Kin / Mountain Roads Recordings
  • Wrong Road Again / Freeman & Williams / Freeman & Williams / Mountain Roads Recordings
  • Bad News For The Devil / John Miller / Look To The Light:  Songs Of Faith From The Pen Of Rick Lang / Rural Rhythm Christian
  • God's Front Porch / Lou Reid & Carolina / Sounds Like Heaven To Me / Rural Rhythm Christian

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