Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Filling in for "Bluegrass Rules" - 11/20/2012

As you probably know by now, WHUS has another program on the schedule devoted to programming Bluegrass music.  James Ward and his mother, Cathy, have been airing their "Bluegrass Rules" program for about 2 years now, and while the show is listed on the schedule as being a one-hour program (3-4PM on Tuesdays), the fact is that until Ramblin' Bert returns to the schedule, "Bluegrass Rules" runs for two hours -- 3-5PM.  James and Cathy are out of state this week celebrating Thanksgiving, so they asked me to fill-in for them while they were gone.  They didn't have to twist my arm too, too much, I'm afraid.  
James and Cathy Ward - hosts of "Bluegrass Rules"
on Tuesdays, 3-5PM 

Generally, when doing a show, I carry A LOT of CDs to WHUS in two very big bags. Do I need to?  Not really, but after 20+ years of broadcasting, I confess that having the "extra" music is sort of like having a big security blanket.  Today, though, I thought trying something slightly different would be smart -- I carried in only 3 CDs today, and the rest of the music came from the pretty decent-sized WHUS Bluegrass library.  Hooray!  I think I might have to try this strategy a bit more often...

Be sure to join James and Cathy for their "Bluegrass Rules" every Tuesday afternoon, if you're able.  While we know there are tons of options for round-the-clock BG listening these days (i.e. Sirius Satellite Radio, WAMU's BluegrassCountry.org, etc.), we think having 5 hours a week devoted to BG broadcasting on a pretty eclectic college radio station is kind of special, too.  

Happy Thanksgiving to all.  

Amy O.

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