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Hey! You Can Hear Me Worldwide on the Radio!!!!

Discussion in 'Music Ministry' started by KenH, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    I want let you know about something quite special in my life. I am now a disc jockey on an Internet-based radio station. The radio station is Worldwide Bluegrass, the W-W-B, at http://worldwidebluegrass.com. My show is called "Sunrise Bluegrass" and it airs live each Saturday morning from 8:00-11:00 a.m Eastern Time (7:00-10:00 a.m. Central Time). My first show was on December 6 and I have mentioned my show in the signature in my posts, but I didn't spread the word as I wanted to make sure I got past any technical difficulties first. Everything worked out fine.

    Here is the main page: http://worldwidebluegrass.com

    Here is the listen page: www.worldwidebluegrass.com/listen.html

    Here is the chat page: www.worldwidebluegrass.com/chat.html

    Here is the schedule page: www.worldwidebluegrass.com/schedule.html


    Here is my bio page: www.worldwidebluegrass.com/bio171.html

    The only problem I am having is trying to stay connected to the chat room(the DJ oversees the chat room during the show). It uses Java and I guess I haven't come up with the right settings to stay connected more than a few minutes at a time even though I have worked at it a lot. It doesn't bother the show going out over the Internet, but I'll keep working on it and maybe one day I won't have to reconnect every few minutes. Even though I may miss some posts in the chat room due to this problem I can receive emails about the show any time at [email protected].

    There are rules as to how often an artist or cuts from an album can be played, but I try to play a lot of Alison Krauss & Union Station, Rhonda Vincent, the Gibson Brothers, Norman Blake, Cherryholmes, and a new artist named Marcie Horne who has a great voice and some fantastic ballads on her debut album. I play probably around 40-45 songs(depending on how much I gab :) ) with a mix of new releases, gospel bluegrass, and classic bluegrass.

    I hope you can tune in from time to time and see how I am doing in my new endeavor and listen to some great music.

    Ken
     
  2. Magnetic Poles

    Magnetic Poles New Member

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    Great Ken...I'll be sure to give it a listen. As an old time radio DJ, I still enjoy anything related to radio.
     
  3. KenH

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    Great, MP. Since you have experience please be sure to let me know how I do and how I can improve. :)
     
  4. Magnetic Poles

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    Be sure to record some airchecks...your breaks with the songs cut out...as demos. Who knows, this could be a stepping stone to a new career in broadcasting.
     
  5. tinytim

    tinytim <img src =/tim2.jpg>

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    Congrats Ken, I will listen if I can remember it...

    BTW, you all know that I don't care much for bluegrass... especially banjos.... (Prolly because I am not talented enough to play one)
    So when I got my Deering Banjo catalog in mail the other day, I died laughing...

    I finally found the perfect banjo!!!

    [​IMG]

    http://www.deeringbanjos.com/Mercha...CS&Product_Code=GT-Dustpan&Category_Code=Misc

    I hope you take this in the light hearted manner I meant it.. .

     
  6. KenH

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    Remember, tt, not all music played on bluegrass station has a banjo in it. There will be several songs that I will play this Saturday morning that don't have a banjo in them. That's why shows like mine are sometimes referred to as bluegrass/acoustic oldtime country.

    By the way, that's a funny dustpan. :laugh:
     
  7. tinytim

    tinytim <img src =/tim2.jpg>

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    I will try to catch it tomorrow...

    BTW, my youngest son loves bluegrass, and although he is taking piano lessons.. he also likes the banjo!...

    I had to get him some bluegrass songs for his mp3 player...

    Do you take requests?

    I love the song "Windy and Warm" by Doc Watson
     
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    Hey, that's great, Ken! Hope it goes well for you. Have you personally recorded any songs that you will broadcast? I thought you played bluegrass?
     
  9. KenH

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    Yes. :)

    However, I don't have access to the station's library of songs yet(they want to make sure that new DJs are going to make a go of it), so I am limited to about 800 songs in my personal collection at the moment.
     
  10. KenH

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    I am just learning how to play guitar so, no, I haven't recorded any songs.

    Maybe in a couple of years. :)
     
  11. ray Marshall

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    I don't know what songs you have available but if you have the Seldom Scene's"
    "Heal it", I would like for you to spin it.
    I caught the program near the end today. Just didn't think of it in time. Is this station, all bluegrass?
     
  12. KenH

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    Yes, it is all bluegrass.

    However, I have heard a few songs when the stream is playing when there isn't a live show on that weren't exactly close to the usual definition of bluegrass. :laugh:

    I don't have that Seldom Scene song but I did play a song from their "Scene It All" album, "Dusty", this morning.
     
  13. tinytim

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    I listened to you some this morning.. While I was working on my stuff for tomorrow...

    Very impressive.
     
  14. KenH

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    Thanks, tt. :)
     
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    Just saw this post & will try to remember to give you a "once-over" next Sat!

    Good luck in your new venture, m'friend!!
     
  16. KenH

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    Thanks, J-W-P. :)
     
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    Do you have Constant Sorrow by the Saggy Bottom Boys?
     
  18. KenH

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    Yes, I do, LeBuick. I should be playing that song this next Saturday. That is the song that converted me to bluegrass music. :)
     
  19. LeBuick

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    I dig's it too... That is one catchy tune.
     
  20. KenH

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    A reminder about my show on Saturday morning. :)
     
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