Don Henley on radio

Garrett Wollman
Sun Feb 22 20:43:13 EST 2004

<<On Sun, 22 Feb 2004 08:00:17 -0500, "Eli Polonsky" <> said:

> It's what's being informally called "roots country", which
> encompasses that old-style rural country sound, and bluegrass.
> Perhaps the only commercial format where it may possibly fit
> to some extent would be the relatively recent "Americana"
> stations, of which there are still only a handful in the US.

I know of only one commercial bluegrass station in the country, WPAQ
in Mount Airy, N.C., which has been a forty-year labor of love for its
owner since he signed it on.  (He now also owns the other station in

It's a very interesting-sounding station, but I can't imagine that it
could be profitable (there or anywhere else).  When Scott and I were
in Mount Airy just about a year ago, we listened to WPAQ for a few
hours, and heard (and saw) musicians simply dropping in to have a chat
with the jock on air and play a few live tunes.  I wish we had had the
time to go inside and visit more extensively.


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