Don Henley on radio
Sun Feb 22 20:43:13 EST 2004
<<On Sun, 22 Feb 2004 08:00:17 -0500, "Eli Polonsky" <email@example.com> 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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