Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
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Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk 

Bluegrass Review #1402. Program for Jan 4-10, 2014

From: Philip Nusbaum
Series: The Bluegrass Review
Length: 59:00

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The show is called the Bluegrass Review because it reviews bluegrass music. As we begin a new year of shows, we seek grounding in the music’s history. The history of bluegrass music is one of evolution and revolution. The Gem of Bluegrass feature tells that bluegrass was considered to be very different than other forms of country music. The innovations of the father of bluegrass music, Bill Monroe, were revolutionary. You might say that some of the changes in the 1960’s and 1970’s were a mix of revolution and evolution, and the innovations that followed more evolution than anything else. The broadcast surveys some of the most important changes throughout its history. Read the full description.

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Each week, the show presents current and historical bluegrass music, as well as interviews, produced segments and commentary. The result is in-depth and entertaining bluegrass programming that presents two or three thematic bursts within each show, and appeals to a wide audience of music lovers. The Bluegrass Review is available free of charge to stations that run it in a consistent timeslot.

The Bluegrass Review reports to NPR Digital Services.


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Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman

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From: Philip Nusbaum

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Bluegrass Review # 1417. Program for April 19-25, 2014 (59:00)
From: Philip Nusbaum

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Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman

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From: Philip Nusbaum

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Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman

Bluegrass Review # 1414. Show for March 29-April 4, 2014. (59:00)
From: Philip Nusbaum

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Caption: Phil w/2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman

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From: Philip Nusbaum

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Caption: Phil w/ 2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman

Bluegrass Review Spring 2014 Fund II (40:06)
From: Philip Nusbaum

second of two Bluegrass Review fund raising editions
Caption: Phil w/ 2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman

Bluegrass Review Spring 2014 Fund I (38:55)
From: Philip Nusbaum

first of two Spring 2014 fund raising editions.

Piece Description

Each week, the show presents current and historical bluegrass music, as well as interviews, produced segments and commentary. The result is in-depth and entertaining bluegrass programming that presents two or three thematic bursts within each show, and appeals to a wide audience of music lovers. The Bluegrass Review is available free of charge to stations that run it in a consistent timeslot.

The Bluegrass Review reports to NPR Digital Services.


Broadcast History

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KSRQ-FM (Thief River Falls, MN)
KQAL-FM (Winona, MN)
KMSU-FM (Mankato, MN)
KLQP-FM (Madison, MN)
KUMD-FM (Duluth, MN)
KDDG-FM (Albany, MN)
KOJB-FM (Cass Lake, MN)
WRRW-FM (Williamsburg, VA)
WLNZ-FM (Lansing, MI)
KRWC-AM (Buffalo, MN)
KUCB-FM (Unalaska, Alaska)
KFSR-FM (Fresno, CA)
KSOW-FM (Cottage Grove, OR)
WPCA-FM (Amery, WI)
KPVL-FM (Postville, Iowa)
KALA-FM (Davenport, IA)
WVMR-AM (Frost, WV)
WVLS-89.7 FM (Monterey, VA) Also repeater W278AL, 103.5 FM.(Durbin, WV)
WCHG-FM (Hot Springs, VA)
KHEN-FM (Salida, CO)
WVMM-FM (Grantham, PA)
WOMR-FM (Provincetown, MA)
WQVR-AM (Southbridge, MA)
KSVR-FM (Mount Vernon, WA)
KSVY-FM (Mount Vernon, WA)
KCUW-FM (Pendleton, OR)
WUOW-FM (Oneonta, NY)
WLRV-FM (Lebanon, VA)
WSAJ-FM (Grove City, PA)
KMBH-FM (Harlingen, TX)
WQBR-FM (McElhatton, PA)
WOOP-FM (Cleveland, TN)
WUIS (Springfield, Il)
WAMU’s Bluegrass Country www.bluegrassradio.org
KENC-AM (Staton & Sublimity, OR)
WNTI-FM (Hackettstown, NJ)
WOUB-FM (Athens, Ohio)
WNRV-AM (Narrows, VA)
WHAW-AM (Weston, WV)
WKCC-FM (Kankakee, IL)
KBVR-FM (Corvallis, OR)
WKZE-FM (Red Hook, NY)
WKWC-FM (Owensboro, KY)
WESU-FM (Middleton, CT)
KRMN-FM (Mena, AR)
WHDD-FM (Sharon, CT)
KQIX-FM (Perryville, AR
KWLC-AM (Decorah, Iowa))
KIOS-FM (Omaha, NE)
KPPR-FM (Williston, ND)
KMPR-FM (Minot, ND)
KDPR-FM (Dickson, ND)
KCND-FM (Bismarck, ND)
KPRJ-FM (Jamestown)
KUND-FM (Grand Forks, ND)
KDSU-FM (Fargo, ND)
WSUW-FM (Whitewater, WI)
WTIP-FM (Grand Marais, MN)
WWED-FM (Fredericksburg, VA)
WWEM-FM (Lynchburg, VA)
KRZA-FM (Anamosa, CO / Taos, NM)
NRBN.FM (Nashville, TN)
KMXT-FM (Kodiak, AK)
KVRZ-FM, 88.9 (Libby, MT)
WITH-FM, 90.1 (Ithaca, NY)
CFUV-FM, 101.9 FM (Victoria, B.C., Canada)
WDCB-FM 90.0 (Chicago, IL)
WDRT-FM 91.9 (Viroqua, WI)
WEZU 95.9fm (Roanoke Rapids, NC)
KOTZ-AM & FM (Kotzebue, AK)
KKRN-FM 88.5 FM (Bella Vista, CA)
WHYR-FM. 96.9 (Baton Rouge, LA)
KSBP-FM 103.9 (Parachute, CO)
Southern Branch Bluegrass (www.southernbranchbluegrass.com/
Geneva Community Radio (www.genevaradio.blogspot.com
Boston Free Radio (www.BostonFreeRadio.com)
Radio Phoenix (www.radiophoenix.org/)
KPCF (www.http://theinspirationradio.wordpress.com)
KTDB-FM, 89.7 (Pine Hill, NM)
KURT-LP 100.7 (Stephenville, TX)
Addicted to Radio
http://addictedtoradio.com/bluegrass-review/
KDRP-FM, 99.1 (Fredricksburg, TX)
KTRL-FM, 90.5 (Tarleton, TX)
WZCO-FM 89.9 (Chadbourn, NC)
WHYS-FM 96.3 (Eau Claire, WI)
Folk Tyme (www.radioavenue.com)
MAIN-FM, 103.7 (Ashville, NC)
WRGY-FM (Rangeley, ME)
Radio Phoenix (http://www.radiophoenix.org/)
WXVA-AM (Winchester, VA)
KSJD-FM 91.5 (Cortez, CO)
KFOK-FM 95.1 (Georgetown, CA)
WVRU-FM 89.9 (Radford, VA)
KWTF-FM 88.1 (Bodega Bay, CA)
KVRF-89.5 FM (Palmer, AK)
KSKQ—89.5 (Ashland, OR)
KUMC-101.7 FM (Rupert, ID)
WPEB-88.1 FM (Philadelphia, PA)
WFTE-FM, (Mt Cobb-Scranton, PA)

Timing and Cues

1) 28:57
2) voice out) 28:59
2) total) 30:03

Additional Credits

The Bluegrass Review is supported by a grant by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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