Local Public & Community Radio Stations Present Bluegrass Music, Need Support

new-kkup-logo-2Local Public & Community Radio Stations support bluegrass music.  These stations reach every part of the Northern California area. This programming is largely supported by listener donations made during bluegrass pledge drives several times each year.

kzsuroundAbout 15-20 years ago, the amount of bluegrass music programming around the San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay Areas and the Central Valley dropped alarmingly as non-profit stations sought to maximize revenues by programming more “popular” music and other content. Since that time, bluegrass radio offerings have stabilized, largely due to strong financial support from bluegrass music lovers.

The NCBS website Radio Listings can help you find a radio show that meets your needs. If you have a show that you enjoy, please remember to send in a practical token of your support at pledge time.

kvmr-logoOn Saturday, September 14, 2013, KALW Radio in San Francisco will be raising funds to support Peter Thompson’s Bluegrass Signal program (6:30-8:00pm on Saturdays). This show has recently done specials about the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, the Brown Barn Bluegrass Festival, Bluegrass On Broadway, and the Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival, as well as programs on many other quality bluegrass topics of interest to NCBS Members and their friends.

kpfa-logokcss-logoSaturday’s KALW fund-raiser will offer a unique “thank-you” gift for donors — a CD of songs recorded by top area bluegrass bands. If you enjoy this show each week, this may be the pledge drive for you.

If not, a chance to support your favorite show will come around soon. Thanks for your support!

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