Radio Bristol enthusiastically announced the addition of the renowned, internationally syndicated program WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour to its program roster. The hour-long, weekly show airs on Radio Bristol Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Recorded before a live audience, the show’s Americana format presents the very best in grassroots and acoustic music to a global audience. Radio Bristol picks up WoodSongs as it nears the show’s 900th broadcast this July.
“It is impossible to do a radio broadcast about the excitement and beauty of grassroots music and not be part of Radio Bristol’s family,” said WoodSongs host Michael Johnathon. “We are very excited to be part of a true music station, serving their community in passion and spirit. A music station run by excellent musicians makes Radio Bristol one of the most unique and important community stations in America, and I couldn’t be prouder for WoodSongs to be part of the excitement.”
WoodSongs airs on 515 radio stations all over the world and with audiences spanning 173 nations over American Forces Radio Network. The program also broadcasts on television stations across the U.S. and records before a live audience from The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center in Lexington, Kentucky.
“We are incredibly excited to carry WoodSongs on Radio Bristol,” said Radio Bristol producer Kris Truelsen. “Michael Johnathon and his great team have been integral in building an international audience for American roots music over the years. Their hard work and dedication is inspiring to all of us here at Radio Bristol and we hope our listeners enjoy listening to the program on our station.”
Radio Bristol’s daily programming dusts off an array of rare and diverse recordings seldom explored in the soundscape of contemporary radio. From shows produced in-house like Over The Waves with Lee Bidgood, Whup The Devil with Roy Andrade, and Farm and Fun Time, to syndicated programming like Sound Sessions from Smithsonian Folkways to Across the Blue Ridge with Paul Brown, the station specializes in culturally significant programming that carries on the musical influences of the Appalachian region and beyond. For more information on Radio Bristol and it’s programming, or to listen to the station online, click here.