Last week we brought you news of Heather Mandich’s new radio program Bluegrass Downunder produced in Australia and broadcast into the USA on www.worldwidebluegrass.com. It seems that another Aussie presenter is having success with the US market. Mike Kear’s radio show Music from Foggy Hollow has now expanded its USA reach right into the heart of the Appalachians. Mike tells us that his show is now airs twice a week in prime time on WNRV in Narrows/Pearisburg, Virginia. This station covers an area of the bluegrass heartland that includes Galax, the site of the famous Fiddlers Festival. Mike says his show now claims more than 100,000 listeners a week worldwide, more listeners than Sydney commercial station 2SM has in its peak time.
Mike tells us that Music from Foggy Hollow has a new releases bluegrass format. This means that 80% of the show is made up of music released in the last 6 months. In addition a special place is kept for bluegrass from outside the USA to take in music from Europe, South America, and of course Australia and New Zealand.
Mike’s show is now heard live and on the web on Hawkesbury Radio in Sydney, 6 times a week in Washington DC on the famous WAMU and 6 times a week on the internet on their 24hour internet service at bluegrasscountry.org.
Full details of the show are at the show’s own web site,