Rose Maddox sang it loud and clear,”Turn Your Radio On!”

The great Rose Maddox sang it loud and clear. Of the many great shows in the northeast, in the United States, and around the world that offer old-time, country and bluegrass music, here are a few created close to or in New York City, available via the internet and the old-fashioned way.

Carol Beaugard, Host of 'Lonesome Pine RFD'
Carol Beaugard, Host of ‘Lonesome Pine RFD’

Lonesome Pine RFD

Carol Beaugard hosts two programs: Thursday’s show features contemporary and classic bluegrass, with one hour devoted to bluegrass gospel; and, Friday’s show features a mix of progressive string music and traditional bluegrass, with in-studio performances and interviews.

Lonesome Pine RFD is broadcast in the NYC Metro area on WFDU, 89.1 FM, Thursday 6:00—9:00 am and Fridays 9:00 am—12:00 noon (ET)

It’s also heard worldwide on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country Mondays at midnight, Wednesdays at 9:00 pm and Thursdays at 3:00 pm.

Something Borrowed, Something Bluegrass

Teri Ann McLean has been hosting a show since 2008 which features old and new bluegrass. It’s found via the internet on The Bluegrass Mix Sundays 1:00 am—3:00 am (ET)

The Moonshine Show

Bluegrass and old-time music programming first appeared on WKCR in 1963 under the direction of renowned banjo player, Pete Wernick. The Moonshine Show continues this long-standing tradition. It’s broadcast in the NYC Metro area on 89.9 FM and on the internet via WKCR’s website Sundays from 10:00 am—Noon (ET).