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History Happy Hour: Mountain Air Waves, Stories of Local and Regional Radio
August 18, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum returns to History HappyHour on Thursday, August 18th at 6:30 pm to talk about “Mountain Airwaves.”
History Happy Hour favorites Dr. Rene Rodgers and ScottyAlmany will be on hand to share a new and exciting topic. “Mountain Air Waves: Storiesof Local and Regional Radio” will explore the history of early country radio,especially the local and regional stations that have been part of that musichistory. Radio impacted the development of musical genre and shared a widevariety of popular “barn-dance” shows that aired cross the United States, andit has been integral to the careers of many country and bluegrass musicians,past and present. From WLS and WSM to WCYB and WBCM – and beyond – radio wasand continues to be a vibrant center for music making.
The program will be in-person in the board room of theChester Inn State Historic Site and Museum, and it will be streamed live on theChester Inn’s Facebook page. The program will begin at 6:30 pm. The program isfree and open to the public!
This project is funded under an agreement with the TennesseeDepartment of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission.For more information on the Chester Inn Museum, History Happy Hour, or theHeritage Alliance please call our office at 423.753.9580 or the Chester InnMuseum at 423.753.4580. You can also contact the organization via email email@example.com. Additional information about the Heritage Alliance andits mission can be found online at http://www.heritageall.org/. Be sure tofollow the Chester Inn and Heritage Alliance Facebook pages for updates aboutevents at the Chester Inn and other Heritage Alliance programs.