Latest Episode: March 9, 2013
Musical guests The Little River Missionary Baptist Church Choir from Floyd, Virginia; The White Top Mountain Band of Grayson County, Virginia; and the cello-playing Liske-Doorandishes from Blacksburg, Virginia. Agent Martha Spencer goes undercover in Moscow to recover The Russian Ruby. What Southwest Virginia is like with no young people, and what the weather can do to your mood in the month of March. And, announcing for the first time, the sponsorship of Martin Guitars!
September 8, 2012
With musical guests, country Singer Karen Collins, all the way from Baltimore and local favorite Janet Turner, and stringband the Crooked Road Ramblers. A tale of mistaken identity, identical voices, and the quest for fame; updates from the summer in Floyd including Joe Biden’s visit, and news of New York’s newest neighborhood “Little Appalachia.”
October 13, 2012
With North Carolina band The Buckstankle Boys, all dressed in ties and suits, Floyd’s own Mac & Jenny Traynham, and ace storyteller Jimmy Costa with more stories of the old days. A skit of epic proportions—follow our musicians, on their quest for the High Lonesome Sound.
November 10, 2012
East Kentucky band Rich & The Poor Folk, with ace banjo players Brett Ratliff and John Haywood, balladeer Rich Kirby and songwriter Nate Polly; Junk DNA—Blacksburg’s tap-dancingest, ukeleliest novelty song band. The retelling of the myth of Persephone—set, in the hills.
December 8, 2012
With musical guests Kay Justice (Wytheville), Alice Gerrard (Greensboro, NC), Eddie Bond and Josh Ellis (Fries) with Carl Jones (Galax), Rebecca & Us (Floyd). Scenes of the holiday season in Floyd (including the sour Mrs. Pendergrass). The Appalachian Nutcracker Suite with the Waltz of the Mustard Greens. Eddie tells a story from his fiddle mentor, and don’t forget Krumplemeyer’s Peppermint Candy Canes and Walkers!
January 12, 2013
Musical guests The Black Twig Pickers (Blacksburg, VA), John Lilly (Charleston, WV), and Catherine Planet (Quebec) with Adam Doucet (Louisiana), Joe Dejarnette (Floyd, VA). Chris Owen (Kentucky) on sound effects & voice acting. Stories: The hardships endured by a celebrity yodeler. The tragic life of Hank Williams. Why the most desirable children’s names in the mountains are practical and short–like “Bob”. And stop by Aunt Irma’s Cat Funerary Services and Fine Banjo Heads! Script Writers: Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle, Chris Owen, Joe Dejarnette.
Musical guests Hugh & Zane Campbell from Baltimore, Maryland; Ada Sherman of Troy, Virgnia; Scott Perry from Floyd, Virginia. Voice acting and storytelling by Shawanda Williams of Blacksburg, Virginia. The wild tale of cattle-rustling, crime, and punishment that leads to Hugh and Zane playing the Floyd Radio Show. The history of the Christiansburg Institute, an African American school with a century-long legacy. And the incredible versatility and portability of a piano donated by Chick’s Antiques!