Whaddaya Know? We’ve Been Pre-empted!

Just received the WHRB Program Guide in the mailbox. So I opened it up to tomorrow’s date, and what do I see from 7 AM to 12 Noon but ‘The Avett Brothers Orgy’. Surprise! Then a little later I receive an email from the current Program Director: “Sorry for the late notice on this! Nina will be running a Hillbilly-oriented orgy tomorrow.”

Well, it wasn’t “late notice”; it was no notice at all. I hope some of you like The Avett Brothers. I wouldn’t call them country, but I suppose “Hillbilly-oriented” is a matter of opinion. They are good at what they do, which is a sort of Folk or Americana or something.

With any luck, HAH in its attenuated form will be back next week. I might even have another Archival show ready, too.

Oh well, as George Jones sang, back in 1955:

Well I don’t know, but I’ve heard say
Every little dog’s gonna have his day.

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10 Responses to Whaddaya Know? We’ve Been Pre-empted!

  1. Bill Nowlin says:

    What??? No Hillbilly at Harvard tomorrow??? I’ve been listening since the 1960s… I guess I’ll just need to wait another week.

  2. Freddy Markham says:

    It’s really BS the way they treat you and an insult to the once great institution they are fiddling with (no pun intended). It is sad and getting more so. I will miss you!

  3. Byron Marshall says:

    Hopefully they will treat the Hillbilly Show – and you – with more respect.

    But I urge you to consider seeking support –
    for a documentary film about HAH
    for a book, by yourself (who else) constituting a history
    of the show
    – Byron

  4. Jeff Boudreau says:

    This is a crying shame and insult not only to you but the entire HaH community.
    I’m going back to bed WITH THE RADIO OFF.
    The Avett Brothers? Sheesh!

  5. Ken says:

    No Hillbilly at Harvard, but 5 hours of the Avett Brothers??!! Surely you jest!

  6. Marion says:

    Booooo! I hope this is not a reflection of future broadcasts! Saturday’s wouldn’t be worth living without HAH to start my day!

  7. northshore says:

    Would it hurt or help to send email or phone call to whrb to make complaint? No notice very rude. Yr show already shortened. Had one hour b4 hvd football. They thonk only hvd students listen? Well NO it goes out to other states and i Also think Sat AM is bearable cos I can hear HAH. Usually in car, sometimes on home radio, sometimes on computer. THANK YOU FOR ARCHIVED BROADCASTS. Ive been listening since the 70s. Learned a lot about bluegrass from yr shows!

  8. Marion says:

    Thank you for including the link to the president. I wrote an email directly. I hope others will too and that it will matter to these young whippersnappers.

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