Country Calendar

[ UPDATE 8Jan15] Contributions remain paltry, so I will continue adding some of the email calendar notices I get.  Better for you to post your own notices, though; then you’re not relying on me to remember.  Just use the Comments box at the bottom. /CL

This page is for Country Calendar on-air announcements, though visitors may like to refer to the printed items here, too.

What we’ll do is use the Comments for Calendar announcements.  I’ll print them off on the Friday before the show, and take them in with me in my red Country Calendar folder. I’ll delete the older, obsolete ones as I get around to it.

• Bullet Points: Please remember that a harried disc jockey (HDJ) programming on the fly has no time or inclination to carefully pre-read announcements.  The HDJ needs concert/show announcements clearly laid out in bullet points—please, no long paragraphs!  Some of you are prone to long disquisitions.  Refrain!

• Vitals First: If you want to give the HDJ information about the performers he might not know, save it for the end of the announcement, not for reading on the air.  Don’t make the HDJ wade through pages to get to the meat: Who, When, Where, Contact!

• Spell Out Links: Internet links for more information, tickets, or a general good time must be spelled out, so when they are printed and I read them, listeners will understand what they have to type.  You don’t need to include the http://. . . header, but a hyperlink called ‘Moe’s Club’ won’t do, either.  I need ‘’, i.e. exactly what the listener has to type in his browser.  Most modern browsers will fill in the ‘http. . .’ header.

• Phone Numbers: Please include phone numbers!  Believe it or not, not everyone who listens has or uses a computer, tablet, smart phone or other such device.

• Redundancy: You should also email me the announcements, as many of you already do, to: CousinLynn953 at Yahoo dot com.  Redundancy is good.

• Saturday is TOO LATE: And remember: Hillbilly at Harvard airs Saturday morning.  I do my show prep Friday evening.  I won’t see announcements for the coming weekend and week if they are posted or emailed after Friday.  Seems obvious, but you’d be surprised how many such duds I get.

So let’s try it!

/Cousin Lynn

UPDATE: Jeff Boudreau (who in addition to Notlob, runs a Yahoo Group called NEFolk), suggests the following rule:

Third-party event notices must be authorized by producer and/or artist. Poster is responsible to communicate any date/time/location/bill changes.

In other words, if you post Country Calendar notices here, you—not I, not WHRB—are responsible for any changes, cancellations, missing or wrong information.  Thanks, Jeff!

2 Responses to Country Calendar

  1. From Edmond Boudreau—

    The Country Masters are hosting a Jamboree this Sunday Sept.22nd. from 2 – 6 pm at The French Club, 193 Elm St. Waltham 781-899-8195 Admission $8. to benefit the scholarship fund Come and enjoy an afternoon of good Country Music and bring your friends. Thanks.

  2. George Tocci says:

    Suzy Bogguss at The Bull Run, 215 Great Road, Shirley, MA
    September 21 at 8pm

    Grammy Award-winning and Platinum-selling artist Suzy Bogguss sold 4 million records with gorgeous radio hits like “Outbound Plane,” “Someday Soon,” “Letting Go” and “Drive South.” She made an amazing duets album with the legendary Chet Atkins, and an album of modern Country Swing music with Ray Benson of Asleep At The Wheel. Chet Atkins said that Suzy’s voice “sparkles like crystal.” Rolling Stone magazine included her in “The Top 48 Things We Saw at SXSW” two consecutive years in a row. And most recently Suzy has been touring as one of three “Chicks With Hits,” a show that also features Pam Tillis and Terri Clark.
    Don’t miss Suzy’s return to the Bull Run in Shirley, MA on Saturday, September 21 at 8pm.
    Buy tickets online at: tickets(dot)bullrunrestaurant(dot)com or call 978-425-4311

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