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 ‘MoesClub.com’, 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!

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4 Responses to Country Calendar

  1. From Art Schatz—

  2. Oktoberfest in Arlington, MA – Saturday afternoon October 13th!

  3. The Beantown Buckaroos are thrilled to play the Oktoberfest celebration at the Old Schwamb Mill:

    Saturday October 13 @ 1-4 PM
    Old Schwamb Mill
    17 Mill Lane
    Arlington, MA
    http://www.oldschwambmill.org/Bluestone.html

    This a great family-friendly event celebrating the German heritage of the mill with fresh German food and delicious craft beer from the Aeronaut brewery. Come listen and dance! The festival starts at noon with the GruvMeiners Brass Band. The Buckaroos play three sets starting at 1 PM. Just $5 admission; $15 for families.

    And, please mark your calendars for upcoming events in November and December:

    Sunday November 4 @ 7:30 PM – Americana Sunday at Thunder Road, Union Square, Somerville

    Saturday December 1 @ 6:30 PM – The Burren, Davis Square, Somerville. Free 2-step lesson!

    http://www.beantownbuckaroos.com

  4. Southern Rail will be performing their Bluegrass Christmas Show at OCC Coffeehouse, Original Congregational Church, 1 East St., Wrentham, MA on Saturday, December 8, at 7:30 pm.
    For tickets and more info, go to http://www.musicatocc.org, email occmusic99@gmail.com, or call 508-384-8084.

  5. JamVember! Nov 16-18 at the Sheraton in Framingham

    From Tony Watt—

    JamVember is a weekend-long “non-festival” focused on jamming and one
    big difference from usual festivals: no stage show to distract from
    the picking!

    There will be over 40 teachers hosting jams and teaching workshops,
    but it’s not about learning (ha!), it’s about jamming!

    JamVember is not a BBU event, but it will be held at the Sheraton in
    Framingham, the same hotel as Joe Val

    JamVember is coming up the weekend before Thanksgiving, November 16th
    – 18th, and many more details can be found at JamVember.com

    See post HERE.

  6. The Country Masters are hosting a Jamboree this Sunday Nov.4th. 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 old Country music.
    Admission: $8.00 – pastries and coffee will be available

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