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!


3 Responses to Country Calendar

  1. From Fred Krause—

    Rhode Island Steel Guitar Association Presents:
    17th Annual Steel Guitar Show
    Join us for some great country music on
    Saturday October 28, 2017 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Tiverton VFW
    134 Shove Street, Tiverton RI

    1 – 401 – 6 24 – 2697
    Massachusetts and Rhode Island
    Country Music Hall of Fame
    Steel Guitarists
    Tickets $10 at the door or in advance
    Or call Jo Vierra
    Phone: 401-683-7437
    For more information and directions check out
    RISGA on Facebook

    50/50 RAFFLE

  2. Peter Ward says:

    Hey Cousin Lynn,
    Peter Hi-Fi & Electric Blues plays a mix of blues, classic country and western swing and will be appearing Sat., Oct 21 at Cantina La Mexicana in Union Square, Somerville, 8 to 11. No Cover. This is a CD release party for Peter’s first solo blues CD “Blues on My Shoulders.” He released “Goodbye Liza Jane: Hello Western Swing” a western swing album featuring Herb Remington, in 2010.

  3. George Tocci says:

    The Bull Run Restaurant at 215 Great Road in Shirley, Massachusetts presents Iris Dement on Sunday, October 22 at 7:30pm. For tickets go to: tickets dot bullrun restaurant dot com forward slash Iris Dement or call 978-425-4311.
    Iris Dement’s 1992 debut, ‘Infamous Angel,’ was hailed as “an essential album of the 1990’s” by Rolling Stone. She then released a series of stellar records that established her as “one of the finest singer-songwriters in America” according to The Guardian. NPR calls her “one of the great voices in contemporary popular music.”

    Iris Dement
    Bull Run Restaurant – 215 Great Road, Shirley, MA
    Sunday, October 22 @ 7:30pm or 978-425-4311

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