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Best Country Radio New York 2008 - Columbia University’s WKCR

Columbia University’s WKCR

Columbia University’s WKCR

116th & Broadway

New York, NY 10027


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New York and country music have long been a tough fit; for years, programmers have tried and failed to keep all-country radio stations afloat in New York. But the one station you can count on to play the classics of Merle Haggard, Jimmie Rodgers, Ernest Tubb, George Jones, Porter Wagoner, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton is Columbia University?s WKCR, where the Tennessee Border Show has been a Sunday-morning staple for more than 20 years (there?s another country show on Tuesday nights?Honky Tonkin?). If names like Bobby Bare, Buck Owens, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Lefty Frizzell, and Billy Joe Shaver are at all pleasantly familiar to your ears, then this is where you want to be. The station also carries an annual blow-out every February, when it?s nonstop lonesome country tunes for 72 hours.
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First of all we'd like to thank the Voice for the mention, but we feel we should point out that the Tennessee Border Show is not on Sunday morning, but actually on Sunday afternoon from 12 to 2pm.

Sunday morning from 10am to 12pm on WKCR is the Moonshine Show, playing bluegrass and old-time music. Folks interested in country radio might also like to tune into that, as well as WKCR's other C&W show Honky Tonkin, which plays country music of the 40's and 50's on Tuesday nights from 10 to 11:30pm.


Greg Ferguson and Parker Fishelco-hosts, Tennessee Border Show