Board Chairman Bill Bonecutter announced today that WPWL 103.7 FM is going Country!
“We are pleased to announce that Pawling Public Radio will be broadcasting a country music hour entitled Rockin’ Country with T. We have been tossing around the idea of a country music program for about a year, and were actively looking for the appropriate team to host the program,” Bonecutter said.
The one-hour, pre-recorded format will include spirited conversation between the show co-hosts, Tina Marie and Andrew Gallagher, founding members of the New Jersey-based country music band Whiskey Crossing. Tina and Andrew currently host a three-hour music program on WSRX-LP 107.9 FM, Vernon, NJ, ranging from Sparta, NJ to Florida, and also reaching 12 towns in NY. The Pawling Public Radio edition will be a specially produced hour featuring original, independent country musicians interspersed with today’s well-known performers.
Jacque Roche, Board of Directors Trustee and Director of Marketing & Sales at PPR/WPWL, developed and introduced the new program concept during the July 15th board meeting, and the idea was unanimously approved.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Tina, Andrew, and their band Whiskey Crossing as guests on my Wednesday night broadcast, Jacque’s Giant Hudson Valley Music Show, as well as during the January Music Hall Showcase fundraiser. Tina is an on-air natural and her voice is radio perfection. Those traits combined with the duo’s positive upbeat personalities, and delivered with an optimistic Christian message, which I believe Pawling listeners, along with the Hudson Valley and Lower Harlem Valley Region, will enthusiastically embrace,” Roche explained.
The pre-recorded program is positioned to be broadcast Wednesday afternoons, 2-3 pm and Saturday evenings 8-9pm. Everyone is invited to stream the inaugural broadcast on Saturday, July 22nd via the Internet at www.PawlingPublicRadio.org between 8 and 9 pm EST. An encore program will be rebroadcasted on July 26th from 2-3 pm. As with all PPR programing, past shows are archived and available on mixcloud.com.
Celebrating 10 years in operation this year, Pawling Public Radio, Inc. (PPR) a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization recently received its FCC license. The station is one of only 2,500 nonprofits to receive this distinction. PPR currently broadcasts on 103.7 FM from their studio located at 26 East Main Street in Pawling, NY. WPWL also updates a volunteer-run website receiving 7-8,000 hits a month. PawlingPublicRadio.org featuring cultural reviews, local events, music, book and movie reviews along with anything of local interest. All PPR’s programming is locally produced and recorded. For additional information, log onto PawlingPublicRadio.org or write them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wouldn’t you like to be part of the PPR family? Contact them for information on how to become a contributing member or a program underwriter. Join now as they continue fundraising to construct their 140 foot broadcasting tower. Underwriters pledging early will receive complimentary mentions daily, website exposure, and opportunities to visit the station and interview on air with the program of your choice.
Rockin’ Country with T is a one-hour pre-recorded broadcast of original, independent, and popular country music hosted by Tina Marie and her co-host Andrew Gallagher, founding members of the band Whiskey Crossing, and co-owners of Whiskey Hill Records LLC. The program will feature local bands, great country music, and interviews from people who specialize in all things about country living and farm life! Tune in locally in the Pawling area on 103.7 FM, or stream worldwide at www.PawlilngPublicRadio.org. Rockin’ Country with T can be found on Facebook, or you can write to Tina and Andrew at RockinCountrywithT@gmail.com.
Whiskey Crossing is an upbeat country blues band consisting of Tina Marie on lead vocals and tambourine, Andrew Gallagher on lead vocals, guitar, and kick drum, Matt Barnes on bass, and Kevin DeFeo on lap steel. Join Whiskey Crossing on their Facebook page at facebook.com/whiskeycrossing, log into their website at www.WhiskeyCrossing.com, or write them at email@example.com