Tuesday, April 30, 2013
George Jones Filled The Airwaves
As the news of George Jones’ passing (Friday April 26, 2013) hit the nation’s airwaves, personalities and programmers interrupted scheduled programming in short and long forms, ranging from continuous tribute coverage at country music’s mother station WSM-AM Nashville, to brief but powerful montage tributes at current-driven mainstream stations such as KMPS Seattle.
WSM-AM Program Director said, “We broke the news around 9:15 AM, then went full George Jones mode. We started with a handful of songs per hour, but the outpouring of listeners and artists calling and emailing prompted us to throw out the playlist and go wall-to-wall George Jones songs—his hits, live performances, rare recordings, anything and everything we have..." MORE HERE
Strictly Hardly Vinyl devoted an entire show to George Jones on 4/26/2013.