The Old Time Country Community Radio Show has a new format and is moving to Fridays at 8:00 A.M. With new hosts, Chris Tramel and Reed Vanderpool, the show now focuses on traditional country music favorites, as well as offering local interviews, special guests and comedy skits.
The show first hit the airwaves on WJLE in the mid-80s and has carried on, in one form or another, to its present day format. Produced by local retired school teacher and former host of the show, Ben Herman, the show still has the hometown feel it’s been known for, but now with a fast-paced radio show set-up.
Over the years the show has seen many hosts, including Ralph Vaughn, Dwayne Page, Luther Luna, Ben Herman, and Sandy C. Brown. Tramel and Vanderpool bring new life to the show, offering their own brand of humor, as well as playing the classic hits that have made country music what it is today.
The show’s announcer and reporter, Steve Quick, also offers interviews with people from around the county, as well as those involved with the music industry in Nashville and the surrounding area. Other contributors to the show include Steve Merriman, Lou Ann Sanders, and Julia Cantrell.
The Old Time Country Community Radio Show can be heard Friday mornings at
8:00 on WJLE 101.7 FM/1480 AM, or be heard through live streaming at www.wjle.com. Past shows can be heard through WJLE’s archive at www.wjle.com. The show also has a following on Facebook, where photos, links to country artists, and comments are shared.