WJLE’s “Jammin’ at the 428” to pay tribute to Ben Herman

February 14, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

WJLE’s “Jammin’ at the 428” will feature Steve Quick in a tribute to the late Ben Herman, who passed away almost five years ago.

The program will air  today (Friday) at 8:30 a.m. following the “Old Time Country Community Radio Show”.

Jim Hicks, the host of the show, will interview Quick, who will sing a couple of Ben’s songs and talk about his association with Herman. Ben started a radio show on WJLE during the 1980’s which continued until he passed the torch to Chris Tramel and Reed Vanderpool and they carry on the tradition still today as the “Old Time County Community Radio Show. Quick, who was often on the radio show with Herman , still makes appearances on the show now hosted by Tramel and Vanderpool.

“In a lot of ways the show today was a chance for us to thank Ben Herman for being a creative pioneer in radio. We had a great time visiting with Steve and we hope the listeners will enjoy the show,”said Hicks.

(To hear this show click the link below or click the dropdown box under the “Community” section of the WJLE homepage near the top and look for “Jammin’ at the 428”)

Jammin at the 428 February 13

Meanwhile, if you are a local artist, Hicks would like to possibly schedule you on the show.

“We are always looking for people who have recorded their own music to come and do a show with us. Please call at 615-215-9090 or stop by the studio on East Broad Street and talk with Rick Scruggs. We would love to have you on the show,” said Hicks.