It’s Spring Blake! Ole Red Sweepstakes & Blake Shelton Album Specials

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Spring Blake Sweepstakes and Blake Shelton Album Specials each Saturday

posted March 4, 2021

It’s Spring Blake, y’all! Join us each Saturday at 2pm/c on WSM as we go track-by-track through Blake Shelton’s albums. We’re starting on March 6 with Blake’s debut album, Blake Shelton

Listen each Saturday at 2pm/c through April 3 on 650 AM, WSMonline.com, or the WSM app.

Also our friends at Ole Red, have an awesome Spring Blake Sweepstakes happening now that you won’t want to miss! The grand prize includes:

  • One (1) Ole Red drumhead signed by Blake Shelton
  • One (1) Meet and greet with Blake Shelton
  • One (1) Cooler
  • Mixers for Cocktails along with Ole Red Cocktail recipes
  • One (1) $50 Visa gift card (your choice, but we’d use it for the alcohol part)
  • Two (2) Ole Red Koozies
  • Two (2) Ole Red Party Cups
  • One (1) Ole Red Bottle Opener
  • Two (2) Ole Red Hats
  • Two (2) Ole Red Key Chains
  • One (1) Ole Red Rubby Doggie Toy
  • One (1) Blake Shelton Fanny Pack
  • One (1) Blake Shelton CD
  • One (1) Blake Shelton Opry Poster

WSM Playlist | Artist Hosted Hours on WSM Radio

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WSM Playlist, Artist Guest DJ Hours on WSM

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posted February 5, 2021

Join us each week for WSM Playlist, a series of hour-long guest DJ shows where artists hop on the air, pick the music, and share stories and memories about the impact of WSM on their musical careers. You’ll hear from some longtime friends of the station and some new ones we’ve made along the way!

Listen each Friday at 5pm/c on 650 AM, WSMonline.com, or the WSM app.

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Coming to WSM: Bob Kingsley’s Countdown Classics

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Coming to WSM: Bob Kingsley’s Countdown Classics

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posted December 7, 2020

NAN KINGSLEY’S KCCS PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH WSM RADIO

The World’s Most Renowned Country Radio Station To Welcome Bob Kingsley’s Countdown Classics Beginning January 2, 2021

(bk_1080x1080NASHVILLE, TN — December 8, 2020) — Bob Kingsley’s unmistakable voice will always be with us, and soon, a collection of his extensive countdown programming, Bob Kingsley’s Countdown Classics, will air on 650 AM-WSM/Nashville and stream worldwide via www.wsmonline.com.

“I can think of no better holiday gift for Bob than this announcement,” states Nan Kingsley. “The weekends were always special for Bob and me. We’d wake up, walk the dogs, brew some coffee, sit back and listen to the countdown. Every week he would tell me it was the best show he’d ever done. I am so pleased that our friends at Opry Entertainment Group and WSM are not only giving me the chance to relive those moments, but now his many fans across the globe will be able to tune-in and listen again to these great shows each week. In trying times like these, perhaps Bob’s voice can bring a bit of comfort.”

Bob Kingsley, who is a member of the National Radio Hall of Fame and the Country Radio Hall of Fame, passed away on October 17th of last year. Following Bob’s passing in 2019, Bob Kingsley’s CT40 with Fitz began running on more than 300 stations. The show is produced by North Star Audio & Hubbard Radio Group, with syndication via Skyview Networks.

“We began speaking with Bob & Nan and their team about the chance to bring his archives to WSM-AM last year, before Bob passed,” notes WSM Director of Content & Programming J. Patrick Tinnell. “He expressed his desire to be able to end his storied career on the station that the Opry calls home. It was a proposition that caused him to light up. Everyone here at WSM Radio is honored to be able to make Bob’s dream a reality.”

Bob Kingsley’s Countdown Classics will air Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. CT, beginning January 2, 2021.

ABOUT BOB KINGSLEY

One of broadcasting’s most beloved and iconic figures, Bob Kingsley’s legendary voice was a mainstay on radio for 60 years. His dominance in the Country format began in 1978. As he assumed the host role of American Country Countdown with Bob Kingsley, after four years as the show’s producer, Kingsley & Tom Rounds (owner of Watermark) re-launched the program. In 2006, he and his wife and business partner Nan Kingsley launched Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40, produced by their own KCCS Productions.

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Following Bob’s passing in 2019, Bob Kingsley’s CT40 with Fitz began running on more than 300 stations, produced by North Star Audio & Hubbard Radio Group, with syndication via Skyview Networks.

Beginning January 2, 2021, Bob Kingsley’s voice will once again be heard, this time on the airwaves of WSM Radio/Nashville, 650-AM. Each week, a classic episode of Bob’s countdown will air Saturdays between 10am CT-2pm CT.

Bob Kingsley is Country radio’s most-celebrated national personality. His honors include:

*National Radio Hall Of Fame (2017)

*Country Radio Hall Of Fame (2003)

*Grand Ole Opry Trust Fund – Bob Kingsley Living Legend Award (2014)

*3-time Academy of Country Music Award-Winner including the Mae Boren Axton Service Award (1966, 1967, 2017)

*2-time Country Music Association Award-Winner (2001, 2003)

*5-time Country Radio Broadcasters/Country Aircheck National Personality of the Year

*16-time Billboard National Radio Program Of The Year

*The 25 Most Influential People In Radio – The Gavin Report

*Established & consulted for the Drake-Chenault Great American Country Network

“I love the music and the people who make it and I want our listeners to have as much insight into both as I can give them, and to make the experience as enjoyable as possible.”

 

Bob Kingsley

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Josh Turner’s Country State of Mind Special on WSM

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Two Chances to hear Josh Turner’s Country State of Mind Radio Special!

posted August 27, 2020

We are loving the new album Country State of Mind from Josh Turner! Coming up this week on WSM, we have two chances for you to hear the Country State of Mind Radio Special. Tune in Thursday, August 27 at 6pm/c or Saturday, August 29 at 3pm/c as we go track-by-track through the new music with Josh.

Listen on 650 AM, WSMonline.com, or the WSM app.

Tim McGraw’s Here On Earth Album Radio Special on WSM

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Two Chances to hear Tim McGraw’s Here On Earth Album Radio Special!

posted August 25, 2020

To celebrate the release of Tim Mcgraw’s new album, we’re bringing you the Here On Earth Album Radio Special on WSM! Tune in this Wednesday, August 26 at 3pm/c or Friday, August 28 at 4pm/c to hear the new music track-by-track with Tim McGraw.

Listen on 650 AM, WSMonline.com, or the WSM app.

Opry Radio Block Party: Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker

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Join WSM for an Opry Radio Block Party featuring music from Luke Bryan and  Darius Rucker!

posted August 13, 2020

Join us this Saturday, August 15 at 6pm/c on WSM Radio for an Opry Radio Block Party! We’ll be spinning our favorite songs from Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker, before they step inside the historic Opry circle at 7pm/c. Like always stick around with us after the Opry to keep the party going until 9pm/c!

Tune in to the Opry Radio Block Party on 650 AM, WSMonline.com, or the WSM app!

What’s your favorite song from Luke or Darius?

Request it below and you just might hear it during the Opry Radio Block Party on Saturday, August 15!

Luke Bryan’s Born Here Live Here Die Here Album Special

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Two Chances to hear Luke Bryan’s Born Here Live Here Die Here Album Release Special!

posted August 10, 2020

We’re bringing you Luke Bryan’s Born Here Live Here Die Here Album Release Special on WSM Radio! Tune in this Tuesday, August 11 at 6pm/c or Saturday, August 15 at 3pm/c to hear the new music track-by-track with Luke Bryan. Listen on 650 AM, WSMonline.com, or the WSM app.

New Show Alert! WSM at Night with Jeff Hoag launches tonight!

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Jeff Hoag Signs On To 650 AM WSM As Host Of ‘WSM At Night With Jeff Hoag’

From Music Row | Written by | Posted August 3, 2020

Jeff Hoag, who has been a regular fill-in and friend of legendary radio personality Eddie Stubbs, will officially take over the night show at WSM Radio following Stubbs’ retirement. Hoag will host WSM At Night with Jeff Hoag from 7 p.m. until midnight, beginning tonight (Monday, Aug. 3).

Hoag said, “My dream in life was to work for WSM Radio and keep the tradition of classic country music alive. The fact that I get to live my dream and carry out this mission is gratifying beyond words. Thank you for the opportunity to do what I love and to spread the glorious gospel of country music across the world.”

WSM Director of Content and Programming J. Patrick Tinnell said, “WSM at Night is exactly where Jeff belongs. I along with the rest of his radio family, can’t wait to see how he develops his own live nightly show, while keeping a long-standing tradition of classic country at night on WSM. I know our audience will be as proud of Jeff as I am.”

Hoag was born in upstate New York and made his way to Nashville in 2003. His mission has always been to share his love of traditional country music with those who already appreciate it, but especially those who may have never given it a chance. An avid collector and historian of music, Hoag is also a songwriter, musician, scriptwriter, food enthusiast and baseball fan.

Monday – Friday, 5:30am – 10am

Nothing gets a morning started better than “Coffee, Country and Cody.” The show’s namesake is Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Famer and affable television personality Bill Cody. Bill’s producer/sidekick/sports guy/fellow brilliant conversationalist is Charlie Mattos. Bill and Charlie are joined by Jo Smith who brings all things entertainment to the table. Together, Bill, Charlie, and Jo start every weekday off with great music—country, bluegrass, Americana, Opry cuts, and live studio guests—, the latest news, entertaining features, and lively talk about everything from A (award shows) to Z (zoology). A cup of joe has never been this much fun! Now you can watch all the fun on Circle Television! Visit CirclePlus.com to check your local listings.

Upcoming In-Studio Guests

LIVE television broadcast each morning on CIRCLE!

Check back later for an updated guest list!

Bill Cody


Bill Cody’s nationally & internationally known voice has been heard over the air waves for 45 years.  A 2008 inductee into the Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame. Bill is in his 22nd year as morning show host of WSM’s “Coffee, Country & Cody” & is a Grand Ole Opry announcer/host.

He has multiple nominations for CMA, ACM & Billboard awards. Bill’s radio syndication, television, voice over  & movie credits include: “American Saturday Night: Live from the Grand Ole Opry”, GAC TV’s “Master Series” & the network’s specials, “Tennessee’s Wildside” on PBS, Ray Stevens’ Nashville (RFD), The Nashville Network (TNN), Bill Cody’s Classic Country Weekend, Nashville Record Review, Country’s Most Wanted, The Country Music Hall of Fame, The Music City Walk of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium, Willie’s Roadhouse on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, United Airlines In-Flight country programming also heard aboard Air Force 1 & 2.  

Married to his high school sweetheart, Rebecca, for 35 years. They have 3 children and live near Cross Plains, TN.

CONNECT WITH BILL

Charlie Mattos


Born just outside Providence, RI in October of 1963, Charlie is not only the “Resident Yankee” on the WSM staff; shockingly he’s the only “Portuguese” staff member as well!  A proud member of “Coffee, Country & Cody” since 2004, Charlie and his wife Renee’ live near Nolensville and are the proud parents of 2 year old Jackson and a 14 year old Pug named “Allie.”  

Charlie’s a 30 year radio veteran with stints at WNWS radio in Miami and WLAC radio in Nashville and is a 1985 alum of the University of Miami. He’s also the longtime voice of Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball.

Charlie loves the Boston Red Sox, English Premier League Soccer, the music of Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Bill Clinton, the writing of John Steinbeck & Apple Computers.

CONNECT WITH CHARLIE

Megan Alexander


Megan Alexander is an Emmy nominated national news correspondent. She wears a variety of hats, including host, reporter, author, actress and speaker. Megan works as a correspondent on the longest-running syndicated national news magazine television show Inside Edition, covering all the major awards shows, 9 Super Bowls, interviewing Presidents and breaking national news stories. For the 2015/2016 seasons, Megan was a Special Correspondent for CBS Television covering “Thursday Night Football”.  As an actress, she has appeared in the ABC primetime drama “Nashville”, CMT’s “Still the King”, the BET network’s “Back to the Goode Life” and the feature films “God’s Not Dead 3”, “Redeemed” “Heartbeats” and “Space Warriors”. One of her first acting gigs was appearing in Josh Turner’s music video for “What it Ain’t”.

CONNECT WITH MEGAN

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Megan Alexander Join WSM Radio as Newest Member of “Coffee, Country & Cody”

National News Correspondent Signs on to Famed Morning Show as Entertainment Reporter

Posted August 3, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – 650 AM WSM announced today Megan Alexander is coming on board as the newest cast member on its radio and television show “Coffee, Country & Cody” alongside Bill Cody and Charlie Mattos. Alexander is set to join the team as the show’s Entertainment Reporter beginning this morning from 7 to 10 a.m.

An Emmy-nominated national news correspondent, Alexander brings with her years of experience on the longest-running syndicated national news magazine television show Inside Edition, covering major award shows, 9 Super Bowls, interviewing presidents and breaking national news stories. She has taken on a variety of roles throughout her career including host, reporter, author, actress and speaker.

Alexander said, “I am beyond thrilled to join the legendary WSM’s ‘Coffee, Country & Cody’ and I look forward to waking up viewers everyday with the show and chat about all things country music! Don’t be surprised if you see my favorite Starbucks drink – an iced coconut milk latte – frequently by my side.”

WSM Director of Content and Programming J. Patrick Tinnell said, “What a win for WSM to add Megan Alexander to ‘Coffee, Country & Cody!’ Megan will be such a treat for our radio and Circle TV audience. Everyone will want to start their day with Bill, Charlie and Megan.”

As a popular keynote speaker on the topics of faith and work, Alexander hosts the Inspirational Country Music Awards each year. Fans may also recognize her from her previous role in the ABC primetime drama “NASHVILLE.” Alexander serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation. She shares her favorite interviews of all time are Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.

Alexander can be reached at meganalexander@wsmonline.com.

About WSM: 
650 AM WSM is the most famed country music station in the world. Each day, the station shares country, bluegrass and Americana as well as the excitement of Music City with friends in Middle Tennessee and listeners around the world. WSM debuted on Oct. 5, 1925, and less than two months later, the station would birth its most famous show (and the show that would make country music famous), the Grand Ole Opry. WSM has gone on to become a broadcasting giant and a friend to hundreds of thousands of fans. The station has won hundreds of broadcasting awards and was named Country Radio Station of the Century by “Radio & Records” in 2000. WSM’s personalities are nationally recognized figures in country music, and its listeners range from U.S. Presidents to Country Music Hall of Famers, to artists climbing the charts toward their first number one hit. You never know when a famous listener might drop in for a visit or to take the studio’s reigns for a while. For more information, visit wsmonline.com.

About Ryman Hospitality Properties: 
Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP) is a leading lodging and hospitality real estate investment trust that specializes in upscale convention center resorts and country music entertainment experiences. The Company’s core holdings* include a network of five of the top 10 largest non-gaming convention center hotels in the United States based on total indoor meeting space. These convention center resorts operate under the Gaylord Hotels brand and are managed by Marriott International. The Company also owns two adjacent ancillary hotels and a small number of attractions managed by Marriott International for a combined total of 10,110 rooms and more than 2.7 million square feet of total indoor and outdoor meeting space in top convention and leisure destinations across the country. The Company’s Entertainment segment includes a growing collection of iconic and emerging country music brands, including the Grand Ole Opry; Ryman Auditorium; WSM 650 AM; Ole Red and Circle, a country lifestyle media network the Company owns in a joint venture with Gray Television. The Company operates its Entertainment segment as part of a taxable REIT subsidiary.

*The Company is the sole owner of Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center; Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center; Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center; and Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. It is the majority owner and managing member of the joint venture that owns Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center.

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Media Contacts: 
Shannon Sullivan | Alyson Stokes
Ryman Hospitality Properties
Ssullivan@rymanhp.com | Astokes@rymanhp.com
615-316-6727

Monday – Friday, 5:30am – 10am

Nothing gets a morning started better than “Coffee, Country and Cody.” The show’s namesake is Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Famer and affable television personality Bill Cody. Bill’s producer/sidekick/sports guy/fellow brilliant conversationalist is Charlie Mattos. Bill and Charlie are joined by Jo Smith who brings all things entertainment to the table. Together, Bill, Charlie, and Jo start every weekday off with great music—country, bluegrass, Americana, Opry cuts, and live studio guests—, the latest news, entertaining features, and lively talk about everything from A (award shows) to Z (zoology). A cup of joe has never been this much fun! Now you can watch all the fun on Circle Television! Visit CirclePlus.com to check your local listings.

Upcoming In-Studio Guests

LIVE television broadcast each morning on CIRCLE!

Check back later for an updated guest list!

Bill Cody


Bill Cody’s nationally & internationally known voice has been heard over the air waves for 45 years.  A 2008 inductee into the Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame. Bill is in his 22nd year as morning show host of WSM’s “Coffee, Country & Cody” & is a Grand Ole Opry announcer/host.

He has multiple nominations for CMA, ACM & Billboard awards. Bill’s radio syndication, television, voice over  & movie credits include: “American Saturday Night: Live from the Grand Ole Opry”, GAC TV’s “Master Series” & the network’s specials, “Tennessee’s Wildside” on PBS, Ray Stevens’ Nashville (RFD), The Nashville Network (TNN), Bill Cody’s Classic Country Weekend, Nashville Record Review, Country’s Most Wanted, The Country Music Hall of Fame, The Music City Walk of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium, Willie’s Roadhouse on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, United Airlines In-Flight country programming also heard aboard Air Force 1 & 2.  

Married to his high school sweetheart, Rebecca, for 35 years. They have 3 children and live near Cross Plains, TN.

CONNECT WITH BILL

Charlie Mattos


Born just outside Providence, RI in October of 1963, Charlie is not only the “Resident Yankee” on the WSM staff; shockingly he’s the only “Portuguese” staff member as well!  A proud member of “Coffee, Country & Cody” since 2004, Charlie and his wife Renee’ live near Nolensville and are the proud parents of 2 year old Jackson and a 14 year old Pug named “Allie.”  

Charlie’s a 30 year radio veteran with stints at WNWS radio in Miami and WLAC radio in Nashville and is a 1985 alum of the University of Miami. He’s also the longtime voice of Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball.

Charlie loves the Boston Red Sox, English Premier League Soccer, the music of Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Bill Clinton, the writing of John Steinbeck & Apple Computers.

CONNECT WITH CHARLIE

Megan Alexander


Megan Alexander is an Emmy nominated national news correspondent. She wears a variety of hats, including host, reporter, author, actress and speaker. Megan works as a correspondent on the longest-running syndicated national news magazine television show Inside Edition, covering all the major awards shows, 9 Super Bowls, interviewing Presidents and breaking national news stories. For the 2015/2016 seasons, Megan was a Special Correspondent for CBS Television covering “Thursday Night Football”.  As an actress, she has appeared in the ABC primetime drama “Nashville”, CMT’s “Still the King”, the BET network’s “Back to the Goode Life” and the feature films “God’s Not Dead 3”, “Redeemed” “Heartbeats” and “Space Warriors”. One of her first acting gigs was appearing in Josh Turner’s music video for “What it Ain’t”.

CONNECT WITH MEGAN

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Route 650 Week on WSM is presented by Citrusafe (extended to 8/8!)

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Route 650 Week on WSM is presented by Citrusafe (extended until 8/8!)

Posted July 28, 2020

Check out what we have coming up for Route 650 Week on WSM!

Route 650 Week Schedule

Tuesday, August 4 at 6pm/c – Air Castle Community Hour with Charlie Worsham

Tuesday, August 4 at 7pm/c – Opry Replay featuring Billy Strings

Wednesday, August 5 at 6pm/c – Whiskey Wednesday

Thursday, August 6 at 6pm/c  – I Played The Ryman with Ketch Secor

Thursday, August 6 at 7pm/c  – Opry Country Classics Replay

Friday, August 7 at 12pm/c – I Played The Ryman Marathon on Route 650

  • 12P – Ketch Secor
  • 1P – Todd Snider
  • 2P – Lori McKenna
  • 3P – Derek Trucks

Friday, August 7 at 7pm/c – Opry Replay featuring Old Crow Medicine Show

Saturday, August 8 at 4pm/c – Route 650 Opry Warmup Show

Saturday, August 6 at 7pm/c – Grand Ole Opry Live featuring Old Crow Medicine Show, Dom Flemons, Billy Strings, and Molly Tuttle