Coming to WSM: Bob Kingsley’s Countdown Classics

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Coming to WSM: Bob Kingsley’s Countdown Classics

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

(NASHVILLE, 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.

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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WSM at 95 | Artist Hosted Hours on WSM Radio

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WSM at 95, Artist Guest DJ Hours Kick-Off This Week!

posted September 22, 2020

We’re coming up on WSM’s 95th Birthday on October 5th, and to celebrate we’ve invited some of our artist friends to host special guest DJ hours on our legendary airwaves. 

Join us each week for WSM at 95, 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!

Coming up on WSM at 95

  • Exile | Friday, November 13 at 5pm/c
  • John Berry | November 16 at 5pm/c
  • Tyler Farr | November 17 at 5pm/c
  • Dylan Scott | November 18 at 5pm/c
  • Cam  | November 19 at 5pm/c

We’re announcing new hosts right here each week, so be sure to come back later to see who’s coming up on WSM at 95.

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

WSM at 95 is made possible by:

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.

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!

Oklahoma Swing Week on WSM, July 13 – July 18

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Oklahoma Swing Week on WSM Radio

Posted July 13, 2020

With native Oklahomans like Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Toby Keith and so many more, Oklahoma knows a thing or two about good country music! This week on WSM, we’re celebrating the music and artists from Oklahoma with Oklahoma Swing Week sponsored by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Will Rogers Memorial Museums.

Oklahoma Swing Week Schedule

  • Tuesday, July 14 at 7pm/c – Opry Replay of Vince Gill’s 25th Opry Anniversary featuring guests Rodney Crowell, Patty Loveless, Ashley Monroe, Bill Anderson, Andrea Zonn and the Time Jumpers.
  • Thursday, July 16 at 7pm/c – Opry Country Classics Replay with Spotlight Artist, Vince Gill
  • Friday, July 17 at 6pm/c – Vince Gill’s Okie Radio Special
  • Friday, July 17 at 7pm/c – Opry Replay of Reba McEntire’s 40th Opry Anniversary featuring Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Dolly Parton, and more.
  • Saturday, July 18 at 3pm/c – Vince Gill’s Okie Radio Special
  • Saturday, July 18 at 6pm/c-9pm/c Oklahoma Swing Week Opry Radio Block Party
  • Saturday, July 18 at 7pm/c – Grand Ole Opry LIVE on WSM Radio and Circle TV featuring Reba McEntire and Vince Gill.

Oklahoma Swing Week is brought to you by:

WSM Remembers Charlie Daniels – Tribute Show airing Friday, July 10

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WSM Remembers Charlie Daniels

Posted July 7, 2020

Join us this week as we remember Country Music Hall of Fame member and Grand Ole Opry member, Charlie Daniels. Charlie was a great friend to WSM and we will miss him dearly.

Tune in this Friday, July 10, for an entire evening of programming remembering Charlie Daniels. A special WSM Remembers Charlie Daniels tribute show hosted by Jeff Hoag will start the evening off at 7pm/c. It will be followed by Charlie’s episode of Ryman Memories at 9pm/c.

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

Watch some of our favorite interviews with Charlie Daniels on WSM

WSM Radio Celebrates July 4th with an All-American Weekend

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WSM’s All-American Weekend

Posted July 2, 2020

Join us this July 4th for WSM’s All-American Weekend! We’ll be spinning your favorite patriotic hits all weekend long!

We also have a special episode of “That Summer” with Jeff Hoag coming up on Friday, July 3 at 12pm/c and Saturday, July 4th at 3pm/c. Jeff will be looking back at the music and moments from the bicentennial summer of 1976!

Of course, we can’t wait to celebrate Independence Day with a LIVE broadcast of the Grand Ole Opry this Saturday at 7pm with Sara Evans, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Mark Wills! Join us before and after the Opry for the Opry Radio Block Party!

Tune in to WSM’s All-American Weekend on 650 AM, WSMonline.com, or the WSM app!

What’s your favorite Patriotic country song?

Request it below and you just might hear it this week during the All-American Weekend on WSM!

Opry Radio Block Party: Sara Evans, Oak Ridge Boys, & Mark Wills

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Join WSM for an Opry Radio Block Party featuring music from Sara Evans, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Mark Wills!

posted July 1, 2020

Join us this Saturday, July 4 at 6pm/c on WSM Radio for another Opry Radio Block Party! We’ll be spinning our favorite songs from Sara Evans, the Oak Ridge Boys, and Mark Wills 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 Sara Evans, The Oak Ridge Boys, or Mark Wills?

Request it below and you just might hear it during the Opry Radio Block Party on Saturday, July 4!

The Air Castle Community Hour hosted by Charlie Worsham

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Introducing the Air Castle Community Hour!

posted June 30, 2020

We’re so excited to announce the newest show to our lineup… The Air Castle Community Hour hosted by Charlie Worsham. The Air Castle Community Hour is an hour of music that celebrates the vibrant and diverse community of creative spirits that reside in and around Nashville.

The first episode airs July 7 at 6pm/c, and new episodes will air the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm/c.

We hope you’ll join us by tuning in on 650 AM, WSMonline.com, or the WSM app!

Get to know our host, Charlie Worsham

Opry Radio Block Party: Brad Paisley & Keb’ Mo’ on WSM Radio

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Join WSM for an Opry Radio Block Party featuring music from Brad Paisley and Keb’ Mo’!

Join us this Saturday, June 27 at 6pm/c on WSM Radio for another Opry Radio Block Party! We’ll be spinning our favorite songs from Brad Paisley and Keb’ Mo’ 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 Brad Paisley and Keb’ Mo’?

Request it below and you just might hear it during the Opry Radio Block Party on Saturday, June 27!