Mon
Feb 4 2008
02:02 pm

WDVX won Bluegrass Radio Station of the Year and morning personality Freddy Smith received the Bluegrass DJ of the Year award at the 34th Annual Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) Bluegrass Awards held Sunday, February 3, 2008, during their National Convention in Nashville.

Full press release follows...

WDVX Named Bluegrass Radio Station of Year;
Smith Awarded Bluegrass DJ of the Year

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—WDVX won Bluegrass Radio Station of the Year and morning personality Freddy Smith received the Bluegrass DJ of the Year award at the 34th Annual Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) Bluegrass Awards held Sunday, February 3, 2008, during their National Convention in Nashville.

“I am delighted to accept this award for Bluegrass Radio Station of the Year,” said Tony Lawson, WDVX General Manager. “We owe this honor to our loyal listeners and supporters around the world.”

WDVX has received this award four times in the past six years. This is Smith’s second nomination and second win.

“I am just so thrilled to be recognized for doing a job that I love and have fun at every day,” said Smith. “I am honored to represent East Tennessee and bluegrass music.”

The 34th Annual SPBGMA Bluegrass Awards was held on Sunday, February 3, 2007, in Nashville. The National Convention ran from January 31-February 3 and included lots of live music, workshops, showcase of bands, an international band championship contest, Preservation Hall Induction Ceremony and the awards show. SPBGMA’s goals include the preservation of the traditional spirit and form of Bluegrass music.

WDVX is a listener-supported, nonprofit, independent grassroots radio station incorporated in 1991 to sustain the efforts of regional musicians, writers, storytellers and other artists through broadcast activities and provide cultural and educational opportunities through regionally focused, diverse programming. Learn more about WDVX or listen online by visiting www.wdvx.com.

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Elrod's picture

Gotta feed them chickens

I love Freddy Smith. He's part of what makes WDVX so eclectic. Smith is a deeply religious guy and infuses that into his broadcasts. But that never overwhelms the station as a whole, as many other broadcasters are cut from a pretty different cloth when it comes to religion. It's really such a joy to be to have WDVX around here.

Byron's picture

Phil Leadbetter and Grasstowne too!

Also, Knoxville native, Phil Leadbetter took home the Dobro Player of the Year, and his band Grasstowne won Album of the Year for their "The Road Headin' Home" album.

WDVX is well deserving of this award too, they are the best!

btw...you accidentally listed the awards as being held in 2007 instead of 2008...

Byron's picture

sorry, I see it was wrong in the press release as well

Oh well.

R. Neal's picture

Thanks. Fixed on their

Thanks. Fixed on their behalf.

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