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Orin Friesen’s Bluegrass Program Marks Its 40th Year

Orin FriesenWichita, Kan. -- Though there are numerous syndicated Bluegrass music shows on the air today, Orin Friesen’s “Bluegrass Country” was the first. Now the show is poised to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The program, now known as “Bluegrass from the Rockin’ Banjo Ranch with Orin Friesen,” is heard every Sunday morning from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. on Today’s KFDI-FM 101.3 out of Wichita. It’s also available via live streaming at www.kfdi.com

IBMA 2012 Distinguished Achievement Awards Announced

Byron BerlineNashville, TN -- Recipients of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2012 Distinguished Achievement Awards have been announced, and this year’s group includes a “Pee Wee,” a fiddler, a “Queen,” a pair of Cornetts, and a man with a golden voice.

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