‘WoodSongs’ expands its TV and radio reach

The Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour is presented most Mondays at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Ryan Zencka.

The Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour is presented most Mondays at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Ryan Zencka.

The Lexington-based WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour has been added to two prominent national outlets that will enable it to reach 14.4 million viewers and listeners worldwide, according to a news release.

The DISH Network satellite service has added the show to its Blue Highways channel starting in July. It will be shown at 7 and 10 p.m. Fridays, 1 p.m. Sundays and noon Tuesdays. According to WoodSongs, that will make the show available to more that 14 million viewers.

WoodSongs has also been added to the Americana Country Channel on the American Forces Radio Network, which is broadcast in 173 countries and all United States Military Bases. The program was already carried on AFRN’s main channel, but WoodSongs says the addition to the Americana channel will make it available to 400,000 additional listeners.

WoodSongs, hosted by musician Michael Johnathon, is recorded most Mondays at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center in downtown Lexington for TV, radio and Internet distribution. It is carried on more than 500 radio stations worldwide and on public television stations in the United States. Recent WoodSongs guests have included Asleep at the Wheel and The Fairfield Four.

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