We’ve had a nice couple of days back home after our fun weekend in Asheville and Winston-Salem. Now we’re off again today- this time to Knoxville and Danbury. Tomorrow (4/4) will be my second time performing on WDVX’s prestigious Blue Plate Special and first time with the new Boyfriends. We’re all excited to be involved with the Blue Plate Special and to share in the space where so many of our heroes and heroines have played.
The WDVX Blue Plate Special program was created in 1997, the same year WDVX started broadcasting as a community public radio station from a 14-foot camper studio in Norris, TN. The noontime show included themed broadcasts and occasional live performances from visiting artists. In late summer of 2005, WDVX brought back Knoxville’s rich tradition of mid-day live radio shows by producing the Blue Plate Special in front of a live studio audience from its new home in the Knoxville Visitor Center, located at 301 South Gay Street. Hosted by Red Hickey, the WDVX Blue Plate Special is now a signature event in downtown Knoxville and was recognized as the 2006 Knoxville Area Museum/Attraction of the Year.
Our show will be broadcast over the radio waves around noon (we’ll keep you guys updated), and there will be streaming video and audio online at http://www.wdvx.com/audiovideo/listen-live/ – so please tune in! We’ll be sharing the show with Johnson City, TN band The Rickshaw Roadshow. So invite your friends and come on by if you’re in the Knoxville area! If you’re not, be sure to dial that radio to 89.9 FM or catch the stream on their website.