It’s Spring Fundraiser time at AMR! Here’s more from the Allegheny Mountain Showcase

This week on the Showcase it’s all about AMR!  It’s time for our 2019 Spring Fundraiser so I’d like to share with you some of the musical highlights we have coming up.

Celtic Highways and Byways with Drowsy Maggie and the Whistler get the ball rolling on Saturday, April 13th with two hours of the best Celtic music, old and new, this side of the Mississippi.  With an encyclopedic knowledge of the genre and an ability to properly pronounce the challenging Gaelic names, it’s a show you don’t want to miss.

Sunday, April 14th is the Rick Hartman Memorial Bluegrass Sunday.  Rick Hartman was a long time friend and supporter of AMR.   Although Rick lived in St. Albans, just west of Charleston, he loved coming to Pocahontas County and he loved AMR.  In recent years, he attended just about every Bluegrass Sunday fundraiser and even pitched to help wherever he could.  Rick lost his battle with brain cancer, so we thought it only fitting that we honor his memory during our Bluegrass Sunday celebration this year.  And we have a great line up of musicians beginning at 1pm Sunday with the Stony Bottom Bluegrass band, Richard Hefner and Friends at 2pm, and Juanita Fireball and the Continental Drifters at 3pm.   We’ll have plenty of snacks and drinks and you’re invited to come down to the WVMR studio just past the Seneca Forest Ranger station on Rt 28 to enjoy great music, fun and fellowship.

At 6pm Monday night, WCHG will host a group of gifted local musicians from the Bath County area for some great gospel and country music.  The lineup includes Betty Jean Lockridge, Kathy and Frank Johnson, the Bath Charge Praise Choir, Sage and William, Eric and Allison Woodzell, James Deboe, and Glen and Emily Lowery family featuring Adam Neil.

On Tuesday April 16th, musician Vaden Lewis will join Sage at the WCHG studio between 9 and 10am.

The fabulous Hilltoppers, an excellent senior citizen choir from Pocahontas County will bring their high energy enthusiasm to the AMR airwaves Thursday, April 18th from 10am to Noon.  You can listen to the Hilltoppers and feel uplifted for the rest of the day!

We wrap fundraiser week at the WVLS studio in Monterey Saturday, April 20th beginning at 6pm.  WVLS will host an All Star Jam with the Highland High School Band and a variety of highly talented local musicians.  You’ll just have to tune in to hear the Who’s Who of Highland County!

And don’t forget to tune for Must See Radio Sunday this Sunday, April 14th at 6pm.  The theme this week is British Invasion and host Scott Smith will welcome a visitor from “across the pond”.

Of course, there is also a more serious reason for all of this great music and fun – raising funds to support the mission of Allegheny Mountain Radio.   WVMR, WVLS and WCHG are your community radio stations keeping you informed and entertained 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Without your support, we wouldn’t be on the air, so we ask if you appreciate all that AMR means to our communities here in the Allegheny Highlands of the two Virginias, that you call or make your pledge of support to keep AMR alive and vibrant for years to come. Thank you for your support!

Story By

Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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