Daily Archives: September 15, 2016

From Suwannee River Jamboree to Suwannee River Roots Revival

This old time radio show, Suwannee River Jamboree Radio Program, has some names you probably have heard of, others no doubt famous at the time, others more local, and others, well enthusiastic.

Welcome to the Florida Folklife Collection podcast series from the State Library and Archives of Florida.

In this feature we’ll take a nostalgic look at old time Florida radio with an original broadcast of the Suwannee River Jamboree preview. The Suwannee River Jamboree was broadcast from WNER out of Live Oak, Florida. The program ran from 1952 to 1962 and was billed as the deep south country music show from the heart of the Suwannee River Country.

This broadcast, believed to be from 1958, was created from a tape reel transfer of one of the original transcription discs from the radio program. So, let’s sit back and adjust our dial for 1958 and the Suwannee River Jamboree preview, the show’s about to start.

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WWALS at South Georgia Pride – Saturday – 2016-09-17

Waterkeeper Rainbow Flag with Sturgeon

WWALS will have a booth at the South Georgia Pride Festival Saturday, September 17th. We will share information about our activities, programs and activism with the local community.

Waterkeeper Alliance and Affilates support equality, particularly “we know equality and human rights are intrinsic to environmental values.

South Georgia Pride is open to the community and family friendly and we invite you to come and visit us from 12-7 at John Saunders Park, 1151 River St., Valdosta, GA 31601. Festival Booth