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WWALS at Suwannee River Roots Festival

At Wanee

More about that. We’ll be there today, Saturday, and Sunday, too. Come on down!


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WWALS at Suwannee River Roots Revival this week

WWALS Watershed Coalition, the Waterkeeper® Alliance Affiliate for the upper Suwannee River, will have a table at the Suwannee River Roots Revival at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, 13-16 October 2016. That’s starting 4PM tomorrow, Thursday October 13th.

This is the festival we wrote has roots going back to the 1950s in the Suwannee River Jamboree radio show.

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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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