Prescription Bluegrass Affiliate Nominated for Station of The Year!


Nashville music publication NEW MUSIC WEEKLY which also has offices in Los Angeles has announced their list of nominees for various music awards which will be handed out this coming November at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood, CA.

Image634622193530306936Among 7 radio stations across the U.S. nominated for their Country Station of the Year is Variety 95.1 FM – KALH in Alamogordo. The station, with studios just outside of Tularosa in Otero County New Mexico plays a broad variety of music, including the weekly syndicated Prescription Bluegrass, but it’s base format is largely Country Music oriented.

The station features many new artists, just breaking into the recording industry and is often the first station in the area to play new songs by established artists.

Other radio stations nominated in the Country Radio category include 2 from Missouri, and one each from Oregon, Iowa, Idaho and Arizona.

The winning station will be selected based on votes cast on line at www.newmusicweekly.com by people involved in the music industry and from the general public. Votes can also be cast in other categories for favorite artists and individuals nominated as listed.

KALH celebrated its 6th anniversary on-the-air on January 1st 2012 and has been featuring Prescription Bluegrass every Thursday evening for the last year.  According to Ken Bass, General Manager for KALH FM, the popularity of bluegrass on Thursday evenings was a huge factor in the recent decision to add bluegrass pioneer Del McCoury’s new radio show immediately following Prescription Bluegrass.

In its second year of broadcasting to the Tularosa Basin, the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau selected KALH as New Mexico’s Radio Station of the Year based largely on the large number of community and information oriented programs broadcast by 95.1 FM.

Bass, who is also President of the stations licensee, South Western Trails Cultural Heritage Association, Inc., a not-for-profit New Mexico Corporation, said on hearing of the New Music Weekly nomination that it came as a total surprise and that even being nominated is a great and very humbling honor.

Voting is open to station listeners and members of the public.   To cast a vote, go to www.newmusicweekly.com and on the upper left, select NEW MUSIC AWARDS then VOTE NOW.

Sign in and you can vote for any of the categories.

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