LIVEATLEATHERWOODS and PICKIN' ON THE PORCH took to the
air on WGWG 88.3 FM in late 1999. With the help of Jay Mebane and John
Reid along with the staff of WGWG-FM including Jeff Powell, Noel
Manning and others, Steve and Jeremy began broadcasting bluegrass,
gospel and other classic country music for THREE hours each week. In addition, DIFFERENT SHADE OF BLUE broadcast featured TWO more hours of music from other genres including contemporary bluegrass, classic rock, classic country, blues and Americana music.
Each week PICKIN' on the PORCH consisted of TWO HOURS of current and classic bluegrass and gospel recorded music hosted by Steve and Jeremy.
LIVEATLEATHERWOODS became a regular weekly one-hour feature with bands performing at the OPRY recorded "live" on stage at the OPRY on Saturday nights.
And DIFFERENT SHADE of BLUE aired weekly for two-hours with a mix of country, classic rock, folk, 50s-60s-70s classics and other great music hosted by Steve.
LIVEATLEATHERWOODS also became a weekly feature on "Classic Country 1390 AM" radio as well.
Jeremy Leatherwood keeping track of the music and
bluegrass "news". Jeremy kept track of all the bands, their new songs
and albums, who's who in the band and what was happening on the
Bluegrass Scene around the country. Without him, the show would have
been just music but Jeremy added the 'stories' and the 'names' behind
the music and keep the show informative as well as entertaining. Best DJ
partner anyone could ever have.