WoodSongs Records McLains, WEKU Broadcasts Performance


McLain Family Band

A performance of the McLain Family Band, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary, will be recorded by the Lexington-based international broadcast of the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour at Berea College on Thursday, September 14, 2017.

WoodSongs, a live audience radio and public television broadcast created and hosted by folksinger Michael Johnathon, will be taping two one-hour broadcasts on the same night in historic Phelps Stokes Chapel on the Berea College campus.

The first show will feature the United States Navy’s bluegrass band, Country Currents, and Parker Hastings. The second of the two shows will feature a reunion of Kentucky music legends the McLain Family Band, which has strong and long-standing ties to Berea College.

Although the live WoodSongs shows are sold out, WEKU FM radio will broadcast the McLain Family Band’s performance LIVE on WEKU 88.9FM and online at weku.fm.

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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College admits only academically promising students with limited financial resources, primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia, although students come from 40 states and 70 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally-recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly, earning money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.