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Bluegrass Radio Station WFNL-FM 102.3 Goes Live for World of Bluegrass

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Raleigh BluegrassRaleign, NC -- Curtis Media Group announced Friday the launch of a new station dedicated to Bluegrass music, that "high, lonesome sound," on WFNL 102.3 FM. Curtis Media Group Executive Vice President, Trip Savery commented, “Our commitment to Bluegrass started when WPTF hired Flatt & Scruggs in 1952. We are very proud to bring a part of our heritage back to the airwaves.” Bluegrass music begins on September 26 at noon on WFNL 102.3 FM. WFNL-AM will continue their established programming.

The heritage of Bluegrass runs deep in Central North Carolina, with many of the pioneers and legends of Bluegrass hailing from the region including Earl Scruggs, Don Reno, and Bobby Hicks. Modern masters like Jim Mills, Terry Baucom and Tony Williamson continue to live in the area and keep the music growing.

"Our commitment to bluegrass started when WPTF hired Flatt & Scruggs in 1952," said Curtis Media Group Executive Vice President Trip Savery. "We are very proud to bring our heritage back to the airwaves."

Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane warmly greeted the news of the new station. "This is a welcome addition to Raleigh's airwaves," she said. "This is another significant step in Raleigh's quest to be the international capital of bluegrass." She continued saying, "It is fitting to launch WFNL as Raleigh wlcomes IBMA's World of Bluegrass 2014."

The International Bluegrass Music Association relocated their annual convention and music festival to Raleigh in 2013. The weeklong event begins this Monday, September 30 and includes a business conference, workshops, awards program and performances. The week long event consists of four parts: The IBMA Business Conference, the 25th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, Wide Open Bluegrass and the Bluegrass Ramble showcases.

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