For years we’ve gone to clubs, concerts and festivals to see live music from some GREAT acts that call the upper Midwest home. Sadly, there hasn’t been many opportunities for them to get promoted with regular play on the radio.In the Brainerd area we have had the chance to hear from many of those fabulous musicians when they play here. Dariann Leigh was playing shows on the shore at Ernies last summer (and a pontoon on North Long Lake), and Erin Grand was with us at Lakes Jam the summer before. Anderson Daniels and Shalo Lee Band has made appearances with us at Iconic Fest, Summer Lantern Bash and other fun venues.
Now with the help of our partners at the Midwest Country Music Organization, we have an outlet to hear this music on our radio station. This week we launched a new radio show called Midwest Country Music Originals. This show is the first of it’s kind in the upper Midwest as it is aired on many stations including B93.3. It feeds off the success of our adventure last year to bring these acts on our Couch Concert series.
The host of this new show is P.T. He is a dynamic radio personality from the twin cities that volunteers with the Midwest CMO organization, a non-profit 501c3. As we launched the show this weekend he posted to the CMO Facebook group;
“Today at 4pm on KDSN radio in Dennison Iowa the very first Midwest Country Music Originals radio show will air! Followed this weekend by broadcasts on almost a dozen other signals including Mason City IA (Kiss Country), East Central IA (KMCH Mix 94.7) over to LaCrosse, WI (COW 97) and northern MN is covered like a blanket with KIK Country in Alexandria & B93.3 in Brainerd/Baxter!!This is a HUGE step in the growth of our organization and it is a catalyst to really build this MIDWEST NETWORK with artists, fans, and businesses through our radio network.“