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The Bluegrass Hour

        The Bluegrass Hour is a 60-minute program of bluegrass music on CHRQ radio 106.9 FM in Restigouche, Quebec, situated just across the inter-provincial bridge from Campbellton, New Brunswick.

        The program debut in January of 1995, at 3pm on Sunday afternoons, and remained at that time-slot for a short period of time. It then moved to the Saturday morning ?Bone Country Show,? and in the fall of 2001 joined The Friday Night All Request Country Show.

        On air from 7:30 to 8:30pm, Eddie plays the recorded music of local, regional, national and international bluegrass artists.

        In 2000, The Downeast Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Society gave Eddie a certificate, for the program?s fifth year on air, and for the preservation and promotion of bluegrass and old-time music in Eastern Canada.

        For the third year, the program has aired the International Bluegrass Music Awards Show, recorded live at the Louisville Center, in Louisville, Kentucky.

        Because Eddie travels much during the summer months, promoting and playing bluegrass music, the program is not always live. When not live, Eddie produces his program at his home studio, and delivers it to the station in CD format.

        Eddie has been with CHRQ as a volunteer DJ since the station went on air in June of 1991.

        Eddie?s country music columns, which appear in The Bathurst Northern Light and The Campbellton Tribune, began in 1989.

        They both keep folks up-to-date on new releases, as well as local and regional country and bluegrass happenings.


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