INTO THE BLUE® & The Bluegrass Radio Network
INTO THE BLUE® first aired on KUMA radio in Pendleton, Oregon in May, 1992. By late summer the program was placed into commercial syndication and has since grown to become America's largest and most listened to bluegrass radio program.
Now in its fifteenth year, INTO THE BLUE® is the longest running syndication of its kind, airing weekly on more than 150 affiliated stations across the nation.
Hosted by Nashville's four time IBMA Broadcaster of the Year Terry Herd, INTO THE BLUE® features the very best in new, current and vintage bluegrass, as well as insightful anecdotes and interviews with the stars. From time honored classics to the hottest new releases, each and every song on INTO THE BLUE® is hand picked from the BRN's vast library of more than 100,000 titles.
Engaging delivery from a host with a rich musical background has made INTO THE BLUE® a favorite destination of bluegrass fans everywhere. You won't hear a lot of chatter, but you will hear lot's of great music.
Our host and founder is a four time recipient of the IBMA Broadcaster Of The Year Award (1998, 2002, 2003, 2004). He served on the board of directors for five years, from 1998 through 2002 and was also chair of the organization's Marketing Committee, responsible for creating the new Discover Bluegrass campaign to increase awareness of bluegrass music worldwide.
Herd was the architect and creator of Sirius Satellite Radio's bluegrass channel where he served as Format Manager and host from July, 2000 until April 2006. During his 5-1/2 year tenure, he increased listenership on the bluegrass channel by more than 3 to 1 over rival XM Satellite Radio.
In March 2006 he was invited to fill a retiring Hairl Hensley's Sunday evening time-slot on Nashville's legendary WSM-AM. As a result, INTO THE BLUE® was expanded to three hours and Herd left Sirius in order to devote full time to the Bluegrass Radio Network and INTO THE BLUE®.
If you enjoy bluegrass music and would like to hear more on the airwaves of your local radio station, we can help! INTO THE BLUE® is provided FREE of charge to commercial radio stations across America.