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I talked with Josh Shaffer of the News and Observer the other day, and he wrote up a nice article about the show.  Aw, shucks.



Let me begin by saying I am not upset with NC State Baseball, my beloved WKNC or cruel fate herself.  That said, it has been an incredibly frustrating couple of weeks at Both Kinds Radio.  Extra innings, slow play and pre and post game broadcasting have eliminate two weeks, that on the calendar, looked like sure bets for full shows.  This has lead to some pros and cons lists being made, bourbon being angrily drunk, inquiries into other time slots and talk with other stations, regarding this show’s future.  The conclusion?  Both Kinds Radio is going to remain at it’s current time slot, on it’s current home, WKNC 88.1fm.  The benefits of being broadcast on a station that draws so much water locally and so strong with it’s tower and online presence, coupled with the limits of my personal schedule led to this decision.  I have the logo tattooed on my leg, fer Hank’s sake.


All that said, what does the rest of Wolfpack Baseball season portend?  Well, the Pack’s shortcomings on the diamond is looking like a boon to us, as their participation in the ACC Tournament (and certainly the College World Series) is looking highly unlikely.  There are two more regular season games on Sundays:


Sunday, 4/27 – Georgia Tech vs. NCSU – 1pm

Sunday, 5/4 – Coastal Carolina vs. NCSU – 1pm


With a 1pm start, it is LIKELY we can get in a full or nearly full show.  The last two weeks have shown this may not come to pass, but I remain hopeful.  After the Fourth?  No more regularly scheduled Sunday games.  A rain-out on other days could change this, but barring a tournament appearance, Both Kinds Radio is unimpeded through the Summer.  So, keep your fingers crossed and we’ll see you this Sunday at 4pm.

Glen Campbell


Glen Campbell was born in Delight, Arkansas in 1936.  His talent and love for the guitar prompted a move to Albuquerque to play with his Uncle’s band, Dick Bills and the Sandia Mountain Boys.  Glen found his way to Los Angeles, where he became a member of the legendary Wrecking Crew, arguably the greatest group of session musicians ever assembled.   As a session musician, he played on records by artists including Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Merle Haggard and the Beach Boys.  His first solo hit, 1967’s “Burning Bridges”, was followed by huge success with “Gentle on My Mind“, “By the Time I Get to Phoenix”, “I Wanna Live”, “Wichita Lineman” and “Galveston“.  He enjoyed continued success in the 1970’s with TV specials and more hits like, “Rhinestone Cowboy“, “Southern Nights” and “Country Boy (You Got Your Feet in LA)”.  Glen Campbell is a multiple Grammy award winner and 2005 inductee of the Country Music Hall of Fame.





Don Gibson

Born in Shelby, North Carolina, in 1928, Don Gibson would have one of the more prolific careers as a songwriter and performer in Country Music.  Coming to Nashville in 1957, worked with Chet Atkins to produce two of his biggest hits, “Oh, Lonesome Me” and “I Can’t Stop Loving You”.  No one hit wonder, Don Gibson would chart over and over with such country standards as, “Look Who’s Blue”, “Don’t Tell Me Your Troubles”, “Lonesome Number One”, “Woman (Sensuous Woman)” and, in my humble opinion, the perfect country song, “Sea of Heartbreak”.

Don Gibson is a member of the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, The Country Music Hall of Fame and the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.  He passed away from natural causes in 2003.

Hoyt Axton

Hoyt Axton was a prolific songwriter and performer, best known for writing hits for others.  “Greenback Dollar”, “The Pusher”, “Joy to the World” and “Never Been to Spain” all charted for The Kingston Trio, Steppenwolf and Three Dog Night, respectively.  Axton also had a pair of duets with Linda Ronstadt  make the Country Top 40, with “Lion in Winter” and “When the Morning Comes”.  Mae Boren Axton was Hoyt’s mother, who famously co-wrote “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Pick Me Up On Your Way Down”.

He may also look familiar to folks who grew up on 70’s and 80’s television, with roles in “Gremlins” and “The Black Stallion”.  And of course, he sang “Head For the Mountains” in the famous Busch beer ads.

Hoyt Axton passed away in 1999.

Asleep at the Wheel has canceled their performance at Southland Ballroom.  From

“The band had a change in schedule and the Asleep At The Wheel show is canceled. They look forward to getting back to the area soon.”

If you still want to catch them, they are performing Sunday March 23nd at The Rooster’s Wife in Aberdeen, NC (about an hour’s drive from Raleigh).


After last weeks shortened return to the air, this Sunday promises to deliver a full two hour broadcast of Both Kinds Radio.  NC State Baseball has a 1pm scheduled first pitch against Florida State, which typically means it will be wrapped up by the time we kick off at 4pm.  HOWEVER, there is a very rainy forecast for Sunday which could mean delays, which would screw with my start time.  Now, if it rains all day, they could cancel the game, giving y’all unobstructed Country Music goodness, but we’ll have to just wait and see.  Follow me on Twitter (@bothkindsradio) and Facebook for updates.  Have a great weekend, everybody!

Randy and Hank 3

Well, it didn’t go down like I had hoped, but we got a show off yesterday.  Thanks to the lousy weather we’ve had this winter, the NC State Baseball game got moved up to a 2pm start, which meant I could only do about an hour yesterday.  Whatever, man.  Still felt good.  Really drove home how much I miss my weekly dose of this wonderful music.  It really invigorates me and gets me excited for the week ahead.  You can check out the playlist here.

I mentioned it on the air, but big thanks to Vinyl Ranch for continuing to point me toward new (new to me) artists.  Played, “My Nose don’t work No More” by Randy Howard, which I came to via a mix they posted, but I wanted to play this one instead.  Just not FCC ready, y’all.  Give it a play, it’s Outlaw at it’s finest.

We’ll be live next Sunday, 4pm – 6pm, on WKNC FM.

Courtesy of Jim McGuire,

Today would have been Townes Van Zandt’s 70th birthday.  Although, I think Townes himself would have been very surprised to see this late date.  A troubled soul, his bouts with depression, mania and addictions led to a life too brief, but the music he left behind puts him on the Mount Rushmore of songwriters, and probably the first one you would chisel there.  Beautiful, truthful and goddamn heartbreaking, his modest catalog of recordings leave you wondering what could have been, with the proper producers or with some intervention to drive away the demons that ultimately cut his life short.  But to get the real taste of the power of Townes Van Zandt’s words, voice and music, I highly recommend “Heartworn Highways“, the 1976 documentary that profiles the “Outlaw” songwriters movement.  The humor, charm and songwriting genius of Townes really shine here, and it is a great introduction to the man’s music (it was for me).  It is available to stream on YouTube for a mere $1.99.  Watch the clip below, and I think you’ll agree.  Happy birthday, Townes.