KCLC BLUEGRASS DJ BIO's.
Walter Volz (Mon. - 7:00-10:00 PM)
Terry Moses (Tues. - 7:00-10:00 PM)
Liz Tiemen (Wed. - 7:00-10:00 PM)
Jim Baker (Wed. - 7:00-10:00 PM)
The above can all be contacted at:
c/o KCLC Radio Station
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, Mo. 63301
Gene ("That about knocks the rag off the bush") Roberts, along with Co-Host, Walter Volz, hosts the Monday night Bluegrass show on KCLC from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. He also does a show on another radio station on Tuesday morning from 9:00 am to Noon, called "Country Function and Bluegrass Junction". Gene is proud to be a charter member of the M.A.B.C. (Mo. Area Bluegrass Committee), and the I.B.M.A. (International Bluegrass Music Association). Gene was also an early member of the CMA, (Country Music Association, and also of the G.C.M.A., (Gateway Country Music Association). As of May 2001, Gene has accumulated 54 years of Radio/Broadcasting under his belt. He got his first radio program on the Armed Forces Network on Okinawa in May of 1947. (As he says, "I have played a lot of Bluegrass on a lot of Radio Stations."
Gene says he likes all forms of music, with a particular love for Bluegrass/Country, Gospel, Cajun, and some Rockabilly thrown in. He is still very active in radio but not as much as he used to be, he adds. In Gene's own words,
"I have done it all for many years. Now I let the younger folks do it and I do what I can when I can."
Walter is Gene Roberts partner (and sometimes straight man) on Mon. night. He plays a fairly
tolerable mandolin, and, he and his wife, Willa, are part of a band called "Split Rail". Walter and Willa, co-host another Bluegrass show on Sun. afternoon from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM, on yet another St. Louis radio station.
Terry Moses came to KCLC for the second time filling in for Gary
Price's Tuesday Night bluegrass spot in December 1998 due to Gary's
work schedule. Terry attended Lindenwood University from 1975-1979
and served at different times as KCLC's Student Station Manager,
Program Director, Music Director and News Director. Terry's first
significant exposure to Bluegrass came during his college years when
he was the board operator for Gene Roberts on KCLC.
Terry co-hosted a bluegrass show on another St. Louis station from
1988-1993 and an Americana/Acoustic/Folk show on that station from
1995-1998. Terry was also that station's Program Director in 1993 and
from 1996-1998. Most recently, Terry was the Sunday afternoon host at
KWRE Warrenton, MO (July 1999 through June 2001). He has also
co-hosted a commercial morning drive radio show at KBXR Columbia, MO;
worked on air and was Music Director for KJMO Jefferson City, MO; and
was Music Director at WIL St. Louis in 1980-81. Terry is a member of
International Bluegrass Music Association and The Americana Music
Association. He has served on seminar panels at the IBMA Trade Show
and the Gavin Report Americana Conference.
Terry welcomes reqests on Tuesday Night 7-10 p.m. at 636-949-4891.
You can also contact Terry at email@example.com or at
Another of the Subs on KCLC, Vic Canter has been around radio broadcasting for about 15 years, and says he has always been around BG Music. Vic helped out Gary on
the Tues. night show. - - - He plays Guitar and the Doghouse Bass. - - - His favorite music, is of course, Bluegrass, with a little Bluegrass Gospel and Southern Gospel thrown in. - - - Vic says he doesn't necessarily have a favorite artist or group, he likes a lot of them. - - - As far as D'Jing is concerned, Vic says, He just likes to play good music for some great people. Vic would also like the world to know, "Gary Price is my hero."
Jim does the Wed. night show on KCLC, along with Liz Tiemen.
Liz is Jim Baker's co-host and adds some color to the Wed. night BG show.
Your Thursday night host and native of Pennsylvania, Larry grew up listening to and attending the WWVA Wheeling West Va. Jamboree. Influenced heavily by Doc & Chickie Williams and all the Border Riders as well as Wilma Lee & Stony Cooper, Hank Williams, and Flatt & Scruggs, he is a lifetime lover of Old-time Country, Bluegrass, and Irish music. He has been a member of the M.A.B.C. (Mo. Area Bluegrass Committee) since 1991, is a member of S.P.B.G.M.A., O.B.G.M.A., and Tri-State Bluegrass Assoc. Has been involved with KCLC at Lindenwood Univ. since Mar. of 1993. Likes to keep Bluegrass traditional, (no drums, no electric). His favorite type of music would have to be Bluegrass Gospel. Favorite artist is Charlie Waller and the Country Gentlemen. Some of his songs, says Larry, such as "Even Now", and "Legend Of The Rebel Soldier" give him goosebumps.
Larry plays the Guitar but not enough, he jokes, to be considered a picker. He says he loves to play Bluegrass on the radio, and especially loves it when he makes BG converts or when someone calls in and says they happened to catch his show and love the music.
Larry says he loves BG because there is a strong tie through it back to our ancestors. If you can imagine your Uncle or Grandfather sitting on the porch of their cabin picking and singing, it makes you realize what we are doing today is not that much different from what they did music-wise 100 years ago.
Some of Larry's other hobbies include Civil War reading and research. Being a computer professional, Larry also maintains the Bluegrass portion of the KCLC/Lindenwood University Web Page on the Internet, as well as maintaining the Bluegrass Library of over 1800 CD's in a database for access by the other DJs.. He also tries to get out to as many Bluegrass Festivals as possible during the year. If you would like to get in touch with him, his Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Born several years ago in Southern Missouri. Has always enjoyed Bluegrass Music, even though, back when he started listening, it was called "Hillbilly Music". Has always enjoyed Country and Western music, too, but somebody killed it, so Bluegrass was the only true music left. What a break.
Drove "Over the Road" trucks for 35 years, with the best music to keep him company all night. Sure made it a lot easier. Bob says he knew he wasn't the only listener, because when he would stop at a Truck Stop, the other drivers would say, "Did you hear so & so play that Fiddle-Dobro-Guitar-Banjo?" He still trys to listen to as much Bluegrass as possible, but live shows and festivals are really the best way to enjoy Bluegrass, he says. Has been helping Larry Reighard out on his Thursday night Bluegrass show for about a year.
Larry has been a part of KCLC since 1995, when he was Gene Robert's co-host. Larry has a long history of radio broadcasting, having worked for several St. Louis radio stations, and he currently co-hosts a show called "Country Function and Bluegrass Junction" on another station on Tues. mornings from 9:00 to Noon, again, along with Gene Roberts. His professional gig is hosting the evening (6:00 PM - 10:00) Country radio show at KWRE in Warrenton, Mo.
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