Every Saturday and Sunday

JCA Radio

Join Jubilee Community Arts and WDVX-FM 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville and wdvx.com for five hours of traditional music programming every Sunday night from 5 to 11 pm.  The Sunday Jubilee brings together seven great locally produced programs hosted by JCA staff and volunteers.

5:00 pm - Tennessee Country Classics with host Joe Bussard.  Oldtime, blues and early bluegrass from one of the world's leading collectors.

6:00 pm - Mountain Jubilee with host Paul Campbell.  Latest releases of regional music with historic recordings and highlights of Laurel Theater concerts.  Produced with the assistance of WUOT.

7:00 pm - Live at Laurel.  Concerts from the Laurel Theater.

8:00 pm - Wild Hog in the Woods with host Brent Cantrell.  Ballads, blues, and old-time music with a focus on pre-war and field recordings.

8:30 pm - Cumberland Trail with host Bobby Fulcher.  Produced by the Cumberland Trail Conference and featuring all things musical associated with the Cumberland Trail from Cumberland Gap to Chattanooga.

9:00 pm - The Vinyl Frontier with host Jim Childs.  Old time string band, fiddlers, bluegrass, classic honky-tonk, Nashville sound, blues, r&b, rock-a-billy, sixties soul, gospel and much else from Jim’s collection specializing in small, local label vinyl.

Mountain Jubilee will continue to air on Saturdays at 9 pm on WUOT-FM 91.9.


In its more than two decades of independent public broadcasting, WDVX has intensified a sense of place in our region.  WDVX resists marketing to a narrow demographic, serving a rural and urban audience which includes many sectors seldom reached by public radio.   Regional and visiting musicians play live from their ever-expanding studios and remotely from the field.  Framing their weekday Americana format are locally produced programs of world music, blues, classic Country, independent singer-songwriters, new releases by local performers, bluegrass gospel, bluegrass, and bluegrass.  Most of Sunday afternoon and evening has long been devoted to programming that explores the deep roots and strange turns of Southern mountain music.  Jubilee Community Arts is proud to be recognized for its contribution with the "Sunday Jubilee."

For over 40 years Paul Campbell, former Director of the UT Social Work Office of Research and Public Service and long an active member of the Appalachian Studies Association, has hosted bluegrass and regional music on WUOT's "Music of the Southern Mountains" and "Mountain Jubilee."  We are pleased to announce that "Mountain Jubilee," featuring bluegrass and area music and excerpts from concerts at the Laurel Theater, is now rebroadcast at 6 pm Sunday on WDVX, with production assistance and continued support from WUOT, which schedules a prior broadcast at 9 pm each Saturday.

 "Live at Laurel" presents prerecorded concerts from the Laurel Theater, owned and operated by Jubilee Community Arts.  In addition to showcasing regional traditional arts that serve JCA's primary mission, many popular artists, local artists, and touring acts from traditions outside the region can be heard. 

 Folklorist Brent Cantrell, Executive Director of Jubilee Community Arts, hosts "Wild Hog in the Woods," a program of old-time Southern Appalachian music including raw unaccompanied ballads, timeless early country recordings, radical styles of traditional fiddle and banjo performed by the old masters, all soaked in subtleties of rhythm irreproducible in our time.  Native to rural Warren County on Tennessee's Highland Rim, Brent has done folklore fieldwork in Togo, in the Haitian and other ethnic communities in Miami, and in Tennessee.  His unusual perspective on culture reflects both academic training and intense social experience near and far from home.

Bob Fulcher, Park Manager of the Cumberland Trail and founder and long time Director of the Tennessee State Parks Folklife Project, is internationally renowned for his encyclopedic and enthusiastic knowledge of the nature and culture of the Cumberland Mountains and for many years of important fieldwork and presentation in the traditional arts.  On "Music of the Cumberland Trail" Bobby plays many rare custom recordings of undiscovered musicians living or passed, as well as the professional output of those who made their mark, "the music of our neighbors" in the eleven-county corridor of the 283-mile foot trail under construction from Signal Point to Cumberland Gap.  He also keeps us up to date on the projects of the Cumberland Trail Conference coordinating the efforts of eager trail-building volunteers.

Joe Bussard has spent a lifetime pursuing rare surviving examples of early 20th century American music. His private archive contains more than 25,000 obscure recordings from the golden age of old-time music.  His "Country Classics" radio programs have aired on many stations since 1959, showcasing the tastiest gems in his vast collection and his ebullient and entertaining personality.  The Ball Banjo Company makes possible this special program devoted to the early recordings of Tennessee.

Memphis native Jim Childs is a long time employee of the Knox County Library System and a graduate of the University of Tennessee in History.  He possesses a large, growing and diverse collection of vinyl, which he yearns to inflict on an unsuspecting world. 

  Jubilee Community Arts thanks WDVX for the opportunity to air these shows every Sunday from 6 to 11 pm, at 89.9 FM Clinton, on the web at www.wdvx.com and on its Knoxville translator at 102.9. 

Jubilee Community Arts, 1538 Laurel Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916  (865) 522-5851 info @ jubileearts.org