Humour - some of the jokes we're famous for ...

Ok, so the show is famous for telling dumb 'dad' jokes and groaners.  I'd have stopped doing it years ago except people keep writing and saying they love it.    There are thousands of them here on this site - all g-rated and family friendly,     you could tell them all to your granny.    Well ok she'll probably clock you with a pan or a wooden spoon before you get to the end but you could IN THEORY!    There's a goodly selection of one liners in the "sayings" section and the rest are all in categories so you can steal the ones you want easily.      

Joke Of The Week

A new camp commander was appointed and while inspecting the place, he saw 2 privates guarding a bench. He went over there and asked them why do they guard it. “We don’t know. The last commander told us to do so, and so we did!” He searched for last commander’s phone number, and called him to ask him why did he want guards in this particular bench. “I don’t know. The previous commander had guards, and I kept the tradition”. Going back another 3 commanders, he found a now 100 year old retired General. “- Excuse me sir. I’m now the CO of your camp. I’ve found 2 guards assigned on a bench. Why did you put them there?” “What? The paint is still wet?!?”

Plenty more jokes where that came from right here ....
Random one liner...
Stress: The confusion created when one's mind overrides the body's basic desire to put your fingers around a neck and choke the life out of some jerk who desperately deserves it.
Check out the most played music on the last 100 shows!

In our exclusive statistics, looking back over the last 100 shows,    the most played song is  New Cut Road (McKay & Leigh)  with Gonna Rise And Shine (Alan Bibey & Grasstowne)  and You Were Mine (Amanda Cook)  close behind.    The most played project is "Outside Looking In" from the Lonesome River Band  Deanie Richardson's Love Hard, Work Hard, Play Hard is coming up fast. .       And of the 661 different artists played on the show in the last 100 shows   the number 1 played band is the great Balsam Range  with The Gracals and Lonesome River Band right behind .
Check out the whole list on our "Dawg's Hot 100" >> page.  

How to listen

How to listen to the show - where and what times?   
The show goes to air in Sydney live for 5 hours,  beginning at 10pm Fridays,  Sydney time,  which is 8am US Eastern Daylight Savings Time and 12 noon GMT.     You can find the show by going to the station's web site at Hawkesbury Radio or via the TuneIn site.  They also have an app for mobile devices you can download from the App store or Google shop.  

There is also a re-broadcast several times a week in Washington DC on Bluegrasscountry.,org.  Currently the show times are 10am Sundays (US Eastern Time)  and 7pm Tuesdays (US Eastern time) 

On Music from Foggy Hollow you'll hear the latest bluegrass - many songs not even released yet.     

Our playlists - what's on the show

I publish the playlist on this site as the show progresses in Sydney.   You can find the current playlist in several ways,  including just click on the link above,  or go to the playlist archives and you can see what was played on any show all the way back to the first show this century!!       

It's not a commercial thing - we dont get any money out of it .   it's just done as a service because in many parts of the world, including Australia and New Zealand bluegrass is pretty hard to find in the stores.    Just click on a  song you like and in most cases you'll be taken to a web site where you can buy downloads or the physical CD.  It's usually the record label site or the artist's own web site. 

You can also use these links to tell the artists that you like the song and that you heard it on Music from Foggy Hollow.     You have no idea what a big boost that is to the artists and record labels - when listeners tell them they enjoyed the songs.    

Anniversaries this week
  • 13/January - Stephen Foster (died this day in 1864)
  • 13/January - Rual Yarbrough (1930) - banjo player, former Blue Grass Boy. Died of pulmonary fibrosis on September 21, 2010.
  • 14/January - Bill Foster
  • 14/January - Radio Station WSM-AM (2002) - after several weeks of intense lobbying, protests and petitions by country fans worldwide WSM CEO Colin Creed announces that WSM is to retain a country music format and will not change to an all-talk and sports format as had been threatened.
  • 15/January - Ralph Stanley (2000) - finally joins the Grand Ole Opry
  • 15/January - Don Reno & Red Smiley (1952) - first recording session
  • 15/January - Alan Watkins (1960)
  • 15/January - Pete Kuykendall (1938)
  • 15/January - Gene Krupa
  • 15/January - Martin Luther King Jr. (1929)
  • 16/January - Tony Trischka (1949)
  • 16/January - Marcus Smith (1971)
  • 17/January - Steve Earle (1955)
  • 17/January - Hylo Brown (died this day in 2003)

Brought to you each Friday, 10pm to Saturday 3am on Hawkesbury Radio 89.9FM, broadcast over the internet on the legendary bluegrasscountry.org, in Washington DC and in Virginia on WNRV Bluegrass Radio 990AM and FM 97.3 

 We play the latest bluegrass, newgrass and acoustic country music from Australia and overseas. We frequently feature a new album each week, playing 4 - 8 tracks off the album during the show and often have interviews with bluegrass personalities or artists.

We welcome listener requests and comments. You can call the show on (02) 45 899 899 and request tunes, or comment about what you are hearing. We love hearing from listeners - it helps get through the long early morning hours. If you prefer you can email the show to request more information about something we've said or done during the show, or let us know about things the other listeners might be interested in.