TV CEO awed over show’s award


     (AAPNW-TN) – Michael Johnathon’s ( “WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour” ( which is broadcasted on BlueHighways TV, has been awarded the 2012 National Telly Award for its “Celebration of Appalachia & Mountain Music.”  This WoodSongs episode, which featured Emmylou Harris and others, who sang songs about their mountain heritage and expressed concerns about mountain top removal coal mining, will premiere on Friday, July 20 at 7:00 pm EST, and replay it periodically through the end of July 2012.

     “All of us at BlueHighways TV are thrilled that Michael’s show has been honored with a Telly and wish him our heartfelt congratulations,” said Stan Hitchcock, Chairman and CEO of BlueHighways TV.  “Woodsongs has long been one of the most popular shows on our network, and we are pleased to be able to continue to offer our viewers this award-winning program.”  The radio show was awarded the TV prize over 11,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents.

    Produced 44 weeks a year at the historic Kentucky Theater in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, “WoodSongs” also broadcasts on a number of PBS stations nationwide, as well as on 507 radio stations worldwide plus the American Forces Radio Network in 173 countries and every military base and US naval ship at sea.



     BlueHighways TV  (  is an independent multi-platform network, delivered in both standard and high definition, which grew out of the great interest that audiences have in exploring the folklore, music, traditions, destinations and artistry of America.  

     The Telly Awards ( is the premier award honoring the finest film, TV and video productions, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs.

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