There are many reasons why I think WKNC is the best radio station on the planet, and a few weeks ago I was given another reason: a new show called Both Kinds Radio. Hosted by long time WKNC DJ Big Fat Sac, the show airs real country, not the pop-influenced stuff currently being produced:
With apologies to Toby Keith, Faith Hill and Scotty McCreery, the real sound of Country and Western music is hard to find on your radio dial, these days. Both Kinds Radio aims to change that. I am your host, Big Fat Sac (formerly of Wash Behind Your Ears 2003 – 2008), and every Sunday from 4pm until 6pm I’ll be presenting a wealth of Country and Western Swing music from the 1930s through the 1970s.
The show first aired during Memorial Day weekend, and plays artists such as Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Gene Autry, among others. It’s a perfect weekend complement to my other favorite WKNC show, Americana, Blues, and Company (now with a new host) that airs on Saturdays from 10AM until noon.
On the most recent show, the host played the Mac Davis classic It’s Hard to be Humble, and encouraged listeners to view the clip of his performance on the Muppet Show (above). He suggested on the show’s Facebook page that it could be WKNC’s new theme song.
Both Kinds Radio is a great addition to Raleigh’s airwaves, and yet another reason why WKNC is one of the greatest things about the area. Even if you’ve never considered yourself a fan of country music, I encourage you to listen to the show. You may be surprised at the number of songs you recognize as well as how much you enjoy these twangy classics.
Tune in (or stream it) on Sundays from 4PM until 6 to hear one of the best shows on radio.