Grand Ole Opry and WSM-A Celebrate 87 Years
October 8, 2012 at 1:50 PM (PT)
As ALL ACCESS previously reported (NET NEWS 10/5), The GRAND OLE OPRY celebrated its 87th birthday last weekend with many artists performing including JASON ALDEAN, STEVE WARINER, RAY STEVENS, CASEY JAMES, RODNEY ATKINS and others, all sharing the stage with a larger-than-life birthday cake. CASEY JAMES also performed a special OPRY PLAZA BIRTHDAY show.
Additionally, GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT Country 650 WSM-A/ NASHVILLE celebrated its 87th anniversary on FRIDAY (10/5).
The radio station, which originally went on the air on OCTOBER 5th, 1925 is celebrating with month-long promotional events including special broadcasts, winning GRAND OLE OPRY tickets for a year and an open house of the station’s broadcast tower, which is now on the NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES. WSM can be heard in 38 states on 650 AM and worldwide at www.WSMonline.com.
The OPRY will continue to celebrate throughout the month of OCTOBER with a schedule full of special shows and events. On TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16th CAPITOL NASHVILLE artist DARIUS RUCKER will be inducted as the newest member of the OPRY, and a portion of the show will air live on “NOTEWORTHY AT THE OPRY,” on GAC-TV at 8p (CT).
On TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd the OPRY will mark MINNIE PEARL’S 100th birthday and on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30th, the OPRY fights breast cancer with WOMEN WHO ROCK FOR THE CURE. For information and a full schedule of events, visit www.opry.com.