Doyle Wright

Host, Down Home Bluegrass and Rise When the Rooster Crows

Doyle is a police captain with a Miami Valley police department.  He has been a host with Down Home Bluegrass and Rise When the Rooster Crows since July 2008.  He plays guitar and sings lead with a local bluegrass band Rock Island Plow Company.  He just loves to entertain.

Down Home Bluegrass

What’s a Saturday night without a good dose of great bluegrass music? That’s exactly what we present each Saturday from 6 to 9pm during WYSO’s Down Home Bluegrass. Our aim is to bring you traditional favorites from our extensive bluegrass library as well as the latest cuts that are creating the buzz among bluegrass fans across the country.  Our in-studio host will play music from bluegrass icons like Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers and Flatt and Scruggs, groups like IIIrd Tyme Out, Lonesome River Band, and Rhonda Vincent and the Rage as well as great new bluegrass bands like the Steep Canyon Rangers and the Grascals. The Down Home Bluegrass program focuses on the music (more music and less talk) but also includes announcements of local events when submitted in writing in advance.

Rise When the Rooster Crows

A recent listener called in and said, “What could be better than a nice Sunday morning, a hot cup of coffee, and listening to bluegrass gospel music on the radio?” Rise When the Rooster Crows aims to provide at least the last third of that prescription as it provides bluegrass and old-time gospel music every Sunday morning from 6-8 am. 

Since 1972, WYSO has been providing bluegrass music during Rise When the Rooster Crows to greater Dayton, Ohio bluegrass listeners.  Dayton, Ohio, and the WYSO listening area, has always been a “hotbed” of bluegrass music, due largely to the number of Appalachian families who migrated to this area’s industrial employment and brought their music with them. 

WYSO Programming Notes
2:28 pm
Mon May 2, 2011

Host Highlights: Doyle Wright

Host highlights features conversations between WYSO Music Director, Niki Dakota and WYSO's volunteer hosts about their programs, how they came to WYSO, etc. This week, Niki chats with Doyle Wright of Down Home Bluegrass and Rise When the Rooster Crows.  They talk about Doyle's love for Bluegrass music and how he grew up hearing it on WYSO.

Down Home Bluegrass airs Saturday nights 6-9pm. Rise When the Rooster Crows airs Sunday mornings 6-8am.