Rise When the Rooster Crows

Sunday, 6-8am
  • Hosted by Jennifer Berman

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. 

Tune in early on Sundays as Rise When the Rooster Crows continues this tradition with gospel offerings from the likes of Bill Monroe and the Stanley Brothers. You’ll also hear Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Ricky Skaggs, IIIrd Tyme Out and some great a cappella offerings. We also announce local events when submitted in writing in advance.

Your local hosts are committed to providing excellent bluegrass gospel music during Rise When the Rooster Crows. We’re proud to be a part of "Public Radio for the Miami Valley" and encourage you to listen and support the programming we provide.

Host Highlights: Doyle Wright

May 2, 2011

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.