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The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers perform original songs and fiddle tunes inspired by the classic hillbilly, western-swing, and old-time fiddling traditions—and they also mine this same repertoire for forgotten gems that deserve to be heard again.

Tellico, 7:00pm November 11, Burlington Capitol Theater

Apr 28, 2017

Firmly planted in Asheville NC's thriving roots music scene, Tellico is well schooled in bluegrass but with an unbridled organic "Appalachiacana" sound, combining some of the finest voices, songs and instrumental prowess in western North Carolina and beyond. Anya Hinkle and Stig Stiglets' committed, authentic vocals are alloyed with Aaron Ballance's flowing and soaring dobro and Jed Willis' textured and expressive mandolin, rooted in the mountain music they grew up with while pushing tradition into a modern Americana sound aesthetic.

Kevin Gordon, Louisiana-born songwriter who's earned raves from media, musicals peers, and fans in equal measure, released his latest, 'Long Gone Time'  to critical praise from American Songwriter, Pop Matters, Offbeat, & others. Hitting #26 on the Americana Radio Chart, the album also attracted the attention of NPR's World Cafe and Folk Alley; Gordon performed live as a featured guest on both programs.

Amy Andrews has received numerous awards and honors for her songwriting and what one audience member has deemed her ability to "transport" listeners with her performances, and befriend them with her unassuming wit, charm, and candor.

In the last year, Andrews has gone solo, received national press, chatted with the good folks of National Public Radio, and completed an international tour.

This break-out folk trio from Springfield, IL started out in a big way, with their song "Devil" winning the American Songwriter Magazine's Grand Prize before their debut album was released.

The wonderfully crafted songs and tight harmonies of their self-titled debut album have been showing up on many folk charts during the past year.

"Wonderfully original mountain music" -Martin Anderson, WNCW 88.7FM

This Gurf Morlix fellow - Buffalo born, Texas bred - has provided us with countless indelible musical moments in the last 40-plus years: his exemplary guitar and production work with Lucinda Williams: his instrumental accompaniment to artists ranging from Blaze Foley to Warren Zevon; his production of watermark albus for artists such as Ray Wylie Hubbard, Robert Earl Keen and Mary Gauthier - and, since 2000, a sears of eight solo records.

July 1st Programing Changes on TSPR

Jun 18, 2015

Effective July 1, 2016, we will be ending our affiliation with American Public Media and Public Radio International. That means a number of programs, some of them very popular, will be leaving our airwaves.

They are: A Prairie Home Companion, Marketplace, The World, The Takeaway, The Splendid Table, Living on Earth, Science Friday, Studio 360, Performance Today, The Pittsburgh Symphony, Innovation Hub, The Writer's Almanac and Composer's Datebook.

This is a big change, and here are some answers to questions you may have:

TSPR Ice Cream Social- June 5, 2015

May 5, 2015
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Tri States Public Radio invites you to celebrate the partnership of public radio with a cool serving of ice cream in the company of your fellow TSPR listeners and supporters. Weather permitting, we will be setting up a small area behind our studios at 320 W. University Dr. Come out and enjoy ice cream and some of your favorite toppings, drinks, the sounds of TSPR, and some fantastic weather (we hope...). But even if the weather decides not to cooperate, we'll move the party inside to our Vallillo/Holtz performance studio.

Regional Murrow Awards Announced

Apr 22, 2015

Announcements have gone out to the regional winners of RTDNA Murrow awards, and the Tri States Public Radio News Team has recieved two of those regional awards.

January 2015 Survey Results

Mar 5, 2015

You did a wonderful job sharing your opinions with us in our survey.

Jordan Fischer

Tri States Public Radio is going to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performance on September 24th, and you're invited to join us!

TSPR Student Reporter Wins National Honor

Mar 18, 2014
Monica Inglot Photography

Student Reporter Chris Lovingood was one of seven WIU Department of Broadcasting students to bring home an award from the recent National Broadcasting Society's National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition.

The Tri States Public Radio news team has won 5 Illinois Associated Press awards for excellence in broadcast journalism in this year's contest.

Underwriting and Outreach Coordinator

Dec 18, 2013
http://www.ci.galesburg.il.us

This position will be staffed in the soon to be opened Galesburg Office. The primary function of this position is to acquire underwriting support for Tri States Public Radio, renew that support from year to year and act as a liaison to the community at public and outreach events.

More information

Tri States Public Radio has an agreement with Knox College to broadcast public radio programming around the clock.

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