The Voice of The Shoals
Real Country Music is Back on the Radio
Broadcasting from the Music Capital of Alabama in Muscle Shoals, 94.5 FM has become the radio home for Real Country Music… the best records from artists like Alan Jackson, George Strait, Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire, and Tracy Lawrence are played on 94.5 FM.
Classics from the likes of Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Patsy Cline, and Glen Campbell are played every hour to showcase Country Music’s roots, and are featured on our Classic Country Jukebox show Saturdays at 6pm.
Real Country 94.5 FM is also the only source for great Bluegrass music in northwest Alabama! Tune in Saturday mornings from 6am to noon to hear the best records from 1946 to now on Back Porch Bluegrass.
For more great programs, check out our Schedule page!
All this comes to you with Real Country 94.5 FM’s signature service… Special Broadcasts and extra features that make our local, independent radio station something special. We hope you will give us a listen and become one of our Country Neighbors on Real Country 94.5 FM.
The Roots of Country Music
Real Country 94.5 FM plays the first stars of Country Music every Saturday from 5:00 to 6:00 pm on The Wheeler Mountain Jamboree. Old Time Country, Mountain Music, and Fiddle Tunes from generations past make up the most unique program heard on the air!
Artists such as The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, The Monroe Brothers, and The Delmore Brothers provide us with some of the earliest Country or “Hillbilly” records, while newer artists like Ricky Skaggs and Tony Rice give us their new versions of those timeless tunes.
The Wheeler Mountain Jamboree… only on 94.5 FM and our worldwide digital stream here on our website!
Real Country 94.5 FM Heads West on Sunday Evenings
Most folks forgot the last half of “Country & Western” music, but we didn’t! We’ve set aside Sunday evenings to bring you the best in Western music, Cowboy songs, and Western Swing music on The Radio Ranch. But the music’s not all you will hear!
Tune in at 7:00 pm to hear the world’s most famous western drama, “Gunsmoke” as it was originally heard… on the radio! Starring William Conrad, Parley Baer, Howard McNear, and Georgia Ellis, the radio version of Gunsmoke began in 1952, three years before the TV series premiere. It would last for nine seasons.
Following Gunsmoke, we’ll play another radio western such as the cavalry classic “Fort Laramie” starring Raymond Burr, or “The Six Shooter” with Western favorite James Stewart, among others.
At 8pm, the music starts with western and cowboy songs to take you back out west to a simpler time. The Sons of The Pioneers, Eddy Arnold, Rex Allen, Tex Ritter, and other great artists provide the soundtrack for the rodeos and cattle drives of years past.
But don’t doze off at your campfire just yet, because when 10:00 rolls around, we’ll move to the biggest dance halls and ballrooms from Austin to Tulsa where you’ll hear the big band sound of Western Swing! Trade in your faded blue jeans and old horse for your Sunday best and a high-powered Cadillac as you hear the best from Bob Wills, Milton Brown, Hank Thompson, Asleep At The Wheel, and all the rest of the Western Swing artists spanning seven decades.
The Radio Ranch is just another reason to stay tuned to 94.5 FM and our digital stream right here on our website!