About Carol Beaugard
Carol Beaugard is the host Lonesome Pine RFD from WFDU-FM, Farleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck New Jersey. Since 1984, Carol has gained a devoted audience and is recognized as the authoritative voice of bluegrass and country music in the NY Metropolitan area. WAMU’s Bluegrass Country picked up her show in September 2007.
Over the years Carol has welcomed many legendary artists to the studios of WFDU-FM as her special guest. Highlights include in-studio concerts and interviews with Rhonda Vincent, Ralph Stanley, Alison Krauss, The Del McCoury Band, Dudley Connell, Bob Amos of Front Range, Tony Rice, Hazel Dickens, The Reno Brothers, Tony Trischka, Tom Adams, Tony Furtado, David Grier, Barry Mitterhoff, Walt Michaels, and Ken Burns, producer and director of the documentary series “The Civil War” among many others.
Carol’s radio work was profiled in a feature story in “Bluegrass Unlimited” and “Bluegrass Now”. Her renown in radio has led to emcee appearances at Lincoln Center and The Bottom Line, The Windgap Bluegrass Festival, The Gettysburg Bluegrass Camporee, The Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival, The Peaceful Valley Bluegrass Festival, The Pines Hotel, The Emelin Theater, and The Turning Point. Carol was the emcee for John Duffey’s last live concert appearance at the John Harms Center for the Arts in Englewood, NJ, just three days before his untimely passing.
Carol is also a vocalist and performer. She formerly led her bluegrass and country band “Grovers Mill” with appearances at festivals and concerts throughout the tri-state area. Additionally she appeared as an actress, singer and dancer in Off-Broadway houses and dinner theaters throughout the Northeast. She studied acting at the prestigious HB Studios in New York.
Carol’s broadcast credits include on-air work with ABC-TV, WGBH-FM, WMCA-AM, Jukebox Radio, WMTR-AM, WCTC-AM and WVNJ-AM. She is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston, MA, and holds a Bachelor of Science and Speech. She is the President and Founder of Affairs of Distinction, a full-service event and wedding planning company. She has been featured as one of the country’s leading event planners on The Style Network’s “Whose Wedding is it Anyway?”, TLC-TV’s “The Wedding Story”, “Event Solution Magazine, New Jersey Monthly, Savvy Living and New Jersey Bride.
When not enjoying bluegrass, her favorite pastimes and passions include dancing (everything from swing to contras), hiking, strong coffee, Christmas, cats, autumn leaves, traveling and exploring historical sites. Carol dreams of ultimately living in a mountain setting in the Berkshires or the great Northwest. Wherever she goes, she hopes she will always be involved with traditional American music, and considers it a joy and privilege to share bluegrass on the air.