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Bluegrass for Lunch

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Bob Webster returns to the airwaves on Bluegrass Country each Thusday morning at 10 with his program from Rockingham County radio, Bluegrass for Lunch.

He left  Bluegrass Country at the end of 2012 after 10 ½ years of broadcasting, primarily the Stained Glass Bluegrass program, and retired to his hometown of Burlington, North Carolina.  Bob has been a bluegrass fan from the days of the Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs TV show that he watched while growing up in his native North Carolina. While on Navy active duty in the Washington D.C. area, he discovered Gary Henderson’s shows on WAMU. During the late 1970s, he called in with the correct answer to one of Henderson’s bluegrass trivia questions and won tickets to a bluegrass event.

He became the engineer for the Sunday morning Gospel show Stained Glass Bluegrass with Red Shipley in 2002. In January 2007, Shipley began sharing his microphone with Webster. Upon Shipley’s retirement in September 2007, he became the natural successor to host Stained Glass Bluegrass and become the show’s third host.