Get the Blues on Public TV

From the Blues Foundation

The National Educational Telecommunication Association (NETA) will feed the 32nd Blues Music Awards for member stations to download free for future broadcasts. We are asking ALL affiliates to reach out to your local PBS station to inform them of the program availability and request they download and broadcast this celebration in your area!

If you do not already have a relationship with your local Public Broadcast Station, this is a great chance to build one!

The following is the official NETA offer along with the details your station will need.  The Blues Foundation’s 32nd Blues Music Awards will be available on PBS feed Wednesday Nnovember 7, 2012 via memphis affiliate WKNO.

The Blues Foundation is very proud to announce that the 32nd Blues Music Awards—that you loved so much on DVD—is coming to public television.  Memphis public television station WKNO is presenting a 90-minute television version featuring winners’ acceptance speeches and performances available via the NETA (National Educational Telecommunication Association) satellite. Check with your local PBS station for the air time in your area!

This annual event, held in Memphis, TN, brings together Blues performers, industry representatives and fans from all over the world to celebrate the best in Blues recordings and performances from the previous year. Each year, the Foundation presents The Blues Music Awards to the artists selected by its members. They are universally recognized as the highest honor given to Blues artists.

“We are thrilled for the opportunity to have our 32nd Blues Music Awards DVD available to PBS viewers,” said The Blues Foundation’s Executive Director Jay Sieleman,” it’s another step in the direction of creating a larger audience for the blues.”

To find your local station and contact information visit

Thank you for spreading the word in your area!

About bluesbeatnews52

Blues columnist writing a weekly column dedicated to the Blues. The only column of its kind in a commercial (paid subscription) newspaper. Column appears in the Middletown Press, Bristol Press, Torrington Register-Citizen, and the New Britain Herald. Forcella has served on the Board of Directors of the Blues Foundation representing the Journalism constituency. Served on the Board of Directors Connecticut Blues Society as Past President and Past Editor of newsletter. Recipient: Keeping the Blues Alive award in Journalism from the Blues Foundation. Has contributed both writing and photos to nationnal blues publications.

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