Ridgeway Opry House audience broadening

Oct. 16, 2013 @ 07:36 PM

RIDGEWAY — The Ridgeway Opry House and radio station WSHV-96.7 FM, known as Country Legends 96.7, will combine for a new show beginning Sunday evening at 7.

The Opry House has offered live music on Saturday nights for almost 10 years. In a statement released this week by Vance County native Kaine Riggan, a new show with live Ridgeway performances entwined with comedy called “Song of the South” will air on Sunday evenings at 7.

In a prepared statement, Freida Harlow of the Opry House said, ““Listen, there’s some amazing talent that rolls through Ridgeway every Saturday night. We are just glad to have the opportunity to share that talent with a larger audience.”

Riggan is a director and playwright and approached Harlow with the idea.

In the statement, Riggan said, “The work they are doing out there is just too good to be confined only to the walls of the venue. This can be a real platform for growth for the Opry, attracting new audience members and talent.”

Riggan will write and edit the broadcast for Harlow.

The show will be hosted by a character Riggan created and named Bo Dean. Selections from the previous week’s performances will be included along with southern-style comedy sketches, including a segment called “The Redneck News Break,” according to Riggan’s statement.

Shows can be heard on the station’s website at countrylegends967.com or from downloads at ridgewayopryhouse.com.