KET to begin broadcasting Bluegrass & Backroads on February 5 - Kentucky Farm Bureau

KET to begin broadcasting Bluegrass & Backroads on February 5

Posted on Jan 27, 2011
Kentucky Farm Bureau’s television program, Bluegrass & Backroads, will celebrate its eighth season on the air and expand its reach across the Commonwealth by joining the broadcast lineup of Kentucky Educational Television (KET) beginning February 5.

“Bluegrass & Backroads and KET are a perfect fit,” said Bob Shrader, KFB’s video production coordinator. “We try to celebrate Kentucky on Bluegrass & Backroads, showing the cultural diversity in its people, the beauty in its places and the exciting events that take place year-round.”

Bluegrass & Backroads is a 30-minute, Emmy ® Award-winning show that explores the agricultural, cultural, historical and artistic stories unique to Kentucky. Produced at the KFB state headquarters in Louisville, the program is written, filmed, hosted, directed and edited by the two-person team of Shrader and Matt Hilton.

“As we start our eighth season of the show, we’re continuing to search for segments that share not only our rich agricultural heritage, but also our changing culture here in Kentucky,” said Hilton. “We feel that KET’s audiences will enjoy the mix of unique stories and rich folk heritage that our show presents.”

“This is a fun show to produce,” added Shrader. “Over the past seven seasons we’ve had the opportunity to meet some pretty fascinating people and share in their stories.”

The program will debut on KET2 at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 5. From that date, Bluegrass & Backroads will be inserted into the full family of KET programming, airing on KET at 12:30 a.m. on Wednesdays, on KET2 at 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and on KETKY at 9:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Sundays, 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays. All times are Eastern Time Zone. To learn more about the show, get the complete listing of all the stations and times where the program can be seen, or to view episodes streaming online, visit


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