The Celtic Heartland Radio Show ran from January 2, 2003, through September, 2007. It was heard each Thursday evening on KZUM Community Radio, Lincoln, NE, and was the first radio show in Nebraska dedicated solely to the Celtic music genre.
It was created, produced, and hosted by Barb Biffle, using her maternal grandmother's more Celtic sounding name of Grace McKinley. The hour long show was streamed world-wide, and featured in-studio and phone interviews with a variety of musicians, as well as recorded music from the seven Celtic nations.
It had a strong listener base, even some folks as far away as England, Ireland and Spain. In fact, one fellow in Barcelona contacted Barb to dedicate a song to his friend who was attending the University of Nebraska!
In-Studio and Phone Interviews:
Alan Reid, Beth Gadbaw, Bonnie Rideout, Brody Allen, Changeling, Chipper Thompson & Mason Brown, Chris Sayre, Colin Dunne, Colcannon, Connie Dover, Crasdant, David Kincaid, David Marsh, Erin Hart, Four Shillings Short, Gaelic Storm, Gwen Meister & Bill Beemer, John Baylor & Charlie Horner, Karen Ashbrook & Paul Oorts, Kathy Mattea, Ken Kolodner, Kenneth Sillito, Leonor Ceballos, Maev, Mairtin de Cogain, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Aaron Svoboda, John Good, Terry Keefe, The Elders, The Fuscia Band,
Fun Fact: In a tribute to her paternal grandmother, Nell Picker, Barb used her name when filling in one time as a host for a Sunday Morning Gospel show on KZUM.