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  • The Sounds of America: The Guiding Light
    The Sounds of America By BMPAudio On April 19, 2021

    The Sounds of America: The Guiding Light

    The Guiding Light was originally created as a daily radio program in 1937.  The 15-minute episodes aired during the day, sponsored by advertisers who targeted homemakers with commercials for soap and cleaning products. The Guiding Light transitioned to television in 1952 and remained [...]

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  • The Sounds of America: “Rainbow Connection”
    The Sounds of America By BMPAudio On April 12, 2021

    The Sounds of America: “Rainbow Connection”

    “I didn’t choose the banjo. The banjo chose me.” Kermit the Frog, March 10, 2021 “Rainbow Connection” was composed by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher as the opening song for 1979’s The Muppet Movie. Originally performed by Kermit the Frog (voiced [...]

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  • The Sounds of America: Flaco Jiménez’s Partners album
    The Sounds of America By BMPAudio On April 5, 2021

    The Sounds of America: Flaco Jiménez’s Partners album

    Flaco Jiménez is a third generation button accordionist and songwriter who represents the best of Conjunto Tejano or Tex-Mex music. He has been performing for over 75 years. Released in 1992, Partners features Flaco Jiménez’s many collaborations with vocalists and players [...]

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  • The Sounds of America: The Harder They Come Soundtrack
    The Sounds of America By BMPAudio On March 29, 2021

    The Sounds of America: The Harder They Come Soundtrack

    Released in 1972, The Harder They Come was the first Jamaican feature film. It starred unknown Jamaican actors and was directed by Jamaica native, Perry Henzell. It is often recognized as the movie that popularized reggae music around the world. The soundtrack [...]

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  • New Season of The Sounds of America Launches on 1A
    The Sounds of America By BMPAudio On March 24, 2021

    New Season of The Sounds of America Launches on 1A

    Every year, the U.S. Library of Congress selects 25 recordings to preserve for all time in the National Recording Registry. These recordings include music, speeches, public events, native languages, historical moments, sporting events… audio that’s important to our American culture [...]

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  • Giving Thanks for the Sounds of America
    The Sounds of America By BMPAudio On November 26, 2020

    Giving Thanks for the Sounds of America

    A Thanksgiving Treat for the Ears. 1A salutes our American audio heritage with recordings selected by the Library of Congress to preserve for all-time in the National Recording Registry. These recordings have been chosen for their historic, aesthetic or cultural [...]

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  • The Hartland Hootenanny on Nashville’s WMOT
    By BMPAudio On August 5, 2020

    The Hartland Hootenanny on Nashville’s WMOT

    August 5, 2020 – Nashville, TN – Hartland Hootenanny, the wildly sincere and sincerely wild weekly variety show created by Old Crow Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor, will leap off the internet and onto the radio airwaves of WMOT 89.5 FM [...]

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  • Red, White and the Blues
    By BMPAudio On July 6, 2020

    Red, White and the Blues

    Originally aired on 1A on July 3, 2020. Red, White, and the Blues is a 1-hour radio special spotlighting blues recordings selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry. These recordings have been chosen for their historic, [...]

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