MEDIA & PRESS
The Jamboree enjoys excellent coverage by newspaper, radio and television. Local and regional media outlets have significantly contributed to the popularity and growth of this event throughout the years. Those regularly covering the Jamboree are listed below.
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The Fiddler’s Jamboree has long been one of the most recognized events in this part of the country, and it’s going on right in our own backyard. It’s an honor for DTC TV to present this event in its entirety, as we strive to continue to bring the absolute best programming to our subscribers. In addition to the live coverage on myDTC3 – which is Channel 3 on the DTC TV service – DTC will also web-stream the Fiddler’s Jamboree live at www.DTCcom.net. Viewers from all around the world will be able to access the internet and watch all the dancing, picking and grinning. DTC TV will have the entire event, from kick-off to sign-off, with no interruptions, both on our TV service and via the internet.
WJLE Radio AM 1480-FM 101.7 has been broadcasting LIVE the on-stage entertainment of the Fiddlers Jamboree and Crafts Festival since its beginning in 1972. The first of any electronic media to do so. Listeners can also catch the Fiddlers Jamboree music LIVE on the web stream at www.wjle.com throughout the annual two day festival. As Smithville, Tennessee’s only radio station, WJLE has served DeKalb and surrounding counties with local news weather and sports along with country and southern gospel programming since 1964. WJLE is proud of traditions like the Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree and is honored to help carry on that tradition for more than 45 years. WJLE-DeKalb County's "Local News Leader"
Each year the staff of WCTE travels to Smithville for the Fiddlers’ Jamboree. The WCTE staff provides live coverage beginning Friday evening at 8:30 and Saturday afternoon at 3:00. As the old saying goes… "it ain’t over ’til it’s over" and that goes for their coverage on both nights as well! Join them either on the square in Smithville or on the air the weekend closest to the 4th of July for the best in bluegrass competition!
Hosted by Suzanne Williams and Shan Burklow.
DVD’s of their Jamboree footage are available for purchase by calling (931) 528-2222 or visiting www.wcte.org.