Bob Mitchell

Host of "Best of Bluegrass"

"Best of Bluegrass" is a weekly syndicated program.
The program name uses letters of my name, B-O-B).
Bob's "Best of Bluegrass" show can be heard each Monday and Thursday at 10:00 AM and again Friday and Saturday at 4:00 PM.

The format is Bluegrass music with occasional traditional country music. Over 400 programs have been broadcast.

Four-Time SPBGMA nominee for "Bluegrass DJ of the Year"

2014 - Selected by AirPlay Direct for an "Industry Pro" Endorsement. (The V.I.P. Professional Development Initiative program was developed to grant opportunities, and resources to worthy artists, radio programmers and music industry professionals globally.) In a news release, Robert Weingartz, Chairman, AirPlay Direct, said, in part, "Bob is a dedicated radio professional, and a very strong supporter of the bluegrass community as a whole. He has been and continues to be a fantastic Industry Ambassador."

2012 - "Honorary Lifetime Member" of the International Bluegrass Music Museum (presented in appreciation of volunteer DJ work on Radio Bluegrass International).

2010 - Featured as the "DJ of the Month" in "Bluegrass Music Profiles".

2009 - Interviewed legendary songwriter Pete Goble for the Bluegrass museum's video oral history project.

1995 - Released an album of humorous songs entitled "Some Days This Place is a Zoo". A bluegrass band, Gary Brewer & the Kentucky Ramblers, provided back-up. One of the band members, Ron Stewart, played fiddle and banjo. Since then Ron has been named the IBMA banjo player and fiddle player of the year. (The CD was a spin-off from a 30 year career as a national speaker and trainer.)

I've played a guitar since the 1950s (Bluegrass, traditional country, big band, Celtic, and folk.) Music has always been a part of my life. As a child, I rode my bicycle to downtown radio stations, department stores, used car lots, and concert venues to hear country and bluegrass music. Many of the artists I heard and met were the first generation artists who set the ground rules and who are now members of the Hall of Fame.