WJDR’s 2016 Country Showdown winner, Mrs. Bailey Alford from Columbia, has released her first EP album titled ‘Elsie’. Bailey also went on to win the state competition for the Country Showdown in 2016 and since then has been working on recording and finishing her first album. Head to the... Read More.
The 2017 WJDR Country Showdown is coming to Columbia on October 7th at the stage in Friendship Park at 2pm! Our winner last year, Bailey Alford from Columbia, went on to place first in the state competition which made her a spot on the national ticket! There is so... Read More.
JACKSON – GRAMMY Award® winners and Mississippi natives The Band Perry will headline the Governor’s Concert for the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration South. The free event kicks off celebrations around the state during 2017. “We are honored to celebrate the 200th anniversary of statehood with world-renowned musicians who make Mississippi’s... Read More.
We are proud to announce that our winner of the 2016 WJDR Country Showdown, Bailey ‘Elsie’ Alford from Columbia, MS, has blown past the next step of the competition and will advance to the national final round in Nashville. She was named the winner of the Midsouth Semifinal competition... Read More.
Columbia, MS – October 1, 2016 – The Marion County Historical Society is proud to present the 51st annual Heritage Fest on October 1, 2016 from 9:00am to 5:00pm at Columbia Friendship Park, sponsored by Coca Cola and The Columbian Progress. The MCHS’s Heritage Fest is a traditional family... Read More.
Happy September 1st, y’all…. Today is Barry Gibb’s 70th birthday! Sadly, Barry is the only living member of the band left with Maurice passing in 2003 and Robin in 2012. The brothers formed a songwriting partnership in 1966 and had a very successful run at the charts long before... Read More.
From that weekend in mid-August 1969, Woodstock has been a major moment in early rock history. Here in these parts, there was a festival that was just as important, if not quite as big, as that well known festival. Today we remember The New Orleans Pop Festival, which was... Read More.