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For LISTENERS:

For RADIO:
Country Fried Rock weekly radio shows are distributed to radio via Airplay Direct and PRX, Public Radio Exchange.  We produce 24 new programs per year and archived programs for the additional weeks from our catalog of 300 past programs.

For MUSICIANS:
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Country Fried Rock is hosted and produced by radio veteran, Sloane Spencer.
No telephone calls, please.

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ABOUT SLOANE SPENCER & COUNTRY FRIED ROCK
COUNTRY FRIED ROCK: MUSICIANS TELL THEIR STORIES, ONE HOUR AT A TIME

For more than 300 shows, Sloane Spencer has hosted the best in American music:

  • St. Paul & The Broken Bones
  • The Devil Makes Three
  • Ray Wylie Hubbard
  • Mary Gauthier
  • Eric “Roscoe” Ambel of The Del-Lords

From legendary veterans like James McMurtry to newcomers playing clubs and sleeping on couches, each episode features an in-depth conversation as America’s truest musical artists unpack their own tunes and the songs that inspire them, from bluegrass to roots rock.

SLOANE SPENCER, HOST & PRODUCER

  • 15+ years on-air radio personality for major US broadcaster
  • Passionate about great music that corporate radio rarely embraces, until it becomes a big hit and they can’t ignore it!
  • Audiences can hear the experience in her easy, conversational style, and her guests feel relaxed and right at home
  • Lover of all things “musically real” from Blues, Rock & Roll, Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Honky-Tonk, R&B, Soul, Bluegrass, and many other Made-in-America treasures

THE SHOWS

  • Each episode contains the eclectic, educated conversation of the best NPR programs, with the top-drawer production and charisma of major commercial shows.
  • Available for syndication on college, commercial, public and satellite radio.

When I see people of all ages packing into clubs and festivals to enjoy this kind of music, it lights me up. There is obviously a market for authentic American music, and syndicated radio specialty shows and podcasts are reaching those people. That’s what Country Fried Rock is.
—SLOANE SPENCER

Introducing you to exciting new music and letting you eavesdrop on the kinds of conversations that happen among artists at late-night diners after gigs, Country Fried Rock is your guide.  If your job is to make your radio station sound interesting, or if you’re just a fan of great music, come on in.

CFR FAST FACTS

  • Each episode of Country Fried Rock averages 10,000 listeners online and podcast downloads, in addition to its radio station syndication partners
  • CFR has been broadcast on more than 25 stations around the world
  • The CFR website receives an average of 3200 unique visitors a month
  • More than half of CFR listeners tune in at least once a month—and one in four listens every week*
  • CFR listeners support the artists they hear on the show: more than 75% visit the artist’s website, buy their music or attend a live show.
  • CFR listeners are tech-savvy and tied in to social media:

–9200+ CFR Twitter followers
–3600+ CFR Facebook fans

*Listener survey conducted May 2013, Updated August 2015

THE BUZZ

“Country Fried Rock brings together culturally significant music and artist interviews that provide insight into the creation and meaning of their art. Spencer’s musical knowledge and natural ability to craft conversational interviews makes the show an important component for any radio station in search of professional programming that’s unique, entertaining and insightful.”
—JASON SAMUEL Program Director 91.1 The Globe, WGCS, #1 College Radio Station in the US

“Sloane is an educated, passionate, and inspired music lover … Keep the great radio coming!”
—MARY GAUTHIER

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SYNDICATION

Available for non-commercial radio via PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, or directly from Country Fried Rock.  Commercial radio may acquire shows via SoundCloud or Airplay Direct.

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Your roots are showing

Your roots are showing

SLOANE SPENCER ALSO WRITES FOR:

CFR BED MUSIC IS BY:

  • Flat Duo Jets (2016)
  • Drivin’ N Cryin’ (2015)
  • Guadalcanal Diary (2014)
  • The Heap (2013)
  • The Fulltones (2012)
  • Drum & Wire (2011) Drum & Wire was a band in the 1990’s that were friends of ours from Atlanta and Athens, GA.  The music was from their demo masters.

THE LONG, RAMBLING HISTORY
Country Fried Rock started in the jock lounge of a South Carolina radio station, when Sloane Spencer was waxing poetic in the old DJ game called, “If I Ran a Radio Station.” What began as a radio segment on air turned into an independent online radio station and later a specialty radio program and then a podcast about music, without music. Through her 15+ years hosting a daily radio show, Spencer honed her comfortable, conversational interview style, bringing listeners into the discussion as equals, while helping the featured songwriters feel relaxed enough to chat.

Despite ten years of piano lessons, Sloane Spencer’s best musical skill is pressing play. From her first major concert in the front row of John Denver in-the-round in the Atlanta Omni in preschool (where she fell asleep), to skipping class to be in a Drivin N Cryin video at a punk club, Spencer has always been a fan of emerging music and diving into the rabbit hole to trace the origins and connections among musicians. Not a genre purist, Sloane pulls from music that connects to R.E.M. and The Replacements, Sly Stone and the Rolling Stones, William de Vaughn and Hank Williams.

Sloane Spencer frequently participates in panels about podcasting, new media, emerging music, and DIY networking, for both the media and music industries. You can find her work in No Depression, PopMatters, CMT Edge, Medium, and Locally Crafted. When not ignoring her email, Spencer enjoys kayaking, running, reading, and logic puzzles.

When Country Fried Rock began, Sloane Spencer wrote a list of goals that would define “making it,” and in 2015, she realized that had happened. Upon reflection, she concluded that she had not dreamed big enough. The new goal seems perfectly reasonable: world domination. Help us get there by spreading the word when you like a podcast. If you want to hear from us every few months, sign up for the email list. Heck, Sloane can’t keep up with her own inbox — she’s not going to flood yours.