Update April 29, 2023:
I want to take a moment to update everyone on our situation. We are still in a pause mode. We have not been able to acquire a suitable facility that would work as our new location. The Grinders Switch Hour will continue at some point, hopefully soon. It is my understanding there is an effort underway with contractors working to stabilize the upper part of the Bates building. Our hope right now is that can be completed with no damage to the adjacent building which houses the Knights of Pythias hall and the Grinders Switch Center. Setting up and tearing down for the show each week is not an option. There is a lot that goes into producing the show and requires a lot of equipment that needs to be installed. We very much appreciate your support and understanding. I will post additional updates as we have more information.
UPDATE: MARCH 16, 2023:
We sill do not know much. No location has been located. As I had said previously, it will have to be carefully selected and would become our new home after we invest in building the stage and broadcast facilities. It would need to be downtown or at least close so that we can get our signal to the station for re-broadcast. We're just on a temporary pause! The Tradition Continues, just slightly altered. In the meantime The Grinders Switch Ensemble is available to play at local events. Matter of fact, you can see us LIVE on stage Friday March 17th at The Stables Event Space. We play from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Hope you can make it out!
Unfortunately we must announce that this week's Grinders Switch Hour Show (March 11, 2023) has been cancelled.
The Bates Building, where the Grinders Switch Center is located has been ruled structurally unsafe and condemned due to damage from the recent high wind event. We have been advised that we have to remove all of our equipment immediately.
At this time we have no plan going forward, our focus right now is removing the thousands of dollars in equipment. Should we find a location, it will have to be somewhere that our studio and staging could be constructed and remain, it would be virtually impossible and very costly to set up and tear down each week. Please remember all of us and the show in your prayers as we sort this out and decide how to move forward.
Thanks for your understanding and support!!!
Mickey Bunn - Host-Producer
NOTE: AS A BAND, THE GRINDERS SWITCH ENSEMBLE WILL CONTINUE PERFORMING OTHER SHOWS. WE ARE SCHEDULED TO PERFORM AT THE RIDING THE RAILS STEW CONTEST AT THE STABES EVENT SPACE FRIDAY MARCH 17TH. WE PERFORM FROM 6:30 TO 8PM. WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US! INFO IS BELOW.
Chris "Froggie" Love (Drums, Vocal)
Buddy Chandler (Vocal, Guitar)
Darin Cochran (Band Dir. Lead & Rhythm guitar, Vocal)
Mickey Bunn / Host / Mandolin
Steve "Little Stevie" Turner (Vocal, Guitar)
Bob Shively (Bass)
Doyle Grisham (Steel Guitar)
Mike Blackwell (Vocal, Guitar)
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Steve got his start at the flagship station of the Grinders Switch Hour, then WHLP in Centerville, Tennessee. He appeared frequently on the Lawrence Durham Radio Show. At 11 years old they called him "Little Stevie" with his big guitar. At the time Steve was the youngest radio DJ in the nation. He had a 59 year career at his local radio station. Steve continues with the radio show on a weekly basis as a part of the Grinders Switch Ensemble.
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-Cousin Minnie Pearl-
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