Hillbilly At Harvard

Hillbilly at Harvard has been hailed by critics and a devoted audience as the best country and western show in New England.

Nearly five decades ago WHRB began presenting then-developing country and bluegrass, from the Carter family to Bill Monroe. The program caught on, and top touring bands began appearing on WHRB. Hillbilly had found a home at Harvard and now can be heard every Saturday from 9am-1pm.

Please direct questions or comments to Hillbilly@WHRB.org.

Listening Schedule

  • Saturday 9am-1pm

WHRB Program Guide

Check our Programs page for our current Program Guide

Praise for Hillbilly at Harvard

  • “My favorite radio show in the world. They have done more to influence [and] educate us in our taste than any other single institution.” - Ken Irwin, Rounder Records
  • “I love those guys!” - Patty Loveless, Country Music Association's Female of the Year
  • “There's nothing comparable to it in Nashville or anywhere else. I'm not kidding!”
    - Grammy Award-winning producer Jim Rooney
  • “Hugely influential.” - The Boston Globe
  • Harvard Gazette article on Hillbilly at Harvard. 'Hillbilly at Harvard' Hosts Heady Hoedown Weekly


Brian Sinclair, a longtime host for Hillbilly at Harvard, has passed away. Read the Harvard Gazette article on the passing of our beloved Ol' Sinc. Article: Brian Sinclair dies at 62