Academy of Western Artists (AWA) Best Disk Jockey nominee Joe Baker's radio program, The Backforty Bunkhouse Show, airs live every Saturday morning from 6am to 10am on two 100,000 watt stations covering New Mexico and West Texas: "New Mexico's Bear" KNMB 96.7FM and "W-105" KWMW, 105.1FM.
The show is available on the internet, broadcast live "every Saturday morning from 6 AM to 10 AM from the MTD studios located in Ruidoso, New Mexico (MST) on KWMW, Regional Radio W-105" Tune in here on the web.
Find information about his Western Swing Guild at the Backforty Bunkhouse web site.
The Backforty Bunkhouse Show plays Western Swing, Classic Country, Cowboy Music, Texas Honky Tonk, Cowboy Poetry and Texas Music. Independent Artists and record labels are always showcased on the show, along with live "On The Air" special guests.
In addition, Joe Baker offers promotion opportunities, which are described below.
Promoting Our Western Heritage
Joe Baker welcomes music and poetry recordings, and he also does reviews on his Backforty Bunkhouse Promotions web site. You can send recordings and information to:
Backforty Bunkhouse Promotions
106 Roswell Street
Ruidoso, New Mexico 88345
Request Line: 1-877-396-W105
Read about the Backforty Roundup promotional program below.
Backforty Bunkhouse Promotions is offers a way to release a single of your upcoming CD release to nearly 200 western music radio stations in the United States and Canada.
Backforty Bunkhouse Promotions has teamed up with West Texas Country Records in Big Spring, Texas to offer your single song or poem to be included on the Backforty Roundup compilation CD to be released every month. The cost for this is definitely at cowboy Cost.
Each single will include all the album information including your booking contact. This is a way for you to release a portion of your next project before it is released or maybe you just want to refresh a disc jockeys mind.
The Backforty Roundup is strictly limited to Western Swing, Cowboy Poetry and Western Music and each release will be limited to 10 tracks. This is the best of the best and disc jockeys will love it for having the finest, all on one compact disc.
Cowboy poetry has sometimes been left out of the loop and the Backforty Roundup is also another avenue to send it out to those who want it on their radio shows.
The Backforty Roundup compilation CD is not for sale and will be for radio airplay promotions only.
If you are interested in having your song or poetry included on the next Backforty Roundup, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-257-3955 or visit www.BackfortyBunkhouse.com for all the information.
Backforty Bunkhouse Promotions
Backforty Bunkhouse distributes an entire CD (music or cowboy poetry) to its list of nearly 200 western music stations. Contact Joe Baker for details.
More About Joe Baker
For those of us who love the romance of the "western lifestyle" Joe Baker perpetuates this unique form of Americana.
With his slow southern drawl and a tip of his hat he will make you feel as if you were having a cup of coffee with him by a flickerin' campfire when you tune in to his Backforty Bunkhouse Show.
Joe is an avid fan of western swing, classic country and cowboy music and can fill you in on the oldest to latest happenins' in these fields of music.
Joe's radio show is broadcasted throughout all the western states and is strictly "western." Although Joe is only 50 years of age, the show is reminiscent of radio programs that aired in the 40's and 50's. He plays requests, holds contests weekly, giving away new CD's & Tee-shirts or backstage passes to concerts and has a diverse and loyal listenin' audience. He is surprised when a teenager will win a CD of Western Swing or Western Music and get so excited saying "where did you find this kind of music??" Listeners are genuinely pleased to get their hands on it. Joe is helping to preserve this art form by promoting it and his younger listeners are proof of that.
Joe is not your typical Disc Jockey. His first radio program on radio station KYXS in Mineral Wells/Weatherford, Texas was called "Horse Sense on the Finish Line" where he handicapped racehorses for Lone Star Park in their inaugural and second season. Next he had a documentary show called "Horse Sense on the Cutting Edge" which traced the roots of the cutting horse in Parker county, Texas. The Backforty Bunkhouse Show began at KWES Radio in Ruidoso on June, 2001 and ran until March, 2003. Joe has lived all his life hooked on all things "Western" and western swing and cowboy music has always been a big part of that. He does his best to perpetuate this art form.
Joe has been nominated for Disc Jockey of the Year in 2002 and 2003 by the Academy of Western Artists and has been featured in numerous magazines and other publications throughout the United States and Canada.
KNMB, 96.7 FM, "New Mexico's Bear" and KWMW, 105.1FM Are both 100,000 Watt stations located in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Tune in to Joe Baker's Backforty Bunkhouse Show every Saturday morning from 6AM to 10AM only on "New Mexico's Bear" and "W-105!"
Joe Baker has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest and the Cowtown Society of Western Music Hall of Fame. He has also been named Disc Jockey of the Year by the Cowtown Society of Western Music and the Academy of Western Artists.
What They're Saying
I have been aware of your fine work promoting Western music for quite a while, but this is the first time I got to hear the show live and it's a winner! Bobby Newton, Director of the Academy of Western Artists
Joe, you have a great show, you will do WESTERN MUSIC good. Don Edwards, Western recording artist, Weatherford, Texas
Thanks for inviting me on the Back Forty Bunkhouse! You have a great show and we need more of 'em! Red Steagall, Western entertainer/poet, Azle, Texas
Dust off your hat, shine up your boots and get ready for four hours of the best Classic and County & Western Swing to hit the airwaves since the '40s because Joe Baker's Back Forty Bunkhouse Show is on the air and the urge to dance will hit you any minute. Thanks for playing the best music in the world! Robin Deeter, Entertainer, Seattle, Washington
The best country show in Lincoln County. Joe B. really keeps his listeners informed and entertained. Sam Donaldson, ABC News, Washington, D. C.
Keepin' Western Swing alive in the Ruidoso area, do as I do, when I'm in town, I listen to the Back Forty Bunkhouse Show... Pee Wee Whitewing, Western Swing recording artist, Crowley, Louisiana
Thanks to you, Joe, Western Swing is SWINGIN' up in Ruidoso. You have one great show Curtis Potter, AWA Western Swing make vocalist of the year 2002, Abilene, Texas
Great show, my staff and I couldn't keep the radio turned down while we were in Cloudcroft. Honorable Gary Johnson, Former Governor, New Mexico
We appreciate what you do for Western Swing and Western Music. Shows like yours are hard to find these days! Ted Scanlon & the Desperados, Las Cruces, New Mexico
We need more radio stations and shows like yours. I truly enjoyed being on your show. Mike Blakely, Western novelist, songwriter, and entertainer, Marble Falls, Texas.
It was great seeing you in Fort Worth. I can't say enough of how much your support means to me and to Western Music. Joni Harms, 2002 AWA Entertainer of the Year, Canby, Oregon
I know Western Swing means as much to you as it does to us, keep up the great work and the promoting that you do for all of us. Cowjazz, Weatherford, Texas
If you like the music of the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium, then you will like the Back Forty Bunkhouse Show.... Robert Donaldson, former Mayor of Ruidoso, New Mexico
Thanks for your Great show! Floyd Domino, Swing Piano, Austin, Texas
Good show, I enjoyed your laid back style! Nelson Martinez, KOAT Action 7 News Anchor, Albuquerque
I grew up on what some call Country & Western Swing music in Oklahoma. Keep up the good programming and I will continue to be your #1 listener. Honorable Harold Mansell, Municipal Judge of Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico
Joe B's Back Forty Bunkhouse Show features music that lots of folks have been hungering for. I personally have noticed a surge of popularity of this type of format over the past few years!... Peter Lambach, Songwriter and entertainer, Hope, New Mexico
The Back Forty Bunkhouse Show is great to keep that spirit going. I look forward to it from one week to the next! Louise Tilman, Listener, Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico
I enjoy listenin' to your Back Forty Bunkhouse Show...I like the old time country music I used to listen to when I was a kid. Keep up the good work! Tom Sullivan, Sheriff, Lincoln County, New Mexico
Thank you so much for all you are doin' to keep Western Swingin' in beautiful Ruidoso! Ray Reed would be so proud of you, as we all are! Keep doin' what you are doin'...It's important... Barbara Martin, Publisher, Western Swing Monthly
Your show is what Country Music and Western Swing is all about, it just doesn't get any better than this. Vern Stovall, Singer/Songwriter, Clifton, Texas
I've listened to Joe B's show and the way he arranges his program. It keeps the audience informed and at the same time entertaining them with the best choices of Traditional Country and Western Swing music. WAHOO, WHAT A RIDE! David Cline, Singer/Songwriter, Combine, Texas
Your show is great, we need more folks like you! Narvel Felts, Entertainer, Malden, Missouri
Joe B's radio show is my kind of music, the best radio station in New Mexico, just happens to be in Ruidoso. Peggy Rains, Entertainer, Pryor, Oklahoma
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