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Wichita Rutherford is THE world-renowned Podcast celebrity. He is recognized as a true pioneer of the Podcasting movement and continues to push the envelope with his cutting edge, innovative digital content. He's also precious.

“I want to educate people about Bluegrass, get them interested in it. No matter what kind of music they like, no matter where they’re from, or what they’re background or age is. Bluegrass is for EVERYBODY.”

When Wichita first came on the scene, it was obvious he was something special; an interviewer / Bluegrass historian with a penchant for making famous people laugh. It didn't take long for people to notice...
Alison Krauss, Dierks Bentley, John Paul Jones, Ricky Skaggs, Gillian Welch, Bela Fleck and Doc Watson are just some of the superstars who lined up to be interviewed. Demand became so insatiable that Wichita soon found himself the very first Podcaster with a deal at SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

After a 2 year run hosting three shows; His flagship 5 minute Podcast interview show “5 Minutes With Wichita”, “Wichita Rutherford’s GrooveGrass Show” (30 minutes) and “Nothing New Here with Wichita Rutherford” (1 Hour). “These shows were designed to educate people about the history of Bluegrass music” says Wichita. His “5 Minutes With Wichita” interviews are also heard on 256 terrestrial radio stations in the United States and 11 other countries in Europe, Asia, South America and the middle east every week.

XM is now Wichita's Satellite Radio home after his 2 year run on SIRIUS and his new show "The Grand Old Time Machine" has an unprecedented fan base.

At just a little over 2 years after his first interview hit the radios and iPods owned by millions of now converted Wichita fans, he continues to top the media lists. What’s his goal? “I want to get Bluegrass to people who don’t even know it exists.”