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Chet DeLong

Bluegrass Ramble Host

Born in mountain country Kentucky, Chet DeLong has lived in central Ohio for 43 years and been part of WOSU’s Bluegrass Ramble since 1990.

He grew up listening to Farm and Fun Time on WCYB in Bristol, Va., featuring the Stanley Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs, and Bill Monroe. “I can’t recall a time of not being in love with bluegrass music,” he says. DeLong has promoted bluegrass shows since the 70s and has attended festivals in many parts of the country.

A charter member of the Central Ohio Bluegrass Association, DeLong has performed in the “Plum Mountain Grass” band for many years. DeLong says he loves to play listener requests.