After spending two years in the army, Berk Bryant found himself hosting a country radio show on Lynchburg, Va.’s WWOD that he dubbed Country Gentleman Time. That was in 1954, and the title stuck. To this day, Berk is still known as the Country Gentleman on the air.
He eventually joined the army again in the mid ’60s, working on the radio at Walter Reed Hospital and on AFKN in Korea. Once his radio gig was up in the army, he spent the last 12 years of his military career as a special agent in counter intelligence.
When he finished up the spy stuff, Berk settled down here and was encouraged by friends to try and get a show on public radio. Well, he did, and he’s been at it for almost 30 years now, hosting WFPK’s sunday evening bluegrass block.
You can hear Berk every Sunday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.