From 1995 to 2009, host Larry Royce had been doing a three hour show every Sunday night onThe WORD-FM in Southeast PA The idea for a one-hour syndicated show developed out of the current bluegrass gospel show after receiving a lot of faborable feedback from listeners and talking with other people involved in bluegrass radio. Larry became convinced that the need existed for a weekly, one-hour gospel bluegrass program which would be syndicated to radio stations across the country. The original show was syndicated from 1997 to 2005 on 28 stations.
Sanctuary was aired on WBYN-FM in Boyertown, PA from July 2009 through November 2014 as well as being on-line at Sanctuarybluegrass.com
Larry hopes that the clear message of Jesus Christ heard in bluegrass music can reach many people and have a profound impact on their lives.
Larry Royce’s long association with bluegrass music dates back to the mid 1970’s when he was living in Washington D.C., the “Bluegrass Capital of the World.”
As a regular customer of the famed Birchmere Club in suburban Washington, Larry was quickly influenced by such guest artists as the Seldom Scene, Ricky Skaggs and the Whites.
His love for bluegrass first led to a three-hour gospel show and then the syndication of his one-hour program Sanctuary. As a host, Larry brings his extensive music knowldege, as well as his own experience playing guitar and mandolin to the program, sharing his wealth of informaton with listeners nationwide.