The newly formed Flat Rock Playhouse Studio 52 (located in Flat Rock, NC) recently named Sue Fair as its Director of Education.  Sue joined WNCW in Studio A on Thursday, June 11 during Morning Edition.  Have a listen about all the excitement building around the already beloved Flat Rock Playhouse with the addition of Studio 52 - a perfect place for the young actor or actors in your life.

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Friday Feature: Buzz Buzz... Pollination Rocks!

Jun 15, 2015

Phyllis Stiles, Director of Bee City USA, was the special guest of this WNCW Friday Feature Interview of the Week from June 12.  Phyllis told what Bee City USA is all about, some of the cities that have been designated as a Bee City, and details of a Pollination Celebration in Asheville.  Pollination is so crucial to our environment.  Listen to learn more.

Live Friday June 19th at 2pm: JOSH ROUSE

Jun 11, 2015

The dictionary definition of countrypolitan might well include a photo of Josh Rouse, the singer-songwriter whose Nashville roots and current home of Valencia, Spain commingle well on his most recent release The Embers of Time. He visits with us in Studio B before playing Asheville Friday night.

Live Wednesday June 17th at 1pm: THE HIP ABDUCTION

Jun 11, 2015

This Afro-pop/alt-rock outfit from Tampa/St. Pete brings some of that glorious Florida sunshine up to our area with a Wednesday night show at New Mountain in Asheville, and a live session in Studio B that afternoon. Their West African kora and ngoni, reggae rhythms, catchy hooks, and warm, positive message made their 2013 album a Top 10 pick among more than a couple WNCW hosts.

Bonnaroo Broadcast On Friday, June 12

Jun 10, 2015

WNCW broadcasts live from the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this Friday June 12th from 4-6 pm. Join hosts Rob Daves and Brad Watson as they bring the festival to you with a music mix of this year’s performing artists and their experiences on “The Farm” in Manchester, Tennessee. Rob and Brad will also periodically send updates and photos of their musical adventure to our website as the weekend goes on. There’s nothing quite like Bonnaroo, and this Friday WNCW will “radiate positivity” as we take you there over the airwaves!

Updates from Rob and Brad at Bonnaroo

Jun 10, 2015

Same day - 4:12pm CST Experiment time. PC's are full at the moment so I'm posting from my phone. It's worth noting though that in a weekend filled with the previously mentioned multi-genre soundtrack, I once again find some Waylon love. Durham NC's Hiss Golden Messenger just blew us all away with a scorching and most Cosmic cover of Steve Young's Lonesome Onry and Mean. Still working on pictures. Time to rehydrate and hit the What Stage for Spoon. I do hope this post went out. Rob

Special Guest Sabian Warren, Breaking News and Police Reporter, for the Asheville Citizen-Times, talks about Asheville's new Chief of Police - Tammy Hooper.  Hooper becomes the cities  first female chief.

Friday Feature - WNC Filmmaker Debuts Documentary

Jun 10, 2015

Hendersonville's David Weintraub was WNCW's guest on this Friday Feature Interview of the Week that aired on June 5.  This filmmaker proudly talked about his new documentary about Sea Turtles just prior to the film making it Western NC debut.  The film had already shown at a film festival in Charleston, SC, where it was an award winner.

Live Friday June 12th at 1pm: PHANTOM POP

Jun 4, 2015

This funk/jazz/fusion band from Brooklyn, NY has a string of shows in the region this week, including Carborro on the 11th, Charlotte on the 12th, and Boone on the 13th. Phantom Pop is Dave Lowenthal on electric bass, Josh Schusterman on drums, Haruka Yabuno on keyboard, Matt Giella on cornet, and Atsushi Ouchi on saxophone.