Friday Feature: Western NC Author Alexandra Duncan

Sep 21, 2015

Science Fiction Author, Alexandra Duncan was guest on the Friday Feature Interview of the Week on Sept. 18.  Duncan, a native of N.C. and now Asheville resident, got notable acclaim for her first book 'Salvage' and has just released a new one entitled 'Sound'.  Hear all the details in this edition of Fri. Feature.

This information was submitted by the Host and Producer of The Friday Feature Interview, Paul Foster. 

Friday Feature: Memories of Merle & Doc Watson

Sep 21, 2015

During this WNCW Friday Feature of the Week from Sept. 11, Patricia Payne was special guest.  Patricia dated Merle Watson years ago before his tragic death.  Merle of course is the son of the legendary Doc Watson (also now deceased) and whom Merlefest is named after.  Patricia continued a close bond with Doc and even other members of the family, that continues today.  She wrote a short documentary, "A Blue Ridge Love Story - A Documentary of My Days with Merle."

History Dibs 'n' Dabs

Sep 15, 2015

Each Tuesday through Thursday morning during Morning Edition,  the folks from Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort, NC bring us "History Dibs 'n' Dabs", brief explorations into the rich and colorful history of western North Carolina. 

Live Monday, September 14th at 2pm: DANIEL ROMANO

Sep 11, 2015
Mike Ford, Now Magazine

We love this return of the classic 60's/70's outlaw country sound of Gram Parsons, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, and others of late, with newcomers like Sturgill Simpson and Daniel Romano in particular bursting onto the scene. Romano hails from Ontario, and has a wide pallete of sonic layers on his newest release. He plays Boone Monday night, Knoxville Wednesday night, and Bristol's Rhythm & Roots Festival next weekend. We'll let you know if he wears one of his incredible suits like the one above when he joins Scotty Robertson in our studio.

WNCW's Friday Feature Interview of the Week featured the Western Regional Representative for Preservation North Carolina, Ted Alexander.  Find out the groups purpose, projects, and more during this Friday Feature that aired Sept. 4.  Special host Interviewer was Joe Green.

During the More To The Story from Sept. 2nd, WNCW's Paul Foster interviewed the Food Reporter from the Asheville Citizen Times - Mackensy Lunsford, who provided insight on why Asheville doesn't have enough Chef's and other workers for its booming restaurant industry.

Issued by Host and Producer of WNCW's More to the Story segments Paul Foster

Live Friday September 11th at 11am: HEARTLESS BASTARDS

Sep 8, 2015
Scott Newton

Members of this great garage rock band out of Cincinnati and Austin join Joe Kendrick Friday morning on their way to their Friday night show at the Orange Peel in Asheville. Fronted by the powerful, dynamic voice of Erika Wennerstrom, the band is on tour with their latest album Restless Ones, bound to make a showing in WNCW's Top 100 of 2015.

John Felty Co-Producer of The Mountain Song Festival in Brevard will stop by in the Noon hour to talk about the 10th Anniversary Edition coming up September 10th-11th-12th, 2015.

Wednesday, September 9th at 11am: Guest DJ GRAHAM SHARP

Sep 4, 2015

The banjo player for the Steep Canyon Rangers is also one of their great songwriters, and you've heard him take lead vocals on a number of tunes over their recent albums, including the brand new release "Radio". Tune in as we let Graham take the lead with WNCW's music mix between 11 and Noon. We'll learn the latest about the Rangers' new album, their upcoming Mountain Song Festival in Brevard, and more.

Live Thursday September 10th at 1pm: THE REVELERS

Sep 4, 2015

This fun band from Lafayette, LA spices up their Cajun and zydeco roots with rock, pop and R&B influences, and come to Boone on Thursday and Asheville on Friday. Most of the six guys have spent time in the Red Stick Ramblers, but collectively they bring together a big gumbo of other experiences and influences too. Get ready for a fun live session.