Peak of the Week
3:05 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

Thursday Night the 11th between 8pm & Midnight: DONNA THE BUFFALO - Tonight, Tomorrow, & Yesterday

Herd of 'em?  One of our favorite bands, with what might be one of our favorite albums of theirs.

4:13 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

WNCW's Stream Is Now Working

UPDATE - July 2, 2013 at 5pm: WNCW's stream is back up and running.

July 2, 2013: WNCW's stream is temporarily down due to server problems.  Our server host is working to resolve the issue.

9:50 am
Tue July 2, 2013

VIP Giveaway to Carnavalito This Morning

WNCW's VIP Giveaway to Carnavalito

Tune in this morning for details on how to win a pair of VIP Passes to Carnavalito with Toubab Krewe at Pisgah Brewing Company on July 3-4.

The package include a two night camp site at KOA.  The VIP passes include a Carnavalito Grab Bag, early entry into the event, a private guided brewery tour and tasting and preferred stage viewing.

New Tunes at Two
9:59 pm
Sat June 29, 2013

New Releases Featured This Week, July 1st-3rd, 2-3pm

THE BILLY SEA - Global Americana

Monday the 1st: ROY BOOK BINDER - The Good Book...

Tuesday the 2nd: DUMPSTAPHUNK - Dirty Word...

Wednesday the 3rd: THE BILLY SEA - Global Americana

Spindale Cycle
9:53 pm
Sat June 29, 2013

Monday Night July 1st at 8pm: PETER ROWAN - The First Whippoorwill

This week marks a number of notable bluegrass birthdays, including Keith Whitley, Byron Berline, Jeff Autry, and the 4th of July birthdays of Charlie Monroe and Peter Rowan.  So for our Spindale Cycle, how about Peter Rowan's 1985 tribute to his mentor (and Charlie's brother) Bill Monroe.  Sam Bush, Bill Keith, Alan O'Bryant, Richard Greene, Roy Husky Jr., and Buddy Spicher join Rowan for this great collection of Monroe classics.  Besides, in this week of celebrating our country, what's more American than bluegrass? 

Peak of the Week
9:45 pm
Sat June 29, 2013

Thursday Night the 4th between 8pm & Midnight: SLAID CLEAVES - Still Fighting the War

One of our favorite Americana songwriters returns with one of his most solid collections yet.  On this, his 9th album, Slaid Cleaves once again covers a variety of issues affecting blue-collar/working-class Americans, as evident in some of the titles: "Rust Belt Fields", "Welding Burns", "Hometown USA", and the title track.  Appropriate topics to reflect on as we reflect on all things American for the holiday.  To quote Alan Harrison of No Depression: "I bet Dylan, Young, and Springsteen wish that they could still write songs like these."

6:34 pm
Sat June 29, 2013

WNCW At The Red, White and Bluegrass Festival

If you are at the Red, White and Bluegrass Festival this coming week, be sure to stop by WNCW's booth.

Air Studio
4:19 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Live Tuesday the 25th at 2pm: BILL PAYNE & GABE FORD

Keyboardist Bill Payne co-founded Little Feat in 1969 with Lowell George, Richie Hayward, and Joe Estrada.  After 40+ years of touring/recording with one of our favorite bands of all time, as well as Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, and others, you KNOW he's got some stories to tell!  He'll be joined by Feat drummer Gabe Ford as they spend an hour or so with Joe Kendrick before playing Asheville Tuesday night for "Tracing Footsteps: A Journal of Music Photography and Tales From The Road".

4:17 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Morning Edition Wednesday, June 26: The Uncommon Male Mentoring Program

Dr. Johnny Smith, Dean of Learning Support and Retention at Isothermal Community College and organizer of the Uncommon Male Mentoring Program

In this final of three interviews on the status of race relations in the United States in 2013, you'll meet Dr. Johnny Smith, Dean of Learning Support and Retention here at Isothermal Community College. 

I chose Dr. Smith to interview for this series because he is the perfect example of what can be accomplished by men of color when given a reason to succeed against seemingly impossible odds.

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5:39 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Morning Edition 6/24: Colors - An Outreach Program By Spartanburg Art Museum

Life, no matter where you come from or where you're going, IS colorful.  That is part of the inspiration for COLORS - a program highlighted as the second segment of a three-part series on race relations in the United States in 2013.

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