For fifty years, Del McCoury's music has defined authenticity for hard core bluegrass fans. And yet, he and his band also have that knack for appealing to music fans that merely flirt with the genre of Del's former bandleader Bill Monroe. Take the band's recent work with David Grisman, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Keller Williams...then there's that "motorcycle song"....
Twenty years ago, WNCW signed off the air at 2 a.m. each weekday before coming back on air at 6 a.m. in the morning. A group from Charlotte came over to Spindale and changed all that in the fall of 1992, bringing ARC Overnight to the airwaves and making WNCW a 24-hour station.
Join Joe Kendrick on ARC Overnight next Tuesday night, September 4th during Rob Daves' show. He will interview Jay Sanders of Asheville's E. Normus Trio, upon the release of his new album of all-original jazz, Love & Barbiturates.
I grew up in Spartanburg so Appalachia is in my blood. I first discovered WNCW while going to school in Clemson. I just found it by chance while flipping through stations. I've been in love ever since. I really can’t listen to any other radio station. Only WNCW understands my musical needs. In 2006 I moved to Seattle where I got an office job, and while I despise sitting behind a desk, on the bright side I am able to listen to you guys every day. Specifically, I make sure I catch Roland from noon to 3pm west coast time (3-6 EST).
The small community of Grahamtown is a community within a community - the traditional heart of the African American community in Rutherford County. Several world famous black Americans began their education in small black schools in the county from the end of the civil war to the end of segregation, not only in Rutherford County, but in thousands of small communities across the country.
WNCW will have booths at both the Asheville Wine and Food Festival this Saturday and Music on the Mountaintop over the weekend. Be sure to stop by our booth if you're at one of these festivals.
Dynamite Roasting will be joining WNCW at the Asheville Wine and Food Festival to give out samples of our very own WNCW Blend of coffee. If you haven't tried it yet, this will be a great opportunity for you to get a taste of this unique, organic coffee blend.
Asheville has grown to become known as a trailblazer in the making of beer, wine and distilled spirits, as well as the slow food movement and sustainability. On Saturday, August 25, Asheville Wine and Food Festival 2012 will showcase the best in food and drink offered in Asheville and surrounding areas.
Dr. David J. Boudreaux is a professor of economics and former chair of the Department of Economics at George Mason University. A regular columnist with The Wall Street Journal, Boudreaux reportedly writes about 400 letters to editors, journalists and producers at major media annually, disputing misreporting and intellectual dishonesty. Dr. Boudreaux also writes about the events of the day at his popular blog, Cafe' Hayek.