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Music Hosts

Carl and Sandy Beason have been hosting the Saturday Night House Party since 1997.   Their mission is to bring the “House Party” to you, mixing all the different sub genres of the blues.  From New Orleans to Memphis, up the Mississippi River to...

Music Host

Carol Rifkin is a longtime member of the mountain music community and is a nationally known, award winning musician, singer and dancer who has performed on TV, radio, recordings, at festivals, in the BBC documentary Down Home, Appalachia to...

Music Host
Music Host

"Dave Wall has been active at WNCW since 1997, and has been hosting Frank on Friday since 2001.  In true WNCW fashion, Dave enjoys a wide variety of music along with a healthy diet of Frank Zappa.  He also enjoys playing old time music on...

Technical Director, Music Host

Dennis was born in Boiling Springs NC, raised in the #1 Township (home of Junie and near Horace and Earl Scruggs) he comes from a family musical background and grew up with Bluegrass and Country & Western as the soundtrack surrounded by the...

Music Host

Joe Kendrick was born in Jacksonville, Florida while his father was in the Navy, but has lived all but the first two years of his life in North Carolina. His formative years were spent far off in the woods at his family's home in rural...

Music Host

John started as a volunteer radio announcer in the spring of 1995, spinning vinyl and a brand new media, the Compact-Disc. He recalls, “In those days we had, reel-to-reel recorded programs, and guests crowding around the one mic to perform live...

Music Host

Laura Blackley is a writer, musician, and artisan farmer living in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. She hosts and produces two shows for WNCW--Local Color, which spotlights music from throughout WNCW's listening area, and...

Music Director, Host

Eschewing his mother’s taste for easy listening music early on, Martin Anderson was raised on his dad’s love for jazz, his brother’s Beatles/classic rock LP’s, and the bluegrass and Top 40 radio of the D.C. area.  He played trombone all through...

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