Joe Kendrick

Director of Programming and Operations

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 Stanfield, NC. Joe studied Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There,  where he was able to fulfill his dream of being a disc jockey at WXYC, and hasn't left the airwaves since, volunteering at WNCW soon after graduation.

After living several years and two stints in radio on the coast in Wilmington, Joe was back in western NC where he returned  to volunteering at WNCW while he started his first business, a landscape lighting franchise with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives. In 1999, he met his future wife Amy at the Isotope 217 concert at Vincent's Ear in Asheville, and a year later they wed. The landscape lighting business grew but so did Joe's presence on the radio, and the desire to follow his heart led him to sell his business in 2006. Soon thereafter, he garnered the morning host slot on WNCW and has been full time in Spindale ever since.

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Ways To Connect

Tune in to ARC Overnight with host Rob Daves this Tuesday night/Wednesday morning in the midnight hour for Joe Kendrick's interview with the Asheville, NC instrumental duo Ahleuchatistas. Their seventh release, Heads Full of Poison, has won critical acclaim from DownBeat, The New York Times, and NPR, to name just a few.

WNCW's midday host Joe Kendrick speaks with Moogfest founder Ashley Capps about the festival coming up in downtown Asheville, NC on October 26-27. The third year of the festival honoring the vision of Robert Moog features several generations of artists, from electronic pioneers such as Harold Budd and Morton Subotnick to emerging stars like Santigold and Blondes.

Their conversation airs just after NPR news headlines in the one o'clock hour Wednesday, October 3rd.

Dick Huey was one of the original eight people from Charlotte who created the Alternative Radio Coalition, which debuted ARC Overnight on WNCW 20 years ago this fall. Tune in to Rob Daves' show Tuesday night/Wednesday morning October 2nd/3rd, just after midnight, for Joe Kendrick's conversation with him about his role as membership director of ARC, his memories of the music of the era, and his music career since then. 

ARC Overnight Feature

Sep 25, 2012

Join WNCW's Joe Kendrick as he talks with Markey Austin about her memories of the early days of ARC Overnight, the wave of alternative and regional music from the era, and her return to the airwaves October 7th with co-host "Mad Dog" Sherril Ward as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of ARC on the air.

WNCW host, Joe Kendrick, interviews Dan Patterson by phone from Charlotte as he prepares to cover the 2012 Democratic National Convention after doing the same in Tampa for the Republican National Convention.

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. 

Joe Kendrick, Cathy and Keith Shockley
Provided by Joe Kendrick

Keith and Cathy Shockley travel from Knoxville, TN, to volunteer for WNCW's late-night show, ARC Overnight. This is exceptional, but what makes their story even more memorable is that Keith is legally blind, and hosts the show with Cathy working alongside him as co-producer.
 

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