Martin Anderson

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 high school, but upon starting college decided to spin the music of others instead, so he began volunteering for the University of Delaware’s WXDR/WVUD overnight and morning mixes.  He promptly put his B.A. in American History to use by moving to Eugene, Oregon, where he spent the 90’s working in natural foods, environmental causes, and above all, public radio. He hosted various folk, world, Triple-A, and other shows at KLCC, and started a “Miles of Bluegrass” show at KRVM.   After two years working underwriting sales and various music and public affairs programs at KHSU in Arcata, CA, Martin joined WNCW in 2001 as your weekday morning host.  He loves interviewing the many talented musicians who come to Studio B, stretching out with the many styles ‘NCW embraces, and reflecting the themes of listeners, events of the day, and our beautiful Southern Appalachian landscape.  As Music Director, he books our live sessions, keeps in touch with the record labels and promoters that send us new music, and programs various features heard throughout the week, from new music spotlights to The Spindale Cycle.  When not at the station, he enjoys hiking, gardening, traveling, history, and raising his daughter on good music and more.    

828-287-8000 ext. 1610

 

Ways To Connect

The Asylum Street Spankers were originally formed with the help of singer/songwriter Guy Forsyth back in the day, and now he and various Spankers are back together, this time as The Hot Nut Riveters - Texas’s Original Recession Era String Band.  Roland welcomes them to WNCW as they make their way towards their Grey Eagle show Thursday night in Asheville.

Nora Jane Struthers discovered a love for American roots music in part thanks to her father taking her to Galax and Mt.

We celebrate the June 8th birthday of one of our favorite guitarists of all time with this 5-star album that also features Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, & Ricky Skaggs, and a great collection of songs from the pens of Merle Travis, Norman Blake, Gordon Lightfoot, Jimmy Martin, and the Delmore Brothers, not to mention definitive versions of some old traditional tunes.

Various Artists
Chimes of Freedom

Tony Rice Unit
Acoustics

 

Monday: Lyle Lovett - Release Me

Tuesday: Otis Gibbs - Harder Than Hammered Hell

Wednesday: The Gaddabouts - Look Out Now

Thursday: Julia Nunes - Settle Down

 

Monday: Lyle Lovett - Release Me

Tuesday: Otis Gibbs - Harder Than Hammered Hell

Wednesday: The Gaddabouts - Look Out Now

 

Thursday: Julia Nunes - Settle Down