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Roland Dierauf was the pseudonym for a 19th century London art collector. At one time he owned the world's finest collection of porcelain gnomes. In 1912, approaching old age and increasingly eccentric, he left London abruptly to travel to Mexico, where he hoped to join the Revolution. He was never seen or heard from again.
In recent years, a persistent myth has sprung up, claiming that Roland Dierauf is still alive, living now in the mountains of North Carolina and working at an odd little radio station that sometimes hires people like him. According to the myth, he now looks much like the porcelain gnomes he once collected.
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Roland Dierauf plays a world of music including jazz, bluegrass, blues, singer/songwriters, local artists, Celtic, World Music and more. WNCW's Live Music Calendar and headline news can be heard during Roland's airshift. Check out the Three O'Clock Jump when he features new or classic jazz tunes weekdays at three, and listen for Roland hosting live performances with favorite artists in Studio B.