As a loyal member for many years, I listen all day at work and Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.
In 1989 my husband climbed on top of our two story bike shop building to put up an antenna just to hear WNCW all day. We also raised 3 kids on WNCW. Two live in West Asheville, one is a musician in Florida, and all three have great taste in music.
I was traveling to Asheville to visit my old summer camp in Hendersonville. I was tuning through the FM dial when I stopped at a song that blew my mind and that I thought sounded very Beatlesque.
When I heard your station break I was stunned I was getting an Asheville station, as I had just recently crossed over the Virginia-North Carolina line. Turns out I was getting the feed from one of your repeater antennas! Very cool!
In the mid 1980's I received a survey in the mail about public radio and if I thought it would be a welcomed addition to local radio. It asked my musical tastes, news interests etc. I was very excited about the prospect of local public radio. There was a great music scene developing in the area and the timing was perfect. Several months passed, maybe a year?? and then one day I found it! WNCW was on the air!! I think I saw something in the paper about it so I caught it on it's first week and it's been at the #1 station on my dial ever since.
Whether I am traveling for work out of state (and listening via the iPhone app or streaming from my Macbook in the hotel) or working from the home office, WNCW is always playing at some point during the day. I have been exposed to such a diverse palate of music because of WNCW. I would bet a third of my CD collection and electronic tunes are a direct result of hearing it on WNCW first.