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Reverend Freakchild Live Monday, June 25th at 11am

This reverend is on a mostly radio station tour currently, including Studio B for songs from his new album "Dial It In". The Reverend Freakchild grew up in Hawaii, holds a degree in philosophy and religion from Northeastern University in Boston and now currently resides in Colorado pursuing a Master of Divinity Degree at Naropa University. He continues to perform and preach saying, "Music is my religion. Through song I seek transcendence!"

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Reverend Freakchild Live Monday, June 25th at 11am

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This reverend is on a mostly radio station tour currently, including Studio B for songs from his new album "Dial It In".  The Reverend Freakchild grew up in Hawaii, holds a degree in philosophy and religion from Northeastern University in Boston and now currently resides in Colorado pursuing a Master of Divinity Degree at Naropa University.  He continues to perform and preach saying, "Music is my religion. Through song I seek transcendence!"

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By Vicki Dameron

Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark will share the "philosphunk" style of local singer-songwriter Samara Jade, along with her fellow musicians, this Sunday on SBR, at 7pm. We'll hear harmonious tunes from Jade's new album Wave of Birdsong. And, Kim Clark has chosen another fantastic session out of the WNCW Studio B Vault. We'll go all the way back to 2001 and listen to music from Modereko - a band led by Bruce Hornsby's and Phil Lesh's drummer John Molo. Our host says it's gonna be smokin' good!

Playback: Akira Otsuka Interview with Joe Greene

Jun 21, 2018
Akira Otsuka
Linda Parker, http://akiraotsuka.com/

Akira Otsuka visited the studio on June 9, 2018 during Goin' Across the Mountain.  He and Joe Greene discussed the new star-studded project he spearheaded, 'Epilogue - A Tribute To John Duffey'.

Live Music Calendar Recordings

Jun 20, 2018
Album cover for Brand New Sahde Of Blue CD from Junior Sisk
Junior Sisk

On Saturday, June 23, our bluegrass hosts Joe Greene and Todd Baldwin will feature the new CD by Junior Sisk, Brand New Shade Of Blue. They'll share songs from that CD all day and spin other favorite tunes celebrating the birthdays of Eddie Adcock and Kenny Baker. Take a ride on the Goin' Across The Mountain train... in the AIR CONDITIONED rail car! GATM - get your bluegrass fix every Saturday from 11am until 7pm on WNCW - 88.7 FM.

Cameron Gott

BJ Barham is a native of NC, and his music project American Aquarium is a 5-piece band playing in Asheville Wednesday, and Charlotte Thursday.

Adam McMillian

Voted the # 1 Rock N Roll band in WNC by Mountain Xpress Magazine 2015, 2016 and 2017, Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats have a new release, with its official release show at Highland Brewing on the 29th. And he's working on this September's Asheville Barnaroo festival, which he started in 2009 in his mom's backyard.

image of band members smiling in Studio B
By Vicki Dameron

We've got the home fires burning in this edition with two recent sessions featuring couples who are life partners as well as collaborators in music:  The Appalucians, two talented Western NC couples who met at their kids' preschool, and the husband-and-wife duo Birds of Chicago. Both of these acts have brand new albums that they preview in these very cool live performances.

More to the Story- Police Search Limits, Asheville?

Jun 14, 2018

Government Accountability Reporter Joel Burgess of the Citizen-Times joined WNCW during this edition of 'More To The Story' to address his article "Asheville Police Search Limits Face Challenges."  Asheville City Council made the decision to mandate limits on police searches in their city - that led to the question from those in opposition, "Can local government impose its will in this way?"  This conversation aired on June 6, 2018.

Friday Feature: Bounty and Soul

Jun 14, 2018

The non-profit group, Bounty and Soul of Western North Carolina describes themselves as a group nourshing, inspiring, teaching, and connecting.  Taking fresh foods from the farm and sharing those foods with the needy.  Foods that are healthy.  Bounty and Soul Executive Director- Bruce Ganger is interviewed during this segment of The Friday Feature that first aired on June 1, 2018.

Posted by Host and Producer of The Friday Feature Interview of the Week, Paul Foster- WNCW Senior Producer, News Director, and Regional Host of NPR's Morning Edition

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