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Independence Day Programming

WNCW celebrates July 4th all day Friday, July 3rd and continuing into Saturday, July 4th with a music mix of Americana, Bluegrass, Jazz, Rock, Country and Blues favorites that tip their hat to the Independence Day holiday. We'll be shooting off fireworks, firing up the grill, and waving the flag in the tunes we spin for a summertime soundtrack like no other. Jump in with your requests, and join us on the air or online for the party!
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WNCW Teams With MerleFest to Present 'MerleFest Radio Hour'

For MerleFest fans who crave a weekly dose of festival news and music, WNCW is teaming with MerleFest to present the MerleFest Radio Hour, an hour-long weekly show of live performances, album tracks and an interview segment with artists who have played at MerleFest. The show will debut on Sunday, July 5, from 6-7 p.m. EST on WNCW. MerleFest’s Steve Johnson and musician Mark Bumgarner will co-host the show, highlighting the history of MerleFest artists while touching on what happens behind the...
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More to the Story - Wednesday, July 8

More to the Story returns to WNCW's Morning Edition on Wednesday, July 8 at 8:51 am when special guest will be John Boyle, columnist and reporter for the Asheville Citizen Times. Two topics will be discussed: Rate Increases At The WNC Farmers Market and The Confederate Flag - 'Is The Flag About Heritage or Hate'.
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LIVE THIS WEEK IN STUDIO B - Presented by Sierra Nevada

Current Giveaways

Doc Watson Posters

Ends July 12, 2015 at midnight

New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, June 29

Samantha Crain – Under Branch & Thorn & Tree

Tuesday, June 30

Ian Tyson – Carnero Vaquero

Wednesday, July 1

Matt Reynolds – Been Long Gone

Thursday, July 2

Kasey Musgraves – Pageant Material

Spindale Cycle: Mondays at 8pm featuring a classic album played in its entirety

June 29: The Grateful Dead - From the Mars Hotel

This week kicks off the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary Farewell Tour, and the 41st anniversary of the release of this underappreciated album. Featuring “U.S. Blues”, just in time for the 4th!

Peak of the Week: Every Thursday at 9pm sample a new release

June 18: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

The Traveling Kind – It’s their 2nd duet album, their first being just two years ago, but these old friends have collaborated since the mid-‘70’s and the days of Emmylou’s Hot Band. Another fine one.

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Forecastle Festival 2015

Forecastle Music Festival - July 17-19 in Louisville, KY WNCW is excited to be working with these festivals again this year. Also tune into WNCW during these festivals for live broadcasts from staff who are attending.
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